Lawrence Internal Organ Damage Lawyers

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Lawrence Internal Organ Injury Lawyers Ready to Guide & Help You

Internal organ damage occurs when an internal organ’s structure or function becomes impaired. Organ damage can result from various kinds of traumatic accidents. If you or your family member have suffered internal organ damage in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to obtain compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain, suffering, and other losses. You need help from the Lawrence internal organ injury lawyers at Joseph, Hollander & Craft.

Common Internal Organ Injuries

Traumatic brain injury (TBI): A serious blow or sudden jolt to the head can cause the brain to be violently forced against the inside of the skull, causing severe and sometimes permanent damage to the structure of the brain. An injury from an object penetrating the head can fracture the skull and tear into the brain. TBIs can range from a mild concussion that clears up after a few weeks to severe brain damage that leaves the victim in need of medical care and assistance for the rest of his or her life.

Abdominal injury: Traumatic accidents can damage major internal organs in the abdomen such as the liver, lungs, stomach, spleen, intestines, and kidneys. When the injury involves bleeding from damaged internal organs or potential infection from pierced bowels, it can necessitate surgical repair.

Internal bleeding: Blood loss from internal organ damage is a serious medical concern because it can cause a victim to go into shock, which is a life-threatening condition.

Chest injury: A significant blow to the chest can break ribs or rupture the diaphragm, which is the muscle across the bottom of the rib cage that is responsible for propelling the lungs. Broken ribs can splinter and puncture organs. A blow to the chest can also break the sternum, which is the bone that protects the heart and the aorta, the body’s largest artery. Traumatic injury to the heart, such as a ruptured aorta, is often fatal.

Risk Factors for Internal Organ Injuries

Any kind of traumatic accident can result in internal organ damage. Blunt or penetrating trauma to the abdomen can happen as a result of falls, collisions, and explosions. Some of the common causes of organ damage include:

Car Accidents: Blunt trauma is a common cause of internal organ damage due to the impact of the body on the seat belt. Since the seat belt crosses the lap, it is more likely to damage the organs in the lower abdomen.

Bicycle Accidents:  Even though bicyclists often wear helmets to protect against head trauma, they do not usually have protective gear to guard their chest and abdomen in the event of an accident. Unlike motor vehicles, bicycles do not offer the protection that the body of a car or truck offers, making bicyclists even more susceptible to significant injury in an accident. When a vehicle hits a bicyclist, the impact of the vehicle on the bicyclist’s body can cause blunt trauma. The bicyclist could also become impaled on broken bicycle parts or road fixtures like signposts and fence posts.

Pedestrian Accidents: When a vehicle collides with a pedestrian, the pedestrian’s unprotected body can be subjected to blunt force trauma. The pedestrian also risks blunt trauma when they impact the ground.

Other types of accidents that can result in organ damage include:

JHC’s Lawrence internal organ damage lawyers routinely handle cases involving these types of accidents. We know how to build your case for presentation to the insurance company or the jury. And we know how to help you receive appropriate compensation for your internal organ injury.

Treatment of Internal Organ Injuries

If the victim of an accident is experiencing minor organ damage or internal bleeding, the doctors may keep the accident victim under close observation rather than subjecting the body to the added trauma of surgery. Minor internal bleeding can sometimes heal on its own without surgery. In many cases, doctors provide blood transfusions to the accident victim to replace the lost blood.

Blunt force trauma injuries that cause serious internal organ damage and produce significant bleeding may require surgery. This is the same for penetrating injuries. In these instances, surgeons can control bleeding and repair or remove damaged organs. They can also identify and repair leaks in hollow organs to minimize the risk of infection.

It is common for traumatic accident victims to remain under close monitoring after an accident to identify any symptoms of organ failure. Organs will regain their function in some cases. In other cases, the injury may be so severe that the accident victim may require an organ transplant.

Contact Our Experienced Lawrence Internal Organ Damage Lawyers

In any case, treatment of internal organ injury is likely to be expensive. JHC’s Lawrence internal organ damage lawyers want to make sure the person at fault for your injury pays for it. We provide a free case evaluation, and we will not charge fees unless and until we win. Contact us today.

Frequently Asked Questions About Internal Organ Damage

What qualifies as pain and suffering?

Pain and suffering damages may be awarded to address the physical and emotional impact of a traumatic accident resulting in significant injury. Physical pain and suffering may include back pain, headaches, and nerve damage. Emotional pain and suffering may include things like fear, insomnia, worry, and grief—any severe psychological distress.

How much can I claim for my injury?

That depends on many factors. Your claim should account for medical costs, rehabilitation, lost earnings, and pain and suffering, which will be different in each case.

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