John R. Fuller P.C.

1736 Race Street
Denver, CO 80206

(303) 597-4500

Abdominal Injuries

Colorado Personal Injury Lawyer

In 2008 alone, over 5.8 million traffic accidents occurred across the United States. These accidents were responsible for 2.34 million injuries including injuries to the head, spinal cord and abdomen. Abdominal injuries are some of the most dangerous and overlooked injuries and if not recognized quickly, can lead to permanent and life long disabilities and even death. Abdominal trauma or injury occurs when the abdomen is forced against a hard or rigid object such as a steering wheel, lap seat belt or dash board. When this occurs, the abdomen can sustain serious injury, including internal bleeding and organ damage. To make matters worse, signs and symptoms of an abdominal injury can take hours or even days to become apparent, making the injury difficult to diagnose and leading to life threatening complications. If you or someone you love experiences any signs and symptoms of an abdominal injury following an automobile or motorcycle crash, it is important to seek medical attention immediately to prevent permanent damage from occurring. Signs and symptoms of an abdominal injury include (but are not limited to):
  • Pain or pressure in the abdomen
  • Blood in stool
  • Blood in urine
  • Increased abdominal girth or bloating
  • Fainting or dizziness
  • Low blood pressure
Since the majority of the body’s main organs are housed in the abdomen, damage to this area of the body can lead to severe and life threatening complications. After a major accident and injury to the abdomen, victims can suffer from a ruptured spleen, damage to the liver or kidneys, ruptures or tears in the intestinal tract and injury to the major blood vessels that supply the body.

If you or someone you love has sustained an abdominal injury following an accident, it is important to contact an experienced Colorado personal injury lawyer immediately. Abdominal injuries can have long lasting effects and lead to a lifetime of medical treatments such as kidney dialysis, steroids, colostomies and fertility treatments. If your accident was the result of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation and lost wages.

Your Denver Injury Case is our Cause

We personally work with you throughout the duration of your case in pursuit of the compensation you need and deserve. Damages in personal injury cases include economic, non-economic, and punitive damages. In many cases, we have successfully obtained economic damages for the tangible money lost due to an accident including medical bills of all types, co-pays, deductibles, mileage, lost wages, loss of earnings and the reduced value of your car or other property. We also have been successful in obtaining non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, scarring, disfigurement, loss of quality of life and loss of consortium. Finally, in some cases we are able to obtain punitive damages that punish the defendant – often a company – for the behavior that caused the injury or damage. Our cases include:
  • Auto Accidents, commercial truck accidents and any motor vehicle accident
  • Wrongful Death
  • Slip and Falls on public and private property
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Lien Treatment for hospital expenses, insurance bad faith, and other issues that arise in accident cases
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice, legal malpractice and any professional conduct that causes harm

Contact an Aurora Injury Attorney

Contact John R. Fuller by phone, fax or e-mail today to schedule your free initial consultation and learn how we can get you the fair treatment you deserve. Our firm is available 24/7 to discuss the details of your case. Bookmark and Share