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Internal Injuries from Car Accident

Internal injuries are a common result of car accidents and may go undetected immediately following an accident.

common car accident injuries

There are a number of reasons why these injuries occur, but the most common cause is the violent shaking caused by the impact of a car accident. The sudden and violent jolt caused by a crash can cause damage to the internal organs and tissues. This may have severe and long-lasting implications for the victim. There are various types of internal injuries that one can suffer in a car accident.

Internal Injuries Caused by a Car Accident

After a car accident, it is important to have a medical examination done even if you think the car accident was minor and there are no visible injuries. If someone suffers internal injuries in a car accident, he or she may face a wide variety of medical complications. This happens because internal injuries can quickly develop into more serious and life-threatening conditions. Even low impact car accidents can lead to serious internal injuries.

Broken Ribs

One of the biggest risks associated with rib fractures is that they can damage or puncture internal organs such as major blood vessels and the lungs.

Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm

Abdominal aorta rupture can be caused when the stomach is compressed. This is often a fatal injury.

Organ injury

In a high impact car accident, a person may suffer damage to the internal organs, which can lead to internal bleeding and may even cause the organ to shut down completely.

Internal Bleeding

When damage is caused to the blood vessels, they cannot clot or repair themselves. Common symptoms of internal bleeding include:

  • fatigue
  • thirst
  • lightheadedness
  • abdominal pain
  • pale complexion
  • feeling cold

Ruptured Spleen

A ruptured spleen is often associated with internal bleeding. The condition requires surgical intervention in most cases.


The impact of a collision can cause a fractured rib to puncture the lung. As a result, the lung collapses and air enters the chest cavity.

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Updated: April 12, 2021