Dallas Attorneys for Internal Bleeding from Truck Accidents
Internal bleeding can be a devastating consequence of physical trauma. When 80,000-pounds of metal is barreling down on a 3,000-pound passenger vehicle, physical trauma is often the result. Victims of large truck accidents often face the difficult challenge of picking up the pieces of their lives and trying to move forward while coping with the repercussions of serious internal bleeding. Internal bleeding can cause significant impairments and even death if not treated promptly.
Negligent truck drivers need to be held accountable for their actions, especially when those actions result in potentially life-altering conditions such as internal bleeding. At The Benton Law Firm, we help truck accident victims who were injured through no fault of their own get the justice and compensation they deserve.
If you are interested in learning more about how an efficient and experienced truck accident attorney can help you recover compensation for your injuries, contact the Dallas truck accident attorneys of The Benton Law Firm today. We offer truck accident victims a free and confidential initial consultation. We can discuss the specifics of your case and narrow down your legal options for recovering money for your injuries. Call our office at (214) 777-7777 to get started.
What Is Internal Bleeding?
Internal bleeding is also called internal hemorrhage. It happens when a medical condition or traumatic injury causes damage to internal blood vessels. When a blood vessel is damaged near the surface of the skin it can cause bruising or bleeding. The damage is obvious. A victim can immediately take steps to stop the flow of blood and fix the problem. Unfortunately, Internal bleeding is not as obvious. You cannot see the effects of internal bleeding and targeting the source of the hemorrhage can be difficult, even in cases of physical trauma.
Physically violent events such as car and truck accidents are a common source of internal bleeding. Both blunt force trauma and penetrating trauma can cause internal bleeding after a truck accident. Internal bleeding can be a life-threatening condition if not caught and treated immediately.
Symptoms of Internal Bleeding
While the signs of significant injuries like broken bones may be apparent after a large truck accident, internal injuries, such as bleeding, can be difficult to spot. Some of the most common symptoms of internal bleeding tend to include:
- Low blood pressure
- Muscle or joint pain
- Vision problems
- Abdominal pain
- Chest pain
- Dark-colored stool
- Blood in urine
- Blood in vomit
Severe internal bleeding can also cause seizures, rapid heart rate, loss of consciousness, and potentially leaking of blood from orifices such as the eyes, ears, or nose.
Diagnosing Internal Bleeding
If internal bleeding is suspected, physicians will conduct a complete physical examination. They will also generally request diagnostic imaging tests to help them pinpoint the source of bleeding. These tests may include:
- MRI Scans
- CT Scans
- Blood tests
- Urine Tests
Identifying the source of the bleeding can be challenging. Several tests may be necessary to pinpoint the location of the bleed. An angiography may even be necessary to look inside individual blood vessels to track the source of some bleeds.
Consequences of Internal Bleeding
Untreated internal bleeding is often fatal. Even small hemorrhages can turn into life-threatening medical situations. Losing blood flow to a major organ or body part can cause that organ or body part to slowly die. Complications of internal bleeding can result in:
- Organ failure
- External bleeding
Internal bleeding is an extremely serious condition and needs to be treated immediately by medical professionals. Organs and tissues impacted by internal bleeding may recover and function like normal. However, significant impairments to organs can happen when internal bleeding is not controlled promptly.
How Does Internal Bleeding Happen?
Internal bleeding following a truck accident is generally the result of physical trauma. This trauma can be either blunt force trauma or penetrating trauma. Blunt force trauma is caused by a sudden blow or impact to the body. Blunt force causes internal injuries when vessels and tissues are damaged by being physically hit, or when they are crushed or torn from the sheer force of the impact. There are multiple ways that a truck accident can cause blunt force injuries to the body.
Penetrating injuries are caused when an object perforates a part of the body, tearing a hole in soft tissues and blood vessels. Large truck accidents can cause penetrating injuries by sending debris flying. The sudden and forceful impact of a collision can turn everyday objects in a victim’s car into shrapnel capable of causing penetrating injuries. Penetrating injuries can also be caused by shattered windshields, loose truck cargo, and jagged remnants of the car or truck.
Compensation for Internal Injuries
Compensation for internal injuries sustained in a truck accident may vary. Generally, the severity of a victim’s injuries, as well as the cause of the accident, will factor into the value of a victim’s claim. A skilled attorney can gather evidence from the crash as well as medical documentation that outlines the full and fair value of a claim. An attorney can then use this valuable information to negotiate with the trucking company, attorneys, and insurers on behalf of the victim.
While the value of internal injury claims can fluctuate, generally victims can attempt to recover compensation for the following:
- Medical costs
- Lost income
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Property damage
- Out-of-pocket costs
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
For helping to establish the value of your internal bleeding claim, contact an experienced truck accident attorney with The Benton Law Firm.
Get in Touch with an Experienced Truck Accident Attorney Today
Internal bleeding is a serious medical issue. You may face extensive medical and surgical bills and then have an upward battle facing off against the at-fault trucking company and its attorneys and insurers. Take the time you need to rest and recover, while the team at The Benton Law Firm fights to recover the compensation that you deserve after being injured in a crash with a truck due to someone else’s negligence.
Schedule your free and confidential consultation with our office today. Call us at (214) 777-7777 to get started. We want to help you build a case that stands the best chance possible at earning you a favorable result.