The impact of a motor vehicle crash or a fall can lead to several types of injuries. Internal injuries are one of these, and they can cause bleeding. Internal bleeding is an emergency because the person can die from blood loss.
Internal bleeding from trauma can come from damaged organs and blood vessels. There’s a risk that the organs will suffer due to a lack of blood. It can occur in the abdomen or head, and both of these are very serious. Permanent damage to organs, including the brain is possible due to a lack of blood and pressure from the blood pooling within the organ’s cavity.
What are the signs of internal bleeding?
The exact symptoms of internal bleeding vary depending on where the injury is located. Some of the more common signs include:
- Sudden, severe pain near the site of the injury
- Shortness of breath
- Dizziness or trouble standing
- Vomiting and nausea
- Bruising near the injury
- Cognitive challenges, including problems communicating
- Bleeding from the mouth, nose, ears or anus
- Sleepiness or loss of consciousness
People who have an internal injury that’s bleeding may have low blood pressure and rapid heart rate. They may sweat, even when they’re cool. Getting medical care for injuries after a car crash has to be a priority. Surgery is sometimes necessary to stop the bleeding. Blood transfusions and other treatments might also be necessary.
In California, you only have a limited time to seek compensation for the financial damages you’re facing. Working with someone who’s familiar with these cases enables you to heal from your injuries while they handle the legal matter.