Wherever you live in New Mexico, it is likely that you will be involved in a motor vehicle accident at some point if you haven’t already. According to statistics, if you are involved in a crash, there is a 20% chance that you will suffer an injury.
The most common motor vehicle accident injuries
Car accidents can result in a wide variety of injuries, ranging from minor to severe. The most common injuries fall into four categories: soft tissue injuries, head injuries, mental and emotional injuries, and internal injuries. Internal injuries, like broken bones or internal bleeding, can be very serious but also difficult to diagnose. If you are involved in a serious crash, it is important to get examined by a physician to guard against potentially devastating complications of an internal injury.
High-speed accidents often to blame
The impact resulting from high-speed collisions frequently causes the most severe injuries such as traumatic brain and internal injuries.
Broken bones are a very painful kind of internal injury but are rarely life-threatening, although a broken bone can take a long time to heal. Internal bleeding, on the other hand, can be life-threatening if not treated promptly. Victims of severe injuries — and even minor injuries — should always get a thorough medical evaluation to prevent internal bleeding complications. Internal bleeding may present a variety of symptoms, including abdominal pain, and a doctor should be able to identify such symptoms. Be sure to tell your doctor if you were involved in a motor vehicle accident.
You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses and other costs
As internal injuries can take longer to heal than some other types of injuries, victims may have longer hospital stays and longer rehabilitation times, which could include physical therapy. Some victims of motor vehicle accidents may also be prevented from working for extended periods. If you believe that a careless or negligent driver caused your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses and more. It is recommended that you speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to determine your best course of action.