It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but getting into a car crash if you have a full bladder is no laughing matter. Aside from any other injuries you might suffer – and the indignity of having your bladder empty itself – you could do serious damage to your bladder that could be life-threatening and leave you incapacitated and under medical care for quite some time.
Types of Bladder Injuries
Several types of bladder injuries can result from blunt-force trauma that often happens in a car crash. These can range from painful bladder contusions or uncomfortable bladder hematomas that can make it difficult to urinate to more serious injuries. For example, a ruptured or lacerated bladder may need to be repaired immediately and can be life-threatening, and an injury to the neck of the bladder can cause lingering problems with urination.
Get Medical Attention ASAP!
If you’ve been injured in a car crash and are experiencing discomfort in your stomach, abdominal area, or anywhere else, get medical help as soon as possible. That pain you are feeling might be ordinary bruising. Still, it might not be, and a skilled medical professional has the experience and tools to diagnose your injury.
You May Be Entitled to Compensation
While New York’s no-fault insurance laws often limit an injured party’s ability to recover from the other party in a car crash situation, you should normally be entitled to reimbursement or compensation for your medical care, lost wages, and possibly pain and suffering. The extent to which you may recover compensation from insurance, or whether you may have to sue in a situation where you’ve been seriously injured, depends on the facts of each case. Attorney Paul J. Campson has decades of experience representing victims of car crashes in New York City and New York State. He thoroughly understands the law and has the tenacity and compassion to ensure you receive the benefits you’re entitled to. Where a lawsuit is possible, attorney Campson has the in-court experience to help you achieve the best recovery possible.
Contact Paul J. Campson at Campson & Campson today at (212) 302-1180 or through the firm’s online contact form to schedule a free case evaluation.