When you have been involved in a car accident, some injuries tend to be more prevalent than others. Some of the most common injuries stemming from car accidents tend to be certain types of fractured bones and breaks. However, the severity of these fractures will depend upon the accident and the circumstances surrounding it. One of the positive things about fractures and breaks is that they are more clear-cut than the effects that brain injuries and spinal cord injuries can cause on your life. This doesn’t mean that they should not be taken seriously. However, you may find that your case will be more easily settled when you are dealing with fractures.
Everything You Need to Know About Fractures
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Fractures are actually relatively common with the average person getting about two during their entire lifetime. A fracture occurs when there is physical force applies to the bone that just happens to be stronger than the bone itself. You could receive any of the three common fractures: displaced, non-displaced, open, and closed.
- Displaced: The bone snaps into two or more parts and moves so that it is no longer straight.
- Non-Displaced: The bone cracks either part or all of the way through; however, it continues to maintain its proper alignment.
- Open: This is a fracture where the bone breaks through the skin but may not be visible if it retracts back into the skin.
- Closed: The bone breaks but there is no puncture wound in the skin.
How severe your fracture really is depends on the type of facture and the location of the injury. Sometimes, fractures can lead to serious and dangerous complications, especially when they are not treated promptly. This can include damage to your blood vessels or infections in the bone. This is why, after you have been injured in a car accident, you should never fail to seek medical treatment. Even if you feel you are just bruised, you should always immediately go to the hospital or make an appointment with your doctor to ensure that there are not serious issues that you were not aware of. This helps your health as well as helps you make your case later on down the line.
Negotiating Your Settlement
In many cases, your settlement for damages covering medical bills, lost wages, and more will be cut and dry when the other party in your car accident is found at fault. However, sometimes there are differing opinions when it comes to noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and more. Your daily livelihood will affect those damages, such as how long it takes you to return to the things you enjoy most in life, like activities and upkeeping your dream job.
You may also run into issues if the defense claims that your injuries are not actually the fault of the defendant and that a pre-existing condition led to the fractures. Perhaps you have been found to have osteoporosis and your bones were more likely to fracture under the circumstances.
No matter what direction your case takes, if you have been injured in a car accident, you are entitled to compensation for these injuries. Proving your case is sometimes the most difficult part because negligence isn’t always cut and dry in every case. That’s why you should seek the help of an experienced attorney who can help you in the midst of your car accident case. Call us today at the McGuire Law Firm at 888-352-0624 for more information.
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