Omaha Broken Pelvis Attorneys
The pelvis is the area below the abdomen located between the hip bones. It is composed of the:
- Sacrum – the large triangle-shaped bone at the base of the spine
- Coccyx – tailbone
- Hip bones – ilium, ischium, and pubis
Together, this collection of bones forms the pelvic ring. The structure protects organs, blood vessels, and nerves, and serves as an anchor for the leg muscles. A broken pelvis occurs when one or more of the bones that make up the pelvis are fractured. It can be caused by any high-impact event, such as a motor vehicle crash or a slip and fall accident.
We all have a legal duty of care to others around us. Drivers have a duty to other road users to operate their vehicles safely and obey the rules of the road. Property owners in Nebraska have a duty to maintain their property reasonably free from hazards that could harm visitors. A negligent driver who speeds, runs a red light, or fails to yield the right-of-way could cause a crash in which an occupant of the other vehicle sustains a broken pelvis. A negligent property owner who allows a dangerous tripping hazard to exist on the property could cause a visitor to suffer a pelvis fracture in a fall.
Treatment for severe or unstable pelvic fractures may require multiple surgeries, traction, and metal pins or screws to stabilize the pelvic area. Healing can be long and difficult, particularly in older people. Pelvic fractures can cause a range of symptoms, including:
- Pain in the hip, groin, and/or lower back
- Intensified pain when walking or moving the legs
- Numbness or tingling in the legs or groin area
- Pain in the abdomen
- Difficulty urinating
- Difficult standing or walking
The prognosis for a broken pelvis will depend on the type and severity of the injury. Stable, mild pelvic fractures may heal well with no long-term complications. Severe, unstable pelvic fractures caused by car collisions or falls can occur with complications, such as organ and nerve damage or severe bleeding. They can cause chronic pain, sexual dysfunction, impaired mobility, and deep vein thrombosis.
If you have sustained a broken pelvis through negligence, you are entitled to seek compensation from the responsible party. Damages designed to compensate you for the losses you have suffered may include past and future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earning potential, disability, and pain and suffering.
Our Omaha personal injury attorney can investigate your accident to determine fault and liability and secure vital evidence to support your claim. We can build a strong case based on the facts, assess the full extent of your damages, negotiate skillfully on your behalf, and fight for fair compensation in court if necessary. Your best chance of obtaining a full recovery is to have an experienced lawyer representing you.
At Bottlinger Law L.L.C., we help people who have been injured through the negligence of others. We firmly believe that you should not have to pay for injuries caused by the carelessness of another. Our legal team has the knowledge, skills, and experience to vigorously pursue the compensation you deserve. We are compassionate listeners and effective litigators who have won millions for our clients.
If you have suffered a broken pelvis because of someone else’s negligence, contact us at (402) 505-8234. We offer a free consultation with no obligation.
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