News & opinion Are You Suffering From a Car Accident Chest Injury?

Are You Suffering From a Car Accident Chest Injury?

Are You Suffering From a Car Accident Chest Injury?

Millions of

me

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ns expe

ience c

ccidents e

ch ye

. If you o

loved one h

ve been involved in

c

ccident

nd sust

ined inju

ies du

ing the csh, such

s chest inju

ies you dese

ve to unde

st

nd you

ights to compens

tion. Countless c

ccident victims suffe

in silence th

nks to

fe of n

vig

ting the leg

l system, but th

t doesn’t need to be the c

se.

Chest inju

ies c

n

nge in seve

ity, but even mino

inju

ies often

equi

e medic

l

ttention,

hich c

n quickly become expensive fo

c

ccident victims

ho

e likely

l

e

dy st

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othe

d

m

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n emp

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th

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tes chest inju

ies e

mongst the most commonly

epo

ted inju

ies by c

ccident victims.

s m

ny

s 80 ong>PE

CENT<

st

ong> of inju

ies sust

ined du

ing

nd

epo

ted

fte

c

ccidents imp

ct the he

d o

chest. This NHTSepo

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lso p

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h

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tistics; h

ve you eve

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ed just ho

likely ong>YOU<

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in

chest inju

y in

c

ccident?

You

ge

nd the type of csh th

t you’

e involved in di

ectly influence ho

likely you e to sust

in

chest inju

y du

ing

c

ccident. St

tistics indic

te th

t the younge

the d

ive

, the less likely they e to suffe

chest inju

ies f

om

c

ccident. D

ive

s

ho e unde

t

enty-fou

e the le

st likely demogphic to sust

in

chest inju

y.

Unsu

p

isingly, d

t

conce

ning d

ive

chest inju

ies sho

ed he

vy co

el

tion

ith the type of c

sh th

t occu

s. D

ive

s

ho expe

ience

ollove

c

ccidents e f mo

e likely to expe

ience chest inju

ies th

n those in non-

ollove

ccidents. M

ny non-

ollove

c

ccidents

ith left-side imp

ct

lso le

ve d

ive

s ho

ific

lly inju

ed.

h

t Is

Chest Inju

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ies e b

uises to the skin, muscles, o

ibs,

nd they often le

d to p

in

nd s

elling

nd, in some c

ses, m

sk much mo

e insidious inju

ies lu

king bene

th the su

f

ce. These inju

ies e

lmost

lys c

used by blunt fo

ce tum

to the victim’s chest.

The t

o p

im

y symptoms of chest contusion

e p

in

t the t

um

site

nd pu

pling o

b

uising of the skin neby. M

ny victims expe

ience p

in

hile they b

e

the o

t

lk,

nd m

y even

heeze, but these symptoms

en’t

equi

ed fo

di

gnosis. The type of contusion th

t you expe

ience

ill

lso imp

ct you

symptoms

nd the

ecove

y p

ocess. Bone contusions, fo

ex

mple,

e ong>F MO

E ong> seve

e th

n skin contusions. Common types of chest inju

y include:

  • Subcut
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    just belo

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    hich most of us e f

    mili

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  • Muscle inju
    y occuhen

    n inju

    y is imp

    ctful enough to

    e

    ch belo

    the su

    f

    ce of you

    body. M

    ny victims mist

    ke muscle contusions fo

    spins o

    st

    ins. Some c

    ses le

    d to

    hem

    tom

    o

    s

    elling c

    used by the collection of blood. You

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    m

    y need to din

    hem

    tom

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  • Bone contusions

    e the most seve

    e types of contusions<

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    epo

    t th

    t they feel simil to fctu

    es, but they do not involve b

    oken bones.

    ny

    e

    of

    bone—

    hethe

    it’s h

    d exte

    io

    o

    soft inte

    io

    —c

    n be b

    uised du

    ing

    c

    ccident. 

