Experienced Car Accident Lawyers Serving Accident Victims with Pelvic or Abdominal Injuries In MA and RI
Auto accidents truly involve the entire body. Every part of the human anatomy is at risk, and that includes the abdomen and the pelvis.
In fact, pelvic and abdominal injuries are somewhat common in car crashes, particularly those involving high speeds or especially forceful impacts. Victims typically require extensive medical treatment, sometimes including surgery, physical therapy, and other forms of rehabilitation.
At The Bottaro Law Firm, we understand how terrible an ordeal any injury to the abdomen or pelvis can be. These injuries are painful, sometimes embarrassing, and can greatly disrupt day-to-day life.
That’s why we fight to get car crash victims the financial recovery they need to treat their injuries, move on with their lives, and be made whole again.
We are a full-service personal injury law firm that represents injured people throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and the Northeastern United States. We fight for their rights, including a demand for the largest amount of compensation allowed under the law.
Our experienced Massachusetts & Rhode Island car accident lawyers are here to advance your best interests and take an aggressive stand against defendants and their insurance companies, who would love nothing more than to lowball your claim and pay you less than you deserve.
We have years of experience in these cases, including specific experience in litigating pelvic & abdominal injuries from a motor vehicle accident. These cases are medically complex and can be legally challenging, so it is important that you work with an attorney who understands how to handle these cases strategically and effectively. Our record of results speaks for itself.
If you or someone you know has experienced pelvis or abdominal injuries from a motor vehicle accident, please contact the experienced Massachusetts & Rhode Island car accident lawyers at The Bottaro Law Firm today.
Common Pelvic Injuries Caused by Car Accidents
The pelvis is a complicated and vulnerable structure. Doctors often liken it to a pretzel. Imagine that you are holding a pretzel and you snap one corner of it off. Even though you only broke the pretzel once, there are now two fractures in it (one on either side of the break). In much the same way, pelvic injuries usually involve fractures in at least two sites.
There are many parts in the pelvis, and the extent of your injury depends on which parts are affected and how serious the impact was. Nevertheless, any symptom of pelvic injury should be considered a medical emergency, as some cases can be life threatening.
Common pelvic injuries caused by car accidents include:
- Pelvic fracture
- Broken pelvis
- Compressive pelvic injury
- Pelvic contusions (pelvic bruising)
- Back pain caused by pelvic injury
- Hip fractures
- Injury to the skin or anatomy around the pelvis
Common Abdominal Injuries Caused by Car Accidents
The abdomen is home to many of our body’s most precious organs. Unlike the upper chest, which protects its organs with a rib cage, the abdomen is relatively exposed to the force of impact. That makes motor vehicle accidents a great threat to the muscles, organs, arteries, and veins in the abdomen.
Common abdominal injuries caused by car accidents include:
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Bowel obstruction
- Intestinal injury
- Stomach injury
- Gallbladder injury
- Colon injury
- Pancreas injury
- Liver injury
- Kidney injury
- Bladder damage
- Muscle / tissue damage
- Blunt abdominal trauma
- Abdominal abscesses
- Blood clots
- Cuts, scrapes, or burns on abdominal skin
- Abdominal swelling
- Abdominal compartment syndrome
As with pelvic injuries, abdominal injuries are not always immediately apparent. You should always seek immediate medical attention after any hard blow to the abdomen, even if there was no penetration, and even if you are not experiencing significant symptoms.
Pelvic and Abdominal Injuries Often Occur Together
In a motor vehicle accident, it isn’t uncommon for victims to sustain damage in multiple sites, including both the pelvis and the abdomen.
Remember that the pelvis is a bony structure situated between the abdomen and the thighs. Accordingly, the pelvis is largely located in the area we typically think of as “the abdomen.”
Because of their proximity, a pelvic injury might be considered an abdominal injury (and vice-versa).
Injured? Talk to Our Attorneys Right Away.
If you or someone you know is suffering with pelvic or abdominal injuries from a motor vehicle accident, the experienced Massachusetts & Rhode Island car accident lawyers at The Bottaro Law Firm can help.
Time limits apply in these cases, so it is in your best interest to reach out to a lawyer right away. We’re happy to talk with you and answer your preliminary questions — our free case reviews are available without any obligation whatsoever. Call us today.