It goes without saying that your heart is a major organ. It is well-protected behind bone, muscle, and significant tissue. Motor vehicles further protect your chest and heart from injury with seat belts, air bags, and size cushions. But this does not mean that your heart is impervious to damage. Heart injuries caused by a New Mexico auto accident are common, especially in New Mexico trucking accidents. This means that victims could suffer irreparable and permanent damage to their heart which could create a lifetime of disability. In severe cases it could result in the wrongful death of a victim.
Symptoms of Heart Injuries After a New Mexico Auto Accident
A heart injury may not be obvious after a New Mexico auto accident. This is especially true if a victim was particularly “shooken up” or tossed around in a collision, or if a vicitm has other severe injuries like broken bones or brain injuries. These other more painful injuries may draw a victim’s attention away from a heart injury and to that more salient injury.
Thus, it is important to know the signs and symptoms of a heart injury in order to be able to protect yourself or a loved one. Some of the most common symptoms of a heart injury after a serious New Mexico auto accident include the following:
- Feeling weak;
- Feeling faint or lightheaded;
- Shortness of breath and inability to catch one’s breath;
- Pain in the chest;
- Pain in the left shoulder;
- Rib pain or sternum pain;
- Racing pulse or heartbeat;
- Rapid or throbbing heartbeat;
- Dizziness; and
- Other related symptoms.
Types of Heart Injuries After a NM Auto Accident
There are many different types of heart injuries which could be caused by a New Mexico trucking accident could sustain. This is because any type of heart surgery is invasive and risky, and without a healthy heart a patient is likely to have a significant decrease in the quality of life or life expectancy. This impacts a person’s ability to work and help his or her family. In cases like this, a victim and his or her family have certain and important rights to protect.
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