A lot of times, a person will fracture their ribs in a motor vehicle accident. This happens quite often, whenever the chest hits the steering wheel. If you’ve ever broken your ribs, you certainly know and understand how excruciating it is if you’re just coughing, if you’re sneezing, if you’re just trying to get up from a chair, once you’ve broken your ribs. If you have injured your ribs, or broken them, or you think that you’ve broken them in a vehicle accident, the first thing that you really want to do is go to the emergency room, because you want to make sure that you’ve not injured your spleen, your kidneys, your liver, anything, any of the vital organs.
It’s very important that you’d be checked out by a physician at the emergency room. If you’re not sure about whether you’ve injured your ribs, but you suspect that you might have during an accident, some of the telltale signs that you have actually sustained a fractured rib or ribs would be dizziness, headaches, difficulty breathing, difficulty moving around, and just pain whenever you’re getting up from a seated position.
Rib injuries- if you’ve broken any ribs, these are very serious injuries because, of course, the rib cage protects all of the vital organs in your body, and number two is there’s no way for the doctor to put a cast around the ribs. They just have to heal naturally, which usually takes a couple of months. If you’ve been involved in an accident and you fractured your ribs as a result of someone else’s negligence, call my office at 770-792-1000 and I’ll be happy to help you on your case.