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Vital Organ Injuries

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Injuries to internal organs can be catastrophic due to the critical function organs perform. Additionally, trauma and damage to vital organs may not be immediately evident and can even be misdiagnosed by medical experts.

If you or a loved one suffered a vital organ injury, contact Thomas J. Henry Law for a free case consultation.

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Vital Organ Injuries are Always an Emergency

Internal organ injuries often require one or more surgeries coupled with extensive follow-up care. They can also result in long-term or permanent disability and reduced quality of life.

The human body has five vital organs – these are the organs that are essential to human survival.

  • Brain
  • Heart
  • Kidneys
  • Liver
  • Lungs

An injury to any of these organs is considered a medical emergency.

Common Causes of Vital Organ Injuries

Injuries to internal organs can occur through:

Blunt trauma — This can result from car crashes, falls, and even physical assaults.
Penetrating trauma — This occurs when a foreign object pierces a vital organ.
Defective pharmaceuticals and medications — Defective drugs can cause severe damage to vital organs and hamper their function. For example, drugs used in several hepatitis C clinical trials were associated with severe heart damage.

Medical mistakes — Even the most experienced surgeon can make mistakes. When these medical mistakes do occur, they can have debilitating effects on internal organs such as trauma-related damage and infection.

Contact an Experienced Vital Organ Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one have suffered a vital organ injury, contact Thomas J. Henry Law. Our experienced personal injury lawyers are available 24/7, nights and weekends to evaluate your claim. Injuries to internal organs can cause long-lasting and permanent health problems. When these types of injuries are caused by someone else’s negligence, you deserve to be compensated.

Thomas J. Henry Law has a record for helping our clients obtain real results in the form of verdicts, settlements, and judgments. Contact us today for a free case review. Our firm has offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Austin, serving clients across Texas and nationwide.

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Your Vital Organ Injury Questions Answered

We have straight answers to difficult questions to help you make critical decisions, navigate legal process and help you get justice.d

Following a vital organ injury, there are always more questions than answers. At Thomas J. Henry, we’re here to answer any questions you have about your injury case.

There are a multitude of different types of expert witnesses, from doctors to accident reconstructionists, all playing a unique role in personal injury litigation. However, most expert witnesses fall into two categories: consulting expert and testifying expert.

Consulting experts, help explain and clarify facts so that your attorney can better understand a situation. In a trucking accident, a consulting expert may be called to provide professional insight on the intricacies of trucking regulations, which can vary by state.

While a consulting expert typically does not testify in open court, the information they provide can play a vital role in supporting your trucking accident claim.

A testifying expert is someone who will deliver testimony in the courtroom. This requires that they not only posses special expertise, but also an ability to deliver complicated information in a manner that is easily understood.

Some expert witnesses will fill both of these duties during the course of a lawsuit, consulting with your attorney privately as the facts of your case are gathered and then presenting any relevant information to the judge or jury.

An expert witness, also known as a judicial expert, is an additional witness who has expertise and specialized knowledge in a particular subject that is beyond what an average person may have.

Expert witnesses can be called upon to offer their expert opinion to the court or to refute inaccurate testimony given by the defense. Because of their expertise and high ethical standards, testimony from an expert witness can go a long way in proving your trucking injury claim.

In Texas, pain and suffering is a type of damage available in a personal injury claim, such as in an auto accident case. Pain and suffering addresses the physical and mental trauma that a person experienced in an accident, in the aftermath of the accident, and during any medical procedures that were needed as a result. In many auto accident cases, establishing significant pain and suffering is one of the most important pieces of a personal injury claim or lawsuit.

Catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, cause tremendous pain and suffering. Auto accidents oftentimes leave victims with severe, long-lasting and debilitating physical injuries that can also lead to mental and emotional injuries. In these cases, pain and suffering (physically and mentally) is often easy to recognize. However, the amount awarded for pain and suffering is ultimately left up to a jury’s decision.

In order to successfully show the extent of an injured victim’s pain and suffering, it is imperative to have thorough and exhaustive documentation of medical treatments and therapies from physicians, surgeons, nurses, and psychologists. An experienced personal injury attorney can assist you with this process and also help with presenting your case clearly and convincingly before a jury.

During your initial meeting with an injury attorney, you will be asked many questions regarding the accident and the injuries you sustained. You should also be prepared to ask the attorney questions of your own. It can be helpful to create a list of questions you have for the attorney prior to the meeting so you don’t forget anything when you get there.

Important questions to ask your prospective accident attorney include:

  • How long have you been practicing law in this practice area?
  • What is your track record of succeeding in these cases?
  • Do you have trial experience?
  • How much will it cost to hire you?

One of the most important questions to ask your lawyer is how they charge for services and if a consultation costs you anything upfront. Our firm offers free case reviews and charges on a contingency basis.

Before your meeting, gather all of the evidence you collected from the accident and anything that may be related to your injuries, such as:

  • Photographs of the accident scene, damage to your car and other vehicles involved, your injuries, or anything else pertaining to the incident
  • Copy of a police report or accident report
  • List of names, phone numbers, or addresses of witnesses you spoke with at the scene
  • Medical records

If you received medical attention after your accident, bring any records or documents showing the procedures or treatment you had completed, the names and contact information of the doctors or medical professionals you saw, what future treatment may be recommended, and the costs associated with your care. In addition, bring medical and auto insurance information with you, if you have them.

Other documents that you may have that you should bring to your first meeting with a lawyer include:

  • Letters or emails you received from your insurer or the other driver’s insurer
  • Name and phone number of the at-fault driver from the accident (and their insurance company’s information)
  • Contact information of any insurance company or claims adjusters that you have spoken with
  • Receipts of anything you purchased to remedy an injury or repair due to the accident

In general, bring any evidence, documents, or information related to your injuries and the accident with you to your initial consultation with your attorney. The more information you bring, the quicker and easier your lawyer can evaluate your case and provide you with the next steps to take. To keep the documents organized and to avoid losing anything, keep all of these in an envelope or folder that you can then bring with you to the law office (or wherever you meet your attorney).

If an insurance company offers you a check right away, do not sign it. When an insurance company seems overly eager to settle a claim, it is because they are trying to limit their liability or they are trying to beat out future damages that have yet to be identified. As such, many checks will include release language benefiting the insurer.

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No matter the injury or the accident, if you or a loved one were harmed due to the negligence of an individual or company, Thomas J. Henry is here to assist you.

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