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Internal Injuries After an Accident
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. At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, we have helped countless victims navigate the Ohio legal system to secure financial compensation. Do not wait to call a serious injury lawyer.
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.
Common Causes of Internal Injuries
Car accident victims often have numerous injuries. It can sometimes be difficult to tell if someone has internal damage, but if you are suffering due to the negligent actions of another driver, you have the right to seek compensation for your losses.
Anything that results in a sudden blow or trauma can result in internal damage. Some common accidents and incidents where internal injuries are frequently seen include:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Commercial Truck Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Slip and Falls
- Negligent Property Maintenance
- Negligent Security
- Medical Malpractice
- Bike Accidents
- Work Accidents
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.
Internal Bleeding from Car Accidents
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.
Signs of internal blood loss
- Pale complexion
- Abdominal pain
- Cold feeling
Internal Organ Damage
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.
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.
Common organ injuries
- 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.
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.
Internal Injury Compensation
Depending on the severity and other factors involved, you may be able to recover compensation for the economic and non-economic damages associated with your internal injuries. This could be the difference in recouping the wages you lost, getting the medical care you need, and putting your life back together.
If you or a loved one suffered internal bleeding, organ damage, or other internal injuries because of another’s negligent act, you could pursue an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Whether you are hurt in a car accident or because of a negligent doctor, you may be entitled to your:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
Internal injuries are often hard to identify, accompany other injuries, and require significant medical care. It’s important to consider all your losses and ensure any settlement or award properly compensates you.
Who’s Liable for Internal Injuries?
Determining liability for internal damage can be complicated and a lot depends on the circumstances. For instance, you may be able to recoup some losses through a worker’s comp claim if you were hurt at work. However, you may have other expenses and options when a third party’s negligence is involved.
For instance, if you suffered internal bleeding in. a T-bone collision with a distracted driver, you may be able to hold the driver or their insurance liable.
Our Internal Injury Attorneys Can Help
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 must 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.
At KNR our attorneys will:
- Answer your questions and concerns
- Keep you updated during all stages of the process
- Obtain medical records about the extent of your internal injuries
- Identify the responsible party
- Determine the fair and full value of your damages
- Negotiate for maximum compensation
- Fight for everything you deserve in court if necessary
Call KNR Today
Contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick to speak with an experienced Ohio injury lawyer if you or a loved one have been hurt in an accident caused by the careless actions of another. We have seen many types of internal injuries, and we know what it takes to get the maximum.