Broken Bones in Auto Accidents



Auto Accident Injuries

Broken bones, also known as fractures, are a common type of injury that can occur as a result of an auto accident. These injuries can range from minor fractures that heal quickly to more serious, complex fractures that can result in permanent disability. The force of a car crash can cause bones to break, and the specific type of fracture will depend on the location of the break and the type of force that caused it.

Types of Fractures

There are several types of fractures that can occur as a result of an auto accident. These include:

  • Closed fractures: Also known as simple fractures, closed fractures occur when the bone is broken but the skin is not punctured. These types of fractures can be treated with a cast or brace, and typically take several weeks to heal.
  • Open fractures: Also known as compound fractures, open fractures occur when the bone is broken and the skin is punctured. These types of fractures can be more serious and can result in a greater risk of infection. Open fractures typically require surgery and a longer healing time.
  • Comminuted fractures: Comminuted fractures occur when the bone is broken into multiple pieces. These types of fractures can be more difficult to treat and may require surgery and a longer healing time.
  • Displaced fractures: Displaced fractures occur when the bone is broken and the ends of the bone are not in proper alignment. These types of fractures can be more difficult to treat and may require surgery and a longer healing time.
  • Compression fractures: Compression fractures occur when the bone is crushed rather than broken. These types of fractures can be more serious and may require surgery and a longer healing time.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Diagnosis of a broken bone typically involves a physical examination, X-rays or other imaging tests. A physical examination will assess the individual's level of consciousness, balance, and coordination, as well as any other physical symptoms. Imaging tests such as X-rays or MRI can reveal any physical damage to the bone, and will help to identify the type of fracture.

Treatment for broken bones will depend on the severity of the injury and the specific type of fracture. Treatment options can include rest, immobilization, medication, and surgery. In some cases, individuals with a broken bone may require long-term rehabilitation, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy.

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Broken Bones and the Legal Process

It's important to document the symptoms and treatment related to the accident, as well as any lost wages or other expenses incurred as a result of the injury. This information will be necessary when pursuing a claim for compensation from the insurance company of the person responsible for the accident. It is also important to consult with an attorney who can help guide the process of filing a claim and make sure that the injured party is fully compensated for their damages and losses.

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