Injuries resulting in internal bleeding can be very serious—even life-threatening. Internal bleeding can result from any kind of accident, from a fall to a car crash. You may not even be aware you are bleeding internally for some time following your accident. That’s why it’s essential to seek medical care and take time to recover.
Unfortunately, medical bills are often high, and internal bleeding after an accident can change a victim’s life forever. Don’t let insurance adjusters pressure you into settling your claim before you know the extent of your injuries.
Lawyers for Bleeding and Bruising Injuries in Utah
At Good Guys Injury Law, we have the experience to help you recover from your accident both physically and financially. Our attorneys for bleeding and bruising injuries in Utah understand what you are going through. We know how to help. We can get you the compensation you need to pay for your expenses and begin rebuilding your life.
What Are Some Causes of Internal Bleeding in Accidents?
Internal bleeding may result from:
- Car accidents
- Truck and motorcycle crashes
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Slip and falls, falling onto an object
- Assault and battery, intentional injury
- Falling objects
- Medical malpractice
- Dangerous products
- Other blunt force trauma
If you suffered internal bleeding after an accident due to another party’s careless actions, we’re ready to help. You deserve financial compensation for your recovery and to support your family. Contact our team today for a free consultation.
Can I Sue if an Injury Causes Internal Bleeding?
If you’re hurt because of another person’s negligent, reckless or intentional conduct, you can sue for internal bleeding by bringing a legal claim. Even strict liability may apply in some cases. The standard is whether someone else is at legal fault for the accident that results in your injuries. If you suffer internal damage because of someone else’s wrongful actions, you can sue.
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How Do I Prove Internal Bleeding as a Personal Injury?
Internal bleeding counts as a personal injury. It is a qualifying injury, just like if you had a broken bone or visible bleeding. If you have internal injuries, you can bring a claim for compensation in the same way as injuries that are visible to the eye.
To prove internal bleeding as a personal injury, you provide medical witness testimony and records. You can’t take photographs of internal bleeding like you could with a visible wound. However, medical imaging and the testimony of your care providers can be vital to proving your claim. It’s important to carefully document your injuries to prove your case.
What Compensation Can I Receive for an Internal Bleeding Lawsuit?
For an internal bleeding lawsuit, you may claim the full range of damages that are available in a personal injury case, including:
- Surgery costs
- Emergency care
- Ambulance expenses
- Follow up care, monitoring
- Expenses to find and diagnose your injuries
- Hospitalization, nursing care, and in-home assistance
- Value of travel to medical appointments
- Lost value of care provided to family members
- Lost income and financial support
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Mental health damages, emotional anguish
- Permanent disability and scars
You may value and claim payment for each of the different ways the internal bleeding has changed your life. Some of these injuries are going to be obvious, like your medical bills. Other types of losses are intangible, like the value of care and support you provide to family members. Emotional anguish is also deserving of compensation.
Our lawyers can assist you in identifying all the types of damages that you may not be aware of to make sure that your claim for compensation is complete. We’ll ensure you get the maximum amount possible.
How Do I Get Compensation for Internal Bleeding?
To get compensation for internal bleeding, you file a legal claim. This is a formal court case that goes to court. You must prove that you deserve compensation. You do this by showing that an accident occurred and someone else has legal fault because of their actions. Finally, you demonstrate what compensation you deserve.
What You Need to Know About Internal Bleeding and Bruising Injuries
Internal bleeding occurs as blood is lost throughout various organs in the body. It is a very serious medical condition for which medical help should be sought immediately. Because the bleeding is not always outwardly visible, it is crucial to know the other symptoms of internal bleeding and what to do in an emergency.
How can I tell if someone is bleeding internally?
Often, heavy bruising that stems from a traumatic accident is a symptom of internal bleeding. Other signs may include:
- Tender, swollen, bruised, or hard areas of the body, such as the abdomen
- Rapid, weak pulse
- Skin that feels cool or moist or looks pale or bluish
- Vomiting blood or coughing up blood
- Excessive thirst
- An injured extremity that is blue or extremely pale
- Altered mental state, such as the person becoming confused, faint, drowsy, or unconscious
Symptoms vary based on the location and rate of blood loss. Internal bleeding can also manifest itself by secretion through natural avenues, such as the mouth, rectum, etc. The rare blood disease hemophilia puts a patient at severe risk of internal bleeding when the blood doesn’t properly clot.
What should I do if I suspect internal bleeding?
If internal bleeding is at all suspected, the victim should seek medical help immediately. Call 911 or go directly to the hospital as internal bleeding can have severe and even fatal consequences. If you suspect you are going into shock—feeling dizzy or light-headed—lay down with your legs up in the air until help arrives.
Does internal bleeding affect children differently from adults?
Internal bleeding can be particularly dangerous for children and elderly adults. Both age groups often do not display the same symptoms as are typically found in adults. Plus, they may have difficulty communicating their symptoms. They are, however, no more at risk for internal bleeding than other age groups unless their behavior (i.e., lifestyle pattern of extreme risks) or deteriorating health leads to potentially harmful situations.
How can internal bleeding be diagnosed?
Upon arriving at a medical facility, a doctor will run a blood test, x-rays, and an ultra-sound when necessary. A CT scan can also be performed to check for internal injuries. In extreme cases, a doctor may decide a surgical procedure is the best method for locating and stopping the bleeding.
Can internal bleeding be prevented?
Through exercising proper judgment in general, monitoring health, administering first aid when needed and taking medications if appropriate, you can help reduce the risk of internal bleeding. Always wear protective equipment and use common sense to reduce injuries from accidents, activities, and sports. Also, it is vital to be aware of the side effects of medications (such as high blood pressure) used for blood-thinning to help monitor your risk of internal bleeding.
If you have experienced internal bleeding or bruising because of someone else’s negligence, we can help you work with the insurance company or take your case to court to recover what you need for medical costs and other damages. At Good Guys Injury Law, we aim to provide passionate, professional service to make sure your financial means are met so you can focus on recovery.
Internal Bleeding and Bruising Resources
Internal bleeding can be a severe medical condition. We hope the following websites will provide valuable information and resources:
- Timpanogos Regional Hospital – The Timpanogos Regional Hospital gives excellent tips on preventing and minimizing internal bleeding. The information includes blood-thinning medications that put you at risk and outlines the proper treatment methods applied by doctors to heal internal bleeding.
- WebMD Physicians – This link provides a list of physicians in the Utah area who could evaluate and treat internal bleeding. Of course, if internal bleeding is suspected, professional medical help should be sought immediately by calling 911.
- Utah Medical Group – The Utah Medical Group provides guidance on knowing when individuals should seek treatment for internal bleeding.
- Medicine.Net – Medicine.net is one of the most complete reference sites about internal bleeding. The site includes symptoms, causes, treatments, and more.
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Read about answers to frequently asked internal bleeding questions here.