You can’t be hurt much worse than being crushed. “Crush injuries” encompass a variety of devastating wounds, such as brain damage, shattered bones, and even lost limbs. Those who are unlucky enough to be in a violent collision are often left suffering the consequences for years to come. While recovering from such catastrophic damage may seem impossible, if your accident was someone else’s fault, then you have hope for compensation.
You have a right under the law to hold that person or company liable and demand payment, but doing so successfully requires an experienced Dallas crush injury lawyer who can fight for your rights. To work with one of the best legal teams in Dallas, call The Lenahan Law Firm at (214) 295-1008. We are ready and waiting to help.
The human body can only withstand so much force before it suffers severe injuries. When parts of the body are caught between two objects exerting force, or under one object exerting force, then the result is extreme damage known as “crush injuries.” These injuries can vary, but they are all catastrophic, and can result in permanent damage and disabilities, such as:
- Shattered bones
- Ripped or torn nerves
- Organ damage and internal bleeding
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Soft-tissue damage
Crush injuries are not easy to recover from. They often require months of rest, multiple trips to the hospital, and multiple surgeries in extreme cases. Even after proper treatment, victims may be left with lifelong disabilities, like a missing leg or brain damage. Of course, these kinds of injuries can also result in death, especially if the internal organs are ruptured. This may be considered a wrongful death, as crush injuries are rarely caused purely by accident.
While our bodies are not unbreakable, they are also not fragile. It takes a lot of strength to break a bone, for example. Damage as catastrophic as crush injuries doesn’t just happen. More often than not, these kinds of wounds are the direct result of someone’s negligence. In our experience, the most common causes of crush injuries include:
- Car accidents
- Truck collisions
- Motorcycle wrecks
- Pedestrian accidents
- Oilfield accidents
- Intersection accidents
- Animal attacks
Crush injuries are particularly prevalent for pedestrians and motorcyclists. Passengers in cars, buses, and trucks have the benefit of metal walls to keep them safe. People walking the street or riding a bike, however, do not have that safety feature. If they are hit by a vehicle, they have no protection from the impact of the vehicle or from the road below them.
While pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcycle riders are at the highest risk, anyone can suffer a crush injury in the wrong circumstances. If you have suffered a violent accident, chances are you are facing extreme consequences at the moment.
Crush injuries are not easy or simple to recover from. Even the more minor damage associated with crush injuries -- such as deep bruising or soft-tissue damage -- can result in severe pain and require bed rest to heal. For more severe injuries, treatments can range from stays in the hospitals to casts to multiple invasive surgeries. On top of being painful, those treatments will ensure you are left with intense medical debt. Without the ability to work, you won’t be able to pay these medical bills off.
On top of your medical debt, the damage from the crush injury is likely to leave you with a lifelong disability, such as brain damage, paralysis, or a lost limb. You may not be able to enjoy your favorite hobbies, stay in your career, or live an independent life. While many disabled Texans go on to enjoy full and robust lives, the transition from able-bodied to disabled is a difficult one to make, especially if your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence.
No one should be left in a sea of debt with no way to pay it off, suffering from permanent disabilities, if the cause of all their pain is someone else’s poor decisions. If you are suffering from injuries that were caused by another party, then you do have options. Filing a Dallas personal injury claim can help you recover compensation so that you can breathe a little easier and take the time you need to recover. However, that compensation is only awarded in successful claims. And the best way to have a successful claim is to work with an experienced attorney.
After experiencing a debilitating injury from a crush accident, you deserve to relax at home while you do your best to recover. Unfortunately, these accidents often come with a high price tag. Thankfully, there is a way to recover proper compensation. By talking with an experienced Dallas personal injury attorney from The Lenahan Law Firm, you can rest assured that your case is in the right hands, and that you will receive the highest possible settlement. To set up a free consultation with a member of our team, call (214) 295-1008 today.