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Pursuing Compensation For Crush Injuries in an Illinois Car Accident

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For many Americans, driving or riding in a car or other vehicle is crucial to go about our daily life. We need to ride in vehicles to get to and from our homes, schools, jobs, and everywhere else. We are so accustomed to vehicles that we sometimes forget how dangerous they can be. Car accidents can produce many types of injuries ranging from simple bruises and superficial scrapes to more serious injuries, such as broken bones, brain injuries, or in some major vehicle collisions, even crush injuries.

What Is a Crush Injury?

A crush injury occurs when a person’s body is stuck between two objects and excessive force is applied. These types of injuries are not uncommon in car accidents and though they can occur anywhere on the body, they most frequently occur to the extremities such as the arms, hands, feet, and legs. Symptoms of a crush injury can include:

  • Bleeding

  • Bruising

  • Broken bones

  • Open wounds

  • Lacerations

  • Nerve damage

  • Compartment syndrome

  • Infection

Healing and Complications

Many times, victims of crush injuries do not realize how serious their injuries actually are until it is too late. The key to treating crush injuries and preventing complications is making sure you seek treatment for the injuries swiftly. One of the most serious complications of a crush injury is crush syndrome.

Crush syndrome occurs when a limb or other portion of the body has been crushed for an extended period of time, causing fluids to build up. This is referred to as compartment syndrome. The fluids that build up while your limb is trapped are from crushed muscle tissue and other soft tissues that have been destroyed. When the object on top of the limb has been moved, the toxic fluids suddenly rush throughout the body. Crush syndrome can be fatal but in many cases, victims end up losing a limb.

Contact a Lombard, IL Personal Injury Attorney 

Being in a car accident can be an overwhelming experience. Not only are you still trying to heal from the physical trauma and pain, but you are also likely experiencing some emotional strain and financial stress from the accident. Before you talk to your insurance company, call our team at Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices. Our knowledgeable staff of DuPage County car accident lawyers is here to help you recover the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering. To schedule a free consultation, call us today at 630-932-9100.





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