Even a minor motor vehicle accident that occurs on a Florida road or highway could cause serious injuries. In some cases, accident injuries may make it impossible to play your favorite sport, go back to work or engage in other activities. As symptoms of your injuries may not present right away, you should seek medical treatment after a crash.
Head injuries are common
Your head or neck may be forced to move in an unnatural manner in the seconds immediately following a motor vehicle accident. Therefore, you may experience severe headaches or difficulty turning your head in the days or weeks after the crash. You may also incur a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of your head hitting a solid surface within the vehicle or hitting a solid surface after being ejected from your vehicle.
Internal injuries may occur
If a solid object makes contact with your stomach, you may incur damage to vital organs. You may also incur significant organ damage if you are cut by glass or are thrown into an object either within the vehicle or outside of it. An internal bleed may also occur even if you don’t feel as if anything is wrong. However, you may also notice symptoms such as bruising, shortness of breath or dizziness as the result of damage to internal organs or because of internal bleeding.
If you have been hurt in a motor vehicle wreck, you may be entitled to compensation. A settlement or jury award may help you pay medical bills or other expenses related to a defendant’s reckless actions. It may also help you recoup lost wages or lost future earnings related to injuries incurred in a wreck caused by the defendant.