Your vital organs are just that – you need them to live. While you might survive damaging or losing certain organs, life will be much simpler if they are all present and working.
Hence, if you have a vehicle collision, you need to ensure you have not damaged any. The best way to do this is to get a doctor to examine you immediately, regardless of whether you feel the crash is severe or not.
Aside from the risk of damage to the organs themselves, you run the risk of complications due to hemorrhaging when you damage an organ or the blood vessels that run to and from them.
Your body needs a certain amount of blood to function, and you could die if heavy bleeding is not caught quickly, regardless of whether the bleeding is internal or external. At least with external bleeding, you have a clear indicator you are losing blood.
Internal bleeding can also cause a build-up of pressure, further damaging organs. Damaged organs can also swell against the inside of your body, causing pressure that they cannot withstand. That is particularly relevant if the bleeding is inside your head.
A few indicators of internal damage include:
- Blood in your stools or urine
- Vomiting blood
- Abdominal pain or swelling
- Chest pain
You have one body and one life, so you need to do all you can to protect it. Driving cautiously cannot always prevent a car crash because so much depends on the others you share the road with. If someone injures you, get legal help to hold them responsible for the resulting costs.