Experienced Vancouver Internal Injury Attorneys

Vancouver Internal Injury Attorney

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What is an Internal Injury?

Internal injury refers to damage or trauma that occurs within the body, affecting organs, tissues, blood vessels, or other internal structures. These injuries are not visible from the outside and can result from various causes, such as blunt force trauma, penetrating injuries, or medical conditions. Internal injuries can include internal bleeding, organ damage, fractures, muscle tears, and internal lacerations.

It is essential to seek medical attention if there is suspicion of an internal injury, as they can have serious and potentially life-threatening implications. Symptoms such as abdominal pain, dizziness, difficulty breathing, or changes in skin color may indicate the presence of an internal injury and should prompt immediate medical evaluation.

Have you recently suffered an internal injury? It’s time to seek justice and get the compensation you deserve. Contact Goldberg & Loren today for a free consultation and let their dedicated team of internal injury lawyers guide you through the legal process. Don’t delay, take action now and secure your future.

Causes of Internal Injuries

Internal injuries can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Trauma: Blunt force trauma from an accident, fall, or physical assault can cause internal injuries such as organ damage, internal bleeding, or fractures. [1]
  • Penetrating Injuries: Stab wounds, gunshot wounds, or other injuries that penetrate the body can cause internal damage to organs, blood vessels, and tissues.
  • Surgical Complications: Complications from surgical procedures, such as damage to organs or blood vessels during surgery, can result in internal injuries.
  • Infections: Infections within the body, such as sepsis or abscesses, can cause internal damage and injury to organs and tissues.
Causes of Internal Injuries

Common Types of Internal Injuries

Internal injuries are a serious and often life-threatening problem that can occur in a variety of circumstances. These injuries can be caused by:

  • Organ Damage: Trauma or internal bleeding can cause damage to organs such as the liver, spleen, kidneys, or intestines.
  • Internal Bleeding: This can occur within the body due to trauma, ruptured blood vessels, or medical conditions, and can be life-threatening if not treated promptly.
  • Fractures: While usually considered an external injury, severe fractures can cause damage to internal structures and organs as well.
  • Muscle Tears: Strong impact or overexertion can lead to tears in muscles or connective tissue, causing internal damage.
  • Crush Injuries: These occur when the body is compressed, leading to damage to internal organs, tissues, and blood vessels.
  • Internal Lacerations: Sharp or penetrating trauma can cause cuts or lacerations inside the body, leading to internal bleeding and damage.
  • Concussions and Brain Injuries: Impact to the head can cause internal damage to the brain, leading to concussions or more severe brain injuries.

Signs of Internal Injury

Some common signs of internal injury include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Bruising or swelling
  • Changes in skin color
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Nausea and vomiting [2]
Signs of Internal Injury

Proving Negligence in an Internal Injury Claim

One of the key elements in proving negligence in an internal injury claim is establishing that the responsible party had a duty of care towards the injured individual.

This duty of care means that the responsible party had an obligation to act in a reasonable and prudent manner to prevent harm to others. In the case of medical malpractice, a healthcare provider has a duty to provide appropriate and competent care to their patients.

Demonstrate that the responsible party breached this duty of care. This can be done by showing that the responsible party failed to act in a way that a reasonable and prudent person would have in a similar situation.

Show that this breach directly caused the internal injury. This may require medical evidence and expert testimony to establish the connection between the negligent actions and the resulting internal injury.

Prove the extent of the damages resulting from the internal injury. This may include medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other related costs.

Seek the assistance of our skilled personal injury lawyers in Vancouver who will help gather and present the necessary evidence to prove negligence. 

Costs Covered by Internal Injury Settlements

The compensation from a settlement for an internal injury can vary depending on the severity of the injury, the impact it has on the victim’s life, and the circumstances surrounding the injury. Compensation may cover various aspects:

  • Medical Expenses: This could include emergency medical care, hospitalization, surgeries, rehabilitation, medication, medical bills, and ongoing medical treatment related to the internal injury.
  • Lost Income: If the injury has caused the victim to miss work or has affected their ability to earn a living, compensation may cover lost wages and potential future earnings.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation may be awarded to account for the physical and emotional distress caused by the injury, including pain, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Disability and Impairment: If the internal injury has caused permanent disability or impairment, compensation may be provided to address the long-term impact on the victim’s life and ability to work.
  • Homecare and Assistance: If the victim requires ongoing care or assistance with daily activities due to the internal injury, compensation may cover the costs associated with home care and support services.
  • Loss of Consortium: In cases where the injury has affected the victim’s relationship with their spouse, compensation may be awarded to address the loss of companionship and support.
Costs Covered by Internal Injury Settlements

Contact Our Internal Injury Lawyers at Goldberg & Loren

The experienced team at Goldberg & Loren specializes in handling internal injury cases and is committed to fighting for the rights of their clients. We:

  • Understand the challenges that come with internal injury cases
  • Are dedicated to providing personalized and compassionate representation to our clients
  • Will work tirelessly to hold the responsible party accountable for their negligence
  • Will seek fair compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial toll the injury has taken

With Goldberg & Loren's personal injury lawyers, you can have peace of mind knowing that your case is in capable hands.

You can focus on your recovery while we handle the legal complexities on your behalf. Contact Goldberg & Loren now to schedule a free consultation and let us guide you through the legal process and help you get the justice you deserve.


The recovery process for different types of internal injuries can vary widely based on the nature and severity of the injury. Minor internal injuries such as bruising or muscle tears may heal within a few weeks with rest and conservative treatment. More serious internal injuries like organ damage, internal bleeding, or fractures may require extensive medical intervention and a longer recovery period, often ranging from several weeks to months. Factors such as the individual's overall health, age, and adherence to medical advice can influence the recovery timeline.

Untreated internal injuries can lead to various complications, including but not limited to, internal bleeding, organ damage, infection, and chronic pain. Internal bleeding can result in a drop in blood pressure, shock, and damage to vital organs. In cases of untreated organ damage, it can lead to long-term health issues or even organ failure.

While some symptoms such as severe pain, dizziness, nausea, or difficulty breathing may be immediate indicators of internal injury, others may only manifest later. Look out for symptoms such as abdominal pain, swelling or bruising, lightheadedness, or changes in skin color, as these can be indicative of internal trauma. Symptoms like persistent headaches, confusion, or discomfort in the abdomen or chest should not be overlooked. 


[1] Eldridge, L. (2022, October 10). Symptoms of Internal Bleeding. Verywell Health. https://www.verywellhealth.com/internal-bleeding-signs-symptoms-complications-4172951

[2] Holland, K. (2023, March 14). Internal Bleeding: Causes, Treatments, and More. Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/health/internal-bleeding

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