When a serious car accident occurs, a person involved may suffer injuries that are serious enough to require surgery. Surgery is not just painful–and often times medically risky, too–but also expensive, disabling, and emotional. At the law office of El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers, our Los Angeles car accident lawyers can support you if you have been involved in a car accident that requires surgery. Here’s a list of common car accident injuries that may demand surgery to treat–
Traumatic Brain Injuries
One of the most common injuries in a car accident is a traumatic brain injury, which occurs when the head is hit with force (or the skull is punctured) during a collision. One of the biggest concerns with a traumatic brain injury is that of swelling in the brain. In some cases, a person may be put into a coma and surgery may be performed to alleviate pressure and swelling.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Perhaps the most devastating and serious injury is that of a spinal cord injury which, if serious, can result in permanent and complete paralysis. If the spinal column has been damaged in a crash, surgery may be performed to protect the spinal cord, as well as reconstruct any damaged vertebrae.
When a limb is severely damaged during a car accident, such as a crushed beyond repair, surgery may be needed to either a) repair the damage and ensure that the limb is functioning or b) amputate the limb. This can be a devastating surgery for the victim, as losing a limb or the loss of use of a limb is both physically and emotionally trying.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Some soft tissue injuries, which refer to injuries of the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, usually heal on their own without surgery, assuming the person follows the doctor’s orders pertaining to rest and rehabilitation. However, this isn’t always the case. Sometimes, surgery will be necessary to correct a tear or other injury type.
Bone Fracture Injuries
Like soft tissue injuries, bone fracture injuries will often heal without surgery. However, sometimes, a bone is so severely fractured that it is literally in pieces, requiring reconstruction to correct. This type of surgery can be very painful for the victim.
Has a Car Accident Left You With Injuries that Require Surgery?
If you’ve been in a car accident, you may have suffered serious injuries that require surgery to treat. In turn, this could mean high medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, and a diminished quality of life. If you believe that your car accident was caused by another party’s fault, our experienced Los Angeles car accident attorneys at the office of El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers can help.
Our lawyers will not only work hard to prove fault, but will also prioritize your needs throughout the entire process. Our goal is to get you 100 percent of the settlement you deserve. To learn more, please reach out to our team today for a free consultation.