Posted by: Kemmy Law Firm
When you or a loved one are injured in a car accident, you should see a doctor as soon as you can. You might feel fine at first, but your body is protecting you. In the hours and days after the wreck, you might start to feel more pain or signs of serious injuries. In some cases, you’ll even need surgery to repair the damage.
You’re probably and rightly worried about the cost if you need surgery after a car accident. We recommend talking with us about how to handle the medical bills and pursue compensation from the at-fault driver. Our family of trial lawyers has over 50 years of combined legal experience and a history for recovering millions in personal injury compensation. We’ll fight for you to receive a fair settlement or court award.
This delay in symptoms that we’ve touched on is one reason why people delay in seeking medical attention after a car accident. But it’s best to see a doctor as soon as possible. They’ll know to look for all types of injuries after a car crash, and they’ll run tests like X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI. These can show injuries you might not have expected.
Whether or not you need surgery after a car crash depends on the type and severity of your injuries. Some car accidents require immediate emergency surgery. For others, doctors might recommend other treatments first.
Surgery is an invasive process that comes with risks. A doctor won’t suggest you go through surgery if your body can heal with less invasive treatment.
Some broken bones can be treated with a cast or another form of immobilization. But more serious fractures might require surgery, particularly if the bone broke into several pieces. Under these circumstances, doctors use pins, screws, rods, and plates to keep the bones in the proper place while they heal.
Surgery also might be necessary to repair torn muscles or tendons around the broken bone. In the case of a severe hip or knee fracture, you might require a partial or total joint replacement. After going through surgery for a broken bone, you might require months or years on physical therapy.
If you or a loved one suffered a TBI in car crash, surgery might be required to repair a skull fracture, remove a clot, stop bleeding in the brain, or relieve pressure building inside your skull.
When you go through surgery following a serious TBI, expect there to be significant recovery time. You might need to relearn some activities depending on the area of the brain affected.
Collisions can cause serious back injuries, including broken vertebra, dislocated vertebra, herniated discs, and torn soft tissue. You might need surgery to repair one or multiple injuries.
Common back surgeries are:
During a serious crash, one or more of your internal organs could be crushed or punctured, leading to internal bleeding. The surgery necessary for internal damage varies depending on the circumstances. You might need a minimally invasive procedure, or you might need extensive surgical repair.
Most soft tissue injuries heal with time, rest, pain management, and physical therapy. But if you suffered a torn muscle, tendon, or ligament in the crash, or have reoccurring problems with a stretched or partially torn tissue, then you might need surgery. Your doctors might recommend other treatments first.
Car crashes can lead to scarring, burns, and other disfigurements. You might benefit from working with a plastic surgeon to address potential scarring, particularly on your face, neck, arms, and hands. For instance, many car crash victims experience lacerations from broken glass. A plastic surgeon can help repair deep and uneven cuts to reduce the damage to your appearance following a car crash.
If you’re unsure of how you’ll pay all of the medical bills from surgery, call Kemmy Law Firm today. We know what it takes to get the compensation you need. Because when another driver is responsible for the crash, their insurer should pay your surgical bills.
Get a free consultation. We do not charge up-front fees, and you owe nothing unless you recover compensation.
When you work with us at Kemmy Law Firm, you are working with a family run firm with more than 50 years of combined experience. We are dedicated and successful trial attorneys practicing in West TX, Hobbs, NM, Midland-Odessa, and across the Permian Basin. Our team handles everything from catastrophic injury claims to complex business matters. We are here to fight for you. We dedicate our time and attention to your case and use every resource available to maximize your claim and obtain the best possible outcome.