Damage or harm to the internal organs can be catastrophic and life-threatening. Internal injuries can be especially dangerous because many victims do not notice them right away. If you or someone you love suffered internal organ damage in any type of accident, contact our Augusta, Georgia attorneys to find out how Nicholson Revell LLP can help.
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What Can Cause Internal Organ Damage?
Many different accidents and incidents can injure a victim’s internal organs. The organs can suffer damage from blunt-force trauma, such as a strong blow or jolt, as well as penetration such as knife wounds. The most common internal organs injured in traumatic accidents are the liver, kidneys, spleen, stomach, intestines, lungs, and heart.
At Nicholson Revell LLP, our attorneys can help with many different causes of internal organ damage:
Bike or pedestrian accident
Physical assault or acts of violence
Surgical errors or medical malpractice
Exposure to toxic or hazardous liquids/fumes
Defective or dangerous drugs
The organs are sensitive to injury and damage. A traumatic incident may cause internal bleeding, hemorrhaging, bruising, a punctured or collapsed lung, a perforated bowel, a tear in the aorta, or a traumatic brain injury.
Signs and Symptoms of Internal Organ Damage
After an accident or attack, you may or may not notice immediate symptoms of something wrong internally. Pay careful attention to how you feel after an accident. Do not disregard any sensations, as they may be a sign of internal organ damage. Common symptoms are:
Intense or acute pain
Swelling in the limbs
Nausea or vomiting
Feeling out of breath
Fatigue or weakness
Blood in the urine or stool
It may take hours or even days to notice health issues and symptoms related to organ trauma. In this time, the victim may miss an opportunity for healing he or she might have had with immediate medical care. This is why it is important to always go to a hospital after an accident in Augusta, even if you don’t feel injured.
Do You Have a Case?
If you were in an accident that caused internal organ damage, one or more parties may be legally responsible for your losses. In Georgia, the civil justice system allows injured victims to seek financial compensation from the insurance companies of those who caused their accidents. Your lawyer, however, must prove three things before you can recover a monetary award:
The at-fault party (defendant) owed you a duty of care. This is a legal obligation to treat you with a reasonable level of care.
The defendant breached his or her duty of care. The defendant must be guilty of a careless act or omission that violated the duty of care owed to you.
The defendant’s mistake caused or substantially contributed to the accident and your internal organ damage.
Your lawyer will also need to demonstrate that you have compensable losses connected to the defendant’s carelessness, such as medical bills and lost wages. With proof of these elements, you can recover financial compensation for your past and future financial damages.
Contact Our Augusta, Georgia Internal Organ Damage Attorneys Today
Internal organ damage is one of the most serious types of injuries in an accident in Georgia. If you or a loved one suffered an internal injury due to someone else’s negligence, don’t hesitate to contact Nicholson Revell LLP for a free consultation. We can help you understand and protect your legal rights.