In many instances, a car accident can leave a person suffering from serious internal organ damage. These types of abdominal injuries can cause life-long debilitating effects. Abdominal injuries suffered in a New York City car accident can be especially dangerous because many injuries do not show obvious external signs of being present immediately after a car accident. Many abdominal injuries show their symptoms days, weeks, or even months after a car accident.

If you or a loved one have suffered serious internal injuries after a New York City car accident, do not hesitate to contact Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP. We can be reached at (212) 986-7353.

Common Types of Abdominal Injuries Suffered in New York City Car Accidents

Many types of injuries are possible after a New York City car accident. Doctors classify internal abdominal injuries according to the type of structure damaged and the way the injury occurred. Here are the structures in the abdominal cavity:

  • Solid organs (liver, pancreas, spleen, and kidneys)
  • Hollow organs (stomach, bladder, small intestine, colon)
  • Blood vessels (veins and arteries)

In New York City car accidents, the three most commonly injured organs are the kidneys, liver, and spleen.

Symptoms of Internal Organ Injuries

Here are the most common internal injury symptoms our New York City car accident victims have suffered:

  • Spleen injuries can cause pain to the left shoulder
  • Small intestinal tears can cause pain that worsens over time
  • Kidney or bladder injuries can cause blood in the urine
  • Visible bruising
  • Swollen abdomen
  • Internal bleeding (these symptoms may include the following: rapid breathing, rapid heart rate, sweating, cold or pale skin, dizziness, and confusion)

Contact an Experienced New York City Abdominal Injury Attorney

Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP have helped many people and their families suffering after serious abdominal injuries after a New York City car accident. To find out how we can be there for you, call us at (212) 986-7353.

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