Oftentimes, car accidents may result in broken bones or serious fractures, which may be more severe than fractures from other accidents because the forces acting on the body in a car accident are often explosive in speed and power.
Serious fractures sustained in automobile collisions are more likely to require surgery, as they may include serious crush injuries or multiple fractures, which sometimes end in reconstructive surgeries to fix the bones in place.
Our firm’s car accident attorneys believe it is important for you to understand your own bone-related injuries in the case of a car accident, especially when it comes to spinal cord injuries. If you do not get medical treatment immediately your pain and suffering could develop into paralysis.
Listed below are some of the most the common types of car accident related bone injuries that we have observed as car accident attorneys.
In a car accident, your leg is often thrown forward into either the steering wheel shaft, dashboard or another rigid structure. For a broken leg, compensation may be very high because you may be unable to walk or work and proceed with your daily activities.
Broken Hands or Wrists
Wrists can sometimes be broken in car accidents because the driver’s hands are locked onto the steering wheel in anxiety. This paired with the shock of impact in a car accident often results in a broken wrist. Wrist mobility is necessary for most daily activities and a broken wrist will often result in a huge inconvenience. As car accident attorneys, we will do our best to help you recover compensation not only for the medical bills, but also for the inconvenience of a broken wrist or hand throughout your recovery period.
As with hand and wrist fractures, broken arms restrict your ability to perform day-to-day tasks or work efficiently, let alone drive a car.
As car accident lawyers, we recommend that you go to a hospital or doctor immediately after the car accident, or as soon as possible. You may have a fractured wrist or some other injury that you may not know about until seeing a doctor.
If you break a bone in a car accident, we strongly believe it may be best to contact a car accident lawyer. A broken arm or leg may seem like a simple insurance matter, but the lengthiness of physical therapy, complexity of possible surgery (e.g. internal vs. external fixators), as well as pain and suffering and any permanent loss of mobility often amount to a lot of compensation that insurance companies do their best to reduce.
As car accident attorneys, we are able to help you:
1. Locate all the available insurance coverage.
2. Collect the available money from the insurer by presenting your claim with full documentation of the entire course of treatment, as well as finding you help to pay your medical bills.
After all, that is our job.
If you were injured and believe that you deserve compensation, then call our bilingual law offices right away at 1-800-655-6585 for a FREE consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney or click here to submit your case for a FREE online review.
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