Here in Billings and the areas that surround it, car accidents happen regularly. It doesn’t help matters that, as we’ve noted here before, everyone seems to drive distracted on these roads. Even if you or the driver of your vehicle are not distracted, you cannot safely assume everyone else is equally alert and focused on the road.
If you experience a car accident, you should always get a full medical examination as soon as possible. Many victims don’t get an examination because they don’t think they suffered any injuries, only to realize later that they suffered hidden injuries that do not cause pain initially. These delayed pain injuries may take hours or days to cause pain and display other symptoms. Some of them pose long-term dangers or may even develop fatal conditions.
You may think that you survived a car accident with only scrapes and bruises, but it is always wise to see a medical professional to make sure. If you find injuries that were hiding, it just might save your life!
Both internal bleeding and partial organ damage may be painless at first, but can develop into fatal wounds before you realize they are there. Internal bleeding means blood leaving the circulatory system, and any break in the circulatory system is an opportunity for an infection to grow. Once an infection sets in, the victim feels immense pain, and may die from the infection spreading.
As for partial organ failure, the victim’s body may keep the organ running and attempt to heal it internally. If it cannot heal the organ, then the body shuts the organ down, which can lead to a domino effect, shutting other organs down. This is a slow and painful way to die, and potentially avoided with an immediate medical examination after the accident.
Who is responsible for your injuries?
If you experienced a car accident and suffered injuries, someone must pay for the expenses. If you are not responsible for the accident, then you should also not hold responsibility for the expenses from the property damage, necessary medical care, and any lost income while you recover.
Do not wait to begin building a strong claim to protect your rights and keep your priorities secure during your recovery. With attention to detail and good documentation of your losses, you can focus on your injuries and recovering fully from your accident.