Car Accident Injuries that Require Surgery
Being involved in a car accident can result in a range of injuries, some more serious than others. Indeed, while some people may walk away from a crash feeling a bit startled, and perhaps with a minor whiplash or bruise injury, others may not be able to walk away from a crash at all. If you have been involved in a serious car accident and have suffered severe injuries, you need a legal advocate on your side. Consider some of the following common types of car accident injuries that require surgery, and remember that if you’ve been harmed, the California car accident lawyers of the Levinson Law Group are here to advocate for you.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
When the head is impacted in a crash, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may result. Depending upon the type and severity of the TBI, surgery may be required. Surgery on the brain may be used to:
● Treat and repair fractures;
● Remove blood clots;
● Alleviate pressure inside the skull;
● Stop bleeding in the brain.
In a car accident, a person may sustain an injury to an internal organ. An organ may be damaged if it is impacted with a significant amount of force, or if it is punctured by an object, including a fractured bone. To treat internal bleeding, various surgery types may be used depending on the location of the injury.
Bone Fracture Injuries
The majority of bone fracture injuries do not require surgery to treat; instead, the bone will be set and stabilized, and, depending upon the location of the fracture, the injured person may need to wear a cast for a number of weeks. Surgery may be performed to install pins or rods to hold the bone in place, or to place a device on the injured limb to encourage correct healing.
Certain Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue injuries are incredibly common in life – nearly everyone can say that they’ve suffered a sprain or a strain. Certain soft tissue injuries, however, like tears of ligaments or muscles, are less common. When this type of injury happens in a car accident, surgery may be necessary. Common soft tissue surgeries include surgery to the shoulders, knees, and back and neck. Fortunately, the majority of non-serious soft tissue injuries will heal with time without surgery.
Car Accident Injuries that Require Surgery Are Expensive and Draining
If you have been in a serious car accident and have suffered an injury that requires surgery, you are facing numerous losses, both economic and noneconomic. Indeed, surgeries are expensive, and the costs don’t end there. In addition to the surgery itself, you may miss work and lose out on wages, require future rehabilitation and treatment costs, and may even need a second or follow-up surgery. Of course, surgery can also be painful.
Call Us After Suffering Car Accident Injuries that Require Surgery
If you have been in a crash and have suffered a significant injury, whether that injury required surgical treatment or not, our lawyers can advocate for you. We know how complicated the claims process can be, especially as you cope with your recovery, and we will work hard to help you navigate the process, prove the fault of the responsible party, and recover your full compensation award. To schedule a free consultation with our law firm, please call us directly today.