Washington, D.C. Trucking Accidents Resulting in Severe Laceration Injuries
For anybody who has ever wound up in a hospital emergency room as a result of a bad traffic accident, there is likely no other experience that one would rather avoid. Without a doubt, most any serious car, truck or motorcycle collision can yield serious and often painful bodily injuries. Some of these may lead to a lifetime of discomfort or impaired physical or cognitive ability. As professional traffic injury lawyers, the skilled legal team at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, has the background, training and litigation experience to assist victims of Maryland commercial trucking accidents.
Our familiarity with personal injury claims resulting from traffic-related collisions has allowed us to represent numerous clients who have been hurt physically and financially by the negligent actions of other drivers and third parties. One thing that impresses many people when it comes to roadway accidents involving passenger cars, motorcycles and commercial trucks is that many people die from extreme blood loss following a traffic wreck. Bodily injuries can be all the more severe in cases of impacts from commercial motor vehicles (CMVs).
Perhaps one of the more immediate medical situations that can affect victims of traffic accidents following the initial collision is blood loss and other related trauma; the former can result in a patient fainting, or worse, going into shock. Quick treatment of severe bleeding is an overriding concern, especially if an accident occurs miles away from any emergency room.
As Maryland personal injury specialists dedicated to assisting victims of commercial trucking accidents, we understand that drivers and passengers alike can receive critical as well as fatal injuries given the right circumstances. Especially in the case of CMV-related collisions with passenger cars, occupants of smaller passenger vehicles can suffer broken bones, compound fractures and internal injuries from the impact of a large truck.
The professionals at the law offices of Lebowitz & Mzhen know that thousands of innocent people lose their lives as a result of trucking, motorcycle and automobile crashes. As Baltimore injury attorneys, we understand how vulnerable the human body is, especially when subjected to the forces of a medium- to high-speed traffic wreck. Some of the more common injuries that drivers and passengers can sustain have to do with lacerations to the limbs, trunk and face. Serious cuts to the skin and underlying tissue are typified by the tearing of soft tissues. Even when blood loss does not present a life-threatening situation to a trucking accident victim, many individuals are left with significant and often disfiguring scaring.
There are a number of types of laceration injuries. These can include cut-type, over-stretching and splitting lacerations as well as grinding compressions. Of all these, cut lacerations are the most prevalent and can take place when a victim’s skin contacts a sharp or pointed object during a traffic collision. In situations like this, the object typically breaks through at least the first layer of skin, though deeper epidermal injuries are quite common.
While over-stretching is a condition that is actually rather rare, there have been victims of automobile and trucking-related crashes whose skin was stretched to the point of breaking open, often due to friction with another object, such as a dashboard or door panel. Whenever a portion of a victim’s body contacts another object moving in a different relative direction, the chances of an over-stretching injury is possible -- the skin can be pushed or pulled to the point of breaking open.
In the case of grinding compressions, the victim’s body may strike a relatively stationary object with a brushing motion. Often occurring at shallow angles, the grazing action can cause the epidermis to be lifted up and literally peeled away from the underlying tissue. The action of peeling the topmost layers of skin away can often reveal the deeper layers of epidermis, compromising that area of the body -- as a consequence, the tissues below the upper layers of skin can end up being crushed.
The so-called split laceration usually entails two separate objects acting upon a portion of the victim’s body in a kind of crushing motion. During a collision with another vehicle, such as an 18-wheeled tractor-trailer, the force of the impact can result in split lacerations causing severe compression of the epidermis and a resulting tearing of the skin and underlying epidermal tissues. Medical treatment of this and other types of skin lacerations will often be needed, either at the scene of a Maryland roadway accident or later in a hospital emergency room.
As trucking accident injury attorneys, the skilled professionals at Lebowitz & Mzhen know that hospital treatment for many types of lacerations include stitches or staples, which must be used to halt severe bleeding, however the need for more precise, plastic surgery later on is sometimes necessary for a victim’s psychological wellbeing in the future.
We recognize that being involved in a severe automobile accident or commercial trucking wreck can sometimes be more emotionally traumatic in its long-term aftereffects than those immediately following the collision. Too many innocent victims have suffered abrupt and often irreversible interruption of their lives due to another person’s careless or negligent behavior. For anyone who finds themselves in similar circumstances, we highly recommend they contact a qualified personal injury expert to discuss their case. The staff at Lebowitz & Mzhen is ready to help traffic accident victims and their families. Please contact us at (800) 654-1949 for a free, no-obligation one-on-one consultation. Or email us -- either Jack Lebowitz or Vadim Mzhen -- to set up a meeting to better understand your legal rights.