No matter if you’ve been in a car crash, slip and fall or a dog bite– Broken bones, or fractures as they are sometimes called, are an extremely common medical condition experienced by many individuals. In fact, the Cleveland Clinic estimates that every year approximately one million fractures and broken bones occur throughout the United States. While many of these fractures are caused by natural circumstances, such as osteoporosis or slipping and falling, some of them are the direct result of being in an auto accident.
It is not uncommon to assume that broken bones or fractures only occur to the wrists and ankles. These, after all, are the most common types of fractures, but the truth is broken bones can occur on almost any part of the body.
Some examples of where those who were in a car accident experienced a broken bone or fracture include:
These are just a few of the long-term problems associated with nerve damage after a car crash. Oftentimes, these injuries are debilitating and can result in being unable to perform your job or to care for your day-to-day needs. The financial aspect of this type of injury is also burdensome. Generally, someone who suffers from any type of nerve damage will have to see a neurologist on a regular basis and undergo regular tests to determine if the condition is worsening. Many people wind up having surgery and possibly repeated injections or other painful treatments to minimize the pain and discomfort associated with these personal injuries.
When it comes to car accident personal injury lawsuits, medical evidence can make or break a case. Luckily, medical evidence for broken bones and fractures is pretty black and white. There is no grey area in terms of the injury. The broken bone or fracture is either present on the x-ray or scan, or it isn’t.
A personal injury can help you obtain the proper medical evidence you need to support your case when you have a bone fracture due to an auto accident. Just having the medical evidence available should make any attempts at negotiating a settlement easier, as it is extremely difficult to argue with the x-rays and scans.
If another person is legally responsible for your car crash, a personal injury attorney can help. The long-term consequences of broken or fractured bones could mean lost wages, extensive medical bills and serious lifestyle changes. If you have a broken or fractured bone due to a car crash, you should speak with a car crash lawyer as quickly as possible.
There is a lot involved with treating bone fractures. Multiple doctor appointments are required, not to mention the extensive testing that is needed to make sure the fracture is healing properly. Even after the fracture has healed, you may need to go through several months of physical or occupational therapy.
Unfortunately, all of these doctor appointments, tests and therapy sessions start to add up. The burden of paying for these types of medical expenses should not fall upon you, especially when you are the victim. A personal injury attorney can help you seek a settlement that provides proper compensation for all necessary medical treatment, as well as any follow up care that may be needed, such as occupational or physical therapy. In addition to compensation for medical expenses, a personal injury attorney can help you seek financial compensation for pain and suffering, as well as any lost wages you experiences as a result of your injury.
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