One of the more serious injuries you can experience when hit by a vehicle is a pelvic fracture. Do you have any of the symptoms?

Pedestrian Accidents and Pelvic Fractures: The Signs and Symptoms of the Injury

One of the perks of living in downtown Seattle is that you are able to walk just about everywhere you need to go. You feel comfortable knowing which paths to take and when it is safe to cross the street. Unfortunately, none of this helped you when a distracted driver ran through a red light and hit you.

Luckily, you were able to get up on your own, although an ambulance did take you to Northwest Hospital. After an examination, you were told you had a few broken ribs, but nothing too major. You were released and went home thinking all was well.  

Do You Have a Fractured Pelvis?

Over the next few days, you were feeling worse instead of better. Walking was painful and difficult, and you began to wonder if something more serious was going on, like a fractured pelvis. Although you can’t know for sure if your pelvis is indeed broken unless you have x-rays, some of the symptoms include:

  • Numbness or tingling in the groin or legs
  • Abdominal or lower back pain
  • Difficulty urinating, walking, or standing
  • Bleeding from the vagina, urethra, or rectum
  • Swelling and bruising around the pelvic area

Treatment for Pelvic Fractures

The treatment for this injury depends on its severity. Minor fractures often heal without the help of surgery. Patients typically use walkers or crutches for a few months while the bones and muscles around the pelvis heal.

More complicated fractures may require surgery. Plates or screws may be inserted into the pelvis to help the bones heal. Some fractures are even life-threatening as the vessels near the pelvis can tear, which can cause massive blood loss.

Do You Want to Seek Justice?

The pain and suffering you have already experienced may be nothing compared to the long recovery ahead and the thousands of dollars you treatment will cost. The Andrew Kim Law Firm doesn’t think you should be held responsible for those fees, since the injury was caused by someone else’s negligence. Contact us today to learn how we may be able to help you receive the compensation you are entitled to. Stop the suffering now.