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Broken Bones You May Suffer in a Car Accident

What are the most common fractures you could suffer in a car crash?

Every year, millions of Americans are involved in car accidents across the nation.  Car accidents are one of the most common causes of broken bones.  Due to the force involved in an accident, bones within your face, hands, legs, arms, and back are extremely vulnerable to injury.  Georgia car accident victims who sustain a broken bone in an automobile collision may be able to seek compensation from the negligent driver that caused their injuries.

Fractures Explained

Fractures are breaks in the bone.  Any bone within the body is susceptible to fracture and can be either completely or partially fractured.  Bones break when too much force is exerted on them in a particular area. The severity of a fracture will typically depend on the amount of force that caused the break.

Bones You May Break in a Car Accident

Whether you are involved in a fender bender or serious car crash, certain bones within your body are more likely to be broken than others.  Some of the most common injuries sustained in car accidents include:

  • Facial fractures: If you are not wearing your seatbelt, your face may strike the dashboard or windshield, resulting in facial fractures.  Facial fractures are painful and can leave lasting scars.
  • Femur fractures: The femur is one of the strongest bones in the body, but it can fracture in a high impact accident.  Femur breaks require a lengthy recovery time and will severely limit your mobility as they heal.
  • Hip fractures: Hips are perhaps the most commonly fractured bone in a serious car accident.  Hip fractures may leave you bed bound and can have long-term implications for your health.
  • Back fractures: Both rear and head on impact crashes leave the back vulnerable to injury.  Fractured discs not only inflict pain, but they could also damage your spinal cord, which may lead to paralysis.
  • Leg fractures: Your fibula and tibia are at risk of injury if your car crumples in an accident.  Leg injuries are slow to heal and may prevent you from returning to work for a period of time.

Anyone who suffers a fracture in an accident should consult with our Georgia car accident attorneys at Randall F. Rogers, PC as soon as possible.  Our firm will review your accident and start protecting your legal rights.  

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