Did you suffer a pelvic fracture? If you suffered a pelvic fracture in a car accident, motorcycle accident, slip and fall accident, trip and fall accident, or workplace accident, you might have grounds to pursue a claim. A pelvic fracture has the potential to severely impact every aspect of your life. If you suffered a pelvic injury, you might have grounds to recover compensation; however, you must pursue a claim before you can be compensated. Are you interested in exploring the possibility of filing a claim for the pelvic fracture that you suffered in a personal injury accident? If so, it is essential that you seek legal assistance immediately. You could trust the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group.
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Downtown L.A. Law Group is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling a variety of personal injury claims, including auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip/trip and fall accidents, and workplace accidents, among many others. Our experts have represented injured victims for many years and have guided them towards the recovery of the compensation that they are rightfully owed. If you would like to allow our lawyers to evaluate your claim and guide you towards a successful claim outcome, do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience. We are dedicated to each and every one of our clients and ensuring that they receive the maximum amount of compensation available for their claims. To discuss your claim with our lawyers, do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience.
What Are Pelvic Fractures?
The pelvis consists of a group of bones which include the pubic, ilium, and ischium bones (among others). These bones are held together by tough ligaments. The pelvis forms three rings – two small rings and one large (major) ring. These bones support important organs, such as the intestines, the rectum, and the bladder. Although pelvic fractures are uncommon, they are possible. Fractures vary significantly in severity. In general, pelvic fractures can be classified into two categories: stable and unstable. A stable pelvic fracture consists of only one break with limited bleeding; in a stable pelvic fracture, the bones stay in place. An unstable pelvic fracture consists of two or more breaks in the pelvis with significant bleeding ranging from moderate to severe. People with pelvic fractures might feel pain in the groin area, hip area, or lower back area, for example. Pain usually worsens during walking or any movement of the legs. In general, symptoms of pelvic fractures can include the following:
- Abdominal pain
- Bleeding (from the vagina, urethra, or rectum)
- Numbness or tingling in the legs or groin areas
- Problems with urination
- Problems with walking or standing
Along with the presence of the symptoms listed above, a CT scan can confirm the pelvic fractures. In mild cases, the fracture can heal itself within 8 to 12 weeks – bed rest and physical therapy will likely be necessary. In severe cases, the pelvic fractures might result in internal bleeding and significant damage to organs. In these cases, complicated surgeries are often necessary; after surgical treatment, physical therapy and rehabilitation will be vital to recovery. Without a doubt, a pelvic fracture could significantly affect victims.
The Many Possible Causes of Pelvic Fractures
How did you suffer a pelvic fracture? Pelvic fractures can be caused by a number of different personal injury accidents. Some of the most common personal injury accidents that can result in pelvic fractures include car accidents, motorcycle accidents, workplace accidents, slip and fall accidents, and trip and fall accidents, for example. The force inflicted on victims during car accidents and motorcycle accidents can cause pelvic fractures. Slip and fall accidents as well as trip and fall accidents could result in pelvic fractures; the sudden impact could result in debilitating fractures. Likewise, workplace accidents, such as falls from stairs and falls from elevated platforms, could result in pelvic fractures.
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In most cases, older people – those who already have issues with bone strength – are more at risk of suffering pelvic fractures; however, severe accidents could result in pelvic fractures in even young people with “strong or healthy” bones. Regardless of the specific type of accident that you suffered, it is very possible that someone negligently caused your accident and contributed to the harm that you suffered.
What Should You Do If a Personal Injury Accident Caused Your Pelvic Fracture?
What if your pelvic fracture was caused by a personal injury accident? A car accident, motorcycle accident, workplace accident, slip/trip and fall accident could have caused your pelvic fracture. If a personal injury accident caused your pelvic fracture, you might have grounds to pursue a claim. You might also have grounds to recover compensation. Do you really have grounds to pursue a claim for the pelvic fracture that you suffered due to a personal injury accident? To understand whether you have the right to pursue a personal injury claim, you must have a thorough understanding of liability. Who is liable for the harm that you suffered? Liability is based on four elements – duty of care, breach of duty, cause, and harm. Depending on the specific details of the incident, a party or entity owed you a duty of care. In general, parties owe individuals a duty of care to exercise caution in order to prevent any incidents. When these parties breach their duty of care, they act recklessly, fail to identify/address hazards, and even create hazards. This actively creates a risk for innocent people – the risk of being involved in an accident. The breach of duty could cause an accident, which could directly cause the harm that innocent people suffer. When a breached duty of care results in harm to an innocent party, the innocent party (the victim) could pursue a claim. When parties breach their duty of care to other parties, they are being negligent. This negligence could severely injury innocent parties. If negligence is clearly present and was the direct cause of the harm suffered, the victim could effectively file a claim and fight for the right to recover compensation. If you would like to learn more about your right to file a claim for the pelvic injury that you suffered in a personal injury accident, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible for more information.
