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Broken Bones and Fractures from Car Accidents
Violent car crashes often cause broken bones and serious fracture injuries. A broken arm or leg or other serious fracture might require surgery and can result in prolonged treatment, physical therapy and in some cases permanent disability. Recovering from fractures usually involves pain and suffering, lost time from work and income as well as day to day inconvenience. Recovering compensation from the insurance companies for these types of injuries will require the aid of a lawyer. The lawyer will be able to 1) Locate all the available insurance coverage, often several policies to cover the injuries and; 2) Will be able to collect the available money from the insurer by presenting your claim with full documentation of your pain and suffering and medical expenses.
How much is my Injury Worth?
Although it is hard to set a value, insurance companies will usually have a number in mind based on the nature and extent of your injuries, as well as missed work and future incapacity. Without a lawyer, the insurer will try and settle your claim for lowest figure possible.
Serious broken bone injuries such as broken legs, pelvis, skull fractures can results in awards or settlements substantially over $100,000. Minor fractures such as hand, arm, rib, collar bone injuries can result in awards under $30,000. These figures are general estimates and the award you may ultimately receive will depend on the facts of your specific claim.
Types of Broken Bone Injuries:
In a car accident, the leg is often thrown forward into the steering column, dashboard or other hard structure. Compensation for a broken leg is often be very high, with a broken leg, you cannot walk and may not be able to work or function in your daily routine activities. Broken legs may often require revision surgery or need to be set. Leg injuries are universally acknowledged as being extremely painful.
Broken Hand or Wrist Victims
The wrist is essential for most day to day activities and although common, a broken wrist will often result in a substantial settlement. The amount will depend on whether the injury is in the dominant hand and how severely work and your range of motion is restricted.
Broken Arm Accident Victims
Having a broken arm is a painful, disconcerting experience. As with hand and wrist fractures, broken arms restrict your ability to perform day to day tasks and work efficiently. These are highly compensated injuries.
Types of Fractures:
Compound Fracture: Compound fractures occur when the bone breaks through the skin. These are particularly dangerous and unpleasant injuries.
Avulsion Fracture: An avulsion fracture is when a tendon that attaches a muscle to a bone pulls a piece of the bone apart.
Simple Fracture: Refers to regular broken bones that are cracked and separate inside the skin.
Comminuted Fracture: Fractures in which the bone breaks into many small pieces or fragments. These may require metal plates to repair.
Buckle Fracture: Part of the bone buckles and ruptures, but doe snot break into pieces.
Greenstick Fracture: Are small cracks within the bone, not complete fractures. Cracked bones.
Hairline Fractures: Small fault lines in the bone, but the bones remain connected.
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