Can a crush injury cause permanent disability?

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Can a crush injury cause permanent disability?

If you’ve ever slammed your finger in a door, then you likely suffered a minor crush injury. However, the crush injuries we are talking about are much more serious and can lead to:

  • Tissue loss
  • Nerve damage
  • Loss of function (hand, foot, arm, leg)
  • Loss of limb
  • Loss of life

As you can see, a crush injury can most certainly be categorized as a serious, debilitating injury. 

As car accident lawyers in Langhorne, Pa., the crush injuries we see are most often caused by an auto accident. The crash victim may have one or more of the following injuries: 

  • Compartment syndrome
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Pulmonary embolism (stroke)
  • Infection
  • Sepsis
  • Shock
  • Hypoxia (reduced levels of blood oxygen)
  • Broken bones
  • Severe bleeding
  • Fatal heart rhythms
  • Kidney damage
  • Damage to the limb resulting in amputation 

Any one of the above injuries and conditions are dangerous. When combined, they can cause lifelong impairment, even death. 

Get Legal Help Before You Sign Anything

At the Langhorne, Pa. personal injury law firm of Cordisco & Saile, we have seen the impact a crush injury can have on the lives of accident victims. Unfortunately, crush injury victims and their families often accept offers of compensation that are too low.


Before speaking to an attorney they sign a deal from the insurance company, only to find out months later that the money will not be enough to pay for initial medical bills or ongoing treatments. At this point it can be very difficult for them to get the money they need.


Please, before you sign anything from the insurance company, request your copy of our free book, How to Maximize Your PA Car Accident Case Before an Insurance Company Takes Advantage of You. Free of charge, this book can give you the tools you need to make the right choices for you and your family.


Do not be left footing the bill. Request your copy and call 800.860.5801 today to schedule a free consultation with a Langhorne, Pa. car accident attorney with the skills and experience to help you fight the insurance company. 

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