If you have suffered a pelvis injury in a car accident, you may be able to recover substantial compensation to cover your medical expenses and other damages. Even in cases where another driver was not to blame for your accident, you may be able to recover full compensation if your injuries were caused by a defective vehicle or a roadway defect. Pelvis injuries can be life-threatening. Survivors can be out of commission for a year or longer, and some pelvis injuries are permanently disabling.
Pelvic Injury Complications
The likelihood of serious complications depends on the severity of the pelvic injury, whether other body parts were seriously damaged which is not uncommon, and whether surgery is required.
When blood vessels are affected, there is the immediate danger of massive blood loss which can lead to shock, organ failure and other complications. After the initial danger has passed, further complications can include:
- Organ damage
- Blood clots
- More bleeding
- Problems with wound healing
- Nerve damage
- Skin problems, including bedsores
- Muscle atrophy
- Heterotopic ossification – the formation of bone where muscle should be
- Avascular necrosis of the head of the femur – bone death result from disrupted blood flow
Long-term complications and consequences of pelvis injuries can include:
- Chronic pain
- Sexual dysfunction
- Decreased mobility due to nerve damage
- Decreased mobility due to hip joint damage
If you or someone you love has suffered pelvis injury in a car accident in Amarillo or anywhere in Texas, please Wood Law Firm LLP at 806-372-WOOD (9663) or contact us online right away.