Car accidents are traumatic experiences that can lead to a wide range of injuries. Among the most severe and painful are fractures and broken bones. These injuries can have a significant impact on a victim’s life, causing physical pain, emotional distress, and financial burdens. Our lawyers at Ray Padilla Law, APC explain common causes and results of fractures that result from car crashes.
Broken Bones vs Fractures
The terms “broken bone” and “fracture” both refer to damage or injury to a bone. “Fracture” is the more precise medical term, while “broken bone” is a more general way to describe the condition. The severity and type of fracture can vary greatly, from minor hairline fractures to complex compound fractures requiring surgery.
Causes of Broken Bones in a Crash
Many factors can contribute to breaking bones during a crash. The most common causes and their effects include:
Airbag deployment: broken ribs
Striking the steering wheel: broken nose, facial bones, clavicle
Being crushed by a vehicle or object: broken limbs and shoulders
Broken bones and fractures can have life-altering consequences. From severe pain, to potential of arthritis in the future, to the lost wages at work while healing, victims deserve to seek justice and fair compensation for their injuries and losses.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car crash that resulted in broken bones in California, consulting an experienced car accident lawyer can help you navigate the legal process and protect your rights. Our law office is ready to help, contact Ray Padilla Law, APC today at (619) 431-1187 (San Diego) to speak with Attorney Ray Padilla directly. Please call even if it’s simply to ask, “what should I do?”