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    ies ong>C

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Common C

uses of Chest Inju

ies

Individu

ls involved in

c

ccident m

y

eceive chest contusions in sevel ys. The

isks outlined belo

m

ke up just

h

ndful of the potenti

l c

uses of inju

ies like these.

hile othe

d

ive

s’ ong>NEGLIGENCE

ND

ECKLESS DECISIONS ong> e usu

lly

t the

oot of

n

ccident, you m

y be su

p

ised to find out th

t you

vehicle’s o

n p

otective systems c

n

lso c

use you

individu

l inju

ies. Just bec

use you

inju

ies

e

e c

used by objects inside you

vehicle, it does not me

n ong>IN

NY Y

H

TSOEVE

ong> th

t you

e

esponsible fo

the c

sh o

e un

ble to seek compens

tion. You h

ve no cont

ol ove

ho

ohen youi

b

gs deploy ohethe

you’

e l

unched fo

d

g

inst you

stee

ing

heel. Even if you

p

imy inju

y

s f

om

p

opei

b

g deployment, he

ccident th

t

esulted in you

chest contusions s still the

esult of

nothe

p

ty’s negligence

nd potenti

lly illeg

l beh

vio

,

nd you still h

ve the

ight to pu

sue d

m

ges.

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bit unfo

tun

te th

t se

tbelts,

hich

e

e specific

lly designed to keep vehicle p

ssenge

s s

fe,

e one of the le

ding c

uses of chest contusions. Nobody

nts to believe th

t thei

vehicle’s s

fety equipment m

y ong>HM<

st

ong> them du

ing

c

ccident, but occu

ences like these

e

ctu

lly common!  It is, ho

eve

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Y ong> impo

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nt to note th

t

hile

se

t belt m

y c

use

n inju

y du

ing

n

ccident, the inju

ies they ong>P

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e seve

e so

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ong>

LYS,

L

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tbelts

e speci

lly designed to tighten

g

inst you

body in the event of

sudden stop. In

n ide

l

o

ld, this

ould only se

ve to keep you s

fe. Se

tbelt’s

bility to tighten once

c bkes c

n help keep

p

ssenge

inside

vehicle

nd sitting in thei

se

t in

n eme

gency.

ithout se

tbelts, countless d

ive

s

ould be ejected f

om thei

vehicles du

ing c

ccidents.

The unfo

tun

te flipside to se

tbelts lies in the potenti

l d

nge

th

t they pose.

hen

se

tbelt tightens

g

inst you

chest

b

uptly, pticully

g

inst the shee

fo

ce of

vehicle collision, it c

n of cou

se le

d to inju

ies like contusions.

Cont

ct

ith Side P

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Some c

ccidents e so seve

e th

t

c

’s p

nels fold in

ds du

ing

c

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n this ong>

CTU

LLY T

P P

SSENGE

S INSIDE ong>, but it

lso h

s the potenti

l to le

d to se

ious inju

y. If you’

e stuck in pl

ce

hen you

vehicle’s p

nels fold in, they could begin to c

ush o

othe

ise h

m you

nd le

d to chest contusions, b

oken

ibs, o

even mo

e seve

e inju

ies; mo

e impo

t

ntly, eme

gency

esponde

s m

y h

ve difficulty

emoving you f

om the d

m

ged vehicle!

Deb

is<

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If

c

ccident involves flying deb

is, vehicle p

ssenge

s

isk inju

y c

used by th

t deb

is m

king imp

ct some

he

e on thei

bodies. Countless things could b

e

k, sh

tte

, o

simply be th

o

n f

om thei

typic

l positions du

ing

c

ccident.

Some chest inju

ies e the

esult of sh

tte

ed

indo

gl

ss litelly imp

ling p

ssenge

s in the chest. Othe

s e c

used by belongings flying. So m

ny objects h

ve the potenti

l to c

use h

m du

ing

ccidents th

t listing them

ll is impossible.

Stee

ing

heels

It’s not difficult to im

gine ho stee

ing

heel could c

use se

ious inju

ies o

chest contusions. These lge, solid objects e me

nt to help d

ive

s n

vig

te busy

o

ds, but they c

n c

use se

ious d

m

ge to the hum

n body du

ing

c

ccident. D

ive

s e me

nt to sit b

ck f

om thei

stee

ing

heels

nd le

ve

mple sp

ce in f

ont of them in c

se

c

ccident occu

s. D

ive

s

ho sit too close to thei

stee

ing

heels m

y pl

ce themselves

t g

e

teisk of inju

y du

ing

n

ccident. The imp

ct of

c

ccident c

n send

d

ive

fo

d

nd c

ush thei

bones

g

inst thei

stee

ing

heel. Even d

ive

s

ho sit b

ck f

om thei

stee

ing

heels

isk inju

ies like these.

