When a car accident occurs, there is a very real chance that a body part can be crushed. When this happens the resulting injury is called a crush injury.
A crush injury is most often seen in the legs. However, any body part can be crushed, and crush injuries in the arm and chest are also common. Symptoms of a crush injury include:
- Swelling (may occur well after the injury)
- Fractured bones
- Compartment syndrome
- Open wounds
- Nerve damage
- Secondary infection
A crush injury has the potential to cause:
- Loss of sensation
- Loss of function
- Loss of tissue due to lack of circulation
- Loss of life
Long Term Prognosis
As you can see, a crush injury has the potential to cause serious, permanent damage. While some crush injury victims do recover fully from their injuries, our Langhorne, Pa. accident lawyers have seen the injury cause permanent disability. And while it’s hard to think about the prospect of living life with a disability, it’s important that you do so. Why?
Because almost immediately following an accident you will be faced with some difficult decisions. The insurance adjustor will call, or even visit you, in an attempt to settle your claim. The problem is that he wants to give you what he thinks you need, not what your injuries will actually cost you.
When you consider how much you lost in the accident, and how much your accident will cost you over time, are you sure, really sure, that the adjustor is offering you a fair settlement? Before you sign anything, we urge you to call 800.860.5801 and talk to a Bucks County personal injury attorney. The consultation is free of charge, so you have nothing to lose, and everything to gain. Please call today.