The occupants of a vehicle are likely going to suffer injuries if they are involved in a serious crash. The likelihood of this occurring is greater in some cases than others. One of the primary factors that can lead to these injuries is failing to wear a seat belt. Even though you do have a risk of the seat belt causing a blunt force injury, the risk of death or catastrophic injury is much higher without one on.
If you don’t wear a seat belt, you might be thrown in the vehicle or ejected from it. Both of these incidents come with a risk of death, head injury or spinal cord trauma. No matter what type of car wreck you are in, you face the possibility of an internal injury.
Some of the more common internal injuries include those to the spleen, liver and aorta. These can rupture, which can lead to internal bleeding. Anyone who was involved in a crash and has abdominal pain or blood in their stools or urine should immediately seek medical care. These are signs that something serious is amiss.
If you think that you suffered a blunt force injury to the abdomen, you should likely go to the emergency room. These injuries can turn serious very quickly, and your life might be in danger. Frequently, these types of injuries lead to lengthy medical care needs that are very costly.
You might opt to seek compensation for the wreck from the liable party. This gives you the opportunity to claim damages like medical care and lost wages from the person who caused the wreck.