Omaha Crush Injury Lawyers
Fighting for Our Seriously Injured Neighbors
The human body is built to handle a large amount of wear and tear over the years, but severe trauma can forever change a life. Being crushed is one of the most dangerous things a person can go through. This type of trauma can leave you in the hospital for weeks as doctors attempt to repair internal damage and help you recover. Unfortunately, many people are disabled due to their injuries and left with expensive medical bills.
If you or someone you love suffered a crush injury due to someone else’s negligence, then you may be able to recover full compensation in a personal injury claim. Dealing with the legal requirements of a claim can be stressful while you are recovering, which is why you should let the skilled team at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. step in. Our Omaha crush injury attorney can review the details of your case in a free consultation and advocate for your best interests throughout the claim. Call us at (402) 505-8234 to discuss your case.
Common Types of Crush Injuries
A crush injury occurs when a part of the body is “compressed” or placed under enough pressure to severely damage bones, muscles, internal organs, and nerves. Unlike a single blow to the body, this type of damage can cause continuous trauma and harm. If someone is pinned between two objects, for example, the pressure can split blood vessels, rupture organs, or cause paralysis if a nerve is avulsed or impinged.
Crush injuries can lead to several serious conditions, including:
- Multiple broken or shattered bones
- Lacerations, scarring, and disfigurements
- Amputations, if a limb is irreversibly damaged and doctors must remove it
- Internal organ damage, which can led to other dangers such as kidney failure
- Severe blood loss
These types of injuries come with a high cost. Even a broken bone – a relatively minor injury - may require surgery to fully repair the trauma and help you heal, though you may still need physical therapy and suffer from chronic pain. For children, these injuries can forever change their lives, impacting how they grow and what they are able to do in the future.
In most other cases, victims are left disabled, in agony, and in medical debt. If that injury was caused by another person, then the victim should be able to recover compensation in a personal injury claim.
What Causes Crush Injuries?
Crush injuries require a large amount of force, but they can occur in seemingly simple incidents. After all, we are surrounded by powerful machines every day. A high-speed collision in a 4,000-pound vehicle can pin a driver’s lower body against the dashboard, severely damaging legs and pelvis. Or a child’s foot could catch on poorly installed playground equipment. These types of events rarely happen by chance, and are often the fault of one or more negligent individuals. Given the high costs of treating these conditions, victims may be required to file a lawsuit against the negligent party to recover comfortably.
In our experience working with injured plaintiffs throughout Omaha, the most common causes of crush injuries include:
- High-speed vehicle collisions
- Bike wrecks
- Motorcycle collisions
- Truck crashes
- Vehicle rollovers
- ATV wrecks
- Collisions with tractors
- Dangerous farming equipment
- Poorly managed properties
- Violent dog attacks
Recovering Compensation for a Crush Injury
If your injuries were caused by the negligence of another person, then you deserve full and proper compensation for your injuries. While you may be mostly interested in covering the costs of your medical bills, Nebraska state law allows you to pursue several other forms of damages.
For example, if your injuries forced you to take time off work to rest or attend medical appointments, then these wages can be recouped in a claim. If you were left with a disability, such as paralysis or chronic pain, you can also include the costs of medication, therapy, and medical equipment to help you in your daily life.
But a claim can include more than just financial damages. Nebraska allows victims to demand compensation for their physical and emotional trauma as a result of a serious injury, such as chronic pain, PTSD, and the loss of things they enjoyed before the accident.
Altogether, a personal injury claim for a crush injury can include:
- All medical costs, including past and future treatments
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity if you had to change jobs
- Costs of medical or assistive equipment
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
With these types of cases, it is in your best interest to work with a diligent and knowledgeable attorney. If you go into a car wreck or premises liability claim on your own, the at-fault party’s insurance company will likely deny or diminish the value of your claim. With an attorney at your side, you learn the real value of your injuries and how much money you should demand in a claim.
Work With a Compassionate Attorney
At Bottlinger Law L.L.C., we do not simply offer you the counsel of one Omaha personal injury attorney, but the support of our entire legal team. Our firm is devoted to serving our neighbors throughout Omaha and fighting for their rights after serious injuries. We have dealt with dismissive insurance companies before and know their tactics. From the moment we start representing you in a claim, we will handle all communications with the other party’s insurance company and take on the legal burdens of your case so that you can focus on healing.
We understand money is tight for you, which is why we work on a contingency-fee basis. This means that there are no upfront fees for hiring us and that you do not have to pay us unless we win your case. To get started on your case with a free consultation, call Bottlinger Law L.L.C. at (402) 505-8234.
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