Car Accident Victims Might Need Surgery
No one needs to tell you that car accidents are exceedingly dangerous. After all, when you combine a heavy machine like a car or SUV with high speeds (or even low speeds), any kind of collision is bound to be dangerous. In fact, car accidents are often so serious that victims require surgery. If another driver’s negligence leaves you so injured that you require surgery, it’s time to consult with an experienced Round Rock, Texas personal injury lawyer.
Injuries Requiring Surgery
Every car accident is unique to its own circumstances, but there are several types of injuries common to car accidents that often require surgery. These injuries include:
- Broken Bones – Broken bones are extremely painful injuries that are slow to heal. Further, a broken bone that fails to heal properly can lead to chronic pain and even to a permanent disability. While some broken bones will heal with proper medical treatment, others require surgery. A compound fracture is one such example. A badly broken bone often needs rods, pins, screws, or other materials to help keep the bone together and to help ensure that it continues to heal correctly. Sometimes, a serious break will require several surgeries before the injured party can regain full use of the broken limb.
- Traumatic Brain Injuries – Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are caused by impact to the head, and they are not only uniquely dangerous but are also uniquely unpredictable. The brain houses our sense of self, and when that is affected by a TBI, it can lead to devastating emotional consequences. Sometimes, TBIs lead to a buildup of blood or another fluid on the brain or swelling of the brain, which can leave the victim’s intracranial pressure dangerously high. In such situations, a surgeon may need to remove part of the patient’s skull to help relieve the pressure and may implant a monitoring device to aid recovery. Any surgery of the brain is obviously an exceedingly serious procedure.
- Internal Injuries – The immense speed and impact of car accidents often lead to serious internal injuries. When an internal organ is damaged or when the body hemorrhages internally, surgery is nearly always required. To make matters even more serious, internal injuries can be asymptomatic until they progress into something more serious and more difficult to treat.
When an injury sustained in a car accident requires surgery, the fact of the surgery compromises the victim’s health. Surgeries can lead to complications that further threaten the patient’s recovery.
If Another Motorist Leaves You with an Injury that Requires Surgery, Consult with an Experienced Round Rock Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Any injury you sustain in a car accident should be taken extremely seriously, but if the injury requires surgery, it is a matter of urgency. Attorney Elissa Henry at Elissa I. Henry Law Firm, PLLC, in Round Rock, Texas, understands the seriousness of these accidents and dedicates her practice to helping clients like you fully recover on the damages they suffer. We’re here for you, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at (512)766-4529 for more information today.