Severe Bone Fractures
Bone fractures represent one of the most common car accident injuries. Because car accidents can be so violent, the impacts so jarring, the vehicle occupants’ bones often get pushed past their breaking points, resulting in major injuries that can take weeks, months, or even years to heal. If you or someone you love suffered a severe bone fracture in a car accident, you deserve compensation for your injuries.
At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we have a long and successful track record of fighting for the rights of car accident victims in the Guelph area. We may be able to help you take on the responsible driver and their insurance company and collect compensation to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering, and other damages. We offer a free initial case evaluation and are eager to get to work right away. To speak with a severe bone fractures lawyer serving Guelph on our team, call us at 1-800-JUSTICE.
Types of Car Accident Bone Fractures
Bones are tough and supple, but only up to a point. If subjected to enough trauma, they can crack, break, or crush into pieces. Depending on the physical logistics and the force of a car accident, vehicle occupants may suffer several types of bone fractures. The most common include the following:
A hairline fracture is a minor type of bone fracture. As its name indicates, a hairline fracture occurs when the bone does not break all the way through, but instead, a crack opens up at the surface. That said, depending on the angle of the fracture, the bones involved, and your propensity to heal, a hairline fracture might still qualify as a severe injury, and it could have a long recovery period.
A transverse fracture describes a clean break of the bone. In other words, it breaks all the way through, splitting the bone into two pieces. It sounds severe, and it certainly can be, but this type of fracture, when set properly by a doctor and immobilized in a cast, usually heals completely.
Oblique Displaced Fracture
An oblique displaced fracture is an off-center separation of the bone, which can be harder to set and may result in a permanent bump or scar where the fracture happened.
In a compound fracture, the break is so severe and violent that one end of the bone ends up poking through the skin.
A comminuted fracture is less of a break and more of the crushing of the bone. Because it involves potentially dozens of little pieces of bone breaking off, it is a medical emergency and must be treated right away to avoid severe complications.
Bone Fractures in Car Accidents
Car accidents can fracture bones in several ways. These are the most common:
Crushed by Interior Car Component
We often see clients whose legs were crushed by an interior component of the car upon impact. For instance, the steering column collapses on the driver’s knee or femur, resulting in a broken bone.
Fractured by Impact
Sometimes the impact of the two (or more) vehicles itself is enough to jar a bone apart, particularly smaller bones such as the collarbone or fingers.
Fractured by Collapsing Door
In a side-impact collision, the vehicle door on the side where the impact occurs might cave in, causing the person sitting on that side to bear the brunt of the impact, frequently resulting in a broken hip or leg.
Other Bone Fractures in Car Accidents
Car accidents can occur in limitless ways, and so can broken bones that result from car accidents. No matter how yours happened, Preszler Injury Lawyers wants to help. Call 1-800-JUSTICE today for a free case evaluation with a severe bone fractures lawyer serving Guelph.
Fighting for the Compensation You Deserve
When Preszler Injury Lawyers begins working for a car accident victim in Guelph, we set out with a goal to help our clients recover the full and fair compensation they deserve. That includes economic damages, meaning those that can be quantified in dollar terms, as well as non-economic damages, which refer to those that cannot be quantified in dollar terms.
Our severe bone fractures lawyer serving Guelph may be able to investigate your accident, gather evidence, file a claim against the responsible party, take on the insurance company, and help you get paid. You may be eligible to receive a settlement or judgment that pays for the following damages and more:
We may be able to help you collect compensation for both your current and your future medical expenses. This means you may be eligible to have the other party pay for your hospital bills, doctor visits, rehab, therapy, prescription drugs, medical devices, and even home modifications, if necessary.
Our car accident lawyers may be able to help you recover money to make up for the wages you have been unable to earn while missing work to recover from your injury.
Reduced Earning Capacity
If you have suffered a short-term or long-term reduction in your ability to earn a living, we may be able to help you recover compensation to make up the difference.
Pain and Suffering
We may be able to pursue non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and emotional distress.
For a Free Bone Fracture Case Evaluation, Call 1-800-JUSTICE
If you sustained compensable injuries in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you might be entitled to compensation. Contact our personal injury lawyers serving Guelph today by calling 1-800-JUSTICE and receive a free initial consultation.