Minnesota Pelvic Injury Lawyer
Most pelvic injuries occur due to a sudden impact or fall. Car accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents can often lead to pelvic trauma as can any slip and fall accident. Work related accidents can also lead to pelvic injury, especially if you have fallen from a long distance, such as off a roof or off an electricity pole. Fracturing your pelvis can be crippling to say the least and you are looking at months, if not years, of rehabilitation and recovery. If you have suffered a pelvic injury due to someone else’s negligence at work, on the road or anywhere else, then contact McEwen & Kestner, PLLC to discuss your options for compensation.
Stable and Unstable Pelvic Fractures
Pelvic fractures generally fall into two categories – stable and unstable. Stable fractures means that there is only one break, limited bleeding and the bones are not displaced. Unstable pelvic fractures are more serious and come with moderate to excessive bleeding, bone displacement and two or more breaks to the pelvis. Immediate medical attention is required.
A pelvic fracture can create bone tenderness meaning you will most likely have difficulty walking and sitting for a long period of time. You may experience numbness or tingling in the groin and down the legs due to a loss of nerve function. You may experience sexual dysfunction temporarily and, in some instances, a hip fracture can lead to kidney failure as well. You could also experience pain in the abdomen and the legs. A pelvic fracture can result in difficulty urinating and bleeding from any lower body cavity. Furthermore, a pelvic fracture or break may make it difficult to have children or, if you do become pregnant, you will most likely need a caesarean section.
Minnesota Pelvic Fracture Injury Attorney
In most instances you will need to undergo surgery in order to correct any pelvic fractures. You will also most likely need several x-rays and scans and need to visit a specialist to discuss treatment options. You will need to take time off work to undergo surgery and for recovery. You will also need to consider the costs of medication, rehabilitation classes and specialty items such as a cane to help you walk. Your muscles will most likely be weak and rehabilitation can be painful and frustrating. You will already have to suffer emotionally and physically due to someone else’s negligence – make sure you do not have to suffer financially as well. Our lawyers can fight to you to ensure you are fully compensated for your pain.
Do not suffer in silence. Contact McEwen & Kestner, PLLC at 651-224-3833 or toll free at (612) 324-1541 today to get the legal advice and financial compensation you deserve.