Fractured bones are one of the most common injuries in car accidents. Some fractures are minor and require only a cast or some other type of immobilization, while others require reconstructive surgery. Bones that are commonly fractured in car accidents include: back, neck, face, skull, rib, femur and spinal cord. Most of these fractures will likely require multiple doctor visits and months of recovery time.
Comminuted fractures are common in car accidents because the speed of the vehicle combined with the weight of the car result in immense force that can easily shatter a bone. Fractures such as this require major reconstructive surgery and extensive rehabilitation and recovery time. For example, the average femur fracture that requires surgical treatment can take anywhere from 6 – 12 weeks to heal. During that time, the average patient visits the doctor 12 times. Even if the femur heals in 12 weeks, it can take several years before strength is fully restored. The average nonsurgical femur fracture recovery requires approximately 24 doctor visits in 10 weeks. Whether your fracture requires surgical or nonsurgical treatment, you will likely accrue substantial debt from medical bills.
Hire an Experienced Orlando Auto Accident Attorney
Due to the Personal Injury Protection law in Florida, most drivers’ insurance companies do not cover all of their expenses when they are injured in a car accident. If you or a loved one has experienced a fracture as the result of an automobile accident due to someone else’s negligence, you need to contact an experienced Orlando personal injury lawyer. We can help you obtain compensation for medical bills, future medical treatment, loss of wages, pain and suffering, etc. Feel free to fill out our quick contact form on our website to discuss your legal options in more detail.