Tucson Internal Injury Lawyers
Advocating for Compensation for Organ Damage
One of the most overlooked types of injuries after a serious accident is organ damage. We often check for broken bones, head wounds, or serious cuts, but organ damage is much more subtle and harder to spot. Most people brush off their symptoms or discomfort as the obvious effects of being in an accident, but they could be a sign of more serious trauma. Organ damage can be fatal, and those who survive may need treatment for the rest of their lives.
If you or someone you love suffered organ damage due to someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation. The Husband & Wife Law Team knows that dealing with organ damage is a terrifying prospect, which is why we fight for injured clients throughout Tucson. We can investigate what happened and advocate for you in a personal injury claim. Trust The Husband & Wife Law Team to handle your case with care. To speak to a Tucson internal injury attorney, call us at (520) 624-4228.
The Signs of Organ Damage
Internal injuries often involve trauma to the body’s organs or some form of internal bleeding. In most cases, these are serious medical emergencies, and victims need to see a doctor as soon as possible. But, after a serious collision or fall, most victims are filled with adrenaline. This can mask the internal injuries they are suffering from, which is why most people who do not visit a hospital right away find themselves in a great deal of pain the next day.
If you were involved in an accident and are experiencing these symptoms, you may have suffered internal trauma and should see a doctor:
- Abdominal pain
- Difficulty going to the bathroom
- Blood in your urine or stool
- Shortness of breath
- Irregular heartbeat
- Sudden change in blood pressure
- Bruising on your chest, abdomen, or lower back
- Pale skin
Organ damage can be fatal if not treated immediately. Doctors may need to run blood tests or imaging scans, or take biopsies to determine how serious the damage is. In some cases, medication and rest may be all you need. In others, surgery and even organ transplants may be necessary to help you fully heal. This will all depend on the type of injury you suffered and what caused it.
Types of Internal Injuries
“Internal injuries” mean any trauma that occurs within your body, whether penetrating (piercing the skin) or closed (under the skin) wounds. A traumatic brain injury, for example, is one of the most common internal injuries people get after a fall. Every blow to the head should be taken seriously and reviewed quickly with a doctor, but you should also keep an eye out for other trauma.
In our experience, the most common types of internal injuries after an accident include:
- Ruptured spleen
- Collapsed lungs
- Kidney damage
- Ruptured diaphragm
- Torn blood vessels, causing internal bleeding and bruising
- Punctured heart and aorta
- Bruised or damaged liver
- Torn reproductive organs
Causes of Organ Damage
Organ damage is the result of either penetrating wounds or blunt force. When a foreign object has penetrated the body, the trauma is obvious, and doctors may immediately assess the damage, repair the organ, and close the wound. Injuries caused by blunt force trauma are trickier to locate, but just as dangerous. A car colliding with a pedestrian can cause just as much trauma as a stab wound to the pedestrian’s organs even though there is no penetrating injury.
Organs can also be damaged by toxic exposure. Dangerous chemicals such as asbestos, lead, and benzene can cause cancer to develop over time, whether the exposure came from dangerous household products or unsafe premises. In most cases, these injuries develop over years of exposure, but acute toxic exposure is also possible. For example, an apartment fire can damage a tenant’s lungs for life. In addition, poorly cleaned pool water or carbon monoxide gas leaks can also lead to quick internal damage, especially to the brain.
The most common causes of organ damage in Tucson include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bike accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Dangerous products
- Toxic exposure
- Unsafe premises
You may be eligible to recover compensation in a personal injury claim if your organ damage was caused by another person or company. This can include a reckless driver, a careless landlord, or a manufacturer that made an unsafe product. Getting the money you deserve for your trauma requires you going head-to-head with the at-fault party’s insurance company, which may be impossible without the aid of an experienced attorney.
How to Get Compensation for an Injury in Tucson
Treating organ damage is extremely expensive. Accident victims are often left with costly medical bills, lifechanging disabilities, months off work, and a great deal of physical pain. Recovering compensation for these things means filing a claim for damages, whether a personal injury claim, a premises liability claim, or a product liability claim.
Every civil claim forces you to deal with the at-fault party’s insurance company. While they may seem sympathetic at first to your injuries, most insurance companies only care about their bottom lines. This means they will try to get you to accept a low settlement offer or deny your claim to avoid paying you any compensation.
The Husband & Wife Law Team knows how disheartening it can be to have your claim devalued or denied. We have worked with many clients who were dismissed by insurance companies and left struggling to pay their medical bills. Our team has experience fighting for injured clients throughout Tucson and knows how to hold insurance companies to their policies.
If you let us take on your case, we will handle all of the legal burdens while you focus on recovering. We also negotiate medical liens with local hospitals and doctors so that you do not have to worry about paying any upfront costs for your treatment. When you work with The Husband & Wife Law Team, you can trust that we will:
- Investigate the cause of your injuries by working with the Tucson Police Department, accident reconstructionists, and other experts.
- Review your medical records with your doctors to determine how serious your injuries are.
- Calculate the full costs of your trauma, including your lost wages and personal costs.
- Track down and speak to witnesses.
- Collect evidence of negligence.
- Review the at-fault party’s insurance policy.
- Negotiate for full compensation for you in an insurance claim, or
- Fight for your rights in a jury trial, if necessary.
Contact The Husband & Wife Law Team Today
After you have suffered an internal injury, you deserve to be treated fairly by the at-fault party and insurance company. Unfortunately, most try to shift the blame to the victim to avoid paying compensation.
At The Husband & Wife Law Team, our Tucson personal injury attorneys have more than 25 years of experience fighting for accident victims who’ve suffered from internal injuries. We have the knowledge to dig into the details of your case and the experience to deal with dismissive insurance companies. If you bring your case to us, we will do everything we can to get you proper compensation. To discuss your case in a free consultation, call us at (520) 624-4228.
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