High-impact crashes, such as Florida trucking accidents, often cause life-threatening injuries like pelvic fractures. Because a pelvis injury can involve massive amounts of bleeding, victims of truck crashes need to get to the hospital immediately. However, sometimes victims try to tough it out because they do not know they are injured due to high adrenaline levels they experience during and immediately following an accident. For this reason, it is wise to make yourself aware of the many pelvic fracture signs and symptoms to help identify this serious injury, including:
- Bone tenderness
- Fainting or dizziness
- Leg pain
- Numbness and tingling in the legs and groin
- Hip pain
- Trouble walking
- Difficulty standing
- Back soreness
- Abdominal pain
- Bleeding from urethra, vagina, or rectum
- Trouble urinating or blood in stool or urine
An injury to the pelvic bone can also cause organ injuries due to the location of the pelvic ring, as other internal organs are housed in the same area and can get damaged right alongside a pelvic fracture. If a serious pelvic fracture isn’t treated in time, a person can die due to excessive blood loss. It is critical that anyone involved in a Sarasota truck crash seek medical treatment immediately so that the proper tests are taken to identify the seriousness of a pelvic fracture.
If you have suffered a pelvic fracture in a trucking accident due to a negligent trucker, you need to speak with a Sarasota personal injury lawyer to find out what your legal rights are for obtaining a financial recovery. The Mallard Law Firm can help you. Please call us at 888-409-3805 for a complimentary, no-obligation consultation today.