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Florida Auto Accident Injuries Most Likely To Require Surgery

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The most expensive auto accident injuries in Florida are those which require surgery. These are the injuries that cause the most pain, the most damage, have you out of work the longest, and require the most continued medical care.

Typically, you’ll have the immediate treatment of the injury to get an injured person comfortable and stable. After they’re stable a time or date for surgery will be planned. Once the surgery is done, the injured individual will then have to go through weeks to months of healing time. Often after the healing time is done, physical therapy begins to ensure the injured party has a full recovery. While a person is going through this recovery process, the medical bills will be mounting; each bigger and more complex than the last.

While no person wishes to be injured in an auto accident in Florida, they especially don’t want to be met with an injury that requires surgery and the prolonged recovery time that entails. Some of the most common auto accident injuries likely to require surgery are:

• Spinal cord injuries – Spinal cord injuries aren’t always apparent, and they can occur even in accidents that appear relatively “mild” from the outside. What happens with spinal cord injuries is that discs may slip out of place, pinch nerves, or suffer compression fractures all thanks to the force of the vehicle when the accident occurred. A person may be involved in an accident, believe they’re uninjured, and wake up the next morning unable to turn their head or in excruciating pain.

Surgery is often crucial in avoiding further spinal cord damage and allows the spinal cord injury to heal properly.

• Knee injuries – Knee injuries are often experienced in front end collisions, largely due to the front of the vehicle or the dashboard crushing into the legs. In severe instances knee replacements or ACL repairs may be required to ensure the injured party has a future free from chronic knee pain or disability. Knee injuries will often require intense physical therapy after surgery to ensure strength building and a thorough and complete healing process.

• Bone fractures – In many instances a bone fracture will only require a resetting and a cast, but this isn’t always the case. With compound fractures and other types of severe brakes, surgery may be required to re-build bones using metal rods, plates, and screws for complete healing. Arms, legs, pelvis, wrists, and ankles are the most common bone fractures that require surgery in Florida auto accidents.

After a person has had their surgery, a long recovery period is to be expected. After the recovery period, a person will likely need to attend physical therapy sessions in order to rebuild strength and mobility.

• Traumatic brain injuries – Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, may also require surgery in moderate to severe causes. Traumatic brain injuries can be incredibly complex, and brain surgeries may be carried out to relieve pressure on the brain in order to minimize brain injury damage. Skull fracture repair, removal of a blood clot, and pressure relief are some common surgical interventions after a TBI.

When an auto accident injury in Florida requires surgery, it becomes apparent quickly just how important your settlement really is. The quicker you can get the compensation you need, the quicker you can tackle those medical bills and relax and recover if you’re unable to work. For those in Southwest Florida who have been in a severe auto accident, we can help you with the representation you need to get the settlement you deserve. Contact us at today.

During his time as a public attorney for the State of Florida, Bernard Walsh developed a passion for defending the legal rights of Florida's citizens. Having seen many people being taken advantage of after being injured and the financial harm that can cause for families he committed himself fully to helping injured clients get justice, by fighting to make greedy insurance companies pay what they owe.

Florida Auto Accident Injuries Most Likely To Require Surgery

Goldman Babboni Fernandez
Murphy & Walsh

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