Symptoms of Rib Injuries

Some signs are immediately obvious. Others develop or worsen over time, similar to closed head injuries. Here’s what you need to watch out for: 

  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Coughing up blood
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Abdominal or chest pain
  • Collapsed chest
  • Nausea
  • Heartburn
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Internal bleeding

What to Do If You Suffer a Chest Injury in a Virginia Car Accident

It’s imperative to take the right steps after a Virginia car accident. Call the police to report the incident and retain a copy of the police report. Seek emergency medical attention, even if the injuries seem minor. Continue with ongoing medical care as recommended by health professionals. Hire a skilled personal injury attorney to protect your legal rights. 

Sometimes, filing a claim after a car accident that wasn’t your fault may feel like an open-and-shut case. Even so, insurers will always work to reduce liability. An experienced lawyer helps prove negligence in a car accident and fights to secure maximum compensation for your injuries and losses. 

Possible Compensation and Recovery of Damages

Car crash victims can take days, weeks, or even months off from work because of their rib injuries. The injuries impact not only their livelihood but also their way of life. The knowledgeable team at The Mottley Law Firm carefully tabulates the full extent of economic and non-economic damages when seeking a settlement. Compensation may include:

Kevin W. Mottley
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Richmond, VA trial lawyer dedicated to handling brain injuries, car accidents and other serious injury claims