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Car Accident Injuries—Fractures and Broken Bones

Broken bones are common injuries in car accidents due to the force of the collision.  Nearly any bone in the body can become injured in the event of a serious crash.  Fractures can be excruciating and may require surgery, potentially leading to long recovery times and complications.  Any car accident victim who has sustained a broken bone will require immediate treatment in order to ensure proper healing.  These accident victims may also be eligible to seek compensation for their broken bone injuries from the at-fault driver responsible for the accident.

At Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, our Miami personal injury lawyers understand how painful and devastating broken bones can be.  Car accident victims with fractures or breaks may find themselves unable to return to work and perform daily living tasks for some time following the accident.  Our Miami car accident lawyers diligently fight for our injured car accident clients to obtain compensation for their losses stemming from the accident.

Fractures Defined

A fracture is defined as any break within a bone.  Fractures can occur to any bone within the body.  Automobile accident victims will most often sustain broken arm and leg bones, as well as broken bones within the back.  Car accidents are one of the most common causes of broken bones, but falls and sports injuries also commonly cause these injuries.

Fractures in the Arms and Legs

There are three bones within the arm that can be broken, the humerus, radius, and ulna.  Similarly, there are three bones with the leg that can fracture, the femur, tibia, and fibula.  Fractures to your limbs will generally be either closed, in which the skin is not pierced by the bone, or open and compound, in which the broken bone actually protrudes.  Fractures can also be categorized as multiple and displaced, which means the bones within the limb no long align.  Any break involving an arm or leg bone will likely need to be set in a cast and the most severe breaks will require surgery.

Fractures of the Spine

The spinal cord consists of lots of tiny bones called vertebrae.  When a vertebra within the back breaks, it can be extremely painful and dangerous.  Some breaks will push the vertebra out of position, causing it to disrupt the spinal nerves, potentially leading to paralysis.  These fractures are hard to treat and will have an extended recovery time.

Treatment of Fractures

Treatment for broken bones will depend upon their location and severity.  Surgery may be used to treat breaks that are compound or no longer aligned as well as spinal cord breaks.  Many breaks will require casting so as to hold the bone in place while it heals.  Any car accident victim with a broken bone should seek the assistance of a personal injury attorney so that they understand their rights.

Contact the Personal Injury Lawyers at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano Today For Your Free Consultation!

If you or a loved has been injured in an accident, contact the Miami Personal Injury Lawyers at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano.  Our outstanding car, truck, and slip and fall accident attorneys will diligently fight for your full recovery.  We have over 130 collective years of experience representing accident victims across South Florida and will put our considerable experience to work for you.  Contact our firm as soon as possible to protect your legal rights.  Our firm is proud to have received an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell and is ranked as a top firm in South Florida by the Miami Herald.  Call us at (888) 499-9700 or (305) 595-2400 or you can visit our website to schedule your initial consultation.

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