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5 Most Frequently Broken Bones in a Car Accident

Posted on : January 25, 2016

There’s no doubt that car accidents can easily cause broken bones. While any type of break is possible after a car accident, there are some breaks that are seen more frequently than others. Here are the top 5 and what you can do if you or a loved one were hurt in a car accident.

1. Broken Bones in the Foot

The feet are vulnerable during a car accident because the front of the car is most likely to be crushed, especially in head-on collisions. Since foot bones are so tiny, they can be hard to repair. Broken foot bones can impair a person’s ability to walk or work in the future.

2. Broken Bones in the Hand

When the airbag deploys during a car accident, it may break some of the bones in the hand. This can also happen if the damage to the car extends to the steering wheel. Like broken foot bones, since the hand bones are small, they are difficult to repair and can easily cause a person to become unable to work or engage in daily tasks.

3. Broken Nose

The air bag deployment can easily break a nose. Depending on the severity of the break, the victim of the accident may require cosmetic surgery and may have permanent disfigurement.

4. Broken Arm

One of the most common breaks seen in car accidents is a broken arm. Any of the arm bones can be broken in a crash when the victim stretches their arms out to brace themselves for the collision. Even breaks that aren’t severe will require a cast, and the victim may need help with daily tasks like preparing food or bathing.

5. Broken Collarbone

This is an extremely painful break to suffer from and often requires surgery to repair. Victims may also suffer chronic pain after the accident in this area, even after the break has been fixed.

Contact Chalker Injury Law Today

If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident that resulted in one or more broken bones, it is imperative that you contact an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your rights. At Chalker Injury Law, we’ll help you explore all the legal options you have available to you to recover the damages you incurred as a result of the crash. Call now for a consultation at (678) 319-9991.

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