Car Accident Crush Injures
Crush injuries happen when excessive force is applied to the body. When two vehicles collide or a car is forced into an inanimate object like a tree or building, the passengers can be crushed, suffering substantial internal and external injuries. Motor vehicle accident victims generally experience crush injuries of the chest, legs, and torso. Crush injuries range from the very minor like bruising and swelling, to the severe and even fatal.
Crush injury survivors often face a lengthy and costly road to physical recovery. Crush injuries may require hospitalization, physical therapy, or surgery, and may keep victims from working and earning an income. With the assistance of an experienced accident lawyer in Philadelphia, people suffering from crush injuries caused by another driver’s negligence can pursue compensation to cover the costs resulting from their car accident.
Types of Crush Injuries
Crush injuries are generally the result of catastrophic car crashes like truck accidents, rollovers, and rear-end collisions. While these injuries are not as common as those occurring in less severe accidents, the physical impact can be devastating, keeping individuals from doing all the things they love and enjoying a certain quality of life. Crush injuries include:
- Bleeding: internal and external bleeding are common in crush accidents and require immediate medical care
- Bruising: bruising may indicate more serious underlying internal injuries
- Compartment syndrome: increased pressure in the spaces between muscles damages the muscles and nerves and impacts healthy blood circulation
- Crush syndrome: torn muscle fibers release their contents into the blood stream damaging the kidneys
- Fractures: bone breaks caused by compartment syndrome cause increased swelling and reduced mobility
- Heart damage: muscles rupture upon impact and release chemicals into the blood stream that damage the heart
- Lacerations: open wounds caused by impact with metal and steel
- Nerve damage: leading to loss of sensation and use of the impacted body part
Car accident victims who initially appear to have only minor cuts and scratches may not realize they have more serious internal injuries which are not immediately visible. Crush injuries also come with the risk of infection in the damaged tissues and muscles. Left untreated, crush injuries can also cause permanent limb damage. Some victims with crush syndrome and other related conditions may even require amputation.
Anyone who has been involved in a car accident where they have been pushed or squeezed against another object should consider the potential for crush injuries and seek medical attention immediately. Many internal injuries do not immediately present symptoms and can worsen over the hours and days after the initial impact.
Bucks County Car Accident Lawyers at Freedman & Lorry, P.C. Pursue the Compensation Victims Deserve
Crush injuries can have a lasting impact on your quality of life. Loss of limb use, long-term pain, and even amputation can be emotionally and physically devastating. If your crush injuries were caused by another person’s negligence, the Bucks County car accident lawyers in Philadelphia at Freedman & Lorry, P.C. will fight for the compensation you deserve for your life-altering pain and suffering.
We examine every aspect of your case and take the time to explain every legal option available to you based on your situation. From your initial case evaluation until the time your claim is resolved and even after, your lawyer is dedicated to your needs. The first step to justice is a no risk, no obligation free initial case evaluation. Call 888-999-1962 or contact us online to schedule yours today. Located in Philadelphia, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and Pinehurst, North Carolina, we advocate for clients throughout the state of Pennsylvania.