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4 injuries to watch for after a rear-end collision

On Behalf of | Dec 13, 2022 | Uncategorized

The force of impact when one vehicle hits another is sometimes so tremendous that an occupant in a car or truck may be ejected from the vehicle. When a Colorado collision occurs, anyone involved should obtain immediate medical attention, even if there are no visible injuries. A person involved in a motor vehicle accident should also closely monitor his or her condition in the weeks following the incident and seek additional medical assistance if symptoms arise.  

If a person was riding in a vehicle that was hit from behind, it can cause both acute and chronic injury. There are several types of injury that are common, following a rear-end collision. If any symptoms arise that suggest one of these injuries, it is best to consult with a physician right away. 

The pain associated with rear-end collision injuries may be delayed 

Here are four injuries that often occur when one vehicle slams into the back of another: 

  • Fractured ribs 
  • Concussion or skull fracture 
  • Back injuries 
  • Neck injuries 

Difficulty breathing, numbness, tingling, swelling, bruising, fluid leaking from an orifice (such as nose or ears) or a state of confusion and headache are symptoms that often arise if someone has suffered one of these injuries in a car accident. 

Restoring health after a car accident 

A Colorado emergency room physician or general practitioner can run specific tests to rule out or diagnose injuries that have resulted from a rear-end collision. Bruises, minor lacerations or mild cases of whiplash might resolve within a few weeks. More severe injuries, however, can have lasting, even permanent, implications. In either case, a person may file a legal claim to seek financial recovery for his or her losses, which may help offset medical bills and other financial strains associated with a collision.