Internal injuries tend to be some of the most serious injuries caused by auto accidents as they cannot be seen and immediately diagnosed by emergency response personnel. Making matters worse, injury victims often don’t know and can’t feel the severity of injuries due to shock. While each auto accident victim’s internal injuries are different, they all do have at least one thing in common, and that is how terribly expensive it is to treat these injuries. In Florida, there were 125,675 auto accidents that resulted in injuries in 2009, and many of these victims suffered serious, life-threatening internal injuries. When they contact the at-fault driver’s insurance company for information and help with medical costs, they often got the runaround. They were put on hold for long periods of time, transferred to different departments and subjected to other ploys to discourage them from seeking the compensation they need to pay medical bills. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, don’t deal with the insurance company yourself. Call an experienced Orlando auto accident lawyer, and get the results and compensation you need!
Getting the runaround from an insurance company? Call 888-FLA-AUTO (888-352-2886) today to schedule a free consultation with Orlando auto accident attorney James O. Cunningham!
Different Types of Internal Injuries
As previously mentioned, the internal injuries that auto accident victims often suffer are unique. However, there are some discernable patterns of injuries caused by the blunt force trauma that occurs when one vehicle strikes another, even at seemingly minor speeds. These patterns include the following:
- Puncture wounds
In an auto accident, the ribs that protect internal organs can be broken and puncture internal organs, severely impairing function and threatening the life of the victim. For example, punctured lungs cause an opening in the diaphragm and can prevent victims from breathing.
- Crushing wounds
Blunt force trauma from contact with a steering wheel, dashboard and other objects, even seatbelts, can cause internal organs to become crushed, compromising function and seriously threatening the victim’s life. In many cases, the damage is so severe that the damaged tissue and sometimes the whole organ have to be removed.
- Internal bleeding
The trauma from an auto accident can cause blood vessels to tear and blood to begin filling the abdominal cavity. Internal bleeding injuries are especially dangerous as the tears are often so severe that the victim “bleeds out” and dies before he or she can receive treatment.
Contact an Orlando Auto Accident Attorney
If you or someone in your immediate family has suffered internal injuries in an auto accident caused by a negligent driver, you need and deserve an experienced, aggressive Orlando car accident attorney by your side. James O. Cunningham has been helping injured people receive damages from negligent drivers and their insurance companies since 1977. He has a proven record of success in these matters through negotiated settlements and court awards that help injured people pay medical bills, replace lost wages, get physical rehabilitation and other ongoing care and provide for their families. Call Mr. Cunningham today at 888-FLA-AUTO (888-352-2886) to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with a driven Orlando auto accident lawyer who always puts the needs of his clients first!