Internal injuries: The silent killer

by | Dec 28, 2021 | personal injury

An afternoon cruise on your motorcycle can turn catastrophic when another driver suddenly hits you from behind. You may escape with only minor injuries or bruises following the accident and think that you are fine. After all, motorcycle occupants usually bear the brunt of accidents involving closed vehicles.

However, you are better safe than sorry by going for an extensive medical check-up. This is due to the likelihood of internal injuries, which can even prove fatal in some instances.

Types of internal injuries

The internal injuries that you may suffer from a motorcycle accident include:

  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Post-traumatic stress disorders, such as flashbacks or nightmares, among others

What are the signs to watch out for?

The signs of internal injuries depend on the affected area. For example, you may notice swelling, bruising, or pain at the injured part without visible external injuries. For internal head injuries, loss of consciousness, dizziness, and memory loss are among the signs to look out for.

Remember, some internal injuries like fine fractures may need advanced medical instruments to diagnose, hence requiring a hospital visit.

You deserve compensation for all your injuries

If the other driver’s negligence caused the accident in which you suffered injuries, you deserve adequate compensation. However, do not rush into a settlement before you get a full scope of your injuries. Should you hurriedly settle your case, then you may not have a place to turn to if you discover these internal injuries from the same accident later on.

Learning more about all the aspects of your case will protect your interests and safeguard your legal rights.