Whether you were involved in a devastating car accident or a construction accident involving heavy machinery, it is possible that you may sustain a severe crush injury. If you suffered a crush injury due to the negligent actions of another party, our Birmingham personal injury attorney is ready to fight for you. Our legal team are flexible and qualified to obtain the outcome you desire in a timely and effective manner.
Injuries in a Crush Accident
A crush injury occurs when part of the body is squeezed between two heavy objects with extreme force. This type of injury inflicts both external and internal bodily damage, causing significant trauma to bones, nerves, soft tissues, blood vessels and organs. As opposed to a simple fractures which can be healed in a few weeks, crush accidents result in more complicated fractures which do not always heal completely, requiring multiple surgeries to repair.
In regards to non-fatal crush injuries, a possible condition is called compartment syndrome. It occurs when a body part is crushed for an extended period of time and blood flow ceases in an area of the body, resulting in muscle and tissue death. If not treated immediately, permanent muscle damage can occur and can lead to amputation.
Another condition that can happen is crush syndrome. When a body part has been crushed for an extended period of time, the muscle and tissue begin to perish. Breakdown by-products of muscle deterioration, such as phosphorus, potassium and myoglobin, rush into the bloodstream and cause kidney failure and shock once the pressure from the crush injury is released.
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Severe crush injuries can be life-changing, resulting in long-term disabilities and medical problems. When you choose Fischer & Associates, LLC Attorneys at Law, we can thoroughly investigate your case, determine who’s at fault and develop an aggressive and customized strategy to recover your compensation.
Contact our Birmingham personal injury attorney to schedule your complimentary consultation today.