Some crash-related injuries will heal with minimal treatment, pain medication and rest. Many serious crash-related injuries require surgery in order to make a full recovery. We often see this after head-on collisions, rollovers and T-bone crashes. Crash victims often sustain broken bones, serious internal injuries, crushed limbs, serious spinal injuries, burns, lacerations and amputations.
Getting surgery after a crash isn't cheap. The medical costs can be financially devastating, especially if you're not able to work while you're recovering from your injury. It's critical that you speak to an experienced Texas car accident attorney to learn about the legal options available and how damages can be recovered.
When you meet with your doctor, Your injury will be discovered through a physical examination, X-ray, CT scan, or MRI. Your doctor will then give you an official diagnosis. Make sure that your doctor properly documents your medical evaluation and diagnosis. This information is critical for supporting your car accident claim.
What types of injuries need surgery?
The most common injuries that require surgery include:
- Broken bones. Surgery is needed to repair serious bone fractures and ensure that they remain in place while healing. Broken bones are then held together by plates, pins, screws and wiring.
- Back and spinal injuries. Surgery can repair slipped or herniated discs, broken vertebrae, or damage to the spinal cord. Back and spine surgery often includes:
- Spinal fusion — a surgeon fuses two or more vertebrae together to fix a fractured vertebra.
- Discectomy — a surgeon removes part of a herniated disc to lessen pressure on the spinal nerves.
- Laminectomy — a surgeon removes part of a vertebra to lessen pressure on the spinal nerves.
- Vertebroplasty — a surgeon injects acrylic bone cement into broken vertebrae to meld them together.
- Internal bleeding and damage to organs. These injuries are a very serious matter and can often be fatal. Internal bleeding and organ damage often requires emergency surgery.
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI). Concussions are very common in car accidents and often go away with rest and minimal treatment. Severe TBIs, such as open head TBIs, hematomas, hemorrhages, skull fractures and diffuse axonal injuries often require surgery.
- Soft tissue injuries. Muscles, tendons and ligaments can become torn or damaged during a crash. Severe soft tissue injuries often require surgical repair.
- Burns and lacerations. Burns and lacerations to the skin and underlying tissue can cause permanent scarring. A surgeon will administer reconstructive or plastic surgery to repair these injuries.
- Facial injuries. Injuries to the face can leave someone permanently scarred or disfigured. Like burns and lacerations, facial injuries often require reconstructive or plastic surgery.
- Amputations. Loss of a body part can be one of the most devastating types of injuries. Sometimes, small body parts, such as fingers, can be re-attached with surgery.
Get started on your car accident claim
Your crash wasn't your fault. You shouldn't have to deal with the frustration, pain, suffering and financial devastation brought on by someone else's negligent actions. Let the experienced Texas attorneys at Karam Law Firm handle your claim for you so you can focus on your recovery. We know how to investigate crashes caused by negligence and get results. We also know how to deal with insurance companies who don't have your best interests in mind.
Our law offices are located in McAllen and Edinburg, Texas. Contact us online today for your free and confidential legal consultation.