There are so much shock and trauma that comes after a serious accident. Due to the rush of adrenaline which is triggered when we are put in a stressful situation, symptoms of injuries sustained may be dulled and go unnoticed by the victim. As our internal fight-or-flight response takes over they may overwhelm pain associated with injuries we sustain. It isn’t until after the event that we start feeling the discomfort of our injuries.
One of the injuries that you cannot see with the eye but you can surely feel in the body are those that occur to your internal organs. Even if you are feeling the mildest of pain in the abdomen region you should see a doctor right away. You may have damages done to your organs causing them to bleed. This situation is perilous as internal bleeding can quickly turn from mild pains to a life-threatening situation.
The Toll Accidents Take On The Stomach
Almost all accidents will have some negative repercussions on your body and mind. Even when there are little damages done, these incidents are none-the-less distressing. If you have minor injuries or significant property damages you now are in a situation that requires a lot of effort and attention to manage car repairs, schedule doctors’ appointments, work with insurance agents, and rearranging your schedule to accommodate the immediate efforts which must be made after an accident. These things alone can be emotionally draining and cause you stomach pain.
You may also have stomach pain due to physical harm that inflicts injury on the body. When your body is thrust forward from the force of the collision your seatbelt will hold you into the car but can have pressure on your abdomen. This may damage your soft tissues causing bruising and inflammation.
The pressure and impact that you experience can also be so intense that your organs can actually rupture. When they are harmed in such a significant way they will begin to bleed in your abdomen. This injury is painful and if left untreated, you could die.
When To See The Doctor
It is advisable to see a doctor after an accident. If you don’t feel any symptoms of your accident right after, give yourself a couple of days to see how you feel. Many injuries, including whiplash which is so common in car accidents, have a delay to when victims experience their symptoms.
Since you are likely to speak with the insurance company soon after your accident, you must beware of what you agree to and sign. These companies are going to try to get you to say that you had no injuries so that they can get out of paying for your damages. This is why it is always advisable to see a doctor first before you get into it with the insurance companies. Remember, you don’t have to give them information when they demand it, and many people think that they must and are rushed into agreements that are not in their best interest.
The Janesville personal injury attorneys at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices know the tricks and tactics insurance companies employ on victims seeking compensation. Our team will take on the insurance company for you so that you can focus on recovery and have one less stressor on your plate after your accident experience.
The Janesville automobile accident injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices are here to discuss your accident experience with you and provide you with a pathway forward towards obtaining a fair settlement. Call us today to set up a free consultation at (608) 237-7035 for residents of Wisconsin or (815) 243-9686 for residents of Illinois. Our highly knowledgeable Wisconsin and Illinois personal injury attorneys are looking forward to talking with you about your situation.