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Automobile Accidents and Shock

A person who is injured in an automobile accident may fall into shock, which is an incredibly dangerous and potentially life-threatening condition. Shock occurs when a person’s body is not circulating enough blood through their blood vessels. Without enough blood, organs and tissue cannot receive enough oxygen to keep them running properly. This can prove catastrophic for an injured individual. Shock often proves life-threatening if not treated immediately.

An injury that leads to a condition such as shock is a very serious injury to handle. Contact the Waukesha car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.,at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal options today if you have been the victim of an accident caused by another party’s negligence.

The Signs of Shock

Shock often occurs after car accidents when a person’s injuries are so dire that the blood loss outpaces the body’s own ability to produce blood. Bleeding can occur both internally and externally. Internal injuries are often even more problematic, as these injuries can require surgical treatment and may even go undetected.

A person falling into shock may display the following common symptoms:

  • Cold skin
  • Clammy skin
  • Unusually rapid, shallow breathing
  • A fast, weak pulse
  • Low blood pressure
  • Anxiety and mental restlessness
  • Fatigue
  • Hypothermia

Medical treatment for this condition can prove to be expensive and may be ongoing. A person who requires treatment for shock after an accident may be allowed to pursue compensation for these expenses.

Contact Us

If you have been injured because of another person’s reckless behaviors, there may be legal options available. To discuss your rights as an injured individual further, contact the Waukesha car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874.

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