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An Avulsion Personal Injury Claim

If you sustained an avulsion injury as a result of an accident that was caused by the negligence or carelessness of another party, there may be compensation that is due you for this injury. However, you will probably require the help of a personal injury attorney to get all of the compensation that you have coming to you for your avulsion injury.

From a medical standpoint, an avulsion injury involves one of your body structures being forcibly torn or detached from its normal place on your body. This occurs as a result of some kind of trauma that you experience. In fact, the term “avulsion”  comes from the Latin “avellere,” which means “to tear off.”

Soft tissue injury


An avulsion injury is a serious soft tissue injury. A soft tissue injury is an injury that involves your tendons, ligaments and fibers that connect your skeletal bones.

Although an avulsion injury is like an abrasion, it is far more serious. The reason for this is because an avulsion injury may result in a part of your body being partially or completely torn or detached from its normal position in your body. This may occur with an eyelid or ear avulsion injury.

Deeper tissues


In many instances, an avulsion injury results in damages to your deeper tissues. It often brings about a significant amount of bleeding. When a violent force, such as often occurs in a motor vehicle accident takes place, one of your body parts, including bone, such as a finger, may be completely detached or torn away. The result is an amputation.

When a violent twisting, crushing or tearing of an extremity takes place with an avulsion injury, the resulting bleeding that occurs may be difficult to control. However, when an amputation is brought about by an avulsion injury, the resulting bleeding is sometimes easier to control due to the fact that your tissues close around the vessels at the point of your injury.

Common causes


Two of the common causes of an avulsion injury are motor vehicle accidents and falls. Both of which can be the result of an accident caused by another party’s negligence or carelessness, which means that you will most likely need to pursue a personal injury claim if you are the innocent victim of that accident.

The most common type of avulsion injury is a skin avulsion. Other kinds of avulsion injuries are:

Ear avulsions
Nerve avulsions (brachial plexus)
Tooth avulsions
Nail avulsions
Eyelid avulsions
Periosteal avulsions (those related to your periosteum, the membrane of connective tissue that closely invests all bones except at the articular surfaces).

There are some signs and symptoms that may be an indication of an avulsion injury. These include:

Sudden, severe pain
Limping
Problems moving
Trouble holding any weight
Swelling
Bruising.

Again, if you suffered an avulsion injury that resulted from an accident that was caused by the carelessness or negligence of another party, there may be compensation that is due you for this injury. However, you will need the help and aid of a personal injury attorney to get the compensation that is rightfully yours. Contact a personal injury attorney to have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.

Article written by James Shugart

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