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Broken Bones From Car Accident – Car Accident Attorney in Detroit & Southfield Michigan

Of the possible injuries one can sustain in a car accident, broken bones are among the most common. Collisions in which a driver or passenger is ejected, high-speed crashes, and accidents involving heavy commercial vehicles increase the risk.

If you or a loved one has suffered a broken bone or fracture in an auto accident in the Detroit area, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The attorneys at Sommers Schwartz will help you pursue your legal options.

Commonly Broken Bones

Any bone can be fractured in a car accident. However, some are more vulnerable than others, such as:

• Vertebrae
• Ribs
• Skull
• Femur
• Collarbone
• Pelvis

Types of Fractures

Car accident victims can experience different kinds of breaks and fractures depending on the severity and nature of the crash:

• Compound fractures are severe, with bones protruding out of the skin.
• Transverse fractures happen when the bone snaps in two after direct pressure is applied.
• Comminuted fractures occur when the bone is broken into three or more pieces. These are difficult to repair successfully.
• Hairline fractures are thin cracks in the bone. Initially, they can go unnoticed and cause more significant damage without prompt treatment.
• Buckle fractures refer to an incomplete fracture in which the bone bends but does not actually break. Children are more susceptible to buckle fractures than adults, as their bones are still pliable.
• Stress fractures are similar to buckle fractures but involve a partial break. Usually, one side of the bone is fractured while the other is bent.

Treatment of Broken Bones

Treatment for broken bones varies according to the severity, type, and location of the break, Possible treatments include casting, surgery, and physical therapy. To diagnose a broken bone, a medical professional will need to use x-rays and other tests.

The Auto Accident Attorneys at Sommers Schwartz Can Help

When you or a loved one suffers an injury in a car accident, you can count on the attorneys at Sommers Schwartz to help you investigate the cause. If another person’s negligence is to blame and your injury meets the statutory threshold of “death, serious impairment of body function, or permanent serious disfigurement,” you may be entitled to compensation.

Damages in motor vehicle lawsuits can include compensation for pain and suffering, wage loss above the three-year limit and monthly maximum limit, and medical bills and expenses in excess of your personal injury protection (PIP) policy limits, assuming you purchased less than lifetime/catastrophic coverage.

To meet the “serious impairment of body function” statutory threshold, a broken bone or other injury suffered in a car accident must meet these requirements:
1. The injury must be objectively manifested, meaning someone other than the injured person can observe actual symptoms or conditions.
2. It is an impairment of an important body function, that is, a body function of great value, significance, or consequence to the injured person.
3. It affects the injured person’s general ability to lead a normal life for some period of time after the accident.

When you contact the lawyers at Sommers Schwartz for a free consultation, we will help you determine if your injury meets the threshold to bring a lawsuit against the driver that hit you. The phone call and initial consultation are free, and because we work on a contingency fee-based structure, you pay nothing until we produce results. Please contact Sommers Schwartz today.

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