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Bone Injuries Resulting from Car Accidents

Broken boneThe most common type of fracture varies with age. In adults, age 75 or so, wrist fractures are the most common. With adults older than 75, hip fractures are the most common. The human body has over 200 bones, with some more prone than others to fracturing. One factor that increases the chance of a fracture is the disease osteoporosis, which causes thinning of the bones. People with osteoporosis are more likely to suffer a fracture, whether from a fall, a blow, or a car accident.

Complications with Elderly Drivers

A healthy young adult may heal from a fracture with no complications. Sadly, the same is often not true for older adults. Senior citizens can become permanently disabled or even die after a fracture. One surprising complication of fractures in elderly people is blood clots in the lung. When a person is immobilized by an injury, the risk increases for this type of blood clot, and the risk is highest in older adults. What’s more, fractures in older people often require surgery to stabilize the bone. When an older person suffers a fracture in a car accident, they may lose their independence altogether, and this can lead to further problems, including clinical depression.

If you suffered bone injuries from a car accident in Fort Lauderdale, contact our personal injury team today.

Other Types of Fractures from Car Accidents

Car accidents can result in fractures that are rarely seen from other types of accidents, such as facial fractures. Car accidents often result in the following types of fractures:

  • Broken leg
  • Broken pelvis
  • Skull fracture
  • Hand and arm fractures
  • Fractured ribs
  • Broken collar bone

Any of these fractures can result in missing work, huge medical bills, plus pain and suffering. In cases of multiple fractures or particularly severe fractures, long term disability can result.

Did You Suffer a Fracture in a Car Accident?

If you were in a car accident and suffered a fracture, once you receive emergency medical attention, you should strongly consider contacting a personal injury attorney. Fractures can take considerable time to heal, and can result in lost wages and high medical bills. If another party was at fault, the Fort Lauderdale car accident attorneys at Kelley/Uustal can help you receive all the compensation you are entitled to. When you hire a legal team to pursue insurance companies, you are far more likely to get a fair settlement and can devote more of your time and energy to recovering from your injuries.

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