What Should You Do After A Car Accident?

Shock from Traumatic Injuries

When a person is injured in an accident, the damage to their body may cause severe bleeding. This can pose a variety of very serious health problems. If too much blood is lost during this injury, they may fall into hypovolemic shock. This condition may lead to the death of the injury victim if not treated promptly by a physician.

If you or your loved one has suffered a traumatic injury in an accident caused by another party’s negligence, you may be able to pursue financial compensation. To discuss your legal options with a skilled and experienced lawyer, contact Jacksonville personal injury attorney Donald Guthrie, P.A., at 904-296-1088.

The Symptoms of Hypovolemic Shock

Hypovolemic shock occurs when there is not enough blood in the body’s blood vessels to adequately keep the body running. As a result, tissue can begin to die off rapidly. Eventually, organs may shut down because they are not receiving sufficient oxygen from red blood cells. This can result in death, as the body simply cannot maintain itself. The following signs may illustrate that a person is falling or has fallen into shock:

  • Skin that is cool to the touch
  • Quick, yet weak, pulse
  • Loss of blood pressure
  • Quick, yet weak, breathing patterns
  • Feelings of tiredness
  • Anxiety

Shock is a treatable condition. In cases of trauma, this can require an immediate closure of the wound and potentially the introduction of new blood into the body.

Contact Us

If you or someone you love has been severely injured because of another individual’s negligent actions, there may be legal action available. For more information regarding your rights and options following an accident resulting in hypovolemic shock, contact Jacksonville personal injury lawyer Donald Guthrie, P.A., by calling 904-296-1088.

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