Internal Injuries and Organ Damage in 18-Wheeler Accidents in Alabama

Accidents involving 18-wheelers or semi-trucks often result in severe damages and catastrophic injuries given the massive size and weight of these vehicles. One of the most critical and life-threatening types of injuries suffered in these accidents is internal injuries and organ damage. As an experienced Alabama personal injury lawyer, Stephen Thompson is devoted to bringing justice to accident victims and ensuring they receive fair compensation for their injuries. 

Understanding Internal Injuries and Organ Damage

Internal injuries and organ damage often go unnoticed at the accident scene because they do not present immediate visible signs. They are usually caused by the sheer force of a crash with an 18-wheeler—which due to their size and weight, can result in a massive impact.

The impact of the crash can cause the body to jerk violently or suddenly stop, resulting in internal organs colliding with each other or against the skeletal structure. In some instances, objects or debris from the crash can penetrate the body causing internal injuries and organ damage. 

Typically, these injuries might affect kidneys, liver, spleen, heart, and lungs, amongst other organs. The severity ranges from minor internal bleeding to significant organ damage requiring immediate surgery.

Recognizing the Symptoms

Identifying internal injuries post-accident is crucial, as they can quickly escalate into life-threatening situations if not treated promptly. Symptoms can include:

  • Pain in the abdomen or chest 
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Dizziness or loss of consciousness 
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Deep bruising
  • Shock or reduced body temperature

The moment you notice any of these symptoms following a crash with an 18-wheeler, seek immediate medical attention. 

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Legal Assistance with Stephen Thompson

As an Alabama personal injury lawyer, Stephen Thompson aims to help victims of 18-wheeler accidents cope with the medical bills, loss of income, rehabilitation costs and other related expenses. He is dedicated to holding negligent parties accountable and pursuing the maximum compensation for accident victims' physical and emotional damages. 

Insurance companies often propose settlements that are short of the actual costs associated with these devastating accidents. Stephen Thompson will effectively negotiate on your behalf or proceed to trial if required. He has an extensive understanding of the Alabama State laws regarding car accidents and personal injuries and will ensure you are adequately represented.

Importance of Prompt Legal Action

Immediate legal intervention is essential in these incidents to secure evidence, contact witnesses, and initiate the claim process within Alabama's  statute of limitations. This prompt action can help build a robust case around your car accident and the resulting internal injuries and organ damage.

Stephen Thompson is dedicated to guiding you through the legal process of car accident cases to ensure your rights are protected under Alabama State laws. Remember, aligning with an experienced Alabama car accident lawyer like Stephen Thompson can make all the difference in realizing a favorable outcome in your case.

Dealing with the aftermath of an 18-wheeler accident compromising your health due to internal injuries and organ damage can be daunting. The legal side, however, needn't be. With Stephen Thompson, you can rest assured to receive compassionate, committed, and competent legal support through this challenging time. For more information or to discuss your case, get in touch today.

An accident doesn't just hit your car - it hits your life. As an experienced Alabama personal injury lawyer, Stephen Thompson is committed to hitting back hard for your rights and recovery.

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During your Initial Strategy Session, I will asist you in creating a strategy on how to best pursue your claim, whether it be the result of a Car Accident Claim, 18 Wheeler Injury, or, Alabama Workers' Compensation Claim. At your Initial Strategy Session, you will receive the following:

  • First - I will listen to your story. You will have a chance to tell everything to someone who wants to hear what happened to you.
  • Based on the information that you provide, I will give you my best advice on both what claims you have, and the next steps you should consider to proceed with your claim(s).
  • If your claim is something that I think I can help you with, I will explain the services that I can provide for you, and what the next steps are that we should take. We will start working immediately.
  • If your matter is something that I do not think I can help you with, then I will attempt to put you in contact with another lawyer that might be able to help you.
  • Either way, what should happen is we will put to rest some of the unkowns that you may be experiencing. We will start to shed some light on what you can expect, and how to best pursue the benefits you deserve.

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