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What is blunt force trauma and when is it most apt to occur?

On Behalf of | Aug 14, 2020 | Catastrophic Injury And Wrongful Death |

Car accidents can result in catastrophic injuries. Blunt force trauma is one type of more severe types of injuries that result from automobile collisions. There are a variety of ways blunt force trauma may occur.

As a result of an impact, a vehicle may rapidly decelerate, propelling your body into the dashboard, seat belt or steering wheel. Sometimes, there can be multiple individuals and objects colliding at once, such as pedestrians or bicyclists and motor vehicles.

Other ways blunt force injuries can occur are in contact sport competitions like football or hockey. A person may be the victim of a physical assault. If a person falls from an elevated height or down a flight of stairs, then impact trauma may occur.

Blunt force trauma can result in a variety of injuries. A person may suffer abrasions, bone fractures, contusions, lacerations or even damage or rupture to internal organs. Injuries suffered may create the need for medical attention, such as visiting the emergency room.

A patient may have to be treated by a nurse, cardiologist, anesthesiologist, plastic surgeon, orthopedic specialist, radiologist or a respiratory therapist.

The road to recovery can be long and costly for those who suffer blunt force trauma injuries. Multiple surgeries may be needed. You may require months of physical therapy. It’s also possible that you may never fully recover and that your life may be permanently changed forever.

You may be entitled to financial damages if you’ve been in a car accident and have suffered blunt force trauma injuries. The monetary compensation you be able to recover will vary depending on the unique aspects of your case and applicable Michigan laws. An experienced attorney can review your Rochester case and advise you of how to best proceed in it.

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