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A trucking wreck has the potential to cause its victims to suffer serious personal injuries, including a pelvic fracture. Pelvic fractures are common in trucking accidents because while driving, the bone sits on top of your automobile’s main impact absorbing frame. This spot is likely to absorb a majority of the truck’s force upon impact, which may be extraordinarily high due to the sheer size and weight of most commercial trucks. This is particularly true on I-40, I-25, or I-10, where many commercial vehicles drive at exceedingly high speeds.
If you or a loved one have suffered a pelvic fracture from an Albuquerque trucking crash, contact a New Mexico truck accident attorney to find out what your rights may be by calling (505) 883-5000. These are incredibly painful injuries, long-lasting, and likely to keep you out of work for months. You may be entitled to compensation for the negligence of another driver.
Pelvic Fractures; Types and Treatments
Pelvic fractures are often a severe personal injury and may carry greater consequences than that of other typical orthopedic injuries. The pelvis often may break into multiple pieces, or become so severely crushed as to cause damage to your internal organs. Pelvic fractures also have the potential to be life threatening due to possibility of major blood loss in the event of internal damage. Three common forms of pelvic fracture injuries include:
Open Book Fracture: Here, the pubic bone is broken, potentially as the result of an injury to the front or back of your pelvis. Open book fractures are most common in bike or motorcycle crashes, where one’s groin suffers a large impact. These fractures get their name from its appearance of splitting the pelvis bone, and will require surgery.
Avulsion Fracture: Here, the tendon is extended so far that its muscle is pulled from the bone. Avulsion fractures may be seen in athletes suffering from severe personal injuries.
Acetabular Fracture: Here, the hip socket (acetabulum) is fractured. Acetabular fractures commonly occur in motorcycle, pedestrian, or trucking accidents.
A broken pelvis commonly results in devastating pain. If you have suffered a broken pelvis is a trucking wreck seek immediate medical attention for your injuries. Treatments for pelvic fracture will differ depending on the type and severity of the injury. Common treatments for pelvic fractures our New Mexico trucking accident attorneys have seen include:
Plates, Screws, Pins, Rods, and other devices: Surgeons will place plates and screws into the body to hold broken bones together in place.
Traction: Here, surgeons will place metal pins or wires into the body in order to re-position, align or limit/stop the bones movement, to aid in the healing process.
Prolonged Casting, Rest, and Restraint: Resting allows bones to begin the healing process on their own. Here, it may take over six to eight weeks in order to fully heal from a pelvic fracture. While resting, one must limit their mobility to allow bones to heal. This is why a cast, brace, or restraint can help keep the person’s pelvis stationary.
Victims of Albuquerque Trucking Crashes with Pelvis Fractures Need Legal Representation
Trucking accidents is what we do. These are much more complicated than a basic car crash, and require a law firm that is dedicated to handling trucking wrecks. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the experienced New Mexico trucking accident attorneys at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys today by dialing (505) 883-5000 You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.