You’re not sure how it happened. One minute you were feeling the wind in your hair while you were traveling down 95, and the next, you were in Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center. The doctors said you were involved in a motorcycle accident, and one of your many injuries was a pelvic fracture.
You underwent surgery to repair the fracture, and after many months in physical therapy, you are able to walk on your own without much discomfort. But will you ever get back to your normal activities? Will you be able to ride again?
What to Expect After a Pelvic Fracture
Unfortunately, pelvic fractures aren’t easily fixed. The after effects of this injury may stay with you for a lifetime. Here are some of the problems you may face due to a pelvic fracture:
- Arthritis. Arthritis can develop years after a ligament injury or bone fracture. Additionally, accident victims that undergo surgery that requires screws, rods, or other tools to repair the fracture may suffer from arthritis-related pain, as well.
- Limited mobility. Although your body does an excellent job of healing itself, it can’t always recover completely. As a result, you may find you can’t perform the same activities you could before the accident because you experience too much discomfort or stiffness.
- Nerve damage. Your pelvis is home to many nerves that can become damaged during a fracture. These nerves may never recover, and you can experience pain many years down the road.
If Your Future Is Forever Changed Because of Someone’s Negligence
Your life could likely change because of your pelvic fracture. If you need help dealing with the consequences of someone’s negligence, the attorneys of Johnson and Gilbert will work to get you compensation to cover your current and future medical bills. Contact us today to learn more.