Internal Injuries Caused by Car Accidents
Car accidents can cause all types of injuries, but internal injuries are often more difficult to identify and can be catastrophic if not treated right away. If you or a loved one has suffered internal injuries in a car accident in the Nashville area, you need an experienced personal injury attorney zealously advocating for your right to compensation. At Mitch Grissim & Associates, we have the knowledge and experience you need after an accident. To learn more, call or contact our office today to schedule a free case consultation.
Severity of Internal Injuries
Unlike external injuries like lacerations, scrapes, or first degree burns, internal injuries can be more difficult to diagnose and are often more serious in terms of the damage they can cause to an accident victim. Many internal injuries can cause internal bleeding or body part failure that can cause devastating injuries or even death for victims if not treated right away. Sometimes, internal injury symptoms do not present immediately after an accident, which is why it is critical to be seen by a medical professional as soon as possible after a crash. By the time symptoms start to occur with certain types of internal injuries the victim could already be suffering catastrophic harm.
Types of Internal Injuries
Internal injuries can occur anywhere in the body, but car accidents cause certain types of internal injuries more often than others. The most common types of internal injuries seen after car crashes in Tennessee include the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Pneumothorax (collapsed lung)
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm
- Internal organ puncture or other injury
- Ruptured organs
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord damage, and more.
To learn more about the compensation awarded for internal injuries caused by car accidents, talk to an experienced personal injury attorney today.
Compensation for Internal Injuries
Internal injuries often result in hospitalization, surgery, serious medication, testing, and other treatment. They also often require extended recovery times and rehabilitation. As a result, medical bills can be high, and wages can be lost for significant periods of time. This is why it is critical that victims suffering from internal injuries after a car accident secure the services of an experienced personal injury attorney to represent their case.
Compensation for car accident victims suffering from internal injuries includes damages for economic harm like medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and the loss of future income and benefits as well as noneconomic harms like pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, disfigurement, and the loss of enjoyment of life. Families of victims who die from their internal injuries can also seek damages for wrongful death.
Call or Contact Our Office Today
At Mitch Grissim & Associates, our team understands how difficult life can be after suffering internal injuries in a car accident and will do everything we can to get you the compensation you deserve. To learn more, call the office or contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable Nashville personal injury attorney about your case and schedule a free claim consultation.