You may be driving along the highway, paying attention to the road in front of you, when out of nowhere another car collides into you. Your body may go flying into the steering wheel, causing you to break a rib in this Atlanta auto accident.
Although it takes a great amount of force to cause a rib to break, it does happen frequently in car accidents, due to the impact of the crash. When a rib breaks, there are many issues that could present.
First, you may not be able to breathe well and may feel lightheaded. When a rib breaks, it may puncture a lung and cause it to collapse. Broken ribs can also produce other internal injuries, such as a ruptured spleen, pancreas or bladder. When these injuries occur, internal bleeding can take place and additional pain in the stomach, abdomen, and even back may happen.
Because ribs are in place to protect the lungs, kidneys, spleen, liver, heart, and other internal organs, additional injuries can occur to your insides, due to the lack of protection around your internal organs.
If you have any symptoms of internal bleeding or broken ribs after an Atlanta car crash, do not ignore them. Get to a doctor immediately, explain that you just went through a car accident, describe your symptoms, and call an Atlanta personal injury lawyer if your injuries were caused by a negligent driver.
You may be able to receive compensation for medical bills, occupational and physical therapy, ongoing medical care, medications, lost wages, and more. Talk with an experienced Atlanta car crash lawyer at Kalka & Baer at (404) 907-1594 to schedule your free legal consultation today.