Philadelphia Attorneys for Chest and Abdominal Injuries From Car Accidents

If you've suffered from a chest or abdominal injury in Philadelphia due to an auto accident don't hesitate to contact our team and learn how you can get the help you deserve.

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Car accidents can be hugely traumatic. Even when you emerge feeling relatively fine, there could be delayed effects from an injury you don’t feel right away. One type of injury that isn’t always immediately clear are chest injuries. These lasting injuries cause damage to your life in the form of pain and healthcare costs from expensive treatments. Some chest injuries could even lead to death.

 Chest injuries are varied and can have a number of causes. They could be the result of an impact to the chest or by the force of the torso slamming into the seat belt. Regardless of the cause, it’s important to take the right steps after suffering a chest injury to make sure your medical and legal interests are protected.

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Chest Pain After A Car Crash

After you suffer a chest injury in a car accident, you may experience symptoms like pain in your chest wall when moving your shoulder, arm, or torso. You may also feel chest pain when you cough, sneeze, or take deep breaths. Even if you don’t think your injuries are serious, you should seek medical attention after a car accident. Many injuries take time to develop and your injuries could be more serious than you think.

Chest Injuries After A Car Crash

If you’re suffering from symptoms like breathing trouble or severe pain after an accident, you might have suffered damage to your lungs, blood vessels, or even your heart due to the high forces found in car crashes. The type of injury often depends upon the location of the impact. An impact to the front of the chest can crack the sternum, leading to shortness of breath, as well as damage to the lungs and throat. If you take an impact to the lower part of your torso you may suffer injuries to internal organs like the spleen and liver.

Common chest injuries from a car accident include:

  • Muscle strain as a result of awkward twisting motions and sudden stops
  • Bruised ribs as a result of hard impacts
  • Fractured sternum as a result of impacts to the chest
  • Ruptured diaphragm due to direct impacts to the midsection

Again, it’s important to seek medical attention following a car accident. This is due to a number of reasons. The foremost reason is your health. Many of the injuries above may not be immediately apparent after an accident because it’s common for the effects of adrenaline to mask the pain of the injuries. It’s also important because potentially deadly injuries like internal bleeding or organ damage may not be felt until it’s too late to treat.

However, once your health is tended to, it’s also important to seek treatment after a car crash because it creates a record trail tying the accident to your injuries and medical expenses. You can later use these records as evidence when pursuing a personal injury case against any negligent drivers.

Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyers

Personal injury laws exist to get you the compensation you need to get your life back on track following a car crash. However, to win a personal injury case you have to prove that the other driver was at fault and that the crash is directly related to your injuries and your medical costs. Only an experienced personal injury lawyer has the knowledge to thoroughly review your case and consult you on all of your legal options.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries after a car crash, the experts at Thistle Law have the decades of experience needed to navigate the complex liability rules that can limit payouts. We care for all of our clients with compassion and fight with tenacity to get them the compensation they deserve. Call (215) 525-6824 or use our contact page to start your free consultation today.



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