An auto accident is hard enough without personal injury. But add broken bones to the mix and you’re into a world of hurt. X-rays, emotional distress, medical treatment and extensive physical therapy can sometimes be the result of a car accident with broken bones.
If you or a loved one has been denied appropriate compensation from your insurance company after a car crash that resulted in medical bills and medical treatment, get a free consultation today from Florin|Roebig. Keep reading to learn more about your rights when you’ve been in a car accident with bone breaks:
Why Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer After A Car Crash That Causes Fractures?
A personal injury is never a welcome occurrence, but when it comes to broken bones- the recovery process can be especially difficult. A personal injury lawyer understands that your time is important when it is spent between lawyers, doctors appointments, and physical therapy, in the aftermath of a car crash that requires medical assistance.
That’s why we offer free case evaluation. If you have been in an auto accident that resulted in medical expenses that remain unpaid by your insurance company, or the other driver’s, a personal injury attorney can help you get payment to compensate you for physical injury and emotional distress.
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Causes Of Broken Bones And Other Accident Injuries
Below are a few types of car accident injuries that result in broken bones and other personal injuries that require medical attention:
Seat belt Injuries
Seat belt injuries occur when you have a car accident and the seatbelt forcefully tightens around a driver or passenger upon impact. Seat belts are wonderful life saving devices, but just because your life may be spared by wearing one, doesn’t mean you are without injury.
The seatbelt passes over a number of bones including your clavicle or ribs. The intense force of a car accident causing a person to jerk forward into their tightening seat belt can cause deep bruising to the soft tissue and ligaments may cause fractures to areas of your core.
When an airbag deploys, it expands rapidly and forcefully upon impact to create a buffer that keeps your head from hitting the dash. This is good for keeping you from having fatal head injuries in many cases, but you can still be badly injured by an airbag deployment, including broken bone injuries like a broken nose, losing teeth, or getting a skull fracture.
Broken Bone Injuries
If you’ve been in an accident with serious injury, like a head-on collision, broken bones can occur in many areas of your body. There are several types of fractures that occur in a car accident, including hairline fractures, stress fractures and transverse fractures, which will be discussed in more detail below.
Even common injuries can be serious and require surgical intervention. It’s always important to seek medical treatment after a car accident to determine the extent of your injury. Some common injuries include traumatic brain injury, tissue and organ damage and other serious conditions.
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Common Broken Bones And Types Of Fractures
Here are some common types of broken bones from a car accident:
A hairline fracture is also known as a stress fracture. It’s a type of break that occurs when small cracks or severe bruising happens inside of a bone. This is a common fracture that athletes experience that can be exacerbated by a car accident or caused by one entirely. Hairline bone fractures might cause pain, bruising or swelling and can often be corrected with a cast or brace.
When a bone can be seen outside of the body because it punctures through skin or tissue, this is a compound fracture. It’s compound because the problem exists in two fronts, cracks within the bone and the bone outside of the body. These types of fractures require immediate medical treatment and are a serious injury.
When your skin remains intact, and your fractured bone stays inside the body, this is considered a simple fracture. These fractures require medical treatment but often heal without extensive medical care.
When the break in a bone stretches across a bone, like a femur, to form a right angle with the bone, this is called a transverse fracture. Transverse fractures require medical treatment, can be very painful and often require a cast to heal properly.
Greenstick fractures get their name from the fact that they look like what happens when you bend a young tree branch until it splinters and breaks. These are fractures that are more likely to occur in children who are passengers in a car accident, and one of the reasons why car seat safety is so important. Children have softer bones than adults and when the bones bend and contort in an accident, they can result in greenstick fractures that require medical attention.
When a bone breaks and splinters into multiple pieces this is an indication comminuted fractures have occurred. A comminuted fracture is almost always caused by a high impact injury, like that which occurs in a car accident.
When a bone breaks at the point where a ligament or tendon is attached to the bone, this is an avulsion fracture. These can occur at any point in the body with ligaments and tendons, but common spots include feet and wrists.
When To File A Car Accident Claim
Car accident victims who incur medical expenses due to medical treatment they received to treat a broken bone that occurred as a result of a car accident may be entitled to compensation. If you’ve been in a car accident, and received medical care including things like x-rays to diagnose broken bones, use our contact form to see if you have a car accident claim. If you do, you may be entitled to compensation for things like emotional distress as well as personal injury.
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Contact The Florin|Roebig Car Accident Lawyers
If you need legal advice because you were in a car accident with broken bones and received medical attention that your insurance company is refusing to pay, our experienced car accident attorneys can help. If you’ve been in a motor vehicle accident and are seeking compensation you need a personal injury attorney who’s an expert at settling car accident cases like yours. Call the law firm of Florin|Roebig today.