Have you suffered fractures and broken bones in a motor vehicle accident in Louisville or anywhere in the State of Kentucky? If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident due to someone else’s negligence Kentucky law provides for the recovery of medical bills, lost wages and many other expenses. One of the most common injuries in a motorcycle, truck or car accident are fractures or broken bones. The forces involved in an accident often cause fractures, including but not limited to:
Fractures and broken bones in a motor vehicle accident often result in damage to the surrounding soft-tissues and may require physical therapy to regain full use and range of motion.
A fractured arm or broken leg is quite painful, and there are several types of injuries to these bones. The arm is composed of three major bones: the humerus which connects the shoulder to the elbow, and the radius and ulna which connect the elbow to the wrist. The legs also have three primary bones: the femur which connects the hip to the knee, and the fibula and tibia which connect the knee to the ankle.
Fractures and broken bones can be quite serious and can result in life threatening injury. In an open or compound fracture the bone pierces the skin while a closed fracture may have resulted in a complete break but remains below the skin. In some cases known as an incomplete fracture the bone(s) may be cracked but not completely fractured. Some impacts create comminuted fractures where the bone breaks into several pieces or where bone fragments become displaced. In these cases the surgeon may need to use hardware including screws to hold the bones or the associated joints together.
The spine and neck are comprised of a column of vertebrae which serve to protect the spinal cord and to give shape and support to a person’s neck (cervical spine), mid-back (Thoracic spine) and lower back (lumbar spine).
There are many types of spinal fractures which result from a motor vehicle accident. These include:
Axial Burst Fracture – This affects the height of the vertebra in the front and the back
Compression Fracture – The anterior or front of the vertebra is broken but the back or posterior vertebra is not damaged
Flexion / Distraction or Chance Fracture – The force of the accident pulls the vertebrae apart (distraction) as the body moves front to back or side-to-side while the hips are held in place by the lap belt.
Fracture or dislocation – This occurs when injury to the bone or surrounding soft tissue cause the vertebra to move out of alignment with adjacent vertebrae creating displacement.
Transverse Process Fracture – A form of bone fracture which results from severe lateral bending or rotation
If you or a loved one have been injured in a Kentucky motor vehicle accident and suffered fractures and broken bones we invite you to contact us or call for a FREE initial consultation with one of our lawyers, at (502) 583-9701. If you are too injured or unable to come to our offices we will come to you. Fractures and broken bones often require extended care and time off of work after the accident. We help to ensure you recover for these lost wages, the experience of being forced to endure the injury and the pain of recovery as well as your present and future medical costs.
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