Freehold Internal Bleeding Lawyers
Internal Bleeding Can be Life-Threatening, and We can Help You Seek Compensation for Your Injuries in Long Branch, Hazlet, Middletown, Belmar, and other Monmouth County Communities
Following an accident or even a medical procedure, it is possible for an individual to experience internal bleeding. While other types of injuries like broken bones, contusions, or lacerations are usually visible and quickly painful or uncomfortable, other injuries, like internal bleeding, can be more difficult to detect and even symptomless for some time, despite being potentially deadly.
Internal bleeding occurs when a vein, internal organ, or tissue experiences a laceration, which causes bleeding inside the body. Here, our accomplished personal injury lawyers will discuss some of the common causes of internal bleeding, how to identify signs of internal bleeding, side effects, treatment, and important information regarding legal liability and compensation for internal bleeding.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident or another type of accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses, such as medical bills and lost wages. With over 50 years of experience handling injury cases in Howell, Tinton Falls, Wall, Lake Como, Belmar, Lavallette, Asbury Park, Monmouth County, and elsewhere at the New Jersey Shore, the experienced attorneys at Chamlin, Uliano, & Walsh have a proven track record of success. Call a New Jersey personal injury lawyer at our firm at (732) 440-3950 to explore your legal options today.
Risk Factors for Internal Bleeding in NJ
Internal bleeding can be caused by various factors, including some genetic conditions, long-term alcohol abuse, and pregnancy complications, but it is most often caused by trauma to the body. A blunt force trauma to the body or deceleration force upon the brain can lead to serious and even life-threatening internal bleeding.
Dealing with Internal Bleeding Following an Accident
When the body experiences blunt force trauma in a motor vehicle accident, assault, significant fall, or any other type of accident that results in damage to the body’s veins, arteries, and/or organs, internal bleeding is possible. Hitting your head on a windshield or having your head shaken forcefully back and forth during a car accident can lead to internal bleeding in the brain. A blunt force impact to another area of the body, like the abdomen, can cause damage to your organs, resulting in bleeding inside that organ or outside the organ and into the rest of the body.
Internal Bleeding as a Result of a Botched Medical Procedure
Internal bleeding may also result as a complication of a medical surgery or due to the negligence of a surgeon or another healthcare provider. In these instances, it is critical to understand what exactly caused the internal bleeding, whether it was an expected, potential complication, or whether the action or inaction of your medical team could have caused or contributed to the internal bleeding.
A medical professional has a legal duty to act with reasonable care when providing any medical services or care. The standard of “reasonableness” is determined by how a reasonably prudent physician or medical provider with the same level of knowledge and experience would act under the circumstances. When a medical professional deviates from this standard of care through their action or inaction, they are liable for the injuries their negligence causes.
Signs and Symptoms of Internal Bleeding
Unlike other visible injuries, internal bleeding can frequently go undiagnosed initially, with symptoms often manifesting for hours or longer. Sometimes, internal bleeding can even be symptomless. Signs of internal bleeding will vary depending on where in the body the bleeding occurs. Internal brain bleeds can cause symptoms ranging from headache, lightheadedness, and stiff neck to more severe issues such as stroke-like symptoms.
If you are experiencing slurred speech, vision disturbances, loss of vision, or numbness in your body, you should seek emergency medical attention. Symptoms of bleeding in other areas of the body, including intra-abdominal bleeding, may include bloody stool, bloody vomit, lightheadedness, and pain. The body may go into shock as a result of internal bleeding, leading to low blood pressure and/or shortness of breath.
In addition to these more immediate or short-term symptoms of internal bleeding, long-term side effects can also occur. Long-term side effects of internal bleeding can include organ failure, seizures, coma, and even death due to chronic hemorrhaging.
Don’t Delay Medical Attention After Signs of Internal Bleeding
If you notice any potential symptoms of internal bleeding following an accident, you should seek immediate emergency medical treatment. This is not the type of injury you want to wait to consult with your regular physician about at your next medical appointment. Concerns regarding internal bleeding warrant a trip to the emergency room, and if you are unsure whether you may be experiencing internal bleeding but are exhibiting any symptoms, it is better to be safe and get evaluated by a medical professional. Emergency surgery may be needed to treat the internal bleeding.
Proving Liability for Internal Bleeding Injuries after an Accident
Liability for internal bleeding injuries is generally based on a theory of negligence. In order to proof that a defendant was negligent, the plaintiff (the injured person) must proof that the individual had a legal duty to act with a certain degree of care, they failed to act with that degree of care, that failure was the direct and proximate cause of the plaintiff’s injuries, and damages occurred as a result. The plaintiff must prove each of these elements by a preponderance of the evidence, a legal standard that means it is more likely than not to be true.
If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident and suffered internal bleeding as a result, to recover compensation for your injuries, you must prove that the other driver negligently caused the accident. Every driver has a legal duty to drive as a reasonably prudent person under the circumstances. This means following traffic laws, reacting to other drivers appropriately, driving at a safe speed for the weather conditions, and generally operating the vehicle in a way that a reasonable person in the same situation would.
Recovering Your Losses from Internal Bleeding Injuries in New Jersey
You may be entitled to monetary compensation for your injuries, including compensation to cover your medical bills like doctors’ bills, medications, hospital stays, and physical therapy, any temporary or permanent disability caused by the internal bleeding, and lost wages from time off from work.
Get Assistance from Qualified Wall NJ Internal Bleeding Attorneys
Internal bleeding may cause additional health problems for which you are entitled to compensation from the party that negligently caused your internal bleeding; however, you will have to prove that these additional health problems were the result of the internal bleeding, which was a direct result of the defendant’s negligence. In some cases, like medical malpractice cases, proving negligence requires you to make a very technical and sophisticated argument and to support your claim with strong medical evidence, along with the testimony of expert witnesses.
Internal bleeding caused by a car accident can be equally challenging to prove. In both situations, injured victims are often up against lawyers for the insurance companies of the individual who caused the injuries. Thus, you want to make sure that you can present the strongest argument possible to ensure that you are able to collect the compensation you deserve. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place. Our talented team of personal injury lawyers at Chamlin, Uliano, & Walsh assists clients with securing compensation for internal bleeding and related complications resulting from Bicycle accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, construction accidents, and medical negligence in Rumson, Manasquan, Atlantic Highlands, Red Bank, Colts Neck, Freehold, Shrewsbury, Neptune, and towns across Monmouth County. Speak to an attorney today by contacting (732) 440-3950. We offer cost-free consultations.