Lacerations From Car Accidents
The blunt trauma often experienced in car accidents can result in deep lacerations. Lacerations are one of the most serious, yet commonly suffered, injuries. A laceration is a wound that occurs when the body’s soft tissue is torn open or slashed. Lacerations are typically jagged or irregular and can cause the skin to separate from surrounding tissues. In severe cases, laceration injuries can bring about lengthy hospital stays and complications caused by acute infections. Accident victims that endure deep lacerations may be left with permanent scarring. Although the suffered lacerations heal physically, victims of disfigurations can suffer from psychological problems that necessitate years of counseling and other therapies to recover from.
If you, or a loved one, suffered lacerations in a car accident, Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of car accident laceration injury attorneys in Buffalo, New York are here for you during this difficult time. We have represented countless car accident victims and recognize the impact that lacerations and other injuries can have on your life. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. team is determined, disciplined and dedicated to obtaining the best possible results for those suffering laceration injuries throughout New York State. Contact us today at 716-839-3939 and allow our team to seek the compensation that you deserve. We can be reached 24 hours per day and 7 days per week for your free consultation.
Lacerations are generally much deeper than most cuts and can affect all three layers of the skin. In cases where lacerations are deep enough, they can even affect muscles, internal organs and bones. Several different types of lacerations can be suffered in car accidents, including:
- Cut lacerations: These are the most common type of lacerations suffered in car accidents. Cut lacerations happen when a sharp object, such as sharp glass or metal, cuts through the skin.
- Split lacerations: Split lacerations are some of the most severe and excruciating injuries. They occur when two objects crush the same area of the body. The compression causes the skin and muscle tissues to tear open.
- Over-stretching: This type of injury happens when an object strikes the skin at an angle. Upon impact, the object pushes or pulls the skin and causes it to be stretched so far that it tears. Over-stretching usually results in deep cuts that expose the underneath of the skin’s tissues.
- Grinding compression: This form of laceration occurs when an object hits the skin in a brushing motion, which causes the skin to raise and peel back. After the top layer of the skin has been peeled back, the tissue underneath gets torn as the epidermis is badly compromised.
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The treatment a laceration victim requires is determined by the severity, location and type of wound suffered. Those suffering from relatively minor lacerations may be able to treat them at home with soap, warm water, antibiotic ointments and sterile bandages. However, more severe lacerations might require treatment by a medical professional.
You should seek immediate medical treatment for your laceration if:
- The laceration will not heal after several days;
- The wound looks infected;
- If the bleeding will not stop with applied pressure and elevation;
- You have not received a tetanus shot or booster in more than 10 years;
- The laceration is deep;
- You cannot clean out the laceration on your own; or
- The laceration is located over a joint.
Doctors will examine the wound, clean it out, stop the bleeding and close it using stitches, if necessary. Stitches help protect underlying tissues as well as reduce scarring. Doctors will usually take out stitches after a week or two. Most lacerations take roughly 6 weeks for the wound to achieve 80% of its restored strength.
The earlier a laceration is treated, the lower the risk there is of it becoming infected. Signs that a wound is infected include severe pain or irritation of the affected area, redness, pus formation and excessive swelling in the affected area.
If you, or a loved one, suffered a serious laceration injury in a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence, contact Jed Dietrich, Esq., a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and his top rated team of car accident laceration injury attorneys in Buffalo, New York at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. for a free consultation. Our team is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week at 716-839-3939, or by filling out our online consultation form.
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