Personal Injury Cases Involving Crush InjuriesFebruary 22, 2021 | Category: Automobile Accidents | Share
Crush injuries are some of the more severe injuries a victim may suffer in a vehicle accident. They can occur when a victim’s body is squeezed between two objects with excessive pressure. Most crushing injuries impact the extremities, such as the arms, legs, hands, and feet.
A crushed leg injury is common and can occur when a driver’s or passenger’s legs are thrust beneath the dashboard, into the steering wheel, or even if feet get trapped between pedals or other objects. The injury may initially seem less severe, but a full examination may show otherwise.
Serious crush injuries can be extremely painful, disabling, and life-threatening. The prognosis for recovery depends on the severity of the injury. A CNN Health article titled Crush Injuries Can Be Deceptively Dangerous said the dangers of crush injuries to legs or arms may not appear to be life-threatening but can result in kidney failure and death days later.
MedlinePlus says the potential damages related to crush injuries include:
- Compartment syndrome(increased pressure in an arm or leg that causes serious muscle, nerve, blood vessel, and tissue damage)
- Fracture(broken bone)
- Laceration(open wound)
- Nerve injury
- Infection (caused by bacteria that enter the body through the wound)
Most vehicle accident crushing injuries impact the extremities, such as the arms, legs, hands, and feet. For this reason, it is highly recommended that car crash victims have their injuries examined by a qualified healthcare professional immediately after an accident.
Crush injuries are difficult to treat because of the damage to blood vessels, bones, and muscles. Internal damage makes it easy for bacteria and foreign contaminants to infiltrate the tissue and blood system.
The healing process for crush injuries may take longer than victims realize because there is damage to the body’s soft tissue. Deep wounds may also accompany soft tissue damage. These wounds generally take a long time to heal.
A victim’s life experiences are generally limited as he/she may be unable to work or perform daily duties and activities for a long time.
A Fort Myers car accident attorney at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. says, “If you or a loved one is injured because of another’s negligence, you may be entitled to pursue compensation for your injuries. Victims should seek legal advice immediately after seeking medical attention and before they discuss the matter with an insurance adjuster or signing anything.”
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