$450,000 Settlement for a fractured pelvis
Serious injury in trailer crash incident on rural Wisconsin highway
Attorney Steve Caya’s client suffered a serious hip injury and pelvic fracture as a passenger in a vehicle that crashed into a trailer located just off a rural highway.
In addition to collecting this sum for his client, Attorney Caya was able to persuade his client’s health insurer to accept a fraction of what the insurer was arguably entitled to in reimbursement for medical expenses paid on behalf of the client. This reduction resulted in tens of thousands of additional dollars in compensation for the client.
View more personal injury case examples & settlements attained by Steve Caya for his clients. When you’ve suffered a severe or catastrophic injury, you have a right to tenacious legal representation to secure the compensation you need, to heal from your injuries and get back to your life. Insurance companies are FAR more likely to pay what you truly deserve when an award-winning trial attorney is fighting on your side.
Causes of pelvic fracture in a car accident
When asked to name common car accident injuries most people would say back and neck pain or head injuries and they’d be right. But pelvic injuries are also common among car accident victims, with hundreds of thousands of cases reported every year.
The most frequent causes of pelvic injury from a car accident include:
Seat belts – Your seat belt prevents your torso from flying forward in a crash, but it can exert a huge amount of pressure where the straps wrap around the body—enough to bruise or even break bone.
Seat position—When driving or riding in a motor vehicle your pelvis is in close proximity to the axle. In a crash the brunt of the force travels along the axle line which can result in enough impact, pressure and vibration to cause serious damage to the pelvis and hips.
Front seats & front impacts—Sitting in the front of a vehicle puts the core of your body at risk of harm from airbags, the steering column and even the engine block in the event of a head-on collision. If you manage to turn the car or your body defensively the twisting can cause even greater damage.
Common types of pelvic injuries from car accidents can include:
- Shifted pelvis
- Hairline pelvic fracture
- Open pelvic fracture
- Pelvic muscle injury
- Pelvic floor pain
- Bruised pelvis
Abdominal pain after a car accident can be a sign of a pelvic trauma or other serious internal injuries and should always be taken seriously. After you seek medical attention your next call should be to a personal injury attorney with experience fighting for fair settlements for car accident victims.
Recovery from a fractured pelvis or other injury can involve complications and take longer than you may expect. Steve Caya works with experts in injury recovery and rehabilitation to calculate truly fair compensation. Whether or not you experience chronic pain after suffering a pelvic fracture, you may be entitled to claim pain and suffering damages in addition to recovering the costs of your medical care and lost wages.
Even minor fractures deserve compensation
The average settlement for broken or fractured bones as a result of a car crash varies by case, but with the car accident attorney Steve Caya, you know you'll get what you deserve. File a claim and get compensated for your medical bills and time lost.
Before filing a lawsuit there's a few things you should know
Wisconsin operates under a shared fault law, meaning each person is held responsible for a portion of the liability in a car accident. If you weren't fully at fault for the crash, you are eligible to win compensation for your injuries in a settlement or lawsuit should it come to it. Here's a few more things you need to know about making a claim after an accident:
- Yes, you can file a claim after a car accident
- How to sue for a car accident case
- How long after the accident can you file a lawsuit
- How long a lawsuit takes for car accident cases
- You can file yourself - lawyers make it easier!
- Average Wisconsin car accident settlements
Steve Caya is a decorated personal injury lawyer who will fight tooth and nail for YOUR compensation. No win, no fee. If you've been injured in a truck accident or sustained injuries someone else is liable for, you need effective legal representation to collect what you're really owed.