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Car accidents and crush injuries

On Behalf of | Nov 7, 2019 | Auto Accident Injuries

A car accident can easily lead to a serious injury that can change your life in an instant. One such injury is known as a crush injury. Crush injuries are serious and can require a lot of rehabilitation. You could wind up missing a lot of time at work and have trouble paying the bills. Let’s explore the crush injuries that can be caused by a Wheeling car accident.

A crush injury in a car accident can range from minor to tragic. An example of a minor crush injury would be having your finger slammed in a car door or closed in a window. It’s still an injury, but it’s not as severe as some other crush injuries that could change your life.

The more serious crush injuries include the following:

  • Amputation
  • Compression of the spine
  • Skull fractures

A crush accident happens when a part of your body is compressed between two items, such as the door of your vehicle and crash intrusion from another vehicle hitting your vehicle or from crasing into a solid barrier, or impacting other parts of the interior of the vehicle. Crush injuries can also occur if a person is ejected from a vehicle, which generally only occurs if someone fails to wear a seatbelt.

The damage that can be caused to your body from a car accident crush injury includes the following:

  • Fractures
  • Bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Damage to your nerves
  • Secondary infections
  • Open wounds
  • Compartment syndrome

A crush injury can occur in just about any situation in life, but car accidents are the leading cause of these traumatic injuries.

If you suffered a crush injury in a West Virginia car accident, you need to seek medical attention immediately. Having a record of medical attention will make filing a claim against the at-fault party easier.