What Is Internal Bleeding, and Is it a Concern After a Car Accident?

Car accidents happen across South Florida every day and they can cause injuries in many ways. The impact that happens in a crash can cause broken bones, head trauma, and other serious injury. One serious harm that can happen is internal bleeding, a situation that can be fatal.


If you’ve been seriously injured in a car crash in Hollywood, Homestead, Miami, or anywhere in South Florida, or if you have lost one in a collision, find out whether you qualify for financial recovery that can help you pay for the many expenses you may be facing. You can find out about financial recovery by contacting Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation with a Florida car accident claims attorney.

Understanding Internal Bleeding

Internal hemorrhaging, or bleeding, happens when trauma causes the blood vessels inside the body to burst. This can happen because of a violent impact or because of puncture wounds when an object pierces the skin and causes damage to the blood vessels. Fractures and crushing injuries can also cause internal hemorrhaging because shards of bone can damage and burst blood vessels.

Internal bleeding after a car crash is most likely to happen in the abdomen, head, pelvis, and chest areas. When it does, blood can pool and become trapped inside the body, where it can cause damage. Internal bleeding can lead to low blood pressure, organ failure, and even stroke.

One challenging factor with internal hemorrhaging is that symptoms aren’t always obvious. After a car accident, someone with internal bleeding can be conscious and even talking but may still be suffering a life-threatening injury.

Symptoms of internal hemorrhaging can include:

  • Bruising
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Disorientation and confusion
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Pale, damp skin
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swelling and bloating
  • Blood in the stools or urine
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Unusually strong thirst

If you’ve been in a serious car accident, it’s crucial to always get a full medical evaluation to rule out serious injuries such as internal hemorrhaging or head injury. Having internal bleeding diagnosed and treated early can save your life.

If you’re diagnosed with internal bleeding, doctors may recommend surgery. In other cases, you may be admitted to the hospital for observation and monitoring. You may be given a blood transfusion, IV fluids, or additional treatment to regulate your blood pressure.

Do I Have a Claim?

Internal hemorrhaging is serious and can result in weeks of treatment and months of recovery. This is expensive, even with great health insurance. If you’ve suffered internal bleeding after a car accident or have lost a close family member in a car accident, it’s useful to find out whether you can seek compensation. Financial recovery can help cover lost income, car repairs, medical care, and rehabilitation after a devastating injury.

To find out whether Florida laws allow you to seek compensation, contact Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626 to discuss the specifics of your case with a Florida car accident claims lawyer. Our boutique law firm is family-based, bilingual, and with a father-son attorney team. Our offices are located in Hollywood, Miami, and Homestead so you can easily access us when you need help.

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