You may have been waiting at a traffic light when the light turned green and you stepped on the gas pedal; however, you were met in the intersection by a car that ran a red light. The sounds of screeching tires and broken glass were followed by sirens. Your heart was racing, and you were terrified. Your thigh was swelling and you knew you were in serious pain, but you weren’t sure what type of injury you sustained.
Violent Sarasota auto accidents often result in femur fractures, symptoms of which can include:
- Swelling of the thigh
- Pain in the leg and thigh
- Deformity of the leg
- Inability to move the leg
- Inability to put weight on the leg
- Poor circulation
- Poor sensation
When a femur fracture occurs in a car crash, it can be very painful and expensive. Femoral diaphyseal fractures need to be treated surgically in order to stabilize the injured leg and thigh. Although the goal of surgery is to stabilize and strengthen the affected limb and allow for mobilization as soon as possible, there can be side-effects if alignment is not restored properly.
Seriousness of Femur Fractures in Sarasota Traffic Accidents
Femur injuries are known to cause deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary insufficiency, joint stiffness, significant blood loss, and even death, in severe cases. For elderly victims who have suffered significant blood loss, there may be a risk because they have less cardiac reserve, requiring the need for a blood transfusion.
When broken femurs involve complications, it can put strain on victims and their families. Femur fractures can be disabling, rendering a victim unable to care for himself or make a living during this time. When people cannot care for themselves, family members may have to make adjustments to their schedules to care for their loved ones. This can put a physical, emotional, and financial strain on the entire family.
Turn to a Skilled Sarasota Accident Attorney
If you or your family member suffered a femur injury in a Sarasota car crash, you may be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills, physical therapy, lost wages, and more. Find out what recovery you may be entitled to by talking with a knowledgeable Sarasota personal injury lawyer today at Mallard Perez at (888) 409-3805, and receive a free, no-obligation consultation.
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