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When a violent car crash takes place in Atlanta, serious damages and injuries can occur. Oftentimes, motorists suffer fractures to their pelvic bones during a serious wreck. Such injuries generally occur from the seatbelt pulling tightly across the hips and waist during the crash.
A pelvic injury could be a break, fracture, or other damage to one of the five pelvic bones. Some pelvic fractures are critical and even life-threatening, depending on the severity of the Atlanta accident and injury.
How do victims recover and what are some treatment options for pelvic fractures?
There are many different types of treatments, depending on the severity of the injury. For example, certain pelvic fractures can be treated by resting and minimizing weight placed on the bone. This means that the victim may have to be on bed rest or use crutches or other walking aids to make sure that there is no weight being placed on the pelvic bones.
Some pelvic fractures may be more serious, requiring a trip to the emergency room that could result in surgery. A victim of an Atlanta auto accident who suffers a serious pelvic fracture may have to be taken to the intensive care unit for surgery. The type of surgery that is often performed in these scenarios is called external fixation, which is done by placing pins into the bones from the outside.
When victims of car crashes suffer pelvic bone fractures, they have to rest for several months, go to physical therapy, and take time off of work. Find out if you are entitled to financial recovery for your medical expenses and lost wages. Call a skilled Atlanta car crash lawyer at Kalka & Baer at to schedule your free legal consultation today.