Suffering From Internal Injuries
Internal injuries are some of the most dangerous injuries that you can suffer. You can bleed out without realizing it, have difficulty breathing for the rest of your life, or even fall into a coma. Unfortunately, this sort of damage can result from a number of accidents. In fact, they are often the result of negligence. This means that you will have to pay for someone else’s actions.
If you have internal damage due to someone else’s actions, you deserve justice. You also deserve full and fair compensation. At Premier Law Group, we want you to be able to focus on proper healing and recovery. We can take care of the legal side of things and get you the compensation you deserve.
Types of Internal Damage
Typically, internal injuries fall into two categories. These types are determined by the cause of the injury and what sections of your body were hurt as well.
Blunt force trauma is the first type of internal damage. This is when your skin has not been ripped, cut, or broken, but you are still suffering from a wound. Additionally, while on the outside you may only have bruising, internally you will still have severe injuries.
The second kind of injury, a penetrating injury, means that you have suffered external injuries which led to internal injuries.
Both of these types of injury are dangerous and need to be taken seriously. If you think you have suffered any kind of internal injury, seek medical attention right away.
Common Causes of Internal Injuries
Internal damage can often be catastrophic. It can also leave victims with issues that last a lifetime. Although you cannot be completely safe at all times, it is still good to know the common causes of internal injuries. This will also help you be on the lookout for any potentially dangerous situations in the future.
The most common accidents that cause internal damage include:
- Slip and Falls
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Violent Attacks
Because there is usually no immediate indicator of a wound, internal injuries can be hard to detect at first. That is why you should also always seek out medical assistance right away, even if you do not initially feel or look hurt.
The Most Impacted Areas of the Body
When you suffer an accident, attack or fall, there are a number of ways in which you can become injured. However, different parts of your body have different risks associated with them when injured as well. Some of the most frequently injured areas of the body are:
The lungs are vital to survival. They allow us to breathe and also supply oxygen to our blood. They are protected by our ribcage, and require a lot of force to damage them. However, ribs can break, and when they do, there is a risk that they may puncture a lung. This can make it difficult or even impossible to breathe.
The diaphragm is a thin muscle below our lungs which helps regulate our breathing. However, during traumatic accidents it can rupture, which affects your ability to breathe properly.
When the ribcage breaks, ribs can cut through organs, rupture blood vessels, and also injure muscles.
It’s common for blood vessels to rupture from internal injuries. During accidents, falls, and attacks, they become torn, and can cause internal bleeding. Internal bleeding can also be difficult to detect and is life-threatening if not treated right away. Oftentimes, surgery is necessary just to determine where the tear is.
Your heart is also protected by your ribcage. It pumps blood throughout the body, and also supplies your organs and muscles with nutrients and oxygen. It’s possible for a broken rib to puncture your heart or tear an aorta, resulting in blood pumping into your chest.
Your kidneys have no protection from blunt force trauma in your lower abdomen. This means that they endure all of an impact, so it is common for them to become injured. Furthermore, if they are not treated properly following an internal injury, it can also result in further complications down the road.
Your liver is partially protected by your ribcage. If you take a hard enough blow to your midsection, it’s likely that your liver will become damaged as well. You will most likely also need medical assistance to fully heal.
Additionally, no matter which parts of your body suffer from your accident, you should not have to pay for someone else’s actions. Internal injuries are serious, and can lead to high medical bills, long recovery times, and severe pain as well. If you have internal damage due to someone else’s bad decision, you should seek an experienced attorney. At Premier Law Group, we can help you get full and fair compensation.
Signs and Symptoms of Internal Damage
It can be difficult to notice internal injuries right away. Unlike other injuries, such as cuts or broken bones, there is often no clear sign that something is wrong. That is why you should know the signs and symptoms of internal injuries. If you suspect you may have suffered internal damage seek medical attention.
Furthermore, some of the most common symptoms are:
- Sweaty and cold skin
- Low blood pressure
- Stiffened abdomen
- Stiffened neck
- Extreme abdominal pain
- Loss of consciousness
- Difficulty breathing
- Nausea and vomiting
- Bloody urine or stool
- Loss of vision
Even with severe internal injuries, you may not experience all of the above symptoms. That is why it is so important to see a doctor for your injuries as well. They have the tools and knowledge to determine the cause of your suffering.
Contact A Seattle Internal Injury Lawyer
At Premier Law Group, we know how devastating internal injuries can be. Depending on the injury, your recovery can cost a lot of money. As such, you deserve a personal injury attorney with experience on your case. At Premier Law Group, we care about our clients. When you call, you will speak directly with an attorney.
Furthermore, we will also help protect your health, emotional well being, and finances. At Premier Law Group, we aim to provide everyone who contacts us with the information they need about their legal options.