Although hand injuries may seem like a minor consequence in the aftermath of an accident, they can be permanently debilitating, and they can get worse over time. Hand injuries often go overlooked when there are life-threatening injuries, leading to delayed treatment and poorer outcome. Hand injuries can change the way you live and can prevent you from returning to your normal line of work. Treatment for hand injuries can be very expensive and recovery very lengthy. If you have suffered a hand injury in a motor vehicle accident please, talk to an experienced personal injury attorney to learn more about how you can receive full compensation.
How Car Crashes and Other Motor Vehicle Accidents Cause Hand Injuries
In enclosed vehicles, drivers are the mostly likely to incur hand injuries due to having their hands on the steering wheel. Hand injuries to specific to drivers can be caused by airbag deployment, hands slamming into the dashboard or windshield, or caused by the steering wheel itself.
Other vehicle occupants can also suffer hand injuries from airbags, and all occupants are subject to hand injuries from being struck by parts of the vehicle or getting hands pinned in parts of the vehicle as well as being struck by flying glass and objects within the vehicle. Hand injuries are common because we instinctively use our hands to shield other parts of our bodies or to brace ourselves in an accident.
In accidents involving ejection or partial ejection and vehicles which are not enclosed such as motorcycles, ATV’s and convertibles, dragging and crush injuries can result in hand amputations.
Hand Injuries Common in Motor Vehicle Accidents
Hand injuries which commonly occur in motor vehicle accidents include:
- Crush injuries
- Burns from car fire
- Chemical burns from airbags
- Severe road rash
- Nerve damage
- Torn ligaments
- Severed tendons
- Compartment syndrome
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
- Boutonniere deformity
- Arthritis of the hand or wrist
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
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