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Should I Be Worried About Leg Pain After a Car Accident?

Posted on in Car Accidents

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 3 million people suffer non-fatal injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident in the United States each year. Less serious injuries, such as cuts, scraps, and bruises, are not as concerning, and may not require medical attention. However, more serious injuries, such as broken bones, whiplash, and tears can have life-changing effects. If you have been involved in a car accident, be sure to contact a personal injury attorney to understand your options for seeking compensation.

Legs Are Incredibly Vulnerable

When drivers and passengers are in a vehicle, their lower legs are placed in a relatively small part of the car. If an accident occurs, the area that encloses the legs can become damaged and cause the individual’s limbs, knees, feet, and ankles to be squeezed.

Your legs are the most sound support system within your body. When the legs become injured, individuals find that their daily routine may be impossible to maintain for the time being. Some of the most commonly reported leg injuries resulting from car accidents include:

  • Broken bones: There are over 60 bones in the lower half of the body from your hips to your toes. When you are involved in a car accident, all 60 of these bones are at risk of becoming injured, causing a unique injury with each break.

  • Ligament injuries: Ligament injuries result from the pinching or severing of muscles, nerves, and tendons. This can occur if any part of the car lands on your legs and pinches the tendons.

  • Soft tissue injuries and/or nerve damage: Soft tissue injuries and/or nerve damage can cause torn muscles and tissues, bruising, and injured internal organs.

  • Lacerations: Also known as punctures, cuts, and perforations, lacerations can appear on tissue, skin, and/or bone(s).

  • Fractures: When the bone of any lower limb such as a foot, knee, pelvis, or ankle withstand too much force, they may snap and cause a fracture.

  • Amputations: Sometimes, car accidents can be so severe that it can completely sever an area of the body due to the traumatic force of the accident. 

Most of the above injuries may leave you bedridden and unable to financially provide for yourself or your family.

Contact a Milwaukee, WI Personal Injury Lawyer 

If you have sustained an injury after a collision, your life may be significantly impacted. That is why it is imperative that you contact a Milwaukee, WI car accident attorney from Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP immediately. Our legal team will help you with all aspects of your case and fight for your right to receive the compensation you deserve for medical bills and lost wages. Call our office today at 414-271-1440 to schedule a confidential consultation.




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