Have you Suffered Broken Bones in a Road Traffic Accident?
Road traffic accidents can result in a number of different injuries, which can have a huge impact on a person’s everyday life. These can range from minor bruising to more serious injuries such as whiplash.
One of the most common injuries sustained in a car accident is broken or fractured bones, usually as a result of the severe force and impact that a car crash can have on the body.
Broken bones sustained in a road traffic accident can be much more serious than those sustained in a slip, trip or fall. Victims of car accidents often require surgery and when there are multiple fractures, which is often the case, reconstructive surgery may also be necessary in order to reset the bones.
Find out how What’s My Claim Worth helped a client settle a claim for over £34,000 after fracturing a wrist in a hit and run accident.
At What’s My Claim Worth, we understand the pain and disruption that broken bones can cause. So if you have suffered broken or fractured bones as a result of a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, we’re here to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Different Types of Fractures
There are three main types of broken bones, which are medically known as fractures:
- Hairline fractures – when the break is clean but does not go completely through the bone
- Simple fracture – a clean break that goes all the way through the bone, but does not pierce the skin or surrounding tissues
- Compound fracture – when the broken bone comes through the skin
Hairline and simple fractures tend to heal relatively quickly. However, compound fractures can result in months of physiotherapy and may even require skin grafts to repair surrounding soft tissue.
Regardless of which kind of fracture you have, if you have suffered a broken bone due to the negligent actions of a third party on the road, you could be entitled to claim for compensation.
Types of Bone Injuries
The kind of injuries suffered as the result of a car crash depend on a variety of factors, such as the speed you were traveling, whether or not you were wearing a seat belt, whether it was a head-on or rear-end collision and the angle of the crash.
All of these factors play a role in how your body is affected by a crash, but some types of injuries are more common than others. When it comes to broken bones, these are the types most often associated with road traffic accidents:
- Broken back
- Broken hip or pelvis
- Broken neck
- Broken sternum
- Wrist and ankle fractures
- Fractured ribs
- Skull fractures
- Facial fractures, such as a broken jaw
Making a Broken Bone Compensation Claim
If you have been unfortunate enough to suffer a broken bone as a result of a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, it is important that you seek the advice of a specialist solicitor who is experienced in dealing with these types of claims.
As specialist road traffic accident solicitors, What’s My Claim Worth can advise if you are entitled to make a claim following your accident, and help you get the broken bone compensation you deserve for your suffering.
Get an instant estimate of how much your claim could be worth using our Claimometer or call our road traffic accident specialists on 0800 025 0000, who will be happy to advise you on the facts of your own case.
A recent case study from What's My Claim Worth seen our client awarded £34,000 in compensation as a result of a broken wrist caused by a road traffic accident