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Do You Know About The Different Types Of Bone Fractures?


Bone breaks range in scope, some can heal relatively quickly while others require surgeries and hospital stays. While you do what you can to avoid breaking a bone, fractures are common. According to one report, the average person will experience at least one bone break over the course of their life.

Fractures can happen in a variety of circumstances, car collisions are one of them. If you were in a car accident and sustained a bone injury, it is possible you are now coping with high medical expenses connected to emergency room visits and physical therapy appointments. Legal professionals can help you secure the compensation you are entitled to, talk to a Florida car accident attorney about your rights.

Doctors Need to Determine Type of Bone Break

Your bones help to protect your organs and give support to your muscles. But, if you are involved in a car accident or other traumatic event, bones can break. What type of break needs to be determined by a doctor. Then, a treatment plan can be put in place.

  • Buckle fracture. When a bone bends, not a complete break.
  • Transverse fracture. A break that occurs in a straight line.
  • Avulsion fracture. Bone pulled away from tendons or ligaments.
  • Compound fracture. Skin broken as a result of bone break.
  • Comminuted fracture. A multiple break, when a bone is broken into three of more pieces.
  • Spiral fracture. Spiral breaks which can result after an unnatural twist.

This is an incomplete list, there are many types of fractures and a medical team needs to assess your health following an accident in order to treat the injury properly. This is true if you were hurt in a car crash, in a workplace accident, or other event.

Fractures Can Happen Due to Safety Features or Lack of Protection

It is important to drive a car that has modern safety features, including airbags and seat belts. These safety features help to reduce injuries and fatalities in the event of a car collision. That said, there are times when the safety features result in injuries. For example, the force of a vehicle’s airbags can injure a person’s face and hands, including breaking bones.

Of course, when there is less protection, devastating injuries can occur. This is true in motorcycle accidents when there is no protection of a car frame for the driver. Because of this, a motorcycle operator or passenger can make impact with the road if they are thrown from the bike, leading to severe bone break injuries.

A Florida car accident attorney knows what to do following an injurious event. You can focus on getting better while your lawyer secures the financial award you need to move forward.

Did you sustain a bone break in a Florida car crash? You may be juggling medical care expenses, vehicle damages, and lost income. Talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer to understand your rights. The attorneys at Roman & Roman have over 100 years of combined experience. Schedule your free consultation today in Clearwater, Hudson, or Tampa.

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