Omaha Organ Damage Attorneys
After an accident, your first thought may be to check for deep cuts, head wounds, or broken bones, but one of the deadliest conditions you can experience is organ damage. Whether you were injured in a car wreck, a fall, or due to toxic chemicals, your internal organs could be damaged: this can range from internal bruising to rupture to total organ failure.
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If you or someone you love suffered organ damage due to another person’s negligent actions, you may be able to recover compensation in a personal injury claim. Recovering proper compensation for your injuries requires extensive legal knowledge, which is why you should work with the team at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. Our Omaha organ damage attorney can investigate your injuries, collect evidence of negligence, and advocate for your best interests. To discuss your claim in a free consultation, call us at (402) 505-8234.
While a broken bone or soft tissue injury can heal over time with proper care, organ damage is a life-threatening condition that may require invasive surgery. Our organs are protected by bones, muscle, and fat, but intense pressure or trauma can disrupt their normal functions. Damage to the kidneys, for example, can make it difficult to go to the bathroom and for the body to filter out certain toxins, while a punctured lung keeps a person from breathing -- a medical emergency that should be treated immediately.
Following a fall, vehicle collision, or another harmful event, victims may be dazed and filled with adrenaline, which can mask their true injuries. A victim may report no pain or discomfort to a paramedic, but later on, be in a great deal of agony. Victims may also experience nausea, light-headedness, fatigue, weakness, cramps, and anemia.
It is extremely important for you to see a doctor as soon as possible after being in an accident. Tell the doctor all your symptoms. Internal injures should be treated immediately to prevent long-term damage and death.
If the abdomen or chest is punctured, or struck with enough force, it very likely that an organ will be damaged. The victim needs immediate surgery to prevent internal bleeding.
Organ damage is not simply something that “happens” by chance, but often occurs due to an act of negligence or recklessness. It could be a car wreck, serious fall, dog bite, or toxic exposure. If another person caused your trauma, then you should not have to pay for it. Instead, the at-fault party’s insurance company owes you full compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
In our experience, victims can file a claim for organ damage after it was caused by a:
- Car wreck
- Motorcycle collision
- Truck crash
- Toxic exposure, such as after a tanker truck crash or cargo spill
- Malfunction of farming equipment
- ATV collision
- Dangerous property condition
- Defective product
- Toxic chemical in vaping products
Organ damage comes with a high price tag. Doctors need to run multiple tests to determine how badly a patient is and the best course of treatment. In some cases, treatment may only include medication and careful observation, but serious cases may require surgery, even an organ transplant for a patient to recover. With damaged kidneys, in particular, patients may require dialysis for the rest of their lives.
At the end of the day, these costs of organ damage are far beyond what the average person can pay. However, under Nebraska’s personal injury laws, a claim can cover all of these medical costs, as well as other damages.
If you have suffered organ damage due to someone else’s carelessness or recklessness, you can recover compensation for:
Economic damages: Economic damages include all of the financial costs of an injury, which can include medical tests, surgeries, medication, long-term care, lost wages, and lost earning expenses if the victim had to change jobs due to the organ damage.
Non-economic damages: Unlike economic damages, non-economic damages do not have a clear financial value. These damages include all of the physical and emotional costs of an injury: the physical pain of organ damage, the mental anguish of recovery, and any way the injury has impacted the victim’s daily life.
The costs of organ damage are unimaginable and almost impossible for anyone to pay out-of-pocket. But, if someone else caused your trauma with an act of negligence, you should not be the one to pay for it. Instead, let an experienced Omaha personal injury attorney work on getting you full compensation for your injuries.
Our legal team at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. has fought on behalf of injured clients for years. We understand the high costs of your injuries and how difficult it is to pay your bills. This is why we offer a free consultation to give you the chance to discuss your case and learn what options you have. If you do choose to work with us, you do not owe us any upfront fees and only have to pay us if we win your case. Let us get to work dealing with the at-fault party’s insurance company while you focus on healing. Call us at (402) 505-8234 to get started.
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