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Shock Is a Sure Sign of Serious Injury after a Missouri Car Accident

Posted by Alvin Wolff | Jul 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

“He's in shock. Get him to the ER now!”

Shock is much more than an emotional outburst of surprise. In fact, physical shock is a life-threatening injury that must be treated right away in order to keep it from spreading throughout the body.

Shock frequently occurs when a serious injury has suddenly left the body unable to cope. There are several types of shock, depending on what injury caused the shock:

  • Cardiogenic shock resulting from heart problems
  • Neurogenic shock due to a spinal cord injury
  • Hypovolemic shock caused by significant fluid loss
  • Septic shock from a serious infection
  • Anaphylactic shock due to allergies
  • Hemorrhagic shock from internal bleeding

In particular, hemorrhagic shock is common following a serious Missouri car accident. Signs of shock include:

  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Low blood pressure
  • Cold, clammy skin
  • Dizziness
  • Rapid, shallow breathing
  • Seizures
  • Chest pain

When a person is said to be in physical shock, that means he or she is not getting enough blood to vital organs. Restoring normal blood flow as soon as possible is crucial.

Shock must be treated immediately to avoid serious damage to the body's internal organs. A person who goes into shock is typically considered to be in critical condition.

If you or someone you loved suffered from shock following a car accident in St. Louis, that's a sure sign that the accident caused serious injury. You deserve compensation for your pain and suffering.

An experienced St. Louis auto accident attorney can help you get compensation to pay those hefty medical bills. For a free consultation or to request your copy of The Guide on How to Pick a Lawyer, call us today at 314-241-2500.

About the Author

Alvin Wolff

Alvin has been in practice for nearly 40 years. During that time, he has handled over 7000 cases and claims and has tried over 100 cases to a jury verdict. Alvin handles all sorts of injury claims, from car crashes, medical malpractice, slip & trip & falls, to dog bites, incorrect prescri...


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