Most pelvic fractures occur during high-speed accidents, such as Florida motorcycle crashes. While a motorcyclist may not know he or she sustained a pelvic fracture in a wreck, an X-ray or CT scan will provide accurate diagnoses. Also, bone tenderness or difficulty walking may indicate to an injured motorcyclist that a pelvic fracture may have occurred.
Some symptoms of a pelvic fracture following a Sarasota motorcycle accident can include:
- Pain, numbness, or tingling in the groin
- Hip pain
- Pain in the lower back
- Abdominal pain
- Difficulty standing or walking
- Trouble urinating
- Numbness or tingling in the legs
- Bleeding from the vagina, rectum, or urethra
Other injuries associated with pelvic fractures can include organ injuries, infection, sexual dysfunction, and even death. A bladder can rupture and a small bowel injury can occur alongside a pelvis injury. Although rare, urethral injuries, pubic fractures, and even displacement of the pelvis can occur in serious pelvic injuries.
When pelvic fractures take place, there are often injuries to blood vessels that can cause massive blood loss. Sadly, death can result from the blood loss alone.
If you have suffered a pelvic fracture, organ damage, or other injuries associated with pelvis injuries, call a Sarasota motorcycle accident attorney for help with your case today. Or, if you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, call the Mallard Law Firm at 888-409-3805 and receive a complimentary consultation with a skilled lawyer to find out how to protect your interests.