Broken Bones

Broken bones are a very common but often serious injury resulting from an automobile accident. In some cases, even a broken bone might be relatively minor, but in other cases a large number of bones can be broken or fractured as the result of a high-impact collision with another vehicle.

If you have been involved in a car accident and suffered injuries as the result of another person's negligence, experienced Washington personal injury attorney Quinn Posner at the Posner Law Office can fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

Which Bones Are Commonly Broken in a Car Accident?

In reality, any bone in your body can be broken during a car wreck. The cause of these broken bones is the high impact velocity of a multiple vehicle collision, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident, or even a slip and fall.

Bones can be broken when they are impacted by external objects, as the result of over-bending, or even twisting of the bones which causes spiral fracturing. Bones which may be commonly broken include:

  • Collarbone (especially as a result of the seatbelt)
  • Pelvis
  • Ribs
  • Skull
  • Vertebrae (bones in the spine)
  • Sternum
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Feet

Types of Broken Bones from Accidents

There are different kinds of broken bones, known as fractures, each of which have associated complications and dangers.

  • Compound: one of the worst types of fractures, the bone sticks out of the skin. It carries with it a very high risk of infection.
  • Stress: partial breaks that are very common in children. One side of the bone bends while the other side fractures.
  • Buckle: occurs when the bone starts to rupture or bend but no break occurs.
  • Transverse: the bone is broken into two pieces from a direct application of pressure or force. It is typically broken at a right angle.
  • Oblique: a diagonal break of the long axis of the bone. This type of fracture is rare but happens when bones are trapped against another and twisted.
  • Avulsion: a fracture that occurs as the result of bone and soft tissue separating. This soft tissue includes ligaments and tendons that join to the bone, resulting in very serious pain and surgery.
  • Hairline: hairline fractures are small cracks or partial breaks in your bones. Many people are not even aware they have hairline fractures until the injury worsens.

Compensation for Your Injuries

If you have suffered broken bones as the result of a motor vehicle accident and the accident is another person's fault, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the injuries you have suffered. A personal injury lawsuit may be filed against a person who caused the accident. Personal injury lawsuits can recover damages including:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earnings
  • Vehicle repair
  • Pain and suffering

Experienced accident attorney Quinn Posner has been successful in representing clients who won hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation for their injuries.

Consult with an Attorney

If you have been injured in an automobile accident, you may be entitled to damages in the form of financial compensation. Highly experienced personal injury attorney Quinn Posner of Posner Law Office, P.C. will fight for your rights in your lawsuit.

He represents clients in Camas, Washougal, Vancouver, and the rest of Clark County. Contact Quinn Posner today for a free consultation of your case.