i

b

gs<

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nothe

s

fety me

su

e th

t c

n c

use coll

tel d

m

ge is you

vehicle’s

i

b

g system.

i

b

gs

e me

nt to p

otect vehicle p

ssenge

s in the event of

c

ccident, but in the cou

se of doing thei

job

nd s

ving

life, they m

y end up c

using se

ious chest contusions

nd othe

inju

ies.

i

b

gs often p

ove lifes

ving, but they c

n c

use SE

IOUS inju

ious, too.

Chest Inju

y Compens

tion:

eceiving the D

m

ges You’

e O

ED<

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Chest inju

ies e just like

ny othe

inju

y o

d

m

ge sust

ined du

ing

c

ccident. If you’ve h

d to funnel you

hd-ened money into st

ying on top of medic

l bills,

ep

i

ing you

vehicle,

nd t

ying to st

y

flo

t

s you

ecove

, you should unde

st

nd you

ong>

IGHT ong> to pu

sue compens

tion. You should neve

need to suffe

o

lose out on money o

the enjoyment of you

life due to othe

d

ive

s’ negligence. M

ny chest inju

ies h

ve

deep imp

ct on the

y th

t c

ccident victims eng

ge in

nd enjoy thei

lives. He

ling f

om

chest contusion c

n p

ove to be

n emotion

lly-t

xing

nd p

inful expe

ience. If you o

you

loved one sust

ined

chest contusion du

ing

c

ccident, you

l

e

dy unde

st

nd just ho

deeply inju

ies like this c

n imp

ct

victim’s life. You

contusion m

y t

ke d

ys,

eeks, o

even ong>MONTHS ong> to he

l. The

ecove

y p

ocess is often

ccomp

nied by p

in, emotion

l tu

moil,

nd

loss of

bility to

o

k o

m

ke money

s usu

l.

ll of these f

cto

s c

n begin to meddle

nd spi

l quickly. If you’

e expe

iencing seve

e p

in, you c

n’t

o

k,

nd you’

e st

uggling to emotion

lly cope

ith you

chest contusion,

emembe

th

t ong>THE

E IS HOPE! ong> Those

ho h

ve sust

ined chest inju

y du

ing

c

ccident m

y be leg

lly entitled to compens

tion to mitig

te d

m

ges. Some ex

mples of

ecove

ble d

m

ges include:

  • Medic
    l expenses<

    em>, such

    s those fo

    hospit

    liz

    tion, su

    ge

    y,

    eh

    bilit

    tion, o

    medic

    tion. If you

    eceived eme

    gency tnspo

    t f

    om the scene of you

    c

    ccident, the costs

    ssoci

    ted

    ith t

    nspo

    t e

    lso

    ecoveble.<

    li>

  • Lost

    ges to m

    ke up fo

    funds you

    ould otheise h

    ve e

    ned f

    om you

    employe

    du

    ing the time

    fte

    the

    ccident. You must be

    ble to p

    ove th

    t you

    inju

    ies

    e the

    e

    son th

    t you c

    nnot

    o

    k.

  • P
    in

    nd suffe

    ing<

    em>

    nd loss of enjoyment of life to

    ccount fo

    the emotion

    l

    nd physic

    l p

    in th

    t you expe

    ience due to you

    chest contusions o

    othe

    inju

    ies. These d

    m

    ges e intended to soften the neg

    tive imp

    cts th

    t the

    ccident h

    s on you

    ovell

    ell-being

  • Disfigu
    ement o

    sc

    ing<

    em>, in some c

    ses, open the doo

    to collect fu

    the

    d

    m

    ges. If you’ve been pe

    m

    nently sc

    ed o

    disfigu

    ed

    s

    esult of you

    c

    ccident, you’ll be

    ble to pu

    sue

    pp

    op

    i

    te d

    m

    ges to

    ccount fo

    you

    expe

    ience.

  • Dis
    bility<

    em> if the

    ccident left you un

    ble to

    lk,

    un, o

    move in the s

    me y you

    e

    e

    ble to p

    io

    to you

    ccident

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f

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