One of the most common types of injury after a car accident is broken bones. When you break a bone, it can greatly impact your life. You may not be able to work for some time, your ability to perform daily tasks by yourself may be impacted, and you may even need surgery or end up with a lifelong disability.
Manhattan car accident broken bones lawyer Reid B. Wissner has experience helping clients get the best possible settlement in compensation for their broken bones and other injuries after a car accident. Call him today at 212-406-9288to schedule your free case evaluation.
Common Types of Broken Bone
There are many different types of broken bone that can occur during a car accident. The forces involved can lead to everything from a hairline fracture to bones being broken into pieces. Depending on the location and extent of your broken bone injury, you may even need surgery.
Some common types of broken bones are:
- Hairline fracture: This occurs when there is a small crack in the bone. Hairline fractures can be mistaken for a sprain, so it's important to visit a doctor for an x-ray after an accident even if you think your injuries are minor.
- Open compound fracture: This occurs when the bone breaks through the skin.
- Comminuted fracture: This is when the bone breaks into three or more pieces.
Treatment for a broken bone can include being in a cast, which severely limits your mobility, surgery, traction, or metal rods to keep your bones in place. If you need a metal rod, you will likely always be inconvenienced at the airport and at other security checkpoints that use metal detectors.
If your leg is broken, you may need to use a wheelchair or crutches to get around, and you may need rehabilitation afterwards. A broken arm, especially a dominant arm, is inconvenient because you won't be able to use that arm for some time. You may also lose money because you can't go to work or perform your work duties effectively with broken limbs.
Why Call A Lawyer After Breaking Bones In A Car Accident?
An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to help you recover much higher compensation than you would be able to get from an insurance company on your own. Insurance companies will always try to pay out as little as possible, and may even dispute your injuries and refuse to pay anything.
Car accident lawyer Reid B. Wissner can help investigate the accident, provide medical and police documentation, and make sure you don't miss any deadlines or agree to any unfavorable terms from insurance companies.
Medical treatment in America is expensive, and most people can't afford to go into debt over medical bills. Let us help you get the compensation you need and deserve after a car accident that was not your fault.
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If you were in a car accident that led to broken bones or other injuries, call Reid B. Wissner today at 212-406-9288to schedule your free, no-obligation case evaluation.
We serve clients in greater New York City, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens.