Fractures from Different Types of Accidents
While nobody wants to experience a fracture, some estimates state that the average individual, over the course of their life, will experience two broken bone injuries. Depending on the extent of the fracture, there could be hospital stays or physical therapy.
Car collisions are extreme events, fractures can lead to lifelong health issues. There are even fatalities. After an accident, talk to a Miami car accident lawyer. Bone breaks and other injuries can lead to high expenses. Legal help is available.
Compound Fractures, Buckle Fractures, and More
Bones are an essential part of health, they protect internal organs and support muscles that allow limbs to move, walk, run, and jump. When bones break, they do not always break in the same way. Treatment plans vary depending on the type of fracture.
- Buckle or incomplete fracture. Not a full break, but a bone bend or rupture.
- Transverse fracture. When the break is across a bone in a straight line.
- Compound fracture. Infection can happen with compound fractures, when skin is broken through.
- Comminuted fracture. A break into more than two, into three or more pieces, a lot of force is usually needed to result in a comminuted fracture.
- Spiral fracture. Twists can lead to spiral breaks.
There are also avulsion fractures, segmental fractures, and more. A doctor is needed to assess all accident injuries, whether the fracture occurred in a car crash, a workplace injury, or a slip and fall event. In order to know how to treat an injury, a healthcare professional needs to assess a victim’s health. A medical record is also helpful when moving forward with a personal injury claim.
Some victims need surgery and months or years of physical therapy. Others find a cast and a bit of recovery time is needed to fully heal. In circumstances when surgery is needed, the expenses can be high. It is important an at-fault driver is held responsible. A Miami car accident lawyer can help to secure compensation.
Situations that Cause Bone Breaks
Car accidents, when metal crushes onto bodies or bodies are thrown against hard surfaces, can result in broken bones. There are even times when safety features, such as airbags and safety belts, result in fractures.
Motorcycle accidents, where there is no structural protection, can result in fractures as well. When a motorcyclist is thrown from their bikes, impact with pavement can be devastating. And with sunny Florida weather, there are plenty of Miami motorcyclists on the roadways.
Also, bones can break in slip and fall events. When a negligent party creates a situation that leads to a person losing their footing and falling, serious injuries can result. Slip and fall accidents can result in fractured hips and broken backs. These and other injuries can lead to paralysis and lifelong health concerns.
Are you recovering from fractures that resulted in a car accident? Talk to the Miami personal injury attorneys at Spencer Morgan Law. Car accident cases can be complex, a knowledgeable attorney is needed to navigate the complicated negotiations with insurance companies. Contact us today at 305-423-3800 to schedule your free consultation.