Broken ribs and other fractures are the most common injuries in a Louisville car accident or motor vehicle crash. The forces in a car accident are very powerful. The body is slammed into the steering wheel, windshield, side window and door or support beams with incredible force in fractions of a second. Even if you are wearing a seat belt the seat itself can actually move forward due to the force of an impact.
Broken ribs are a painful injury which can lead to serious complications. In some cases the broken ribs may cause severe damage to the heart and lungs resulting in the wrongful death of an accident victim. You should always see a doctor immediately after an accident, even if you only believe you have a few bumps or bruises. The safety restraints may have prevented serious injury, but the belts can also result in a non-displaced fracture, often called a “hairline” fracture. A cracked rib or two will be quite painful in the hours following the accident and can lead to further complications and risks down the road. It is best to be checked out by your doctor or an urgent care facility thoroughly within 24 hours a car accident.
Broken ribs and other fractures will impact everything from your ability to work to your mobility. There may be internal injuries which complicate your recovery and unfortunately increase the pain and suffering you are forced to endure. The experienced and proven Louisville personal injury attorneys at Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington, PLLC provide sound advice and counsel to those who suffer injuries in a Louisville car accident. We invite you to contact us or call and speak with an experienced attorney for a free initial consultation at 502-583-9701. There is no cost to you or your family for our representation as we work on a contingency fee basis.
While broken ribs and other fractures are the most common injuries in a Louisville car accident they also represent some of the most painful and complicated injuries resulting in missed work, and an interruption in the normal rhythms of your life. Call HLH today and learn how we will work aggressively to ensure you have the opportunity to fully recover from what has happened and receive every penny of the compensation you deserve for having to endure broken bones and fractures and other such painful and life-interrupting injuries.