After an accident, some injuries are immediately recognizable, such as a broken arm, a deep laceration or some other injury that is clearly evident. However, other injuries occur and accident victims in Kentucky do not always notice these injuries right away. For example, some sustain brain trauma after hitting their head and at Gray Law, PLLC, we know that many people have suffered intestinal injuries as well. Intestinal injuries lead to various consequences for many victims and they happen for different reasons, including the proper use of a seat belt. 

According to information published on the National Institutes of Health’s website, seat belt injuries occur frequently. Also known as seat belt syndrome, these injuries are often difficult to detect right away and often cause serious damage to one’s abdomen. Those who sustain an abdominal injury in a motor vehicle wreck often have better outcomes when they are diagnosed promptly, which is problematic because of the difficulty in detecting these injuries. 

Unlike other types of motor vehicle accident injuries, abdominal injuries (especially those caused by seat belts) receive relatively little attention, which makes it even more likely that people who sustain such injuries will not receive the treatment that they desperately need. Aside from seeking medical attention, anyone who sustains an abdominal injury or any other type of injury as a result of a careless driver’s behavior should explore their legal options. We cover many other issues related to auto accident injuries on our law firm’s site, please take this chance to read more about different considerations related to a crash.