Florida Broken Bone Injuries
A motor vehicle accident produces serious strain on the body. The force of two vehicles colliding together creates the potential for serious injury, including broken bones. Each year, 6.3 million bone fractures occur in the United States, according to the American Academy of Orthopedics.
Many of these fractures are from motor vehicle accidents. Although the most common type of bone break is a wrist fracture, but people can also break legs, arms and ribs.
Wrist injuries can also occur from slip and fall accidents and workplace accidents. When you are injured in an accident and break a bone, you want to make sure you are protected and your medical costs are covered. That is why you need to hire a Florida personal injury lawyer.
Types of broken bone injuries are:
- Simple fractures or closed fracture – a broken bone that does do not penetrate the skin.
- Compound fractures or open fractures – a broken bone that penetrate through the skin.
- Transverse fractures – a broken bone that is perpendicular to the long axis of a bone.
- Oblique fractures – a slanted fracture that occurs when force is applied at any angle other than a right angle to the bone.
- Spiral fractures – a broken bone from an extreme twisting force being exerted on a bone.
Protecting Your Legal Rights
If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, you will need to file a Personal Injury Protection claim. This is insurance that vehicle owners have on their vehicle. It covers medical and other expenses associated with a car accident. Florida is a no-fault accident state, so the policy will pay the claim no matter who caused the accident.
If you broke a bone in an accident due the gross negligence of someone, you could be eligible for more damages than what is covered under the Personal Injury Protection policy. You must have received significant bodily injury in the accident. Sometimes, a fracture will heal incorrectly after an accident and cause long-term problems, so you could need extra compensation beyond the Personal Injury Protection policy.
If you, or a loved one have suffered a Florida broken bone injury from an auto accident, contact personal injury attorney James O. Cunningham at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) for a free initial consultation.
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