Crushing Injury in Texas
Dedicated Representation from Our Catastrophic Injury Attorneys
Crushing injuries occur when a specific part of the body experiences tremendous
force, typically from being crushed between two solid, heavy objects.
These injuries typically occur in the construction and industrial work
sectors, since they involve heavy machinery and equipment. Companies and
employers are required to uphold safety regulations, properly train their
employees and maintain the equipment at peak efficiency. However, if they
fail to do so, the result can be devastating.
At Komie & Morrow, LLP, we are prepared to pursue justice and recover
your entitled compensation. With over 60 years of combined experience, our
catastrophic injury attorney possesses the extensive knowledge of Texas law and court proceedings
to help you obtain your desired outcome.
Effects of a Crush Injury
While simple fractures can heal in a few weeks if the injured part of the
body is wrapped in a splint or cast. However, more complicated fractions
as a result of a crushing injury don’t necessarily heal completely,
requiring multiple surgeries to repair. A surgeon may use a combination
of rods, plates, pins or screws to put the crushed bone back together
and hold it in place in order to heal.
Crush injuries could also result in “compartment syndrome,”
which occurs when the body part is crushed for an extended period of time.
When blood flow ceases in a particular area of the body, muscle and tissue
death can occur. If it is not immediately treated to release the pressure,
the result can be permanent muscle damage, which may lead to amputation.
Signs of compartment syndrome include:
- Pale, shiny skin
“Crush syndrome” is similar to compartment syndrome, but when
a certain part of the body is crushed for a long period of time, once
the pressure is finally released, breakdown by-products of muscle deterioration
(potassium, myoglobin and phosphorus) can rush into the bloodstream and
cause shock and kidney failure.
Let Us Fight For You
If you or a loved one has suffered a crush injury, you understand how much
pain and hardship these type of injuries can cause. Our skilled catastrohpic
injury attorney can conduct an extensive investigation into your case,
analyze the evidence and use our resource of professional experts to develop a
solid strategy for you.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation today.