Could You Recover Compensation?
Will you be eligible to recover monetary compensation if you file a claim for the pelvic fracture that you suffered due to a personal injury accident? You have the right to file a claim, and you also have the right to recover compensation. How much compensation could you receive? What specific type of compensation might you be eligible to recover? The specific type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to receive always depends on the details of your claim – details like the specific accident suffered, the extent of the injuries suffered, and the way the harm that you suffered has affected and will continue to affect different aspects of your life. Although all claims are different, some personal injury claims usually result in the recovery of the following categories of compensation:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
As previously mentioned, your right to recover compensation specifically depends on the details of your claim; therefore, there is no guarantee that you will be eligible to recover all of the types of compensation listed above. To better understand the specific compensation that you will likely be eligible to receive, it is essential that you discuss your claim with an expert. Discussing your claim with a personal injury expert knowledgeable in pelvic fractures will ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the specific details of your claim. When you allow the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group to handle your claim, you can be certain that our lawyers will aggressively fight for your right to recover the highest amount of compensation available for your claim. If you would like to learn more about the compensation that you could receive upon reaching a successful claim outcome, do not hesitate to contact us immediately.
Be Aware of Any Applicable Deadlines
Although you have the right to file a claim and recover compensation, you could lose your right to sue if you fail to file your claim within the appropriate length of time. All personal injury claims are subject to a statute of limitations. A statute of limitations establishes the length of time that claimants have to file their claims. If their claims are not filed within the length of time established by the applicable statute of limitations, claimants will lose their right to sue. What statute of limitations applies to your claim? In the state of California, personal injury claims are generally subject to a two-year statute of limitations. This means that claimants will only have two years to pursue their claim. Failing to adhere to the two-year deadline will result in losing the right to take legal action. You have to be aware of the statute of limitations that applies to your claim. You must also be aware that there are many things that could affect the deadline that applies to your claim. Because of that, it is essential that you discuss your claim with a lawyer to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the deadlines that apply to your claim. Do not lose your right to sue due to a failure to understand the statute of limitations that applies to your claim.
Important Steps to Consider
After being involved in a personal injury accident, there are a number of things that you should do to ensure that you have the tools necessary to file a claim at a later time. Some of the recommended actions to take after being involved in a personal injury accident include the following:
- Seek medical attention (depending on the severity of the harm suffered, this might be the first thing that you do)
- Photograph the scene of the accident
- Photograph any visible physical injuries that you suffered
- File an incident report
- Take note of any surveillance cameras that could have captured your accident
- Gather witness contact information
- Gather insurance information
- Seek legal assistance as soon as possible
Although there is no way to completely prepare to file a claim (or to even think about taking legal action) immediately after a personal injury accident, following the steps above ensures that you have at least some of the tools necessary to pursue a claim. If you would like to learn more about the steps that you could take to prepare to file your claim, do not hesitate to contact our experts as soon as possible.
Contact Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
Did you suffer a personal injury accident that resulted in a pelvic fracture? If you suffered a personal injury accident – such as an auto accident, slip and fall accident, trip and fall accident, workplace accident, or a fall from a high elevation (stairs, platform, etc.) – it is possible that one of the injuries that you suffered included a pelvic fracture. After a pelvic fracture, you might find it close to impossible to have the same quality of life that you had prior to your accident. At Downtown L.A. Law Group, we have a thorough understanding of the severity of pelvic fractures after personal injury accidents. Because of that, we are dedicated to providing victims with the legal guidance necessary to pursue personal injury claims – to hold the parties liable for the harm suffered accountable for their actions. The personal injury attorneys at Downtown L.A. Law Group have many years of experience handling a variety of personal injury claims and are ready to provide you with the representation that you need to fight for your right to be compensated. If you are ready to discuss your claim with the experts at our law firm, do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience. Upon contacting us, you could benefit from our free legal services, which include free consultations and free second opinions. How could you benefit from our free consultations and free second opinions? During these free legal services, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns to ensure that you have access to all the information and guidance that you need to pursue your claim – and, of course, reach a successful claim outcome. To schedule a free consultation or a free second opinion, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with our firm today. Our free legal services are available as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee. Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that our clients never have to pay any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Because our firm is also based on contingency, our clients will never be required to pay anything until after reaching successful claim outcomes; you will not pay unless you win. If you would like to discuss your claim with our personal injury experts, do not hesitate to contact us today – we are ready to guide your claim towards a successful outcome.