Abdominal Injuries Attorney in Edinburg TX
Abdominal injuries can lead to bleeding, long-term impairment, and death in serious cases. If you have been injured, get help from a car accident attorney you can trust.
When cars collide, especially when traveling at high speeds, the injuries suffered by those involved in the accident can be catastrophic. In addition to external injuries that can be observed with the naked eye, such as lacerations, bruising, external bleeding, and broken bones, a person may also suffer internal abdominal injuries. While these injuries may not look as serious from the outside, they can be deadly. At the Law Office of Raul A. Guajardo, P.L.L.C., our lawyers can support you if you or a loved one has suffered serious abdominal injuries in a crash. Call us today for your free consultation.
Types of Abdominal Injuries
A person who is in a car accident may suffer an acute abdominal trauma that is either blunt, which means a direct blow or impact with an object to the abdomen, or penetrating, referring to an injury in which a sharp object penetrates the peritoneum and causes internal injury. Associated complications with either a blunt trauma or penetration injury include:
- Lacerations that hemorrhage immediately
- Hematoma rupture
- Bowel obstruction
- Abdominal abscesses
- Harm to organs, including kidneys, lungs, the cardiovascular system, and the central nervous system
- Ongoing bleeding
- Tissue damage
External injuries might also include lacerations to the skin, bruising, and seatbelt burn. These injuries can be very dangerous to a person’s health and even fatal in the most severe of cases. All internal abdominal injuries should be treated immediately.
Damages associated with abdominal injuries, in addition to the injury itself and associated pain and potential disability, include loss of quality of life, loss of income and earning ability, medical expenses, emotional suffering, and more.
Causes of Abdominal Injuries in a Car Accident
While the cause of an abdominal injury that occurs during a car crash will vary on the specifics of the crash, the location of the occupant of the motor vehicle, the use of a seatbelt, and more, common causes of abdominal injuries in a car accident include:
- Crush injuries that occur when an occupant is crushed within the car;
- Blunt trauma injuries when an occupant is struck with an object with force;
- Penetration injuries from flying glass or other sharp objects, including the vehicle frame;
- External injuries and trauma injuries from a seatbelt or airbag;
- Blunt trauma injuries from being thrown from the vehicle if not wearing a seatbelt.
Call Our Car Accident Law Firm Today for a Free Consultation
Suffering a serious abdominal injury in a car accident could change your life. At the Law Office of Raul A. Guajardo, P.L.L.C., our experienced car accident attorney understands how much you have suffered and how much is on the line during the claims process. We will aggressively advocate for you and protect your best interests, fighting for your right to your full compensation amount. To schedule a free consultation, please call our law firm directly or send us a message online.