Seeking Compensation for Internal Organ Damage

Recovering From Severe Internal Injuries After a Car Accident

There are a multitude of potential injuries you or your loved one can suffer in an El Paso car crash. The harm you sustain depends on factors such as speed, the angle of impact, and whether you were wearing a seat belt.

Some injuries are visible, like cuts, bruises, and broken bones. However, other injuries can be deadly even if you cannot see them with your naked eye.

Internal injuries and trauma to your organs are common injuries following car accidents. You may have sustained organ damage even though your external injuries were minor or nonexistent. This trauma can progressively get worse and may prove fatal if you do not get prompt medical attention.

Treating internal organ damage can be expensive, especially if you do not discover it right away. You should not have to bear this expense alone. Call or contact the Law Offices of Michael J. Gopin, PLLC, and we can work with you to get you the compensation you deserve.

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Signs of Internal Organ Damage Following a Texas Car Crash

Do not rely solely on how you feel immediately after a crash to decide whether to get medical care. Adrenaline can hide symptoms of underlying injury and keep you from getting the attention you need. For this reason, it is often a good idea to go to the hospital and allow a doctor to evaluate you after a crash, even if you feel fine.

If you notice any of the following signs or symptoms of organ damage after a crash, get to the emergency room immediately:

Brain Damage

Brain injuries can result from hitting your head on the window or steering wheel or from suffering whiplash in your accident. Brain trauma can manifest as severe headaches, difficulty with vision, and loss of balance while standing or walking.

Heart

Symptoms associated with heart damage may not be immediately obvious. Heart trauma can lead to lightheadedness, chest pain, and dizziness as the heart struggles to deliver blood to your body. You may also experience unexplained sweating.

Lungs

Your seat belt can save your life, but it can also inflict trauma on your lungs. If it does, expect to experience trouble breathing and chest pain. You might also have low blood pressure and feel weak. Finally, lung damage can lead to coughing up blood in extreme cases.

Spleen

You may not give your spleen much thought, but it is an important part of your immune system. It can suffer trauma in a crash from the portion of your seat belt that goes over your lap. You will notice pain, fainting, and dizziness in your abdomen.

Your doctor will need to perform CT scans, X-rays, and MRIs to determine which organs were damaged and the extent of the damage. Only then can they develop and implement an appropriate treatment plan.

Do not let the prospect of expensive medical treatments scare you away from seeking help. If someone else caused your accident, you can recover damages to help you pay for your expenses. Allow the Law Offices of Michael J. Gopin, PLLC, to assist in your recovery.

Compensable Damages After a Severe Car Accident

There are two types of damages available following an El Paso car accident. If you sustained internal organ damage in your accident, you are eligible to seek both types of compensation.

Economic Compensation

You are able to seek compensation for your financial expenses related to your treatment and recovery. This compensation would pay for your emergency room care, any needed hospital stay, and any ongoing medical care you might require. It would also pay for your lost wages if you needed to miss time from work.

Non-Economic Compensation

The other type of compensation addresses the non-monetary harm that a car collision and internal organ damage can cause. Non-economic damages compensate you for your mental pain and suffering and the impact your injuries have on your quality of life.

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Seek Compensation for Internal Organ Damage With Help From the Law Offices of Michael J. Gopin, PLLC

Making a full recovery necessitates receiving fair and full compensation for your harm. Insurance companies will do all they can to limit the amount of money they need to pay you. With the Law Offices of Michael J. Gopin, PLLC, on your side, you can be assured that your dedicated car accident lawyer is seeking the maximum amount of compensation for you.

Just as you should not wait to seek medical treatment for organ damage, do not wait to speak to the Law Offices of Michael J. Gopin, PLLC. The sooner you talk to us, the sooner we can get to work on your case.

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