Internal Injuries and Organ Damage in 18 Wheeler Accidents

18 wheeler accidents can be incredibly devastating, and victims may suffer from a range of injuries. While some injuries are immediately apparent, such as broken bones or cuts and bruises, others may not be as obvious. Internal injuries and organ damage are common in 18 wheeler accidents and can be life-threatening if left untreated.

If you have been involved in an 18 wheeler accident, it is important to seek medical attention immediately, even if you feel okay. Symptoms of internal injuries and organ damage may not be noticeable right away, but can become more severe over time.

Some of the most common internal injuries and organ damage sustained in 18 wheeler accidents include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): A TBI can occur from a direct blow to the head or from the brain being jolted within the skull. Symptoms can range from mild, such as a concussion, to severe, including permanent brain damage.
  • Internal Bleeding: Internal bleeding can occur from blunt force trauma to the body, such as from the impact of an 18 wheeler accident. If left untreated, it can lead to life-threatening complications.
  • Organ Damage: 18 wheeler accidents can cause damage to organs such as the liver, spleen, and kidneys. In severe cases, the organ may need to be surgically removed.
  • Spinal Cord Injury: Damage to the spinal cord can result in paralysis, loss of sensation or movement, and other severe neurological problems.
  • Chest Injuries: Blunt force trauma to the chest can cause internal injuries, including rib fractures, lung contusions, and damage to the heart.

If you have been involved in an 18 wheeler accident and suspect that you may have suffered internal injuries or organ damage, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Even if you are not experiencing any symptoms, it is still possible to have sustained internal injuries.

Once you have received medical treatment, it is also important to contact a personal injury lawyer who has experience with 18 wheeler accident cases. They can help you understand your legal options and work to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries and related expenses.

In conclusion, internal injuries and organ damage sustained in 18 wheeler accidents can be life-threatening and should not be taken lightly. If you or someone you know has been involved in an 18 wheeler accident, seek medical attention immediately and contact a personal injury lawyer to help you navigate the legal process.

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