A car accident can cause very serious injury to those involved. This includes a high risk of broken bones, whether it's just one or many. Broken bones are not only extremely painful, but they can also be life-threatening or result in permanent disfigurement or disability. In every case, the cost of a broken bone will quickly add up. Treating broken bones requires expensive scans, casts, and rehabilitation treatment. These medical costs will pile up fast, but the victim of the car accident should not be responsible for these costs of his or her injuries.
If you or someone you love was the victim of a car accident caused by another driver's negligence, the experienced personal injury attorneys at accidentdenver.com are here to help you get financial compensation for your injuries and get your life back on track.
Broken Bones as a Result of a Car Accident
A broken bone, medically referred to as a fracture, occurs from the application of force to a bone that causes it to break or crack. This can result from
- car accidents,
- motorcycle accidents,
- truck accidents,
- pedestrian accidents,
and much more. The most common fractures in these kinds of cases are to the legs and arms. These extremities often face the full blunt force trauma of the accident.
Fractures that do not break the skin are referred to as closed fractures. Those that do break the skin are instead referred to as open fractures.
Common Types of Broken Bones
- Stable Fracture: While the bones are broken, they remain lined up and are still together.
- Compound Fracture: This occurs when fragments of a broken bone pierce through the skin. These are incredibly serious and may also lead to infection.
- Comminuted Fracture: When a bone is shattered in three or more placed, it is called comminuted. These are more common in older adults with brittle bones.
- Displace Fracture: When the ends of broken bones are no longer lined up, they are displaced.
- Oblique Fracture: Bones that break at an angle.
- Depressed Fracture: When the skull is broken and the bones press inward towards the brain, it is called "depressed." This can lead to serious brain injury and a very long recovery.
- Transverse Fracture: This occurs when the bone break is perpendicular to the shaft of the bone.
Many areas of the body are vulnerable to broken bones during a motor vehicle accident. This includes the rib cage, arms, legs, skull, and more. Broken bones can take a very long time to heal and require very expensive medical treatment to do so.
Consult an Experienced Denver Auto Accident Attorney
Broken bones can lead to long, painful recoveries. Not only is this type of injury painful, but it is also exceedingly expensive. If you were the victim of the accident, you should not be responsible for the costs of your injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in any sort of motor vehicle accident in the greater Denver metropolitan area, please do not hesitate to contact us today at 303-642-8888 for a free consultation. We are here waiting for you.