Car crashes and other serious events can be distressing because the force your body is forced to absorb during the crash can cause one or multiple bones to break or fracture. If you have suffered bone fractures in Texas, Dallas, or Fort Worth because of someone else’s negligence, you have the legal right to obtain compensation. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you receive the right compensation for your financial loss, physical pain, and other things.
Why Do Bones Break?
A major reason for a bone break or a fracture is the force of the impact, based on the combination of the speed and the mass. For example, speed contributes to the severity of injuries that people suffer when involved in a car accident.
You can get a bone break or fracture if you are thrown out of a car during a high-speed collision. You may also get badly injured if you strike an object during a car crash, including the interior of the car itself. It is a common protection mechanism for people to safeguard themselves by covering their faces during an accident—which can result in injuries and fractures in the fingers, hands, and wrists.
What Are the Various Types of Bone Fractures in a Car Accident?
Although there can be many types of bone fractures in a car accident, the most common ones are mentioned below and shown in the picture accompanying this article.
- Transverse. Transverse fracture is a condition when the bone cracks into two pieces, making a right angle.
- Complex. Complex or compound fracture is one of the most terrible types of fractures. In this case, the shattered bone protrudes out of the skin.
- Comminuted. When bones get shattered into multiple pieces, the consequential fracture is referred to as a comminuted fracture.
- Greenstick. Buckle fracture is an incomplete fracture that occurs when the bone starts to bend, crack, or strain but does not break. Mainly, children are victims of this fracture.
- Avulsion. Avulsion is a fracture that occurs when the bone and the soft tissues separate.
- Hairline. When there is a small crack in the bone, it is a case of hairline fracture.
Treatment and Compensation for Car Crash Fractures
Although broken or fractured bones rarely pose a danger to the victim’s life, they can prevent the victim from leading a normal routine until they completely recover from the fracture. If your bone is shattered or fractured in a car crash, you should contact an experienced medical professional to get X-rays and other required tests immediately done after the accident. The medical professional will help you know if any bones in your body have sustained any type of fracture.
Whether you need surgery, physical therapy, or any other ongoing medical treatment after a car crash, it is important you receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, and emotional distress. You should seek the help of a personal injury lawyer to help you obtain the right compensation for your recovery and the loss you have incurred.
Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers to Get the Right Compensation
Call Samples Ames PLLC if you have suffered a broken or fractured bone in a car crash that was not your fault. We have access to all the resources you need to recover from your accident physically, emotionally, and financially. You can contact us by phone or text at 469-466-2600 or email at [email protected]. We have the knowledge and experience you need to ensure the highest probability of success.