Internal injuries sustained from an accident can be easy to overlook. According to the National Trauma Institute, trauma is the number one cause of death for those ages 1-46 and accounts for about 30% of all life years lost in the US. Injuries to internal organs can be devastating. When any major trauma occurs, it is important to go seek medical attention immediately. If an internal injury is left untreated, it can become a more serious medical issue and result in a dangerous situation.
Types of Internal Injuries
Internal injuries can be severe and may not always come with physical signs of trauma. There are two categories of internal injuries:
- Penetrating Trauma- Occurs when a foreign object punctures the body and tears a hole in one or more blood vessels
- Blunt Trauma- Occurs when a part of the body collides with another object at a high speed wounding blood vessels
If either type of internal injury is left untreated, it can become deadly for the victim. Treatment for the internal injury can become extensive, costly, and time consuming depending on the type of injury sustained.
Causes of Internal Injuries
There are a wide variety of accidents or incidents that can lead to internal injuries. Some of the most common causes of these types of injuries are:
If you or someone you love has been suffered internal injuries due to someone else’s negligence, take action today. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney. They will be able to evaluate any potential claim and help you determine what the next steps may be. Contact the attorneys at Powers Taylor today for a free initial consultation.