Motor vehicle accidents, even those in which everyone survives, can have devastating, permanent consequences for their victims. Two common injuries that are seen in automobile accidents are compression fractures and limb amputations, both of which can severely affect a person’s quality of life and ability to earn a living. They can also require expensive medical treatment and long-term therapy for patients to recover.
Motor Vehicle Accident Fractures
There are many types of fractures that can result from a motor vehicle accident. Their severity depends on the type of fracture and its location-some can cause permanent pain and limited mobility for the car accident victim.
- Compression fractures, which occur when vertebrae are crushed
- Displaced fractures, which occur when the bone breaks in two parts and the parts separate from each other
- Open fractures, which occur when the bone juts out of the skin
- Transverse fractures, which occur when the broken piece of bone is at a right angle to the main part of the bone
- Oblique fractures, which occur when the bone splinters into pieces
- Buckled fractures, which occur when the ends of a bone are driven into each other
Victims in a car accident can suffer broken bones throughout their body, including broken vertebrae, ribs, hips, legs, and arms. Unlike soft tissue injuries, which can be difficult to spot in medical imaging, broken bones will appear on an x-ray, making the injury easier to prove. What might be more difficult to prove, however, is the expected recovery time and the pain and suffering linked to the broken bones.
Unfortunately, some limbs are too badly injured to be saved, and they ultimately require amputation. In some cases, amputations may be required to save the patient’s life. This can be devastating for the patient, and has an enormous impact on his or her quality of life and ability to earn a living. It can also have an effect on the victim’s loved ones, too, as the victim may not be able to care for family members to the same degree following the amputation.
Personal Injury Attorneys Attorneys at Cutter Law in Sacramento and Oakland have extensive experience representing car accident victims, and can help clients with broken bones and amputations protect their rights and fight to ensure they receive the full compensation they are entitled to.
Among the compensation that we can help you fight for:
- Medical treatment
- Lost wages
- Prosthetic limbs
- Pain and suffering
We will explain your rights to you and ensure you understand your options. We will also ensure all necessary paperwork is filed and prepare a case including all vital medical reports and any witness testimony. Our attorneys always put our clients’ interests first and will ensure the strongest possible case is put forward on your behalf.
Cutter Law is a contingency firm, so we don’t get paid unless you recover financial damages from your lawsuit, either in a settlement or in an award.