Internal injuries resulting from a car accident can be devastating and may result in partial or permanent disability.
Car accident victims often suffer severe internal injuries, such as internal bleeding and organ damage. The consequences of such internal injuries can be devastating and may result in partial or permanent disability or even death. As a result of organ damage, an accident victim may lose his or her job or income. One way to recover the financial losses is by filing a car accident compensation claim. Before you file a claim, you need to understand your legal rights and what you may be entitled to.
Understanding Internal Organ Damage
The symptoms of internal organ damage are not visible. In the absence of visible symptoms such as bleeding, cuts, and burns, a victim may overlook the importance of seeking medical attention. This could be dangerous. When you suffer an injury in an accident, see a doctor immediately. Keep your medical records, because those records may be required to prove that your internal injury was caused by the accident. Some examples of serious internal injuries include concussion, perforation of the liver or spleen, aorta rupture, traumatic brain injury, and lung injuries.
Steps to Take After a Car Accident
It is difficult to identify the severity of an internal injury because the injury may not trigger any visible symptoms. You may experience common symptoms such as severe pain, bruising, swelling, or numbness in the injured area. Seek medical attention; a doctor will be able to decide whether or not you need emergency care. Report the car accident to the police and retain both the medical and police reports. These documents may later help you in the legal process should you decide to file a claim for compensation later.
Receiving Compensation for Organ Damage
If you have been injured by a negligent driver, you can claim compensation for your medical bills, car damages, and lost earnings. Consult with an experienced Chicago car accident lawyer from Willens Law Offices to find out what you may be entitled to. Call us at (312) 957-4166 for a free consultation.