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Crushing Injuries

Ever had your hand caught in a door? Hurts like heck, right? Now, imagine that kind of pressure, but way more intense, and it's not just your hand that's trapped. That's what we're talking about when we say "crushing injuries." These injuries are serious business and can happen faster than you can say "ouch." Let's break it down.

What Is a Crushing Injury?

A crushing injury happens when part of your body gets pressed between two heavy things. It's like if you were a grape caught between two fingers, except the fingers are like cars, machines, or big chunks of concrete. This kind of injury doesn't just hurt on the outside; it can mess up your insides too, like your bones, muscles, and sometimes even your organs.

What are Common Causes of Crushing Injuries?

You might be wondering, "How does someone even get in a situation like that?" Well, it's unfortunately pretty easy in certain scenarios:

  • Car Accidents: Imagine a car getting smooshed in a crash, and someone's limb is in the mix. Not a pretty picture
  • Truck Accidents: Trucks are huge, and when they're involved in accidents, they can cause some serious squishing
  • Motorcycle Accidents: Bikers don't have much protection, so in a crash, they can easily get trapped or crushed
  • Workplace Mishaps: Think about construction sites or factories where there's heavy machinery and materials everywhere

What are Common Injuries to the Body from Crushing Injuries?

When we talk about what gets hurt in a crushing injury, it's a bit of a laundry list. Here are a few of the usual suspects:

  • Broken Bones: Pretty straightforward—bones don't like being crushed
  • Nerve Damage: When the pressure is on, nerves can get damaged, leading to all sorts of issues like pain, numbness, or even loss of movement
  • Compartment Syndrome: This is a fancy way of saying that pressure builds up in a muscle area, cutting off blood flow and can seriously harm the muscles and nerves
  • Internal Injuries: Organs don't fare well under pressure either. A crushing injury can lead to internal bleeding or other organ damage

What Compensation Available for a Crushing Injury in a Personal Injury Claim?

Now, let's talk money. Not in a greedy way, but in a "you're hurt and need help" way. If you've suffered a crushing injury because of someone else's mistake, here's what you might be able to get compensated for:

  • Medical Expenses: From the ambulance ride to surgery to physical therapy, it all adds up.
  • Lost Wages: If you can't work because you're recovering, you can get compensated for the money you're not making.
  • Pain and Suffering: This is about the physical pain and the emotional stress the injury has caused you.
  • Future Care: Some injuries need long-term care, and you can be compensated for this ongoing expense.

How Can an Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorney Help?

Feeling overwhelmed? That's where a good injury attorney comes in. They're like your guide through the jungle of legal stuff. Here's what they can do for you:

  • Figure Out What Happened: They'll dig into the details of the accident to find out who's at fault.
  • Deal with the Insurance Companies: Insurance companies can be tricky. Your attorney will handle the negotiations to make sure you get what you deserve.
  • Fight for Your Rights: If your case goes to court, your attorney will be there, fighting on your behalf to make sure you're compensated fairly.

How Long Do I Have to File A Crushing Injury Lawsuit in Indiana?

In Indiana, you usually only have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit.

Should I Hire an Experienced Indianapolis Crushing Injury Lawyer?

If you were the victim of a crushing injury you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible. A personal injury attorney can help you understand your rights, figure out how much compensation you need, and fight to get it for you.

Why Choose Us?

At Emerson Divorce and Accident Injury Attorneys, L.L.C., we have extensive experience in the courtroom, litigating on behalf of our injured clients. Our Indianapolis personal injury attorneys have been awarded membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and named among the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Call us at (317) 969-8000 if you have suffered crushing injury in an accident that was someone else’s fault. We are dedicated to defending the rights of people seriously injured through the negligence of others.

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