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Complications after suffering a nose fracture in a wreck

On Behalf of | Jan 6, 2023 | Personal Injury

During a road traffic collision, your head and facial area are vulnerable to injury. Even with airbags, this risk is not negated altogether. In fact, airbags can cause facial injuries themselves. 

As the most protruding part of your face, your nose is likely to take the brunt of the impact. In severe cases, you may suffer a fractured nose. Not only is this painful in itself, but it can result in long-term complications. Outlined below are a few things to consider:

Breathing difficulties 

Even though breathing is an automated activity, it relies on certain parts of the body, particularly the nose, to work efficiently. A fractured nose can go on to cause serious breathing difficulties, particularly when medical attention has not been sought early. This includes breathing issues both when a person is conscious and asleep. 

Higher risk of infections 

In some cases, individuals who have broken their noses are more prone to picking up infections. These can range from minor infections to moderate sinus infections and even severe cases of meningitis. 

Chronic nose bleeds 

Often, nose bleeds are relatively minor and are over within a few minutes. However, they can also be serious and difficult to stem. Someone who has fractured their nose is more likely to have severe nose bleeds that result in losing a lot of blood. 

If you have been injured in a car accident caused by negligence, then you may be entitled to compensation. In such a scenario, it will benefit you to seek some guidance from someone with experience in the field of personal injury law