Victims Who Suffer a Broken Pelvis in a Maryland 18-Wheeler Wreck
Broken bones are often an inevitable result of serious car, truck and motorcycle crashes. As personal injury attorneys experienced in representing victims of traffic-related injury claims, the professionals at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, are fully aware of the pain and suffering that many people experience immediately following a bad auto or trucking accident, as well as months or years afterward. One thing is certain: No victim of a negligence-related traffic accident should have to bear the financial burden alone, especially when that accident was due to no fault of their own.
As motorists ourselves, we understand how unsettling any kind of roadway collision can be for the average person. Not only is bodily injury a distinct possibility, but the financial consequences resulting from extensive medical bills and rehabilitation expenses can be overwhelming. The repercussions of a commercial trucking wreck can be some of the worst, especially if the injured victim is the primary breadwinner in a family.
While cuts and bruises may heal quickly, broken bones need time to mend correctly. Many a victim of a car or trucking-related road accident has been laid up at home or in the hospital, unable to work and support his or her family. Although a broken arm or leg may slow a person down, other kinds of injuries may take longer to heal and can often result in extended periods of convalescence. One such type of injury is a hip-related fracture. This kind of break can occur in passenger car or commercial trucking collisions.
Although ER doctors and orthopedic surgeons are well versed in the causes and remedies for hip fractures, there is no doubt that these can be some of the more serious of broken bone events. Especially when it comes to older victims, a hip fracture can not only lead to a long and drawn out rehabilitation period, but it can also pose life-threatening complications.
The cause of a fractured hip or pelvis can come from a simple fall, or from a bad traffic collision. The forces involved in car and truck wrecks can easily result in a hairline break or a more catastrophic fracture. For older adults, individuals who may already be much more susceptible to bone fractures, a car or truck crash can set into motion a series of events that may not bode well for the patient.
Below are a number of signs and symptoms related to hip fractures, not the least of which is the victim’s inability to move immediately following the incident. Depending on the kind of collision, as well as the victim’s other injuries, a hairline fracture of the pelvis may go unnoticed for quite some time. However, the pain that is usually associated with even the slightest break can cause a person severe difficulty when he or she tries to stand or walk. Additional symptoms may include the following:
- Extreme pain in the area of the victim’s pelvic region or groin
- An inability to apply weight to the leg on the side of the body that the fracture occurred
- A recurring or constant feeling of stiffness (visible bruising or swelling may also be evident in the hip area)
- A leg that is turned outward on the side that received the fracture
- A noticeable shortening of the leg on the side of the body that sustained the fracture
As Baltimore commercial trucking injury attorneys, we have the experience to assist individuals who have been hurt in trucking-related traffic accidents here in Maryland and also in the District of Columbia. At Lebowitz & Mzhen, we have the training and courtroom skills to represent victims of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) wrecks in cases where a hip fracture, as well as possibly other bodily injuries, have resulted in lengthy and expensive hospitalization, extensive rehabilitation, and general financial hardship due to medical costs and lost wages.
Having worked in the area of personal injury law, our trained legal team knows that there is often no easy road to recovery for individuals who have suffered one or more broken bones. While there is little consolation for any victim of a thoughtless or negligent commercial truck-related accident, there are other victims who are not as lucky to survive the often horrendous aftermath of a CMV crash. For the families of victims who have lost a loved one following any kind of roadway collision, our lawyers are prepared to assist in filing a wrongful death claim against the responsible parties.
It goes without saying that anyone who commutes in heavy traffic or spends a significant amount of time on the road knows the deadly potential of a commercial trucking wreck. With so many possible hazards facing Maryland motorists, it is often surprising that we don’t see more injuries and deaths on our roadways. Naturally, avoiding a collision is the main goal of most any motorist, but if and when an injury-related traffic accident does befall someone you know, it is important to consult a qualified personal injury attorney.
For those people who believe that they are victims of another driver’s careless actions, where negligence is suspected, the professional legal staff at Lebowitz & Mzhen is ready and willing to help. If you or someone you love has sustained bodily injuries in an automobile, commercial truck or motorcycle collision, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced legal staff. You may either email Jack Lebowitz or Vadim Mzhen to set up a meeting, or call us toll-free at (800) 654-1949.