Side impact collisions, rear-end crashes, head-on accidents, and sideswipes can all lead to broken bones and many different types of injuries due to the force of the collision. In South Florida car accidents, there are many things can cause broken bones, including:
- Airbags deploying at a fast speed
- Hitting objects inside the car
- Vehicle rollover
- An ejection
- Other various scenarios
The aftermath of a Fort Lauderdale auto accident can be both frightening and painful. Broken bone injuries are generally noticed right away, as victims of car accidents can feel the pain and typically see their bones out of place. Breaking bones can be a very painful injury to incur and medical attention should be sought immediately.
Typically, when a victim of a car crash in South Florida breaks a bone, there may be other injuries that resulted and are sometimes hard to see without medical tests. These may include torn ligaments, back and neck injuries, dislocations, internal bleeding, and more.
Sometimes broken bones can heal on their own by the use of a sling or cast, with very little movement. Other times, surgery is required to repair the broken bone, often requiring a plate to be installed to secure and stabilize the injured area. Your doctor will advise you of your treatment options, according to your specific bone break location.
When a broken bone occurs in a Florida car crash, victims cannot return to work right away due to the pain and recovery time. Because of this, victims may need compensation for their time away from work and their lost wages.
The costs of a broken bone can pile up quickly including an emergency room bill, crutches and other medical equipment, medication, surgery costs, physical therapy, follow up doctor visits and more. You should talk to a lawyer today about getting financial compensation for those medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
Do not let the negligent driver get away with causing broken bone injuries without receiving fair compensation. If you have sustained broken bones or another injury in a South Florida car accident, you should contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld today to find out your rights to receiving fair financial compensation.