Understanding Orbital Blowout Fractures Caused by New Mexico Car Accidents
All injuries caused by a New Mexico car accident can cause debilitating pain, disability, and financial burdens on a victim and on a family. None are more true than an orbital blowout fracture. These fractures can permanently damage a victim’s eye, distort a person’s face, and require permanent hardware in a person’s face to reconstruct the damage done.
Since orbital blowout fractures require extensive treatment, including surgery and possibly multiple surgeries, there expenses are quickly stack up and overwhelm a victim and his or her family. Therefore, if you or a loved one have been injured in a New Mexico car accident and suffered an orbital blowout fracture, contact our experienced attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. for a FREE consultation by calling (505) 883-5000. We will work to protect your rights to compensation to ensure you get the compensation you desire for your injuries.
Orbital Blowout Fractures from New Mexico Car Accidents
Orbital blowout fractures are some of the worst types of injuries a victim can sustain. These are incredibly painful and require extensive treatment. An orbital blowout fracture is a fracture of one or more of the facial bones surrounding the eye. These bones create a “floor” under and around the eye. The “orbit” is the bones surrounding the eye; it is essentially the hole in the skull where the eye sits.
Thus, an orbital blowout fracture is when the floor of the orbit fractures and loses its shape, therefore causing the eye to sit differently, not move properly, and even sink into the orbit or skull. If an orbital blowout fracture is not repaired quickly and properly, it can lead to permit vision loss.
Treatment usually requires surgery to place plates on the orbital floor to support the eye and the damages bones. Other surgery such as adjusting the eyelids, known as a blepharoplasty, which can be painful and take a long time to heal.
Causes of Orbital Blowout Fractures in New Mexico Car Accidents
Orbital blowout fractures take a lot of force to cause. It is a traumatic injury to the face head-on or on the side of the skull. Common causes of orbital blowout fractures include the following:
- Airbag injuries;
- Head-on collisions;
- Ejected through the windshield;
- Hitting the steering wheel or windshield;
- Hitting the side of the car door;
- Foreign objects in the car or coming through the windshield;
- Crushing injuries in the vehicle;
- Rollover car accidents;
- Trucking accidents;
- and many other types of car accidents.
Call Our New Mexico Car Accidents Attorneys if you Suffered an Orbital Blowout Fracture
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the experienced New Mexico car accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. today by dialing (505) 883-5000 You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.