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Arm, wrist, and hand injuries are common types of injuries that result from car accidents, but the toll they take is often underestimated. A broken arm, while not life-threatening, can alter your life in astounding ways. It can lead to substantial medical bills, reduce your independence, and impact your ability to work. Physical therapy can require many hours of your time. Simple tasks such as getting dressed and driving can become difficult or even impossible without assistance.
Fractures to the arm often occur in a car accident due to gripping the steering wheel, being hit by an airbag, covering the face and head, or bracing for impact. The major categories of arm fractures that are commonly sustained in car accidents include simple fractures, also known as closed fractures, which do not break through the skin; compound fractures, also known as open fractures, which involve the bone breaking through the flesh; and comminuted fractures, which means the bone is shattered.
Arm fractures can vary widely in severity, which means that every case is unique. Whatever the extent of your injury, you may be entitled to reimbursement for your losses. Obtaining financial support can greatly lessen the difficulty of your recovery.
If you believe the negligence of another driver contributed to your accident, you should consider pursuing a personal injury claim against their insurance. To do this successfully, you will be required to prove the other driver was at fault for your broken arm, as well as the short- and long-term financial and other harms and losses associated with your injury. The sooner you fully understand your rights after the accident, the better position you will be in to secure a successful recovery in your case.
Every car accident case is unique, and there is no way to determine the value of your settlement without having your case evaluated by a professional. However, there are factors that can tip the scales in your favor, including:
While it’s difficult to say exactly how long your case will take, many broken arm accident cases are resolved in under a year. Some may even take just a few months. However, there are several factors that may impact how long your case takes.
In a more fair world, the at-fault party would admit liability and their insurance provider would willingly offer a payout commensurate to your losses, both tangible and intangible. Unfortunately, insurance companies are savvy at evading responsibility and casting doubt on the situation in order to avoid paying damages. Your accident and injury attorney will identify these tactics and gather the evidence necessary to support your claim. This includes helping you understand and prove any long-term consequences, financial and otherwise, associated with your injury, so you can be sure you are not being taken advantage of by an insurance company.
The seasoned lawyers at FVF can provide counsel and support in a confusing and painful time. We offer free, no-commitment evaluations so that you can speak with someone who has your best interests in mind before you communicate with insurance companies or commit to a lowball settlement. We take pride in our commitment to educating anyone who walks through our doors about the particulars of their case and how to proceed in a manner that will yield the most favorable outcome. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.
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