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Bone Fractures

Car accidents have the potential to cause various types of bone fractures due to their sudden and forceful impact on the body. Bone fractures occur when the force applied to a bone exceeds its strength, resulting in a break or crack. Here's how car accidents can lead to bone fractures, common symptoms of fractures, and how Malone Legal Group can help in your Lubbock car accident case.

Causes of Bone Fractures in Car Accidents:

  1. Direct Impact: During a collision, occupants of a vehicle can experience direct impact with the car's interior, other objects, or even other passengers. The force of this impact can cause bone fractures, particularly in areas like the arms, legs, ribs, and pelvis.

  2. Seatbelt and Airbag Injuries: While seatbelts and airbags are crucial safety features, they can also contribute to bone fractures in some cases. Seatbelt injuries may involve fractures of the collarbone or sternum, while airbags deploying at high speeds can cause injuries to the arms, wrists, and face.

  3. T-Bone and Side-Impact Collisions: Side-impact collisions, often referred to as T-bone accidents, can lead to hip and pelvic fractures. These types of fractures can be particularly painful and debilitating.

Common Symptoms of Bone Fractures:

The symptoms of bone fractures can vary depending on the type and location of the fracture, but some common signs and symptoms include:

  • Pain: Fractures are typically associated with acute pain at the site of the injury.
  • Swelling and Bruising: Swelling and bruising often occur rapidly around the fractured area.
  • Deformity: In some cases, a visible deformity or misalignment of the affected bone may be noticeable.
  • Limited Range of Motion: Fractures can restrict movement in the affected limb or joint.
  • Tenderness and Warmth: The area around the fracture may feel tender to the touch and warm.

Types of Bone Fractures:

Bone fractures come in various types, depending on the nature and location of the break. Some common types include:

  • Closed Fracture: The bone breaks but doesn't penetrate the skin.
  • Open Fracture: The bone breaks through the skin, increasing the risk of infection.
  • Hairline Fracture: A small crack in the bone, often hard to detect without imaging.
  • Displaced Fracture: The bone fragments are not aligned correctly.
  • Comminuted Fracture: The bone shatters into multiple pieces.
  • Greenstick Fracture: Common in children, where the bone partially breaks, similar to a green stick snapping.

How Malone Legal Group
Can Help You With Your Car Accident Case

Expert Legal Advice: Our experienced car accident attorneys in Lubbock, TX can offer professional guidance on the legal aspects of your case, ensuring you understand your rights, potential courses of action, and the legal process.

Case Evaluation: We will carefully assess the details of your accident, evidence, and injuries to determine the strength of your case and advise on the best strategy to pursue.

Gathering Evidence: Our team will gather crucial evidence, including accident reports, witness statements, medical records, and any other relevant documentation to build a robust case.

Negotiation: We will engage in negotiations with insurance companies, at-fault parties, and their legal representatives to secure a fair settlement that compensates you adequately for your losses.

Maximized Compensation: Our goal is to ensure you receive the full compensation you deserve, covering medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and more.

Litigation Support: If a settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, our skilled litigators will represent you in court, advocating for your rights and presenting a compelling case to a judge and jury.

Managing Paperwork: We will handle the complex paperwork and legal documentation, ensuring that all deadlines are met and all necessary documents are properly filed.

Communication: Our lawyers will communicate with all relevant parties on your behalf, relieving you of the stress of dealing with insurance adjusters, opposing attorneys, and other involved parties.

Objective Advice: Emotions can run high after an accident. Our attorneys offer an objective perspective, helping you make informed decisions that are in your best interest.

Protection of Rights: Your rights will be safeguarded throughout the process, ensuring that you are not taken advantage of by insurance companies or opposing parties.