The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently reported the expectance of a rise in the total number of traffic related fatalities in the United States. In the first half of 2012, the nation saw a 9 percent growth in the number of motor vehicle fatalities. Due to the growing number of motorists on the roads and highways throughout the country, the likelihood of an accident increases based on the amplified congestion.
The state of Alabama seems to be following the trend seen throughout the United States. Major counties in Alabama, such as Baldwin County and Mobile County, are seeing a marked increase in the number of auto accidents occurring each year. While the damages sustained after a collision depend on a number of factors, broken bones are one of the most commonly seen injury following a crash. In fact, studies indicate that the average person in America will weather at least two broken bones in their lifetime.
Alabama averages about 1,014 traffic deaths each year, shedding light on the urgency to reduce the frequency of auto accidents. According to the Alabama Transportation Department, every Alabama resident has a 48 percent chance of being involved in either an injury or a death due to a motor vehicle collision. If you or a loved one has suffered any broken bones following a crash in Alabama, Citrin Law Firm’s Baldwin personal injury attorneys are here for you.
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Broken Bones Symptoms
When a collision occurs, accident victims are often overwhelmed and anxiety-ridden. They must deal with the other vehicles(s) involved in the crash, handle calling the police, dealing with insurance companies, and many other issues that motor vehicle collisions bring about. Unfortunately, this often shields these accident victims from feeling pain. The adrenaline that fills these motorists makes it incredibly difficult to feel any injuries, even broken bones.
Nevertheless, after experiencing an auto accident, all of those involved, both drivers and occupants, must seek medical attention. Not only does the adrenaline rush block receptors, but it also clouds the mind and leaves accident victims flustered. When broken bones are not treated quickly and properly, an injury that could have been handled easily may develop into something much more serious.
In order to avoid unnecessary complications, accident victims should look out for the following broken bones symptoms:
- Intense pain
- Misshapen joint
- Swelling over the bone
- Inability to move limb
- Bruising over the bone
- Limited mobility
- Bone protruding through the skin
Some of these symptoms are much easier to recognize than others. However, because some symptoms are imperceptible to flustered accident victims, you should call 911 immediately if any of the following is present:
- Area underneath joint is clammy, pale, or blue
- Extensive bleeding
- Suspicion that broken bones are in: head, back, neck, hip, thigh, or pelvis
- Immobilizing the injury at the scene is not possible
If you or a loved one has endured broken bones due to the negligence of another Alabama driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Citrin Law Firm has over 25 years of litigation experience, keeping our mission, always helping people, at the forefront of everything that we do.
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Types of Broken Bones
The terms “broken bones” and “bone fractures” are used interchangeably in the medical world. Across the United States, over 6 million people must seek some sort of medical care to treat orthopedic injuries. Broken bones are typically to broken into four primary categories: closed, open, displaced, or non-displaced. Treatment for these injuries varies dependent on both the severity of the impact causing breakage and the location of the injury.
The most common types of broken bones or bone fractures include but are not limited to:
The above types of broken bones differ quite vastly in regard to severity and further treatment/care. Regardless of the type of fracture, the negligent actions of others that caused the injury must be held liable. If you or a loved one has been injured in a crash, contact our Baldwin County lawyers for a no-obligation, free consultation.
Citrin Law Firm’s Baldwin Personal Injury Attorneys
The staff of Citrin Law Firm all shares a passion for helping people. We believe that securing justice for Alabama residents is both our duty and privilege. Through our pursuit of justice, we utilize our years of experience, access to expert resources, and comprehensive knowledge of the law. Our objective is to always achieve the maximum amount of monetary compensation for our clients. The successes of our clients have a direct correlation to our success as a firm.
If you or a loved one has suffered from broken bones injuries following a motor vehicle crash, you deserve payment for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and any lost wages endured due to your impairment. Citrin Law Firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of all Alabama residents in Baldwin and Mobile counties.
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