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Bone Fractures After A Motor Vehicle Accident


If you were in a Florida motor vehicle accident, you might be wondering if the symptoms you are experiencing are due to a bone fracture. This article discusses the causes of bone fractures in motor vehicle accidents, the types of bone fractures in motor vehicle accidents, and the symptoms of bone fractures.

Causes of Bone Fractures in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Usually, a bone breaks when it is exposed to more force than it can bear. Motor vehicle accidents are to blame for a large number of bone fractures because, during a motor vehicle accident, the body absorbs a huge amount of impact. The following are some of the things that can result in broken bones in a motor vehicle accident;

  • Hitting hard objects in the vehicle, such as the dashboard or windshield, with a lot of force
  • Being thrown out of the vehicle
  • Being thrown backward or forward in the vehicle
  • Being compressed during the accident

Types of Bone Fractures in Motor Vehicle Accidents 

Different types of bone fractures can result after a motor vehicle accident. But the main categories of bone fractures in motor vehicle accidents include incomplete, complete, simple, and compound.

A complete fracture is when a bone snaps completely, whereas an incomplete fracture is when a bone cracks but does not break completely. Types of complete fracture include comminuted fracture, compression fracture, single fracture, and displaced fracture. Types of incomplete fracture include hairline fracture, greenstick fracture, and buckle fracture.

A simple fracture also called a closed fracture, is when a bone breaks without creating an open wound within the skin. Lastly, a compound fracture also called an open fracture, is when a bone breaks through the skin.

Signs and Symptoms of Broken Bones After an Auto Accident

If you were in a motor vehicle accident and suspect you might have broken a bone, there are various signs and symptoms you need to look out for. The following are some of the signs and symptoms of broken bones;

  • Pain
  • Swelling or tenderness
  • Bleeding
  • Bruising
  • Inability to carry weight on the injured area
  • Inability to move the injured area
  • Deformed appearance
  • Dizziness
  • Visible bone exposure

It is crucial to note that the signs and symptoms of a bone fracture might vary depending on several things, such as your age, the bone, and your general health. Also, note that you might have suffered multiple fractures if you were in a serious high-impact accident.

Seek Immediate Medical Treatment

If you sustained a serious bone fracture in a Florida motor vehicle accident, ensure you see a doctor as soon as possible. Seeking prompt medical attention for a bone fracture is crucial to your health and wellbeing. It is also crucial to your personal injury case. If you delay seeking medical attention, the at-fault party’s insurance company will use your delay against you after you file your claim.

Contact Us for Legal Help

Did you sustain a bone fracture in a Florida motor vehicle accident because of someone else’s negligence? Our Miami personal injury attorneys at The Pendas Law Firm can help you recover the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

The Pendas Law Firm also represents clients in the West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Tampa, Ocala, Orlando, Bradenton, Jacksonville, and Daytona Beach areas.



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