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When Your Insides Hurt: Dealing with Internal Injuries after a St. Louis Car Accident

When you spot someone wearing a cast on an arm or leg, and you immediately begin to sympathize with that person, imagining the pain of a broken limb.

When you walk by someone with an internal injury, you might not even know they are suffering. Though the evidence of an internal injury is not so easily visible, the pain is every bit as real.

Injury to any one of your internal organs can cause significant pain and interfere with other body systems and functions, as well. 

We rarely think twice about how those autonomous functions work inside our body until something starts to go wrong. Suddenly, it becomes crystal clear just how dependent we are on having each and every part working properly.

Internal injuries are common in St. Louis car accidents, and any one injury can greatly affect your quality of life. Injuries to any of the following internal organs can cause significant damage:

  • Brain
  • Heart or arteries
  • Lungs
  • Intestines
  • Stomach
  • Liver
  • Spleen
  • Gallbladder
  • Pancreas
  • Kidneys
  • Bladder
  • Appendix
  • Thyroid gland

Some of the major organs play a more critical role in the body's ability to function, but each are important. While some minor organs (such as the gallbladder) can be removed, your body will still need to adjust to the loss. Many people adjust fine, while others exhibit continuing issues for years.

If you or a family member has suffered internal injuries as the result of a car accident in St. Louis, you may be dealing with more significant injury than you realize. Don't agree to settle until you know the full extent of your injuries and associated medical bills.

An experienced St. Louis car accident lawyer, such as Alvin Wolff Jr., can help you get the amount of compensation you deserve. To request a free initial consultation or to order your copy of our book, The Guide on How to Pick a Lawyer, call 314-241-2500 today.