broken bones in arm after a car crash in MilwaukeeYou 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. Below, our Milwaukee car accident attorney explains everything you need to know.

What Bones May Break in a Milwaukee Car Crash

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 Broken Bones After an Auto Accident

You have a diagnosis and you know that you did not have a broken bone prior to your car accident in Milwaukee, WI. 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 Bone Fracture

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 suffering car accident injuries 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 car wreck attorney today

Milwaukee car accident lawyer with client who broke her armInjured in a Wisconsin Crash? Contact Our Milwaukee Car Accident Lawyer for a Free Consult

If you've been injured in a crash due to the negligence of another driver, you should speak to an experienced Milwaukee car accident attorney as soon as possible. You can contact us online or call our office directly at 800.800.5678 to schedule your free consultation.

Our personal injury law firm in Milwaukee has been helping injury victims throughout the state of Wisconsin since 1964.

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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.