Hawaii is a beautiful state with a bustling mix of locals and tourists. Our laid back attitude coupled with our gorgeous weather and natural scenery can sometimes trick people into thinking that they are invincible. As a people, our state believes in having fun and letting life lead us where it may. This can be confused with some for letting irresponsible living take the wheel.
In 2017 there were 101 fatal car accidents. In 2016 there were 112. Not too significant of a change between 2017 and 2016. The main reasons for death in car accidents in 2016 was due to drivers testing positive for alcohol or drugs. There were also deaths due to distracted driving. For example, distracted drivers are those who are on their phone or other electronic devices. These kinds of accidents are on the rise and cause just as much disaster as those who are under the influence. So what do all these statistics have to do with organ failure? How are fatalities related to organ failure?
According to the United Network for Organ Sharing, every 10 minutes someone is added to the transplant list and every day 20 people die due to waiting for a transplant. Typically, organs that fail due to old age or because the patient has been diagnosed with extreme illness are those who we hear the most about. We don’t hear about those whose organs fail due to the negligence, recklessness, or willfulness of someone else. Car accidents are very common, but that doesn’t detract from their traumatic impacts. Emotionally and mentally car accidents can be exhausting and cause long-lasting trauma. But there are other symptoms of car accidents that don’t show up until much later.
For example, headaches, neck or shoulder pain, or back pain may not start to show until days after the accident. Far worse though are abdominal pain or swelling. This means that you are suffering from some kind of internal bleeding which can lead to organ failure if you do not see someone immediately. The first thing you need to do if you get into a car accident is to go see a doctor immediately. If your loved is suffering from organ failure due to a car accident then it is imperative that you reach out to our Hawaii Organ Failure Attorney at Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli & Pratt. We can help your family deal with this catastrophic injury and help you get the compensation you deserve for dealing with this traumatic injury.
With over 20 years of experience in catastrophic injury, our Organ Failure Attorney is able to help you and your family members understand your situation and how you got there. A situation such as internal bleeding, pneumothorax, ruptured spleen, or drug interactions are common amongst organ failure and all lead to signs that it was not your fault. Let our Hawaii Organ Failure Attorney at Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli & Pratt help you get the justice you deserve for the pain and suffering you encounter. Call 808-800-2445 or click here to get more information on how we can help you.