Some injuries are easy to spot or feel after an accident, especially external injuries. However, other injuries might lurk beneath the skin and go unnoticed. If you or a loved one was in an accident, it might be best to receive a follow-up medical exam to confirm that you do not have any internal bleeding. People who do not treat internal bleeding might be at risk of infection, organ failure, and even death.
If you or a loved one suffered internal bleeding because of someone else’s negligence, you might be able to get compensation for your damages. A Los Angeles internal bleeding lawyer from Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices can give you support during the legal process. We handle personal injury and medical malpractice cases. If your loved one succumbed to internal bleeding injuries, we can help with your wrongful death claim.
You can discuss who may be liable for your injuries with a representative of Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices today. Simply call us at (888) 522-6291 for a free case evaluation, and we can explain what legal options are available to you, including what kind of damages you might be entitled to receive.
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Internal Bleeding Can Be Life-Threatening
Internal bleeding can be a result of several types of accidents, such as:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Construction accidents
- Boating accidents
- Dog bites
It can also be a result of a medical error, such as:
- Surgical error, including foreign objects left in the body
- Being prescribed the wrong medication or dosage, which caused internal bleeding
- Being misdiagnosed and treated for an injury you do not have
- Failure to perform or correctly read internal imaging scans
- Dismissing symptoms of internal bleeding as another minor injury
These are not the only causes of internal bleeding that may warrant a personal injury claim.
You Might Still Be Able to Sue Even if You Discover an Injury Later On
Due to the fact that internal bleeding occurs beneath the skin, many people with this type of injury do not notice symptoms until hours or even days after the event that caused the injury. Even if you did not initially report internal bleeding as an injury at the time of the accident, you might still be able to claim compensation if you can prove that the accident was its cause.
Seek medical attention as soon as you become aware of your symptoms and have a medical professional confirm whether the accident most likely caused your injury. If this determination is recorded in your medical file, it may be used as evidence in your case.
If you need help proving that your internal bleeding injury is related to an accident or incident in your recent past, a Los Angeles internal bleeding lawyer from our firm may be able to help you collect evidence to support your claims. Call Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices today at (888) 522-6291 and explain your situation to our client intake team. We offer free case reviews to accident victims in Los Angeles.
We May Be Able to Help You Fight for Compensation
Whether you are pursuing compensation for a personal injury accident or an act of medical malpractice, your lawyer may review your damages to see how much your case might be worth. Each client’s case is unique in how much compensation they may be entitled to demand.
Damages are based on financial losses and personal afflictions, which might include:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Property damage
- Loss of income or wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Permanent total or partial disability
- Loss of consortium
If your loved one passed away after the event that caused their internal bleeding, you might be able to recover compensation for their funeral costs, medical expenses, and potential income had they remained alive.
The Statute of Limitations Establishes Your Deadline to Sue
Some people decide to pursue compensation through a lawsuit when they realize that negotiations with the at-fault party’s insurer are at a standstill. Other people might want to skip the insurance claim process and battle it out in court. Whether you choose to bring a lawsuit is up to you, but you do not have much time to decide.
You must abide by the statute of limitations that applies to the type of lawsuit you file. If you are filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, the California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) §335.1 mandates that you typically have two years from the date of your injury or your loved one’s death to submit your lawsuit.
However, if you are filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, the rules can become more complicated. According to CCP §340.5, you generally have three years to file your case, meaning three years from the date of injury or the day you discovered your injury. In some cases, the statutory deadline might be tolled if you discover a foreign object in the body due to medical error or if the injured party is a minor.
Your lawyer can explain how the statute of limitations might affect your case, and they may also help you file your lawsuit on time.
Hire a Los Angeles Internal Bleeding Lawyer from Our Law Firm
Call Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices to find out if you still qualify to bring a case against the party or parties responsible for the event that injured you. Whether your case is about a personal injury accident, medical malpractice, or wrongful death, our team of attorneys is ready to help.
Call (888) 522-6291 for a free case evaluation. We can explain what practice area your case falls under and even which laws might apply to your situation. If you have other questions about our legal services and how much we charge, one of our representatives can explain in more detail and help you begin your case.