Virginia broken pelvis attorneys
A broken pelvis is a significant injury that can cause excruciating pain and life-threatening complications. It’s likely to require serious medical intervention, and your recovery could include invasive surgery followed by a long recovery.
Treatment for a fractured pelvis can generate astronomical medical bills. And you’ll likely have to take a lot of time off of work to get better.
A high-impact car collision is the most frequent cause of a fractured pelvis. If you were harmed in a car crash caused by another person’s behavior, speak with the experienced Virginia fractured pelvis lawyers at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys today.
At GibsonSingleton, we consider it a calling to help our friends and neighbors in Virginia. Call (804) 413-6777 to schedule a FREE consultation. And if you choose to hire us, we offer a zero fee guarantee, meaning we don’t get paid until you do.
Your pelvis is a butterfly-shaped group of bones connected to the base of your spine. It plays a key role in circulation, protecting your major organs, inner core, and sexual function.
The bones in a healthy pelvis are strong. A catastrophic pelvic fracture is usually caused by some type of high-impact collision, which may include:
Your pelvis plays a crucial role in walking, sitting, and standing. A broken pelvis causes extreme pain that drastically limits your ability to move. Your pelvis also protects major organs, including your bladder, intestines, rectum, and kidneys.
If your pelvis is broken, you will probably go into shock. A fractured pelvis can also cause internal bleeding, which can be fatal.
Remember: never try to move someone who may have a broken pelvis. Always wait for first responders to immobilize the patient first.
A fractured pelvis can usually be detected with X-rays, but your doctor may wish to use more advanced imaging technology, such as a CT scan or an MRI, to assess the full extent of your injuries.
Symptoms of a fractured pelvis include:
- Severe abdominal pain
- Pain in the hips, groin, or lower back
- Numbness and tingling in groin and legs
- Loss of bladder or sphincter control
- Difficulty walking and standing
- Bleeding from the rectum or genital region
- Loss of nerve function in the lower part of your body
Even with the best medical treatment, a fractured pelvis may cause lifelong pain and physical damage. You may never be able to walk the same way again, and you could require walking aides such as a cane, wheelchair, or walker to get around.
At the very least, you will need a long period of rest to recover from broken pelvis. More serious fractures may require:
- Pain medication
- External fixations
- Skeletal traction
- Internal fixations that may include pins, screws, or plates to hold the bones together
Insurance companies train their agents to do everything they can to save the company money. Many will try to take advantage of you if you don’t have a personal injury attorney by your side.
When an insurance agent finds out you’re suffering from an injury that’s likely to require extensive medical treatment, they may try to deny your claim, blame you for your injuries, or offer you a settlement that doesn’t come close to covering your expenses.
Many people think they have to take the first offer they get from an insurance company, but that isn’t true. Your personal injury attorney will file a claim against anyone whose negligent behavior contributed to your injuries, such as someone who was texting while driving, or driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
If the other side isn’t willing to make a reasonable offer, the experienced Virginia orthopedic injury lawyers at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys are always ready to take them to court. Ken Gibson is a former federal and state prosecutor, and John Singleton worked for a large insurance defense firm. So, we know how to stand up to the big insurance companies, and we’ve seen all their tricks.
A personal injury claim for an accident that causes a broken pelvis will include these types of damages:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Reduced earning potential
- Medical devices
- Assisted living care
- Wheelchair ramps for your home
Our founders Ken Gibson and John Singleton are former U.S. Marines. Now, we serve our friends and neighbors in Virginia who’ve been harmed by someone else’s reckless actions.
Contact us at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys today by calling (804) 413-6777. And remember: with our zero fee guarantee, we don’t get paid until you do.
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Prevention, empathy, and diligence are hallmarks of everything we do at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. Our community can see these ideals lived out in our work to prevent personal injuries from happening.
- Safety Education
GibsonSingleton launches “Texts=Wrecks” campaign to reduce the number of people injured or killed by distracted drivers.
- Annual Coat Drive
During the fall, our team works to distribute coats to people in need in our community.
- Hands-on Service
John and Ken join the Gloucester Point Rotary Club in cleaning up the community.
- Supporting Local Schools
The Gibson family participates in Gloucester’s Botetourt Elementary Shuffle fundraiser.