Internal Injuries in Car Accidents
Victims of car accidents can suffer many different injuries in a crash, but often the most serious and life-threatening injuries occur internally. Internal injuries are not always immediately identifiable after an accident but do require medical treatment, which is why it is important to see a doctor right away after a crash. If you or a loved one has suffered internal injuries from a car accident the experienced auto accident lawyers at Mitch Grissim & Associates in Nashville are here to help. Call or contact the office to schedule a free case evaluation and learn more.
Common Types of Internal Injuries
The impact of a car accident can manifest itself in many different types of internal injuries. Some of the most common internal injuries seen in car accidents include the following:
- Fractured ribs
- Internal bleeding
- Brain bleeds
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm
- Spleen damage
- Pneumothorax (collapsed lung)
- Liver damage
- Kidney damage
- Spinal cord severance
- Nerve damage
Damaged organs and bleeds can lead to a loss of circulation in the body which in turn can lead to organ failure and death. Pneumothorax and fractured ribs can cause difficulty breathing that leads to a loss of oxygen to the brain and other vital organs. Damage to the major organs like the liver, spleen, and kidney can necessitate surgery, removal, and potential transplant for victims after an accident. All of these internal injuries require extensive medical treatment and substantial costs, which is why it is critical that victims receive full compensation for their injuries after a crash.
Compensation for Car Accident Injuries
Compensation for internal injuries and other harm caused by car accidents covers all economic and noneconomic costs incurred by victims of the crash. Economic damages include all out of pocket expenses such as medical bills, property damage, wage loss, and the loss of future income and benefits. Noneconomic damages compensate a victim for their pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life that occurs as a result of internal injuries and other harm caused by a car accident.
In the worst cases of internal injuries, where the severe extent of the damage ultimately leads to a victim’s death, the family of the deceased can also seek compensation for wrongful death. Damages for wrongful death include compensation for all final medical expenses related to the accident, funeral and burial expenses, the victim’s final pain and suffering, and for the loss of love, guidance, companionship, and counsel of the deceased. To learn more about what your claim might be worth after suffering internal injuries in a car accident, talk to an experienced Tennessee personal injury attorney today.
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Have you or someone you know suffered internal injuries in a car accident? If so, the knowledgeable Nashville car accident attorneys at Mitch Grissim & Associates are here to help. Call the office or contact us to schedule a free case consultation today and learn more about your legal options for compensation.