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Coping with bladder injuries after a car accident

In Oklahoma, car accidents are handled on an at-fault basis. In other words, the driver who caused the collision is the person who will ultimately be responsible for the financial losses associated with that accident.

This legal liability is important to consider – especially when an accident leads to serious injuries like bladder control issues. Bladder injuries range in severity, but they almost always lead to some degree of financial loss. Learn more about how to cope with bladder injuries after an accident below.

How a car accident can lead to bladder injuries

Bladder injuries happen when the bladder or urethra suffer blunt force trauma during a crash. This type of force is often a result of seat belt injuries. During the sudden stop of a crash, the seat belt can rupture your bladder, causing urine to flood out. It could also lead to the compression of your bladder. Another type of bladder injury happens when the bladder is penetrated by an object during the crash.

Here are some of the different types of bladder injuries commonly experienced after car accidents:

  • Pelvic fractures
  • Ruptured bladder
  • Bladder infections
  • Bruising or tears to the bladder

It’s estimated that 87% of blunt bladder trauma injuries are the result of car accidents.

Common losses associated with bladder injuries

Car accidents that lead to bladder injuries often lead to a whole host of financial losses. Here a just a few of the most common financial losses experienced after a crash:

  • Medical bills
  • Loss of income
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering

The good news is that you can use Oklahoma’s laws to seek out financial compensation for your losses when certain factors exist in your case. If the other driver was negligent and at fault, then they might be held liable for your losses.