Rochester, New York, Crush Injury Lawyers

Battle-Tested Rochester, New York Crush Injury Attorneys

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Renowned as a New York Super Lawyer and American Institute of Trial Lawyers Litigator of the Year, and His Team of Persistent, Enthusiastic, and Painstaking Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Determinedly Litigate to Obtain Supreme Compensation for Victims Who Have Suffered Crush Injuries in Accidents in Rochester, New York, Throughout Monroe County, and Beyond.

Rochester Crush InjuryThe physical harm that occurs when a victim’s body is squished by a foreign object is called a crush injury. This type of injury typically involves excessive force or pressure on a specific body part. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), crush injuries can result from victims being crushed, squeezed, pinched, caught, compressed, or pinched between 2 or more objects. Approximately 74 percent of crush injuries involve the lower extremities, 10 percent affect the upper extremities, and the remaining cases impact the trunk. Suffering a crush injury can be excruciatingly painful and involve a long path and difficult path to recovery. Depending on the severity, victims may be left with life-altering disabilities and disfigurement. Extensive medical care, such as multiple surgeries, intensive physical therapy, mobility devices, and strong prescription painkillers, are often required.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s compassionate team understands the ravaging nature of crush injuries. In many cases, victims never fully recover and lack the physical capacity to work again or even enjoy their daily lives. Severe crushing injuries can have permanent, overwhelming consequences on the lives of victims and, ultimately, their families. If you, or someone close to you, suffered a crush injury in Rochester, New York, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s veteran team can help. Pursuing a personal injury lawsuit against those who are responsible may be one of the most important things you ever do. This is why it is critical to hire a highly experienced crush injury attorney.

For more than 23 years, Jed Dietrich, Esq., a proud member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, has solely litigated serious personal injury claims, including many traumatic injuries. During this time, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has successfully secured over $175 million in verdicts and settlements for his clients, including a $2,025,000 settlement for a 62-year-old man who suffered a crushing injury to his left foot. Look no further because our elite team has the proficiency and reputation necessary to get you the best possible outcome. Please give Jed Dietrich, Esq. a call now to schedule a free case evaluation and consultation. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s seasoned team is available twenty-four hours, seven days per week, by dialing (585) 939-3939 or by completing ouronline consultation form. We would love to help you, and there is never any fee unless we win your case.

What Types Of Personal Injury Accidents Cause Crush Injuries?

Personal Injury AccidentsCrush injuries can occur in almost any kind of accident as long as a substantial amount of pressure is exerted on the body. Car accidents are one of the most prevalent causes of all crush injuries. For example, the victim’s legs get pinned under the dashboard of their vehicle in a head-on collision. Workplace accidents, such as moving industrial machine parts, falling or dropping objects, and improper loading at docks, are also leading causes of crush injuries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in a recent year alone, there were nearly 74,000 occupational crush injuries requiring time off from work. Some other accidents commonly associated with crush injuries include the following:

  1. Bus crashes;
  2. Motorcycle collisions;
  3. Commercial truck accidents;
  4. Building collapses;
  5. Automatic door accidents;
  6. Elevator accidents;
  7. Accidents caused by defective products;
  8. Construction site falls;
  9. Mishaps involving forklifts;
  10. Scaffolding accidents;
  11. Trench collapse accidents; and
  12. Gym accidents.



Common Complications That Accompany Crush Injuries

While the external damage inflicted by a crush injury can look severe, the real danger often lies underneath. Victims regularly suffer considerable internal crush injuries, even when their skin is not broken. Crushing injuries can squeeze soft tissues causing blood vessels to burst, muscles to be torn, nerves to be severely damaged, and tendons or ligaments to rip. Organ damage, muscle toxins, and internal bleeding are all very serious and common complications that may not be immediately apparent. When a bone is compressed, it is more likely to break into several pieces rather than snap. Shattered bones usually require multiple surgeries to repair. Surgeons employ screws, rods, and plates to reconstruct shattered bones. When fragments are missing, doctors might fill in the missing pieces with bone grafts. However, if a large portion is missing or the pieces are too small to rebuild, a surgeon may recommend amputation.

When damaged tissues are not treated, they can become inflamed and squeeze the blood vessels around the injury, depriving downstream cells of necessary blood. This may lead to a condition called compartment syndrome, where cells rapidly die off because they are starved of vital oxygen and nutrients. Additionally, when skeletal muscles are compressed for long enough, crush syndrome can develop. Crush syndrome causes chemicals like potassium, myoglobin, and phosphorus to be released into the blood and places victims at significant risk of renal failure, shock, and death. Crushing forces on the chest can cause victims to suffocate. Even being unable to breathe briefly can deprive the brain of oxygen and cause brain damage. Longer periods of suffocation typically result in wrongful death. When crushing victims are fortunate enough to survive, they often face severe secondary infections, kidney failure, permanent disfigurement, paralysis, and brain injuries. Victims of crushing injuries are forced to endure devastating pain and suffering in addition to costly hospital bills and loss of earnings while recovering.

If you have been involved in an accident and suffered a crushing injury, your priority should be your health. Once you have been treated by a doctor, contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. to ensure that your legal rights are protected. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s top rated attorneys have a long history of obtaining justice for victims of personal injury accidents. We have helped thousands of clients recover, both outside and inside of the courtroom. We promise to passionately litigate to getthe money that you deserve for all of the injuries suffered. This may include compensation for all past and future hospital bills, permanent disfigurement, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, lost earnings due to missing work, loss of enjoyment, loss of consortium, and all other unanticipated damages. Jed Dietrich, Esq., is determined, disciplined, and dedicated to obtaining justice for those injured in Rochester, New York, throughout Monroe County, and beyond. Call our best of the best lawyers today at (585) 939-3939 so that we can go over the details of your crushing injury and guide you through your case.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (585) 939-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Rochester, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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