A car accident does not have to be devastating for you to suffer a serious injury that forces you to miss time at work and struggle to pay the bills. A crush injury happens all too often in car crashes for various reasons. It could be the way you are sitting in the vehicle, what you are holding onto or how the vehicle is hit. Let’s explore crush injuries you could suffer in a car accident in today’s post.

A crush injury can be devastating, even if you suffered it on your hand or fingers. There’s the possibility that you could lose the hand or finger if the injury is serious enough. In fact, you could lose the appendage in the accident or at a later time in the hospital if a doctor has to amputate it.

Crush injuries occur when a part of your body is crushed between two objects. They most often happen during car accidents when the person is crushed between the vehicle and the pavement after being ejected from the vehicle. They can also occur when the vehicle is crushed by a larger vehicle. The body might get crushed inside the vehicle between the chair and the dashboard.

Crush injuries can lead to any of the following:

  • Amputation
  • Extensive bleeding
  • Secondary infections
  • Nerve damage
  • Fractures
  • Open wounds
  • Bruising
  • Compartment syndrome

When you suffer a crush injury it might take months of rehabilitation and multiple surgeries to repair the injury. It is always important that you follow the doctor’s orders and seek legal representation. You are entitled to compensation for the injuries you have suffered in the car accident.