Dallas Internal Bleeding from a Car Accident Lawyers
A body can suffer severe trauma in a car accident, but sometimes the damage cannot be seen. Unlike burns or open wounds that are easily visible, internal bleeding is a serious injury that is hidden from plain sight. Besides being difficult to diagnose, internal bleeding is also frightening because of how it leads to dangerous blood loss and organ damage.
Since 2012, The Benton Law Firm has been helping victims of serious car accidents receive the compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one has been the victim of an auto accident and suffered internal bleeding, you can rest assured that the Dallas car accident attorneys of The Benton Law Firm will passionately pursue justice for your injuries and losses. You don’t have to bear the burden of someone else’s mistake alone. Call today at (214) 219-4878 to schedule your free consultation.
Do I Need an Attorney?
If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious car accident, you are likely feeling vulnerable and overwhelmed, especially if you are suffering from an injury. If you enlist the help of an experienced and aggressive auto accident attorney, you can focus on the difficult recovery process that accompanies internal bleeding injuries.
If you are seeking compensation for internal bleeding you have suffered from an auto accident, you need to act quickly to file the necessary documents before certain deadlines. An experienced internal bleeding attorney can help you stay on top of the deadlines, file the appropriate documents, and navigate the complex legal process. Each case is unique, so it is helpful to meet with an attorney to assess your claim and map out a strategy to help you reach a successful outcome.
Why Choose The Benton Law Firm?
In just over five years, The Benton Law Firm has established itself as one of the leading personal injury law firms serving the Dallas, Brownsville and Forth Worth areas. As active members of the communities they serve, the auto accident lawyers of The Benton Law Firm are passionate about helping people in their most difficult times and making their community a safer place. Their dedication and experience have earned them many distinctions, including belonging to the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and holding an AVVO rating of 10. Contact The Benton Law Firm at (214) 219-4878 today for your free initial consultation with our award-winning team and join the ranks of our highly satisfied clients.
What Is Internal Bleeding?
As the term suggests, internal bleeding occurs inside the body when blood that was once contained in an organ or vessel is released into an area that it is not supposed to enter. What makes internal bleeding so dangerous is that it is often difficult to recognize and sometimes even more difficult to stop. Internal bleeding can cause a lethal loss of blood if left unchecked. It can also damage the areas of the body where the blood is seeping into by choking the cells and making them unable to obtain the oxygen they need.
One of the most dangerous types of internal bleeding is head trauma. Also called a subarachnoid or intracranial hemorrhage, this type of internal bleeding is especially damaging for a number of reasons. Because the brain is such a vital organ, it is encased in a skull to protect it. When there is internal bleeding in the head, however, it causes swelling which places pressure on the brain because the skull cannot expand to alleviate the pressure. This swelling essentially crushes the brain, causing serious or irreversible brain damage.
How Do I Know If I Have Internal Bleeding?
Determining whether you have internal bleeding can be difficult, but crucial to your recovery if you have been involved in a serious car accident. To help you discover whether you may be suffering internal bleeding, you should be aware of the following symptoms:
- Abdominal swelling and pain could indicate internal bleeding in the liver or spleen
- Shortness of breath, lightheadedness, or dizziness could be indicators of significant blood loss
- Bruising could be a sign of bleeding into the soft tissues under the skin
- Loss of consciousness or severe headaches could indicate internal bleeding in the brain
- Swelling or tightness in the leg could be a sign of internal bleeding in the thigh, most often from a femur break
How Is Internal Bleeding Treated?
The type of treatment used to stop internal bleeding depends on the several factors, including where the source of the bleeding, the pressure being exerted on affected organs, and the amount of blood being released. If possible, doctors will keep a patient under observation at the hospital to see if the bleeding will stop on its own. In more extreme cases, doctors will have to perform immediate surgery to stop the bleeding if the blood loss is too great or if certain organs are damaged. Either way, a victim suffering internal bleeding ends up with dealing with costly medical bills and spending significant time away from work. Having an injury attorney on your side can help you seek financial compensation for such losses.
Serious car accidents can cause blunt-force trauma in which the body is injured internally from the impact of forces on it. Unlike penetrating trauma that is caused by a foreign object entering the body, such as a knife or bullet, blunt trauma causes less obvious damage. One of the greatest risks of such trauma from a car accident is the possibility of internal bleeding.
If you have been involved in a serious car accident, it is important to be screened for internal bleeding. Some cases of internal bleeding result from injuries that must be treated immediately, but other times it may not be noticed for days. This is dangerous because if left untreated, a person can bleed to death or suffer irreversible organ damage from internal bleeding. If you or a loved one has suffered from internal bleeding caused by an auto accident, you should consult an experienced Dallas car accident lawyer immediately to help you understand your rights. The attorneys at The Benton Law Firm are ready to put our knowledge and skill to work for you, so call us at (214) 219-4878, fill out a contact form, or chat with us live on our site today.