Gillette Internal Organ Injury Attorneys
Internal damage may not be readily visible after a crash, a fall, or a hit, but it can have a devastating and long-term effect on your body. After any accident, that’s why you need to get thoroughly checked out by a doctor.
Accidents happen all the time, but most of them are preventable – if people take safety precautions. So after you’ve been injured, you not only face a long road of recovery, but have to live with the fact that your injuries could have been avoided if it weren’t for someone else’s negligence.
The trial attorneys at Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., are dedicated to helping victims throughout Campbell County recover every penny they are entitled to. We won’t let reluctant or bad faith insurance companies stand in our way. Call one of our friendly legal associates today at (307) 257-7800 to schedule a free consultation.
There are lots of ways that trauma can damage your body, but a common result is internal bleeding. This can happen in the chest, abdomen, organs such as the kidneys or spleen, body cavities, and even inside the eyes or the muscles and tissues that line the heart. You may even suffer an organ rupture or tear. In many cases, you will be in pain almost immediately, but other times, the bleeding may not be evident right away. In the worst cases, you can go into a state of shock.
Internal bleeding can be difficult to identify, even for trained medical professionals. That’s why you should be on the lookout for the symptoms of internal injuries after any crash or impact, like:
- A headache, especially one that lingers or gradually grows worse
- Decreased blood pressure
- Confusion or memory loss
- Blurred vision
- Muscle weakness
- Severe bruising
- Slurred or mumbled speech
- Blood in your urine or stool
Anyone on blood-thinning or anti-coagulation medication is particularly susceptible to internal bleeding. If you’ve been in an accident while taking such medication, you should seek medical attention right away.
Car crashes are the most common cause of internal organ injuries in Wyoming. The impact itself could have caused the trauma, but your seatbelt and airbag could have left you with damage of their own.
Other accidents that lead to internal injuries include workplace incidents, especially those that involve heavy machinery or equipment. Construction sites, factories, warehouses, and other worksites all have a high risk factor.
Sports and recreational activities can also result in injuries, especially to the brain. Concussions can be hard to diagnose without expensive diagnostic equipment. A few more dangerous internal injuries involve the brain or lungs. A punctured lung can lead to a person drowning in his own internal fluids, while bleeding in the brain can lead to intense swelling that can quickly turn fatal. A simple slip-and-fall at the local grocery store can send you to the hospital for emergency treatment and cost thousands of dollars. Who should be paying for that?
Organ damage can be difficult to treat and often involves a long recovery. Victims might be faced with long hospital stays, missed time from work, and expensive medications. While Wyoming law protects victims of someone else’s negligence, insurance companies don’t always see it the same way.
That’s why you need an experienced Gillette personal injury attorney who can advocate on your behalf. The legal team at Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., will work with you to establish a fair amount of compensation for your injuries. And we’ll fight to ensure you get the protection you need to make a full recovery. Call us today at (307) 257-7800 to schedule a free consultation.
- Overview of Abdominal Injuries - Merck Manual
- Internal Bleeding: Causes, Treatments, and More - Healthline
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
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