Lacerations sustained during car accidents are serious injuries that require prompt medical attention and pose a high risk of infection and death. In addition to the threat posed to the victim’s life, when successfully treated, the victim may be left with unsightly scars or be required to undergo an amputation to prevent widespread infection. Anyone who must endure drastic changes to his or her quality of life at the expense of another person’s actions is owed fair compensation by law to cover the cost of medical treatment and pain and suffering. The Chicago Injury Center is a personal injury law firm that defends the rights of clients throughout Illinois who have endured financial and physical hardship because of an accident.
Causes of Lacerations
While most car accidents occur within seconds, they can cause harm to vehicle occupants that change the rest of their lives. As a car is crushed or crumpled, numerous sharp surfaces are formed as a result and can cause deep wounds that require immediate and long term attention. The most common causes of lacerations include the following.
- Automotive glass
- Metal parts that are exposed during the auto accident
- Contact with objects outside of the vehicle
- Compound fractures
Complications Due to Lacerations
The most immediate danger associated with lacerations is blood loss, which can lead to death if the victim is not treated in time. After initial treatment, lacerations pose additional risks and the damage done to the body and the appearance of scars may require multiple surgeries over time to address. The most common complications that result from lacerations are the following.
- Infections, which may present the need for amputation of the affected limb
- Damage to major muscles and tissue that require surgical intervention
- Scar tissue at the site of the injury
- Life threatening blood loss
If you have been hurt in an auto accident and your injuries have changed the quality of your life, you are entitled to collect damages to compensate for your past and future medical care, lost wages and the pain you have to endure because of your injuries. The Chicago Injury Center has the knowledge, experience and resources that are needed to maximize your recovery and ensure that all of your financial needs are met during this difficult period in your life. Our team of car accident lawyers specializes in cases similar to yours and has a proven track record in defending the best interests of our clients.
Contact us today for a free consultation so that we can answer your questions and explain your rights as well as the litigation process so you know exactly what to expect and can get started right away. We understand that you have enough to worry about already so we will never expect an upfront payment and guarantee that if we are unable to win or settle your case, you won’t owe us a thing.