Injuries to Watch for After a Car Accident

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Car accidents are probably one of the least enjoyable things a person can experience. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that in 2016, the United States had about 34,439 fatal motor vehicles crashes, with a total of 37,461 deaths that occurred. Wearing a seat belt can save your life, but there is no guarantee that you will be entirely scratch-free after an auto collision. The use of seat belts is universal and used to keep you in your seat, so you don’t get ejected during an accident. The rigid strength of a seat belt holding you inside the car could cause problems like bruising, scrapes, and fractures that will need to be treated right way. At One Law Group in Beverly Hills, our car accident injury specialists know that although seat belts are an amazing invention, it can leave you with bruises, scrapes, and fractures. These injuries are caused when you or your driver make a sudden stop and the speed of the car causes you to stomp on the brakes.

Some common seat belt injuries: Some of the most notable injuries you can get from an accident included:

  • Ribs – the restraining force of your seat belt make have enough power to fracture your ribs, which are just as painful as painful as a fractured rib.
  • Chest/Sternum – The force from a sudden stop can also affect your chest and sternum areas, the sternum is a bone in the middle of your chest that attaches to your ribs. The danger of this injury is the fact that the sternum is located near your heart and lung, so any nearby
  • Shoulder: The seat belt goes across your body and this can cause issues to the soft tissue in your shoulder.
  • Abdomen soft tissue: The pressure from an accident can also affect your stomach region and the organs around it.
  • Abrasions: This is surprising at all because of the fact that the roughness of a seat belt is rubbed up against a person’s skin and it can leave an imprint in the area it touches.

The pressure from the accident can also affect your abdominal region and surrounding organs. Even if you don’t feel any pain right after the accident, you might have abdominal pain later. Getting an evaluation and treatment can prevent this pain and discomfort. It also helps make sure that you don’t have any internal problems weeks or months after the accident. Call the representatives at One Law Group in Beverly Hills at (844) 626-1529 for more information if you are experiencing any of these injuries or if you have any questions about personal injury claims.

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