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
- 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.