Photo of the legal professionals at Becker, Kellogg & Berry, P.C

Personal Injury Attorneys With Years of Experience and Expertise Serving the Best

Photo of the legal professionals at Becker, Kellogg & Berry, P.C. --

FAQs about broken bones in car accidents

On Behalf of | Jan 19, 2023 | Blog, Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Car accidents may happen suddenly to anyone, including you. Unfortunately, thousands of them happen daily in the US, and many cause injuries.

You can sustain bone breaks in car accidents, even if you quickly stand up and stroll away. These require immediate action on your part.

What are the symptoms of a broken bone?

Sometimes, broken bones can look dramatic, like in movies or an overseas accident resulting in veterans’ injury benefits. Other times, they can hide. The most common symptoms include:

  • Pain
  • Trouble standing
  • Lack of mobility
  • Swelling

If you have any of these symptoms after a crash, go to the doctor.

What causes broken bones?

You might not expect broken bones when you end up in a crash while going 45 miles per hour. However, upon the sudden stop, your body hit the side of the car or the dashboard at 45 miles per hour, which is a significant enough impact to break bones.

What are common breaks in car accidents?

Theoretically, any of your 206 bones could break in a crash. That said, some tend to fracture in vehicular accidents more than others. The most common are arm bones, wrist bones, tibias, fibulas, and femurs. It is also common for people to break their clavicles, ribs, back, hips, pelvis or skull.

You must make sure that you treat your broken bones. First things first, go to the doctor and get a recovery plan. That will get you moving again. Additionally, you should ensure you receive proper compensation for the incident.