Chest injuries are some of the most serious motor vehicle accident injuries. They are often fatal, and those who survive can suffer serious complications. Chest injuries are not always detected right away. Sometimes doctors overlook chest injuries when there are no external signs. In other cases, injury to the sternum is detected, but doctors fail to look for deeper cardiac injuries. If you or someone you love has suffered a chest injury, our experienced Louisiana car accident attorney can help you and your family get the compensation you need during this difficult time.
Types of Car Accident Chest Injuries
Car accident can cause many types of injury to the chest. Chest injuries frequently occur along with injuries to other parts of the body. Common chest injuries in auto accidents include:
- Cracked or bruised sternum
- Cracked or bruised ribs
- Heart injury
- Damage to large blood vessels
- Esophagus injury
- Tracheal damage
- Lung damage
- Kidney injury
- Liver injury
- Spleen injury
- Penetrating injuries of the chest
- Crush injuries
- Flail chest
- Muscle strain
- Pain in the chest wall
Getting Help for Chest Injuries
Chest injuries can require extensive emergency care, a long hospital stay, and a long, painful recovery. Organ damage and loss have life-long consequences. And chest injuries that are not detected at the time of the accident can lead to serious medical events.
If you have suffered a chest injury in Shreveport, attorney J. Ransdell Keene is here to protect your legal rights and help you recover the full compensation you need. You have a limited amount of time to act, so please, do not wait until it is too late.
If you have suffered chest injuries in a car accident or are suffering symptoms of chest injury following a motor vehicle accident, our Shreveport car accident attorneys can help you get the compensation you need. Please, call the Law Offices of J. Ransdell Keene at 800-597-9247 or contact us online right away.