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Santa Rosa Internal Injury Attorney

An internal injury from a car accident can be difficult to detect, but can turn grave fast. Blood loss from an internal injury can impact crucial organs.

Don't hesitate to contact an experienced Santa Rosa personal injury lawyer if you have sustained a car accident internal injury. At The Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman, we can put our skills and resources to work for you. You may be entitled to compensation for your losses.


Common internal injuries from car accidents can involve damage to the following organs:

  • Liver
  • Kidney
  • Spleen
  • Pancreas
  • Stomach
  • Bowels
  • Lungs
  • Heart or aorta

Additional injuries that can be sustained internally in the event of a car accident require a bit more explanation. Below, you can find some of the most serious types of internal injuries that victims of car accidents can suffer. If you or someone you love has suffered from any of the following after a car collision in California, then we urge you to speak to a Santa Rosa personal injury attorney at our firm as soon as possible.

Abdominal Aorta Rupture
In some accidents, a victim's stomach can become compressed, causing the aorta to rupture. When the rupture occurs, large amounts of blood will spill into the abdominal cavity and very often result in death within only minutes of the injury occurring.

Internal Bleeding
Internal bleeding is the result of damaged blood vessels that are unable to clot or repair themselves, and it is a common symptom among car accident victims. Internal bleeding does not have to be fatal if it is treated immediately; however, if left unattended, internal bleeding can result in cardiac arrest and death.

Organ Damage
If the force of impact created upon collision is strong enough, it can damage one or more of the victim's organs. Organs that are damaged excessively can begin to bleed internally; this internal bleeding will eventually cause the organ to shut down completely.

Pnuemothorax is possibly the most severe of all internal injuries. Pnuemothorax results from the puncture of a lung by a broken rib. The puncture can cause the rib to collapse, allowing air to enter into the chest cavity. When an abnormal amount of air is allowed into the space between the lung and the chest wall it can interfere or even prevent normal breathing.

Rib and Torso Injuries
It is estimated that millions of Americans suffer injury to the rib or torso each year as a result of his or her involvement in a car accident. For these individuals, the mere act of breathing can be excruciatingly painful. Treatment for internal rib and torso injuries is often very expensive.

Ruptured Spleen
If the force of a car collision causes impact to the left side of a person's body, the victim can experience a ruptured spleen. An injured or ruptured spleen will most likely need to be removed, after which time the patient will need to be immunized for protection against common infections such as pneumonia. If a ruptured spleen is treated rather than removed, it will likely be very expensive and could dramatically decrease the patient's quality of life.

Suffering from any one of the internal injuries listed and described above arguably calls for the attention of not only a medical professional, but a legal professional as well. Injuries as severe as those detailed above must be compensated for if the car accident that caused them was not the fault of the victim who suffered. Our Santa Rosa personal injury lawyers are here to work on behalf of these individuals.

The body may begin to shut down due to blood loss (a condition known as shock). If not treated promptly, a shock victim may die, which could lead to a wrongful death lawsuit. Insurance companies may try to limit a claim by putting blame on the victim. It's important to rely on an aggressive lawyer who can stand up to the insurance companies and demand maximum compensation for your internal injuries.


Contact a Santa Rosa car accident attorney with our firm today for a free consultation. Don't delay. Your rights may be affected. At The Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman, we remain committed to serving car accident injury victims in Sacramento, Santa Rosa, Napa and throughout California. Call us at (707) 575-7141.

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