Did your crash leave you crushed?

Nebraska drivers like you share the road with plenty of other people in a single day. Unfortunately, the more people there are on the road, the higher the chances are of something going wrong and someone getting hurt.

MedlinePlus takes a look at crush injuries and how they can impact your physical state. Crush injuries are the result of your body being pinned between two hard surfaces. Typically speaking, in a car crash, you will most likely get pinned between two vehicles or between your own vehicle and the ground.

Crush injuries can result in a number of severe physical side effects. They can include bleeding and bruising, lacerations, broken or fractured bones, and nerve damage. Depending on the pressure behind the crush injury and how long you are pinned, these issues can vary greatly in how long or short they will last.

Unfortunately, while damage from a crush injury can potentially be resolved soon after the pressure is removed, it can also carry on long past the incident itself. The flow of oxygenated blood may have been cut off, causing irreparable cell death. Nerve damage caused by the crush can also be difficult or impossible to reverse, leaving some victims in constant pain or suffering from altered sensations.

If you have been involved in a crash that led to you suffering from a crush injury, consider contacting an attorney who is well-versed in handling matters of personal injury and motor vehicle crashes. They can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

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