In a car accident, chest injuries may be obvious to witnesses and first responders, but in many cases especially when there are no visible signs of chest injury, they go overlooked. In some cases where chest injuries are detected, deeper damage may not be considered leading to a delay in treatment or a serious medical event. And, in some cases car accident victims do not realize that they are injured and don’t seek medical treatment. If you have suffered chest injuries in a car accident in Georgia, Robbins Law, PC, is here to help you and your family get the compensation you need and deserve.
Symptoms of Chest Injury
Although some chest injuries are quite obvious, when you’ve been in an accident you may not be aware of having a chest injury. After an accident, you should always go in for medical evaluation. Even then, doctors may not discover your chest injury. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following symptoms of chest injury in the days or weeks following a motor vehicle accident:
- Chest pain that gets worse when you cough, sneeze, laugh or breathe deeply
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty breathing
- Pain when moving your arm, shoulder or upper part of your body
- Pain in your chest area when you lie down
- Tenderness, bruising or swelling in the chest area
- Coughing up blood, a sign of internal bleeding
- Pale, clammy skin, nausea and extreme thirst, also signs of internal bleeding
- Irregular heartbeat
If you have suffered a chest injury in a car accident in Atlanta or Sandy Springs, Georgia, please call Robbins Law, PC at 800-772-5555 or submit a contact form right away. We are here to help you and your family get the compensation you deserve.