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Femur fractures common in car accidents

On Behalf of | Aug 25, 2020 | Car Accidents, Personal Injury

A fractured femur is a common injury someone in Alabama sustains after getting into a car accident. This type of break is painful and can keep you from working for some time until it is healed. A femur fracture can be the basis for a personal injury settlement or verdict after a car crash if the other driver was responsible for the injury.

The accident impact’s force can break your femur

Femur fractures are especially common because a car crash causes high-impact injuries. The femur can make contact with a steering wheel or dashboard. The break happens due to the force of the impact. Not only are drivers and their passengers at risk, but pedestrians and motorcyclists can also suffer femur fractures due to the impact.

You can die from a severe femur break

The severity of a femur break may vary. The worst kind of fractures can lead to blood loss and even death. They must be treated immediately at the scene of the crash. Some fractures can be treated with a cast and rest. However, many breaks will require surgery to fix the fracture that involves steel rods being inserted. This could mean that an injured individual will need rehabilitation and miss work time. While many victims are able to walk again and return to normal life after some time, others are never the same after a severe femur fracture and may not be able to work in their fields anymore.

If you have suffered a fractured femur in a car crash, you may have the right to receive substantial financial compensation for your injuries. This payment will vary based on the injury’s severity and the damages you suffered. You should contact a personal injury attorney to learn more about your legal options. A lawyer could file a claim with the insurance company for compensation and assist you with dealing with the insurance. The legal process could be stressful for those who have been injured, and an attorney may help relieve that stress.