In 2019, there were over 1,000 people who died in motor vehicle collisions in Ohio, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP). The force of an impact is sometimes so powerful that it can result in one or more painful fractures, if the victim does not pass away. If another person’s negligence led to your broken bone, the Cincinnati broken bones caused by car accident lawyers from Bressman Law can help. Contact us at (877) 538-1116.
We Will Determine How Your Motor Vehicle Accident Occured
Broken bones and other injuries may occur in motor vehicle accidents caused by:
Distracted driving was responsible for the loss of 2,841 lives in 2018, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Distracted driving accidents can occur because of texting and driving, fiddling with the radio or air conditioning, eating or drinking while driving, or speaking to disruptive passengers, to name only a few causes.
Driving Under the Influence
Drunk driving can negatively impact a person’s driving by:
- Delaying their responses
- Inhibiting their judgment
- Making them more likely to take risks
- Causing them to get drowsy
- Reducing clear vision
These factors make it much more likely that a driver will cause an accident.
Speeding continues to take too many lives every year. People may speed due to being in a hurry, their own inexperience, or aggressive driving behaviors. However, when people voluntarily choose to drive at dangerous speeds, they increase the possibility of being involved in a serious motor vehicle accident. Vehicles are more difficult to control at higher speeds.
Rain, snow, sleet, or ice can change road conditions, reduce traction, reduce visibility, and increase the possibility of losing control of your vehicle.
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Causes of Broken Bones During a Car Accident
Bones can become fractured due to a number of reasons associated with a car accident, including:
- Striking a limb against a hard surface in the vehicle, like the dashboard or seat in front of you
- Reaching forward to brace for impact
- Being hit by an airbag or loose items in the vehicle
- Slamming into the seat in front of you
- Being ejected from the vehicle
- Suffering crushing injuries when impacted by a heavier vehicle
Regardless of the losses you experienced, Bressman Law can help. Call us today at (877) 538-1116.
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Bones Broken in Motor Vehicle Collisions
While any of the 206 bones in the body can potentially be broken during a motor vehicle collision, there are certain bones that are more likely to be broken due to this type of impact, including:
This bone runs across the top of the rib cage and is very fragile, making it likely to be fractured in motor vehicle collisions.
Back and neck bones that make up the spinal column may be broken during head-on or rear-end collisions, due to the sudden back and forth jolting of the body at the time of an accident.
The skull bone may be penetrated by an object like a loose item in the vehicle or fractured because of an impact to the head. These injuries also sometimes accompany traumatic brain injuries, which may lead to cognitive and behavioral changes.
The fibula or femur may break when the body is forced into a hard surface, such as the dashboard or when crushed by the car.
The breastbone and ribs make up a large portion of your torso, so they can be impacted in a car accident (during which your body may jolt forward suddenly).
Airbags or other safety equipment may dislodge at an odd angle, leading to potential fractures of facial bones.
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Types of Broken Bones You May Be Suffering From
Cleveland Clinic states that some types of fractures that can result from motor vehicle accidents are:
- “Transverse: the break is in a straight line across the bone
- Spiral: the break spirals around the bone
- Oblique: the break is diagonal across the bone
- Compression: the bone is crushed and flattens in appearance
- Comminuted: the bone fragments into several different pieces
- Avulsion: a fragment of bone is pulled off, often by a tendon or ligament
- Impacted: the bones are driven together”
Keep all medical records and bills to help establish what type of fracture you suffered due to the accident.
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Compensation That May Be Available Via a Motor Vehicle Claim
If you broke a bone in a motor vehicle accident, our Cincinnati broken bones caused by car accident lawyers can help determine the full extent of your damages. These are the economic and non-economic losses you suffered because of the accident and damages may include:
- Medical expenses stemming from the accident, including
- Property damage expenses to repair or replace your vehicle
- Lost wages, if you had to miss work while your bone was broken
- Lost earning capacity, if you were unable to return to the same line of work due to a fracture
- Pain and suffering and emotional distress that resulted from the accident
Contact our team for an estimate of the value of your claim.
Contact Bressman Law for Help with Your Claim
If you suffered a fracture in a motor vehicle accident, our Cincinnati broken bones caused by car accident lawyers are here to help. We will thoroughly investigate your claim and calculate the full extent of your damages. We provide a free consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.
Because we work on contingency, you do not pay us attorney fees unless we recover compensation for your claim. Contact a member of the team at Bressman Law by calling (877) 538-1116.