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Internal Injuries after an Accident

If you’ve been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, seeking fair compensation can play an important role in your ability to fully recover. If the injury you suffered is an internal injury, there may be complications involved, and you should know that such injuries tend to be quite serious. If you are in this challenging position, you need the skilled legal counsel of an experienced Buffalo personal injury attorney in your corner.

Your Personal Injury Claim

While no two accidents involving internal injuries are alike, those that are based on negligence generally fall into categories of personal injury claims like the following:

Internal Injuries Are Serious Injuries

Internal injuries are among the riskiest injuries you can experience, and they have a habit of hiding in plain sight. While it’s abundantly clear when you have an external injury, such as a burn, cut, dog bite, or mangled limb, an internal injury can be slow to develop symptoms, and in the meantime, it can become that much more serious and that much more difficult to treat effectively.

This is one very important reason why seeking medical attention after an accident that involves an impact of any magnitude is always in your best interest. And this is true even if you don’t think you were seriously injured. The adrenaline rush and shock you experience in the aftermath of a frightening accident can dim the pain you feel, which can interfere with your motivation to seek the medical care you need when you need it – which is pronto.

Common Forms of Internal Injuries

The most common forms of internal injuries are very serious and can be life-threatening, including all the following:

  • Punctured lungs, which are common to traffic accidents and falls from heights such as scaffolding or ladders, can also be an aftereffect of broken ribs
  • Internal bleeding, which can happen anywhere that your blood vessels are torn or crushed in the course of an accident
  • Liver damage, which – due to its location and its makeup – is the organ that’s most likely to be injured by trauma to the abdomen
  • Renal trauma – or kidney damage – is closely related to serious abdominal trauma
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm, which refers to a blood-filled bulge in the main vessel that supplies blood from the heart – and a rupture can be fatal

Call an Experienced Buffalo Personal Injury Attorney Today

The focused Buffalo personal injury attorneys at Steve Foley Law Firm are proud to help clients like you successfully recover compensation for their losses – in pursuit of optimal health outcomes – and we’re here for you, too. Learn more by reaching out and contacting us online or calling 716-249-2222 today.