Denver Crush Injury Lawyers
Crush injuries can occur when excessive pressure or force compresses a part of the body. In this type of injury, a person’s arm, leg, trunk, or other body part sustains physical crushing of the muscles by a heavy weight. Crush injuries require emergency medical attention and may result in serious medical complications. Compartment syndrome, a common complication of crush injuries, can be life-or-limb threatening.
These kinds of injuries are incredibly painful, terrifying to live through, and require extensive medical assistance to recover from. We at Leventhal & Puga, P.C. understand just how catastrophic a crush injury can be. As experienced personal injury attorneys, we have worked with many clients suffering from crush injuries. Sadly, their lives are often never the same again. That is why we are so dedicated to helping those who have experienced crush injuries due to someone else’s negligence. If you or a loved one are suffering through crush injuries following an accident that was not your fault, call our firm at (303) 759-9945. We want to help.
Crush injuries are most commonly caused by accidents that involve a great deal of force being exerted on the body. When you are driving and hit by another vehicle, for example, you may become pinned against your steering wheel from the extreme force of the impact. Any time the body is caught under or between objects, crush injuries can occur. Common causes include:
- Motor vehicle collisions
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle crashes
- Pedestrian collisions
- Construction injuries
- Excavation cave-ins
- Industrial incidents
- Building collapses
How ever your crush injuries were caused, chances are you have been left in extreme pain, with high medical bills, and no idea what your future will look like. Sadly, crush injuries can have a long-lasting impact on your life. But that is why it is so important to seek compensation.
When your body is crushed, it can cause serious injuries, particularly when the victim is pinned under or between objects for an extended period of time. Crush injuries can lead to loss of the use of a limb and may even require amputation. They can impact a person’s ability to work and their quality of life. Crush injuries can also lead to potentially life-threatening complications, including:
Crush syndrome: Crush injuries can cause muscle tissue to break down and release toxins into the body, which can lead to tissue damage and organ failure.
Compartment syndrome: Swelling and bleeding in muscles that have sustained crush injuries can interfere with blood flow to the area, damaging nerve and muscle cells and causing tissue death. A compartment consists of muscle tissue, blood vessels, and nerves, grouped together and encased in a membrane that is not capable of expanding. The swelling of the tissues within the membrane can cut off blood supply and cause permanent damage.
Potentially liable parties for crush injuries will depend on whose negligence caused the injuries. When crush injuries are sustained in a traffic collision, the at-fault driver may be liable. If crush injuries occur on a construction site, depending on the circumstances, potentially liable parties may include the property owner, a contractor or subcontractor, an architect or engineer, an equipment manufacturer, a machine operator, or a governmental agency. The truth is, determining the liable party may require and in depth look into the facts of the case. Our Denver personal injury lawyers can investigate your crush injury incident to determine fault and liability. They can also help you receive the compensation that you deserve.
Generally, crush injuries require extensive medical treatment and may cause long-term disability. You need a lawyer on your side who can assess the full extent of your losses and fight for the compensation you deserve. Depending on the severity of your injuries and the nature of any complications, damages you may be entitled to claim in a crush injury case may include:
- Medical expenses, past, and future
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Rehabilitative treatment
- Disability compensation
- Diminished quality of life
- Pain and suffering
Recovering any of these damages, however, is difficult to do on your own. Insurance adjusters care more about protecting their company’s bottom line than they do about your well-being. That means they will do everything they can to get you to take a low settlement, or even to deny your claim outright. Fighting against an insurance adjuster alone can be terrifying, especially if you are still trying to recover from your injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney can fight that battle for your, however, and help you win your case at trial.
If your crush injuries resulted from someone else’s negligence, you have a right to seek full and fair compensation for your losses. In a high-stakes crush injury claim, the insurance company is likely to have a team of attorneys standing by to fight your claim. You need a Denver personal injury lawyer by your side who has the knowledge, skills, and resources to effectively pursue the compensation you deserve.
Contact Leventhal & Puga, P.C. at (303) 759-9945 or toll-free at (877) 433-3906. Our founding attorney, Jim Leventhal, has been practicing for more than 40 years and has record-breaking cases to his credit. Five of the lawyers on our team have been named among Colorado Super Lawyers® and Best Lawyers in America. There is no charge for your initial consultation.