Have you been involved in a car accident? Many Los Angeles drivers and their passengers assume that when a car accident happens, if they are injured, they will know right away. This is often not the case. Some serious injuries take longer to show up, but they are no less significant. For many other car accident injuries, you will know right away if you are hurt. These types of injuries include broken bones and are quite common in automobile accidents.
Common Broken Bones Caused by a Car Accident
There are certain bone fractures that are more common to car accidents than others. These include:
- Femur Fractures
- Spinal Cord Fractures
- Rib Fractures
As you may have guessed, rib fractures are often caused by the placement of a seat belt against your body. This does not mean you should not wear a seat belt.
How do you know if you have a broken bone? First, you might feel pain. And a lot of it. The other common symptoms and/or indications of a bone fracture are:
- Out-of-place limb or joint
- Limited mobility
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Los Angeles car accident that was the result of another driver’s negligence, you have legal rights and may be entitled to financial recovery. A fractured bone is a serious and significant injury that can require extensive physical therapy, time off work, doctors visits and more. These are the types of compensatory damages that you may be entitled to under California law. An experienced and aggressive personal injury attorney will a track record of success in recovering financial compensation for injured car accident victims will be able to help you fight for the money you deserve.
Do not settle with an insurance company without first speaking with a car accident lawyer who is on your side. You have probably heard the horror stories of injury victims who settle with insurance companies because they think they have to, or they want the money right away, only to find out that the did not receive the full amount they were entitled to and are stuck with bills they have to pay out of their own pocket. This does not have to happen to you.
For more information about financial recovery related to car accident injuries, contact the savvy Los Angeles trial lawyers at BIKLAW today.