When vehicles that weigh nearly 4,000 pounds collide at any speed, the drivers and passengers are subjected to a significant level of force and stress. Great force applied to the body can cause injury to the internal organs, which can be serious, and victims must receive emergency medical attention.
When you work with a personal injury attorney at Avrek Law Firm, we will investigate the accident and gather evidence, including police reports and eyewitness testimony. When the negligent party has been established, we work aggressively to pursue the maximum level of compensation you deserve for your damages.
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Types of Internal Injuries
According to WebMD, any significant physical injury can result in internal bleeding. Two types of trauma that cause internal bleeding are:
- Blunt Trauma: Internal blood vessels are torn or crushed through impact with a blunt object or through sheer force. Auto accidents are a leading cause of blunt trauma resulting in internal injuries.
- Penetrating Trauma: When a foreign object penetrates the body and tears the blood vessels, internal bleeding occurs.
There are several types of injuries that result in internal bleeding. All of these types of injuries can occur in traffic collisions:
- Orthopedic Injuries When bones are broken, significant bleeding occurs because blood cell production takes place within the bone marrow. The body can lose 10% or more of its blood supply as a result of fractured long bones, such as the upper arm bone or the thigh bone.
- Compression Injuries When an organ is compressed between two hard surfaces because of external force applied to the body, compression injuries and internal bleeding can occur.
- Deceleration Injuries These injuries occur when a moving body is stopped suddenly. The body of someone traveling in a motor vehicle is moving at the same speed as the vehicle. When the car strikes another object, the speed of the vehicle is suddenly reduced greatly or stopped. The body may slam into a stationery object, such as the steering wheel of the car. Different parts of the moving body will stop at different times, which could cause organs to shift and attached blood vessels to tear.
Get Legal Help from an Attorney for Personal Injury
If someone else is legally at fault for the accident that caused your injuries, there are few restrictions on pursuing an insurance claim or lawsuit against the responsible party. Working with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer is paramount to receive the highest compensation you deserve.