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Signs of internal bleeding after trauma

On Behalf of | Mar 24, 2022 | Car Accidents

Were you injured in a car accident in Texas? This can be a very traumatic experience. You may find yourself dealing with injuries that you need to take time to heal from. If this is the case, it’s a good idea to prepare to file your insurance claim and provide evidence for the kind of injury you have.

Internal bleeding is not always easy to spot

Internal bleeding is one of the most serious injuries that can occur in the wake of car accidents. The main thing that you need to know about this type of injury is that it is not always easy to identify. It can show up immediately or be delayed by a few days. It’s a good idea to get it identified and dealt with quickly. Tell-tale signs of internal bleeding can include the following:

  • Dizziness
  • Swelling
  • A concentrated area of bruised purple skin, known as ecchymosis
  • Severe headaches
  • Seizures
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Abdominal pain caused by trauma in the liver

What to do after your accident

There are a number of actions that you will need to take after a car accident that causes internal bleeding. One of them is to seek medical attention immediately. This is crucial even if you don’t think your injuries are that severe. As noted above, internal bleeding can suddenly set in several days after an accident.

You need to get any injuries you have sustained fully documented by a physician. This should also include any procedures, tests or medications that you are prescribed. This is evidence that you can use when you present your claim to your insurance company. The stronger your case is, the lower your chance of a denial.