Broken Bones from Auto Accidents Can Cause Lifelong Complications

January 9, 2013

Auto Accidents

broken bones from auto accidentsMore than six million Americans experience broken bones and bone fractures each year, many of them as a result of motor vehicle accident injuries.  This is often due to the forceful impact from stress or trauma that occurs during many car accident injuries.  These types of breaks or fractures are generally more serious than fractures from falls or when a child, who generally has softer bones than an adult, breaks his arm while playing.

Serious fractures sustained in motor vehicle accident injuries are more likely to require surgery as they may involve multiple fractures or crushing injuries.  Accompanying tendon and ligament damage can make injuries even more difficult to treat.  Complexity of surgery, pain and suffering, a long period of physical therapy and the threat of permanent loss of mobility make serious fractures prime candidates for insurance companies to try to lower the amount of compensation.

There are many areas of the body where a serious fracture can occur from a car wreck—hips, knees, sternum, collarbone, neck, spinal cord—and for which recovery can take a serious amount of time.

Broken legs, a broken femur, a broken pelvis or skull fractures generally constitute serious broken bone injuries from car accidents.  The femur is the largest and strongest bone in the human body, but with a broken leg or pelvis, you cannot walk and usually are not able to work or perform your daily routine. A serious skull fracture is definitely a matter for concern as the victim may have a brain injury.

Having your hand, wrist or arm broken can also be serious and should not be taken lightly because these breaks involve smaller bones in the body.  The amount of a monetary settlement from a car accident may depend on whether the injury is in the dominant hand, how severely one’s range of motion is restricted and how much daily activities are curtailed.

Broken bones heal at different rates.  A simple fracture can repair itself within weeks while bigger or more complex breaks can require considerable medical expense and result in loss of income.  If bone fragments protrude through the skin, these “open” fractures can have a higher risk of infection and cause more complications.  Sometimes with a serious hip fracture, the hip will have to be replaced and metal parts inserted in the body.

If you or your loved one suffer broken bone injuries or a fracture as a result of someone else’s negligence, carelessness, recklessness or willfulness, you may be able to recover monetary compensation for the broken bone or fracture.

Contact the Ohio auto accident injury lawyers at Slater & Zurz LLP with any questions about your broken bones or fractures which resulted from an auto accident injury.

Sometimes it is difficult to tell what the extent of an injury will be. You may receive a hairline or stress fracture that initially goes unnoticed.  Also, an injured or broken bone may never totally heal and the injured party should be eligible to receive a settlement for that part of their body which has been permanently changed.

Call us at 1-888-534-4850 for a free consultation about your case or contact us on our website at www.slaterzurz.com by filling out the FREE CASE REVIEW form at the top right hand side of each page.

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One Comment on “Broken Bones from Auto Accidents Can Cause Lifelong Complications”

  1. Automobile accidents Says:

    yes motoring accidents can be life-tragedies

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