Ehline Law Firm PC – Solar Plexus Injuries Attorney
A broken pelvis is an injury that is often caused by the stresses and forces of a motor vehicle accident, or other types of incidents where your breadbasket area hits stationary matter and something has to give. Usually, it is your pelvis bone that gives way when met with the high-energy trauma, of say, a steering wheel that is thrust into it at high G forces and impact. Sometimes it will just knock the wind out of you, and other times it is much much worse. In fact, an injury like this often results in internal bleeding, for which physicians screw an external fixator into a patient’s bones on either side of the wound, to try and stabilize it. In short, this can easily be life painful, and life threatening injury. The broken pelvis is often medically referred to as acetabulum fracture or a fractured pelvis. In many cases, a dangerous condition was present, or someone else was careless, which ultimately caused the victim to break his or her solar plexus. The blow alone typically leaves the patient breathless, and in excruciating pain.
In cases such as this, the injured victim might have a legal claim to recover financial losses and other damages. The experienced personal injury attorney at Ehline Law Firm PC can help to see if the victim or survivors are able to receive financial damages for their injury and suffering. We can also bring the insurance claims and protect vital statutes and insurance law regulations in order to make sure that legitimately agonized individuals are not patsy’s being preyed upon as they negotiate and navigate their way through the complicated liability claims process. We have achieved many confidential and publicly paraded noteworthy results, and we are here to do the same for you and your close family members who suffered at the hands of a wrongdoer. Call to speak to a virtuous, dynamic, motivated, and disciplined legal representative now at (213) 596-9642.
- Causes of Broken Pelvis
- Symptoms of Pelvic Breaks
- Diagnosis of Injuries
- Prognosis for Total Recovery
- List of Basic Medical Terminology
- Retaining a Catastrophic Injuries Lawyer
What Are Some Causes of the Broken Pelvis?
- Vehicle accidents
- Slip and fall
- Dis-repaired stairwells
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
The first two above, are generally the two most common causes of high energy pelvic fractures, while there can be others. Bicycle and motorcycle handlebars tend to act as a lance, driving into a person’s belly, as the vehicle wheel turns hard left or right to its side during a bad spill. This is also an injury that the aging adult is susceptible to, because a person’s bones tend to weaken with age, and especially with osteoporosis. Falling on a slippery surface, stars, or an uneven surface, can cause a slip and fall that can result in a pelvic fracture. Growing teenagers are also at risk, there are some injuries including pulled muscles, or bicycle spills, that can result in a specific type of pelvic fracture.
What Are the Symptoms of a Fractured Pelvis?
- The urge to adjust the knee or hip
- There are other symptoms that may not be as clear due to other injuries including shock.
When someone is afflicted with this kind of devastation after a terrible tragedy, it is often the case that another person’s negligence was the root cause or major contributing factor of the break. But it takes you picking up the phone, speaking with and hiring a veteran and seasoned law firm to discover the nuances and realities of where the fault lies. One reason you need an expert is simple. Insurance companies have a reputation for treating these serious bodily injury demands as if they are of minimal value. Typically, adjustors will make diligent efforts to derail the claim, or make settlement offers of just pennies on the dollar. This is never more true when a hurt claimant is unrepresented by counsel.
The main benefit of an legitimate attorney is that they have the training do “work up” your case properly, and know how to package and present it in such as way so as to break down the legal duty, breach, and damages in bite size pieces. Even when the case cannot settle right away, the legal work work your lawyer did in the settlement stage, can now be used to litigate the matter, and to convince the defense attorney that the adjustor devalued the case, and to give it a fresh look in terms of offering more money. Even if the defense engages in the standard litany of Rambo defense medical exams, written and discovery, and litigation tactics that would normally steamroll an unrepresented plaintiff that was in pro per, a legal warrior like Ehline Law will only become more entrenched and fight that much harder. You see with Ehline Law, you have no greater friend and no worse enemy.
Our focus is to give the traumatized victims the means to afford a total and complete recuperation from their terrible injuries, or at least give them a chance to be stabilized enough to engage in worthwhile settlement talks. Yet, sometimes, full mobility is never achieved, even after multiple surgeries and long term rehab. You see, in some cases, the heavy costs of hospitals, multiple surgeries and physical therapy causes significant lifestyle and emotional disruptions that are not just medium or short term.
If there is a permanent injury and you cannot heal up on your own, we need to know about it before we take whatever the defendant is offering. Loss of mobility is a very serious debilitation and you need to be able to recover the full value of lost income, medical expenses, as well as general damages for your mental and physical anguish, and in some cases, even punitive damages to punish evil-doers who hurt people like you on purpose. Our seasoned attorneys are ready, willing and able to turn on the heat and seek redress all the way through trial, if needed. Never surrender is our battle cry.
How are Pelvic Fracture Diagnosed?
During the physical examination, a physician will check the nerves and blood vessels in the legs when diagnosing a pelvic fracture. The doctor will order x-rays and a possible CT scan in order to see the severity of the pelvic break. When the pelvis is fractured the usual treatment is surgery, to help realign the bones, cartilage and to remove any lose bone debris from the area, restoring stability to the pelvis.
This might include screws and other stabilizing plates; traction might be needed after the surgery. When the fracture is not that severe, and still remains aligned, the physician will prescribe pain medication, a walker or crutches, without the need to perform surgery.
What is the Prognosis for the Fractured Pelvis?
The fractured pelvis can heal properly with the right medical treatment, although limping can be a problem for months. Nerve damage, pain and other symptoms can be a recurring problem depending on the severity of the broken pelvis.
General Information About These Fractures
The pelvis is a group of bones that form a ring at the bottom of the back, and consist of the illium, ischium and pubis. The three bones are connected by ligaments, and then to the sacrum this is a triangle shaped bone at the base of the spine. These bones make a bowl shape with the hip sockets located on the sides.
Inside of the bowl shape the bones make are the reproductive organs and digestive organs and the large blood vessels from the legs, their muscle and tendons connect through the pelvis. This is why the pelvic fracture can be an extremely dangerous injury, since it can cause organ damage, nerve damage and severe internal bleeding. When it is damaged, the victim loses mobility and can become helpless.
How Do I Retain a Pelvic Fracture Lawyer?
When you or a family member have suffered the sadness of a fractured pelvis from another’s negligence, the Ehline Law Firm PC will help you establish if you have a claim and guide your case to a final outcome, with the goal of windfall results in your favor. Try contacting an industry leader now at 1-888-400-9721. We are local to Greater Los Angeles and all California counties and will even make hospital visits when necessary.
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