Glendale Crush Injury Attorneys
Crush injuries can be, and usually are, absolutely devastating. When not fatal, they can leave you with scars and lasting damage that impacts your ability to live your day-to-day life. That isn’t to mention the incredible pain and impossibly high medical bills you are also likely to end up dealing with. With all of that considered, you may be afraid that you have no chance of recovering.
At Aghabegian & Associates, PC, we understand that fear and hopelessness. We have worked with many crush injury victims and know just how difficult recovery can be. But the best step you can take towards getting better is making sure that your financial future is secured. That is why filing a claim against the party responsible for your injuries may be your best bet towards getting better.
If you want help getting the compensation you deserve, call our firm at (818) 507-4311.
A crush injury happens when a person’s body, whether it be their entire body, an arm or leg, or just their torso, gets caught between two objects that apply pressure. When pressure is applied, it causes an extreme strain on the body, eventually leading to severe injuries. These kinds of accidents can happen in several different, incredibly dangerous, scenarios such as:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bike accidents
- Animal bites or attacks
- Construction site accidents
- Premises liability accidents
Pedestrians, bike riders, and motorcycle operators are at a particularly high risk of suffering crush injuries, as they have no protection against the road and other vehicles. Someone driving a truck or car will have the walls of their vehicle, as well as an airbag and crumple zones, to keep them from becoming pressed against two objects. Those outside of a car do not have that same luxury. This means that crush injuries are far more common among those walking or riding a bike or motorcycle.
The intense pressure of a crush injury can cause severe, sometimes irreversible, injuries. Even in minor cases, victims will likely need immediate medical assistance, and even rescue services if they are pinned between or under the crushing objects. Even with immediate treatment, however, victims my still be left with lasting damage. Some of the more common complications caused by crush injuries include:
- Shattered, broken, or fractured bones
- Severe damage to the soft tissue
- Traumatic brain damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Paralysis or nerve damage
- Organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Deep bruising
Amputations are a common result of severe crush injuries. If the bone in an arm is completely shattered, then it will likely never be able to heal. If the arm is allowed to stay, then the victim will likely be left in pain for their entire life, develop compartment syndrome, or they may die from a resulting infection. In these cases, an amputation of the impacted limb is the only real option.
Death is also very possible when it comes to crush injuries. A victim can suffer extreme organ damage or internal bleeding, both of which can be fatal if not treated in time. Truthfully, whatever the outcome of the injury, whether it be brain damage, the loss of a limb, or even death, the ramifications of the accident will impact you and all of your loved ones for a lifetime.
Given the far-reaching consequences of a crush injury, the only way for you to be able to recover from such a devastating accident may be through filing a claim against the negligent party who caused your injury. When making a claim, a key step is determining what you want to demand in damages and how much compensation you deserve. To do either, you must know what kinds of damages you can recover.
The first group of damages is referred to as “economic” damages. This category allows you to claim for any monetary losses you may have suffered due to the accident and your injuries. For example, you may claim lost wages, property damage, and medical bills. Proving that you should receive compensation for these damages is as simple as holding on to all financial documents. Any bills, paystubs, or quotes that you receive in relation to the accident should be filed safely away and then given to your attorney. That way the amount you are claiming for cannot be disputed.
The other category of damages is called “non-economic” damages. This group includes anything the accident caused you to suffer that doesn’t have a clear monetary value. You may ask for compensation for pain and suffering, emotional trauma, or a lowered quality of life. Proving that you deserve compensation for non-economic damages can be a little more difficult. However, you can help your case by getting testimony from your doctors, any friends who can speak to how the accident has impacted your mental health, and even a daily journal that details the struggles you face as a result of your injuries. The best way to make sure you get the compensation you deserve, however, is by working with a highly skilled attorney who can guide you through the claims process.
Recovering from crush injuries is no easy feat. The pain is immense, the medical bills are high, and the future may look bleak. But you shouldn’t give up hope. If your injuries were the result of someone else’s negligence, then you deserve to receive fair and proper compensation. For a compassionate helping hand and years of legal experience, call Aghabegian & Associates, PC at (818) 507-4311. Our Glendale personal injury attorneys are here and ready to help.
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