A car accident in Hollywood or any community can cause serious injuries. Some people consider broken bones to be a less serious injury and some insurance companies will even work to minimize fractures, but make no mistake: these can be debilitating and painful injuries.
Read on to find out the facts about fractures and car accident claims for broken bones. If you need to find out whether you have a claim or want to know how much your Hollywood car accident injury could be worth, we recommend you contact us, Flaxman Law Group, for a free consultation with a Hollywood car accident attorney.
What Kinds of Fractures are Common in Car Accidents?
The impact of a car collision can cause any one of the following:
- A fracture that goes into one of your joints
- A clean break
- A bone that is shattered or has multiple fractures
- An open fracture, where the bone sticks out of the skin
- A fracture where the bone is twisted, pushed together, or pulled apart
What Is the Treatment Like?
A broken bone is an emergency. It can cause overwhelming pain and can put you at risk of infection. It’s important to seek emergency help right away to get pain management and a diagnosis so you can begin treatment.
A doctor will determine whether you have a broken by using x-ray or even an MRI. Depending on the type of fracture, the affected area may be put in a cast or splints, or you may need surgery. You may need rods, screws, or metal frames to keep the bones in place and give them a chance to heal. A doctor may also need to fix any damage caused by the fractured bone, such as damage to the blood vessels or nerves.
You and your doctor will need to keep checking to make sure the bone heals correctly and that there are no complications, such as infection or joint damage. You may also need rehabilitation or physical therapy after the bone heals to rebuild muscle and strength in the area.
Do I Have a Car Accident Injury Claim?
If your fracture was caused by a car collision that was caused due to someone’s negligence, you may have a claim and may be able to seek compensation. This is important because fractures can be costly. You may face:
- Lost time at work while you heal from your surgery or wear a cast.
- Incidental costs, such as the costs of taxis, while you’re healing.
- High medical bills for surgery, hospital stays, crutches, casts, pain medication, and other expenses.
- Ongoing costs, such as the cost of physiotherapy, after your treatment.
Car accident insurance can pay for some of these expenses but there are caps on your policy. A broken bone that requires surgery and a hospital stay can end up costing tens of thousands of dollars or even more in medical expenses alone (not including lost wages). Your insurance may cover only some of this, leaving you needing to dip into savings for the rest.
Working with a Hollywood car accident claims attorney can close the gap. An attorney can negotiate with insurance carriers and can help you pursue a claim, if you qualify. Your attorney works to get you the fairest financial recovery so you can get medical attention for your injuries and cover more of your losses.
Have you been injured in a car accident in South Florida and are wondering whether you may have a claim? You can reach out to Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626 to discuss your situation with a Hollywood car accident claims attorney in a free consultation. Our family-based law firm and father-son attorney team have recovered over $100 million for clients and we genuinely care about each client.