Phoenix Crush Injury Attorneys
Advocating for Phoenix Crush Injury Victims
Crush injuries are caused by physical trauma from prolonged compression of a body part, such as a limb or the torso. They most commonly occur when part of the body is squeezed between heavy objects. Crush injuries are particularly serious, because they can lead to compartment syndrome, increased pressure in a limb that can severely damage muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and tissue.
We have more than 20 years of experience representing individuals in Phoenix personal injury matters. Contact us to find out about your legal options if you have suffered crush injuries through someone else’s negligence.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Phoenix Crush Injuries?
Motor vehicle collisions and workplace accidents are common sites for crush injuries. Catastrophic injuries involving crushed limbs and body parts can occur when:
- Two or more passenger vehicles collide
- A large commercial truck crashes into a much smaller vehicle
- A pedestrian is hit by a 4,000 pound passenger car
- A motorcyclist is T-boned by a driver turning left at an intersection
- A car hits a bicycle, crushing the limbs of the cyclist
- A construction worker is caught in between heavy machinery and a stationary object
- A heavy load falls on workers, putting extreme pressure on body parts
- A structure collapses, pinning occupants underneath
What Are the Consequences of Crush Injuries?
Crush injuries can cause extreme damage to the body. Injuries commonly caused by crushing include bone fractures, excessive bleeding, severe bruising, nerve damage, lacerations, infection, and compartment syndrome. Crushed limbs may need to be surgically amputated when they are damaged beyond repair.
Crushing injuries can cause damage to the spinal cord and partial or total paralysis below the level of the injury. Crush syndrome can occur when severe injury to the skeletal muscles causes disruption of cellular integrity and release of substances into the bloodstream, which can lead to shock and renal failure. Potential long-term consequences of crush injuries include chronic pain, disability, and reduced quality of life.
Who May Be Liable in Crush Injury Cases?
When crush injury accidents are caused by someone else’s negligence, the at-fault party may be legally responsible for resulting injuries. Potentially liable parties for crush injuries may include employers who fail to follow safety standards, property owners who allow foreseeable hazards to exist on their property, and negligent drivers who cause catastrophic accidents. Our experienced Phoenix crush injury attorney can investigate your accident to determine liability and effectively pursue compensation for your injuries.
What Compensation Is Available for Crush Injuries?
If the accident that caused your crush injuries was someone else’s fault, you may have a claim for compensation against the responsible party. Damages you may be entitled to pursue may include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Occupational therapy
- Lost wages or earnings
- Lost earning capacity
- Permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Wrongful death damages if you have lost a loved one in a crushing accident
We can assess the full extent of your losses, negotiate skillfully with insurance companies on your behalf, and work to maximize the compensation you receive.
Why Choose Us?
We have dedicated our practice exclusively to representing injury victims. Attorney Mark Breyer is a certified specialist in injury and wrongful death law. When you work with The Husband & Wife Law Team, you will have access to a Phoenix personal injury attorney at all times. We are straight shooting, and we will actually go to trial if that is what it takes to get you the compensation you deserve. If you or your loved one has suffered crush injuries through the negligence of another, call us at (602) 457-6222 to schedule a free consultation.
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