The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) completed a 2020 traffic report that showed approximately 5,250,837 police-reported accidents throughout the U.S. during the year.
In these accidents, approximately 2,282,015 people suffered injuries. This might seem like a large number of injuries and that is because it is.
For each day in 2020, approximately 6,235 people suffered injuries in a traffic collision.
As you might already know, suffering an injury is expensive. In 2022, the average cost of an emergency room visit is more than $1,800.
But how can you pay for these injury-related expenses and also find time to adequately recover from your injury?
Whether you broke a bone that needs impaction fracture treatment or need to stay in a rehabilitation center, your health is the number one priority.
Common Injuries Suffered in Car Accidents
Car accidents can occur in a wide variety of scenarios. As a result, the injuries you can sustain during a car accident are almost limitless.
Some injuries frequently suffered during car accidents include:
- Scrapes and bruises,
- An impaction bone fracture,
- Loss of a limb, or
- Traumatic brain injuries.
Any of these injuries can give you grounds to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault party for the damages you suffered as a result of the accident.
However, you must prove that the at-fault party acted in a wrongful or negligent manner and, due to those actions, caused the accident.
What Is an Impaction Fracture?
If you are diagnosed with an impaction fracture after a car accident, your first question might be, What is an impaction fracture?
An impaction fracture occurs when two pieces of a bone break and are driven into each other due to impact.
These fractures happen in car accidents because the force of a car accident can cause enough impact to force two pieces of a bone to impact each other.
Compared to regular bone fractures, impaction fractures are typically more serious and cause more pain. Additionally, you might need to undergo impaction fracture treatment if your injury is especially severe.
If you suffered an impaction fracture in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you might qualify to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault party.
If you can prove their negligence resulted in your injuries, you can hold the at-fault party liable for your damages incurred as a result of the accident.
Need Assistance With an Impaction Fracture Claim? Contact Wells Call Injury Lawyers Today
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We are committed to the tradition of fighting hard for each client and not giving in to unreasonable tactics from the insurance companies.
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