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Broken Ribs Can Cause Internal Injuries Following A South Florida Auto Accident

It takes a lot to break a rib, but violent car accidents in Florida have been known to cause broken ribs. When someone’s chest forcefully hits the steering wheel or the dashboard during a car crash, a broken rib could result. When broken ribs occur, it may lead to other internal injuries as well.

Ribs serve as a protector around our internal organs, lungs, kidneys, liver, spleen and heart. When ribs are broken, they can cause a victim serious pain. It may hurt to even breathe in or use any motion of the chest and shoulders.

How will you know if you have a broken rib? You may experience:

  • shortness of breath
  • severe pain
  • feeling of light headedness
  • swelling
  • crunching sounds when chest is pressed

If you have injured your ribs in a car wreck, you may be eligible for compensation. Let us help you file your claims. Contact us today.

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