A motor vehicle accident doesn’t have to serious to lead to serious injuries. It all depends on the force of the impact, the location of the impact and how your body is affected by the crash. One of the more serious injuries victims of car accidents can suffer is that of the crush injury. Crush injuries can change your life in an instant, especially if they lead to amputation.
So, how does a crush injury occur? A crush injury happens when any part of the body is crushed between two objects. When this type of injury happens in a car accident it’s usually because the victim was ejected from the vehicle and then pinned underneath it or between their own vehicle and another vehicle.
A crush injury can lead to any of the following:
- Severe bleeding
- Amputation (either due to the accident or in the hospital)
- Broken bones
- Damage to your nerves, tissues and ligaments
- Smashed fingers or hands
A crush injury can change your life in an instant. You might not be able to return to work, especially if you relied on your hands to perform your job duties. Accidents happen all too often throughout South Carolina. The more serious ones lead to life-changing injuries.
Crush injuries require a lot of surgeries, rehabilitation and care to recover from after a car accident. You will likely miss a lot of time at work, which can lead to the inability to pay the bills and might even cause you to accrue debt.