Internal Injuries in Car Accidents
The impact of a car crash can cause a variety of damages. While some injuries appear immediately, others, like internal injuries, may not be readily apparent. Internal injuries tend to be more serious than others, and often cause permanent physical harm and significant financial losses. As such, many people who suffer internal injuries in car accidents seek to recover damages from the party that caused the crash. If you were harmed due to someone else’s negligent acts, the legal team at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, can potentially assist you in pursuing any compensation you may be owed. Collectively, our Cape Cod car accident lawyers have collectively represented people in Massachusetts for more than fifteen decades, and we will work tirelessly to help you strive for a favorable outcome. Our aggressive advocacy has enabled us to recover numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for the parties we represent.Internal Injuries in Car Accidents
In most instances, internal injuries are caused by the blunt force impact of a car accident. For example, a person’s head may hit the driver’s seat headrest, door, or another part of the car, which can cause a subdural hematoma, a cerebral hemorrhage, or a concussion. A forceful impact can also cause lung injuries such as a pneumothorax or a collapsed lung, as well as other injuries such as ruptured spleens, abdominal aneurysms, and organ failure. In some cases, a car accident will cause internal bleeding, which is not only harmful but can lead to other serious health issues, including stroke, coma, and death. Other internal injuries include torn ligaments, tendons, and muscles, which can be caused by force and by penetrative trauma.Proving Liability for Internal Injuries Caused by a Car Accident
A person that suffers internal injuries due to a car accident may be able to recover damages from the party that caused the collision via a civil lawsuit. Generally, a plaintiff in a lawsuit arising out of a car accident will pursue a negligence claim against the defendant, who is usually a driver involved in the accident. To prove liability based on a theory of negligence, a plaintiff must first demonstrate that a defendant had a duty to act with reasonable care. The plaintiff must then establish that the defendant acted or failed to act in a manner that constitutes a breach of that duty. Lastly, the plaintiff must show that the breach proximately caused the plaintiff to suffer measurable harm. In other words, the plaintiff must prove that if the defendant had not breached the duty owed, the plaintiff would not have suffered harm. A knowledgeable car accident lawyer can review the facts of your case to determine whether you may be able to meet the elements of a negligence claim.Damages Recoverable in Car Accident Lawsuits
If a judge or jury finds a defendant liable for the plaintiff’s harm, the plaintiff may be awarded compensation for the economic and noneconomic damages caused by his or her injuries. Economic damages can cover the cost of any medical treatment the plaintiff needed to undergo following the accident, including hospitalization, surgeries, and therapy, as well as out of pocket costs. If the plaintiff could not work following the accident, lost wages may be an element of economic damages as well. Noneconomic damages are generally comprised of the pain, suffering, and mental distress caused by the accident. If the plaintiff was married at the time of the crash, his or her spouse may be awarded damages as well.Experienced Car Accident Lawyers Serving Cape Cod
Internal injuries can cause grave physical, financial, and emotional harm. If you suffered internal injuries in a car accident, you may have legal claims you can pursue. The dedicated attorneys of the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, have the skills and resources to help you seek the full amount of damages you may be owed, and we will fight diligently on your behalf. Our zealous representation has helped us to maintain a record of favorable verdicts and settlements, with many case outcomes in the millions. We assist people with personal injury matters in Cape Cod, and we are also available to meet by appointment in Hyannis and Plymouth. You can contact us at 888-262-6664 or via our form online to schedule a meeting. Nós Falamos Português.