A broken bone is a very serious injury, especially after a car accident, and there are a few different types of broken bones, or bone fractures.
A break might just be the beginning
If a fracture is not treated or set right, it will not heal correctly and that can cause more problems down the line. That’s why it is vitally important to see a doctor after an accident, even if you don’t think that you have a broken bone. A medical evaluation can uncover a hairline fracture or other underlying injury you may not be aware of.
While the trauma of an accident is enough to cause a break, there are other factors that can increase the risk of a bone break in an accident. For instance, diseases such as osteoporosis can cause a weakening in the bones, which make fractures even likelier in a car accident.
After an accident, look for these signs that may indicate a broken bone:
- Swelling or bruising
- Numbness or tingling
- Intense pain
- Limited or no mobility
- Out-of-place joint or limb
Even if you are not displaying any of the signs of a fracture, it is crucial that you see a doctor after an accident.
After the accident, we’ve got your back
The dedicated legal team at Nelson Langer and Engle strive to ensure that all clients get the care and compensation they need to recover after an accident. We believe that every person who seeks our help deserves to be treated with the utmost care and respect. That’s why we offer a free case evaluation to anyone who has been involved in an accident.
The results of an accident can be overwhelming. You must deal with insurance companies and doctor's appointments and figure out how to keep your life going while recovering from an injury. It’s a lot to handle, but you don’t have to do it alone.
If you were in an accident, don’t wait. Contact a Seattle car accident lawyer at Nelson Langer and Engle today.