Broken or Fractured Bones From Car Accidents
Some of the most common injuries in car accidents are broken bones, also called fractures. The force and impact on the body in a car accident can easily result in fractures. Even low-impact vehicles can end up with partially or completely broken bones.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year Americans spend more than a million days in hospitals being treated for vehicle accident injuries. Car accident injuries can range from minor scrapes and bruises to serious injuries that require hospitalization.
Depending on the severity of your injuries, it can take months and sometimes even a year to heal from fractures. When you suffer a bone fracture in a car accident, your body begins to heal itself by creating a callus and blood clot around the fracture. To promote faster healing, you need to keep the fracture in place and prevent movement. You may have to have a boot, splint, or cast placed over the broken bone, which means your mobility will be limited while you’re healing.
You may lose wages while you’re out of work and healing. You may also need to go to physical therapy after the bone has healed. If you’ve been in a car accident caused by someone else and suffered injuries and other losses, you might be entitled to receive money for your medical expenses, lost wages, and for any pain and suffering.
If you’ve been in a car accident and suffered fracture injuries, contact Chris Hudson Law Group at (706) 863-6600. You’ll get a free consultation where we can discuss the circumstances of your accident and advise you about your next best steps.
Why You Need A Lawyer That Specializes in Car Accidents
Injuries from car crashes often lead to high medical costs and lost wages while you’re out of work recovering. Although insurance companies are required to pay for injuries caused by their insured customers, defense attorneys or insurance adjusters often try to get injured people to settle for far less than what their claim is worth. Insurance companies are driven to make the highest profits possible. This means they won’t always be fair with you when attempting to get you to settle a claim.
You also may underestimate what you claim is worth. You may not calculate the true costs of your injuries—from present and future medical costs, including rehabilitation and physical therapy, to lost wages, to future loss of enjoyment of life activities.
Experienced car accident attorneys have a good idea of what claims are worth when someone is injured in an accident. Your attorney can collect all the information needed to value your claim. They can also hire the necessary experts to determine the cause of the accident and who might be held liable. Your attorney will file the necessary documents with the insurance company, communicate with the insurance company’s lawyers, and negotiate for an adequate settlement for you. If the insurance company refuses to settle your claim for what it’s worth, your attorney will know how to file a lawsuit on your behalf within the deadline to do so.
Hiring an attorney while you’re trying to heal from your injuries and get back to your regular activities can relieve your stress and anxiety. Let our attorneys work hard to recover the highest amount possible for you.
How [firm-Name] Can Help You With A Fractured Bone After A Car Accident
At Chris Hudson Law Group, our attorneys and staff have many years of experience handling car accident claims and dealing with insurance companies. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if you get paid. While you’re focusing on recovering from your injuries, we’ll be working hard to obtain the compensation you deserve for your claim.
What Is A Bone Fracture After A Car Accident?
A fracture injury is a partial or complete break in a bone. Where the fracture is only partial, the bone doesn’t completely break; instead, it cracks. With a complete break, the bone is snapped in two or more places.
Incomplete fractures include:
- Hairline fractures (the bone is broken in a single crack)
- Greenstick fractures (the bone is broken on one side, while the other is bent)
- Buckle or torus fractures the bone is broken on one side and a bump shows up on the other side)
Complete fractures include:
- Single fracture (the bone is broken into two pieces in one place)
- Segmental fracture (the bone breaks in two places, leaving at least one segment floating and unattached)
- Comminuted fracture (the bone is broken in at least three pieces)
- Compression fracture (the bone collapses under pressure)
- Displaced fracture (the bone breaks and the pieces move out of normal alignment)
- Nondisplaced fracture (the bone breaks and the pieces stay in their normal alignment)
Symptoms of Broken or Fractured Bones After A Car Accident
A bone can break crosswise, lengthwise, in several places, or in multiple pieces. Symptoms of a fracture may include severe pain and swelling in the injured area, difficulty supporting weight in the injured area, and a deformity in the injured area. Fractures aren’t always obvious, but they usually are accompanied by pain. You may also hear a snapping or popping sound when the injury occurs. An x-ray will usually show whether the bone is broken. Always go to the doctor immediately if you suspect that you have a broken bone. If it’s not treated immediately, the healing process could take much longer.
Fracture injuries are considered either simple or compound. A simple fracture happens under the skin and the bones don’t poke out of the flesh. A compound, or open, fracture is where the bone tears your skin during the injury.
Common Types of Broken Bones After Car Accidents
The most common types of fracture injuries in car accidents are:
- Tibia/Fibula fractures
- Femur fractures
- Rib fractures
- Hip fractures
- Pelvis fractures
- Facial/skull fractures
- Wrist fractures
- Back fractures
- Clavicle fractures
- Arm fractures
Call A Car Accident Lawyer from Chris Hudson Law Group Today
If you have a fracture injury from a car accident that was someone else’s fault, you have the right to be compensated by the at-fault party. An experienced car accident lawyer from Chris Hudson Law Group can help pursue your claim while you work on healing and getting back to your normal routines.