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How to Recover From a Broken Bone After a Wisconsin Car Accident

You may recover damages if a Wisconsin car accident leaves you with broken bonesYou have a limited time to file a car accident case in Wisconsin. Accordingly, it is important to understand what kind of broken bone injuries can occur in an accident, when you may be able to recover damages for your broken bone injuries, and how to protect your personal recovery.

What Bones May Break

Any bone in your body may break during a car accident, including your…

  • Foot
  • Ankle
  • Leg
  • Knee
  • Hip
  • Pelvis
  • Ribs
  • Back
  • Arm
  • Hand
  • Collarbone
  • Neck
  • Face
  • Skull

Some of the injuries can take several months—or longer—to heal.

Identifying the Real Cause of a Bone Fracture After a Car Crash

You have a diagnosis and you know that you did not have a broken bone prior to your Wisconsin car accident. In order to recover damages for your broken bone injury, however, you are going to have to prove that the accident and your injury were the fault of another driver.

Typically, this means that you will have to prove that another driver’s negligence caused your accident and broken bone. A full investigation into the cause of your crash will need to be done in order to determine if another driver was negligent. You may have a claim if:

  • The other driver owed you a duty of care.
  • The other driver breached the duty of care by failing to act like a reasonable driver would act in similar circumstances.
  • The breach of the duty of care caused your broken bone which would not have occurred but for the actions (or inactions) of the other driver.
  • You have the legal right to recover damages.

The evidence that you, the police, your attorney, and any accident investigators find will determine the legal cause of the crash.

How to Protect Your Recovery If You Have a Broken Bone

A broken one can have a significant impact on your life. Medical treatment for your break or fracture may include:

  • Surgery.
  • Hospitalization.
  • Ongoing doctors’ appointments.
  • Physical therapy.

You may lose time from work or school while you recover. Additionally, depending on the specific break that you suffered, your age, and your overall health you may suffer ongoing complications from your break. Thus, a broken bone is a serious injury that can cause you a lot of physical pain, emotional suffering, and financial hardship.

For these reasons it is important to understand your legal rights and to fight for your fair and just recovery. If your bone was broken because of the negligence of another driver then you should not have to pay for your medical expenses, lost income, and the other damages you’ve suffered as a result of that driver’s negligence.

However, the insurance company is not going to recommend a fair settlement unless you fight for it. To learn more about your rights after a car accident injury and about what you can do to protect your fair and just recovery, please read a free copy of our book, The Ultimate Guide for Automobile Accident Victims, and please use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney today.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham