Car Accident Lawyers – Auto Crash Attorney
Crunch. The sound is unmistakable. It turns your stomach in the same way it fires the pain sensors in your body. And while sometimes a broken or fractured bone remains relatively unseen from the skin’s surface, other times it’s not so pretty. The jagged edges of broken bones can often puncture the skin. Horrifying as they are, broken and fractured bones are a common result of car accidents.More information can be found on this website
Bones are no Joke
Because the impact that causes the break or fracture is more significant than a simple slip and fall, the damage to your body is usually more difficult to treat. They can often require surgery, and may involve serious crush injuries or multiple fractures requiring reconstructive surgery or the implementation of metal hardware to secure bones. These procedures are usually followed by extended physical therapy.
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Do not leave your broken bone or fracture injury solely in the hands of insurance companies. The long period of physical therapy, complexity of the surgery, pain and suffering and any permanent loss of mobility usually cause insurance companies to go to great lengths to minimize the compensation they pay out.
With the help of a seasoned attorney, many broken bone and fracture cases can be resolved in a positive manner. A seasoned auto accident attorney can often get you the policy, or policies needed to cover all of your medical bills. He or she may also be able to allow you to collect additional money from the insurer beyond your medical expenses. This is accomplished most easily when you contact the attorney immediately following the accident.
How much is my claim worth?
It is impossible to set one value. However, serious broken bone injuries such as broken legs, pelvis, or skull fractures can results in awards or settlements that can be very substantial. Minor fractures such as hand, arm, rib, collar bone injuries can also result in significant monetary awards.
Contact us to discuss the specifics of your bone injury. We will be able to give you an estimate as to how much your case is worth.
Types of Breaks
Legs: Broken legs are frequently caused by the leg crashing into steering column, dashboard or other hard structure of the car. Upon sustaining this injury, you cannot walk and may not be able to work or function in your daily routine activities.
Hands or Wrists: Like the leg, the wrist is critical for most day to day activities. Your compensation will depend on what your dominant hand is and how negatively your range of motion has been impacted.
Arms: This injury can be sustained by the arm slamming into the steering wheel, dashboard, or perhaps even through a window or windshield. You will be compensated depending on the severity of the break and the limitations the injury imposes on your daily routine.
Types of fractures:
Compound Fracture: Compound fractures occur when the bone breaks through the skin.
Avulsion Fracture: An avulsion fracture occurs when a tendon that attaches a muscle to a bone pulls a piece of the bone apart.
Simple Fracture: This injury consists of regular broken bones that are cracked and separate inside the skin.
Comminuted Fracture: In this case, the bone breaks into many small pieces or fragments.
Buckle Fracture: The bone buckles and ruptures in this fracture.
Greenstick Fracture: These injuries are small cracks within the bone, not complete fractures.
Hairline Fractures: Hairline fractures are small fault lines in the bone
If you have suffered a broken or fractured bone due to a car accident, contact us immediately. We can help you get the money you deserve.