Injuries to the abdomen and stomach are common in serious car accidents, especially after head-on collisions. Seat belts, while lifesaving, can cause intra-abdominal injuries as a result of the force of the collision, including perforations of internal organs.
Seeking medical attention as soon as possible following an accident and accurately reporting all of your symptoms are extremely important. Medical providers may use CT-scans and ultrasounds to diagnose internal injuries so that they can be treated correctly.
Injuries to the chest and ribs are also common following car accidents, once again caused by the force of the body being restrained by a seat belt. It is not uncommon for our clients to report chest pain and even broken ribs following a serious accident.
While abdominal and chest injuries are common during car wrecks, it is undisputed that seat belts save lives! Buckle up and stay safe!
Have You Been Injured In A Covington Area Car Accident?
If you've been hurt in a car accident you need to speak with an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible. Please contact me online or call my Covington office directly at 985.590.6182 to schedule your free consultation today. I help clients throughout Louisiana including Mandeville, Slidell, Bogalusa, Franklinton, Hammond, New Orleans and Metairie.