Legal Options if Suffered Internal Injuries in Car Accident
It’s very important to be vigilant for internal injuries in the immediate aftermath of a car accident as well as in the hours and days that follow. After contacting medical help, reach out to a skilled personal injury lawyer with KNR to review your legal options.
Internal injuries are some of the most dangerous types of physical damage a person can sustain. It is usually difficult to identify exactly what organs or tissue are damaged in the immediate aftermath of being hurt, and in some cases, a person may not notice that they are suffering from internal damage for some time. You will need immediate medical attention if you have internal bleeding or organ damage resulting from a car accident. Every internal injury is different, and while some may be easy for doctors to treat, many types of internal damage cause serious complications and can take weeks or months of medical attention. We have seen many internal injuries in Ohio car accidents, and we urge you to seek immediate medical help if you or a loved one may be suffering from internal damage.
Hundreds of people are injured every day on Ohio roads. Many of these victims have numerous injuries, and it can often be difficult to tell if someone has internal damage. If you have been injured due to the negligent actions of another driver, you have the right to seek compensation for your losses. At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, we have helped countless accident victims navigate the Ohio legal system to secure financial compensation. Do not wait to call a serious injury lawyer for help. Internal injuries must be properly addressed from an early stage, and a skilled attorney can investigate your accident and get you help immediately. Our team has decades of experience negotiating with insurance companies and taking cases to court, and we understand how to recover what you and your family need.
Contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick to speak with an Ohio personal injury lawyer about your case and how we can help you recover the financial assistance you need. Call our office today at 1-800-HURT-NOW or contact us online to schedule a free, no-risk consultation.
Internal Bleeding Injuries
A horrific impact can cause wounds throughout your body, and substantial blood loss is always a threat. Accident victims who lose a lot of blood can pass out quickly before they receive proper medical attention or even get themselves to a safe place after a devastating wreck. You are in danger of serious organ damage or even death if you lose a lot of blood. Unfortunately, many car accidents result in internal bleeding, which can be much more difficult to notice or pinpoint than injuries involving external bleeding. Internal blood loss can not only be difficult for you or medical experts to identify but in many cases, our bodies have a difficult time reducing or stopping the bleeding through the clotting process. This can be due to repetitive motion at the spot of the injury, or blood vessels that cannot easily heal since they were so badly damaged in the accident.
It’s very important to be vigilant for internal bleeding in the immediate aftermath of a car accident as well as in the hours and days that follow. Contact medical help if you believe that you may be suffering from blood loss inside your body.
Some of the most common signs of internal blood loss include:
- Pale complexion
- Abdominal pain
- Cold feeling
Extensive Organ Injuries
Internal organs can suffer extensive damage from the traumatic impact of a car accident. While many of our organs are very resilient and recover on their own, many damaged organs can pose serious health threats unless medical attention is quickly administered. Unfortunately, certain organs cannot fully recuperate or heal after sustaining such significant harm. Essentially, any severe accident poses the possibility of damaging or destroying one or several organs.
Some of the most common internal organ injuries that occur in car wrecks include:
- Brain damage – A serious head injury can cause oxygen loss in the brain due to bleeding. This can cause permanent damage which may result in memory loss, motor skill problems, and chronic pain. Your brain can also be injured by a neck injury where your spinal column is pushed up and causes pressure on your head.
- Aneurysm – An impact can cause a damaged artery to balloon since it is unable to properly move the blood that passes through it. These are common in the neck and back, but can also happen in the brain or spleen where a rupture at a later date can be fatal.
- Damage due to broken bones – A broken bone can cause a puncture or laceration to a blood vessel or organ. While almost any part of the body can be affected, this commonly happens with the liver or lungs. The latter of which can be deadly if the lung fills with blood or releases air into the chest cavity.
How A Lawyer Can Help
Your attorney must fully understand your injuries if you are to recover the compensation that you need to get better. At KNR, we have helped many accident victims with internal injuries, and we know that every case is different. It’s important for your lawyer to make sure that you are receiving the proper medical attention that you need. A skilled lawyer can make a strong case for damages by investigating many details such as medical records, first responder reports, and the long-term impacts of your injuries. Recovering damages will require negotiating with the insurance companies whose lawyers will be working hard to limit what they have to pay out. The car accident lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick have experience recovering adequate settlements from insurance companies, and we will use our extensive trial skills in court if you do not receive an acceptable settlement offer.
Of the many things we can help you recover damages for, some include:
- Medical bills
- Future medical and physical therapy needs
- Lost wages
- Lost future earning potential due to your injuries
- Transportation costs related to your recovery
- Therapy or counseling for post-traumatic stress disorder
- Modifications to your vehicle, home, or workplace
Kisling, Nestico & Redick Can Help You
Ohio roads have thousands of car accident victims every year, and many of them will need extensive help during their long recovery process. If you have suffered from a catastrophic injury in a car accident, your life will be turned upside down. Not only can internal injuries greatly impact your future lifestyle, but they can be a dangerous threat to your life in the moments and days after your car wreck. If you have been in a terrible accident, it’s important to get to safety and seek medical attention without delay.
Do not hesitate to call an experienced car accident lawyer after any crash that may have been caused by someone else’s negligence. Ohio’s statute of limitations law requires that personal injury suits be filed within two years of the injury or risk being dismissed at court. At KNR, we understand how this law, its possible exceptions, and if they apply to your case. It can take time to gather and study all of the evidence necessary to secure financial damages from the negligent party. Therefore, contact a knowledgeable lawyer as soon as possible.
Call Kisling, Nestico & Redick to speak with an experienced Ohio accident lawyer about your case and how we may be able to help you during this difficult time. Call 1-800-HURT-NOW or submit a request online to schedule a free initial consultation.