Crush injuries result when parts of victims’ bodies are pinned under the heavy weight of vehicles, heavy equipment, or caught inside machinery. These injuries are medical emergencies that can lead to permanent disability, amputation, and even death for victims across Missouri and Southern Illinois.

What Our Clients Say

“Cofman Townsley and their staff are like family. They met every need, answered every question, called us after hours, etc. They went above and beyond and made sure that we got our settlement to the fullest amount.” Jill C.

“Cofman Townsley was persistent, professional, and did an excellent job at keeping me informed all the time.”

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“The Cofman Townsley team was awesome through the entire process.”

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“Cofman Townsley was great at helping me. They were always on time and answered any questions I had. They were very nice and patient with everything.”

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“The attorneys were very responsive to my needs. Every time I called, someone got right back to me right away. I always knew what was going on because I was kept very informed about my case. I would recommend Cofman Townsley to anyone. I feel that Cofman Townsley did a wonderful job with my case. Everything was done in a professional manner. Everyone is really nice. ”

LaDawn H.

“Cofman Townsley are like family to me. They explain things thoroughly, make sure that I understand, and that I am taken care of. David Nissenholtz and Paula were super to me, and helped me through a long and difficult process where I had years of medical treatment and much stress. They care about people and take time to listen. I would refer my friends and family members to them because I trust they will take good care of them.”

William V.

“Cofman Townsley treats you like family and like you are the only client. They answered all of my questions and took time to make sure I understood. I wouldn’t change to another attorney. They have done a good job for me and I trust them, which is very important. The whole office of people is friendly. They make me feel like I am number one, and they will do the same for you.”

Darlene W.

“Cofman Townsley diligently represented me in my personal injury work comp claim and got me a fair settlement in a timely manner.”

Jeff R.

“It was a great experience. Cofman Townsley handled all the leg work for me. I appreciate all the help.”

Chris S.

“I was very pleased with the way in which my case was handled. I was treated with great respect and care. I have never had to have legal services in my life, so for a first time event this has been very easy. I would like to say that the work ethic and determination of this company was the greatest thing that I will be left with. I thank you all very much!”

Johnny M.

“David did an amazing job with my case and communicating with me. His professionalism and concern with my progress meant a lot to me. I really appreciate everything he and his staff did for me. Thank you all.”

Carey G.

“Cofman Townsley are a great team of lawyers who go out of their way to do the BEST for their clients. They stay on you and get you the largest settlement they can.”

Peggy T.

“I really appreciate what they have done for me. I was treated excellently and if something ever happens again, they would be the first people I would call.”

Amber A.

“They have great attention to detail and [provide] a wonderful level of comfort during tough times.”

Matt C.

“Thank you. You guys were very fast, considerate, and friendly. I really appreciate it.”

Michael S.

Complications From Crush Injuries

People with crush injuries can suffer extensive damage not only to the affected limb, but also throughout their bodies. Crush injury complications can include:

  • Amputation
    Crush injuries can sever blood vessels and nerves in affected parts of the body—especially in the limbs. If blood vessels and nerves die, limbs may require amputation to prevent infection from spreading.
  • Compartment Syndrome
    Compartment syndrome develops when crush injuries cut off the blood supply to a victim’s limbs. This condition requires immediate medical treatment and can cause tissue death and require amputation if not treated in time to save the affected limb.
  • Rhabdomyolysis
    Crush injuries can cause muscle tissue to break down due to poor blood flow. If muscle tissue breaks down too rapidly, damaged muscle cells can release harmful chemicals into the bloodstream. These chemicals can build up and lead to kidney failure.

The complications of crush injuries can leave you hospitalized for days, weeks, or even months. That means time away from work and expensive medical bills. Cofman Townsley will investigate your accident and do whatever is necessary to hold the responsible party accountable for your injuries.

Four Decades of Experience

At Cofman Townsley, we’ve helped injured victims across Missouri and Southern Illinois since 1973. Now let us help you. We know that crush injuries go beyond just the initial physical damage. Crush injuries can also cause severe complications that can have life-threatening consequences.

That’s why you need a law firm that treats you like a friend in need—not another case number. Dial (314) 499-1190 or fill out a free initial consultation form, and speak with a caring and experienced attorney from our firm.