There are over 200 bones in your body. Unfortunately, broken bones are common, and fractures can happen in many ways. If you suffered a catastrophic bone fracture because of someone’s negligence in a vehicle or other type of accident, a personal injury lawyer at Nix Patterson might be able to help you. Our attorneys will fight for compensation for your medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.
Almost any bone in your body can be broken in an accident. Some bones that can be fractured and even shattered in a violent accident are the arms, legs, hands, feet, ankles, collarbone, sternum, ribs, and spine.
Bones may fracture in the following ways in an accident:
If you suspect you fractured a bone in an accident, you should get medical treatment as soon as possible. Getting prompt medical attention ensures the best medical result. Also, being seen by a doctor quickly prevents the insurance company from claiming your injury is unrelated to the incident.
Severe bone fractures happen in a variety of serious accidents:
One of the most common causes of catastrophic bone fracture injuries is car accidents. Whether the accident involves one vehicle, multiple vehicles, or a pedestrian, severe bone fractures are common. For example, you could have a fracture caused by:
The CDC reports that approximately 20% of falls cause severe injuries, including bone fractures. Slip and fall accidents injure more than two million people annually. During a slip and fall, the person may put their arms out to break the fall, leading to a severe arm fracture. A hip fracture during a fall is another common injury.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that construction sites are a common source of severe injuries, such as fractures. Whether the bone fracture is caused by machinery, a fall, scaffolding, etc., you could be entitled to compensation in a personal injury claim.
When you hire an experienced bone fracture attorney, you can seek compensation for your losses and damages. Our lawyers will fight tirelessly to obtain compensation for you in some or all of these areas, depending on your situation:
Broken bones can be expensive and painful. Healthcare.gov reports that even with insurance, bone fracture surgery can cost $10,000 out of pocket. If the bone is severely broken, a complex surgery may cost up to $50,000.
Some personal injury clients have shattered bones in crush injuries that require several surgeries, overnight hospital stays, and rehabilitation. Each night in the hospital can cost $10,000 or more.
If someone else is responsible for your injury, you should not have to shoulder these costs alone. How much you can receive in a bone fracture settlement or judgment after an accident varies significantly by case. Factors that influence what you may receive in a bone fracture settlement or judgment are:
Any bone in the body can be severely fractured in an accident. One of the most delicate and common bones is the collarbone or clavicle. No matter how old you are, the placement and length of the collarbone leave it vulnerable to injury. For example, the collarbone is sometimes shattered when someone is thrown from a bike or motorcycle.
The femur and tibia in the legs are often severely fractured in high-speed auto accidents. The leg bones are vital to daily functioning, so a severe fracture can make it difficult to live normally for months or even years.
A severe bone fracture can turn your life upside down. It’s often difficult and painful to function normally when you struggle with a severely broken arm, leg, hand, or foot.
The experienced attorneys at Nix Patterson will fight for you to receive adequate compensation to recover and move on with your life. Contact us today for a complimentary legal consultation about your injury case.
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