If you suffered a pelvic fracture due to someone’s negligence, you may suffer serious injuries and need long-term care. What accidents cause this injury?

Victims in a Catastrophic Accident Can Suffer Serious Pelvic Fractures Requiring Long-Term Medical Treatments


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3/9/2018
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A pelvic fracture caused by an accident due to a business’ or individual’s negligence can be debilitating for even an otherwise healthy victim. If a victim is elderly, the injury could be even more severe, the recovery process could be longer, and the person may not ever make a full recovery. However, victims may be able to hold the negligent party responsible for compensating them for their medical care, lost wages, and severe pain and suffering.

What Are the Causes of Pelvic Fractures?

The pelvis is comprised of three bones that join to form a bowl-like structure in the abdomen and houses a person’s reproductive organs, digestive organs, and urinary organs. Pelvis fractures can be the result of catastrophic accidents such as the following:

  • Trauma to the pelvic area in a car, motorcycle, truck, bus, pedestrian, or bicycle accident
  • Injuries to the pelvis in a fall, such as a hard slip and fall accident, a fall from defective stairs, or a fall from heights
  • Impact to the pelvic area while engaging in sports activities

How Are Pelvic Fractures Treated?

A pelvic fracture can be life-threatening in part because the injury can result in internal bleeding and damage to the organs that are within the pelvic cavity. A person who suffered a pelvic fracture in an accident may experience abdominal pain, blood in the urine, difficulty urinating, standing or walking, and dizziness. If the victim’s medical condition is not life-threatening, treatments could include:

  • Bed rest
  • Anti-inflammatory and pain medications
  • Immobilization through use of a cast
  • Physical therapy
  • Crutches

When the person suffers a life-threatening injury, he may need immediate surgery to stop internal bleeding, treat organ damage, and surgically repair the fractured bones through the use of pins, screws, and side plates. In some cases, surgery may be needed later if the fractured pelvic does not heal after months of rest and physical therapy—making an accident victim’s recovery take longer.

Did you suffer a pelvic fracture due to a business’ or individual’s negligence? Our experienced legal team is here to help you obtain the compensation you deserve to make a full recovery from your injuries. To learn more about the value of your claim, call our office today to schedule your free consultation.

 



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