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Broken Bones After a Car Accident in New Mexico

Victims Suffering Broken Bones After a Car Accident in New Mexico Should Call Our Experienced Lawyers in Albuquerque

Being in a car accident is often frightening. While no one ever expects to be in a car accident, car accidents are unfortunately all too common. What also is common is the risk for serious injuries, such as broken bones as a result of the accident. Broken bones can leave victims with severe pain and prolonged recovery. The unfortunate fact is that most car accidents are preventable, meaning that victims could be spared the injuries sustained if the other driver exercised appropriate caution. Victims who suffer broken bones in a car accident in New Mexico should contact our experienced car accident lawyers in Albuquerque who can determine if you are eligible for compensation for your injuries. 

Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our experienced personal injury lawyers know how to prove claims involving catastrophic personal injuries including broken bones.  Whether you needed surgery to repair the damage or your bones could be casted and healed in 4-8 months, allow our car accident lawyers to review your claim and determine what your rights to compensation may be under New Mexico law during a FREE consultation.

Types of Fractures Due to Car Accidents

There are certain types of fractures that are more common than others when being involved in a car accident in New Mexico. The most common types of fractures seen in car accident victims include the following:

  • Broken leg or arm – Broken limbs are one of the most common types of fractures seen in a car accident. While some fractures may require casting, others may require surgery or even hospitalization. While broken arms and legs are fairly common and most of the time treatable, victims may face a loss of income, costly medical bills, and severe pain
  • Broken vertebrae in the neck – The neck can be quite vulnerable for a break given that the head is often whipped back and forth during an accident, causing instability of the neck and in some cases, a fracture. This type of fracture is very serious and can lead to paralysis, permanent injury, or even death
  • Broken Jawbone – Bones in the head and face are more likely to sustain fractures given that the head is less secured than the rest of the body is. People sitting in the front seat are more likely to sustain fractures as they can hit the dashboard during an accident
  • Hand or foot fractures, including the toes or fingers
  • Elbow or ankle injuries
  • Broken ribs
  • Skull fractures
  • Collarbone or scapula injuries, and
  • Other types of broken bones.

Complications of Broken Bones

Many people do not realize the amount of potential complications there are from sustaining a broken bone in a car accident. While the immediate issue of pain and the fracture itself are addressed, secondary problems such as nerve damage, deformity, infections after a surgery, blood vessel problems, arthritis, and compartment syndrome are all complications of broken bones. 

Damages Victims Can Claim for Broken Bones Due to a Car Accident in New Mexico

Victims who sustain broken bones in a car accident in New Mexico may be able to claim damages. Damages are typically awarded in the form of monetary compensation. The most common damages victims who sustain broken bones due to a car accident claim include the following:

  • Past physical pain and suffering
  • Future physical pain and suffering
  • Medical bills
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Emergency service coverage (if needed to be transported to a hospital in an ambulance or helicopter)
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future earnings
  • Other damages victims may claim after suffering from a broken bone due to a car accident

If You Suffered Broken Bones in a Car Accident in New Mexico, Call Our Experienced Albuquerque Personal Injury Lawyers

If you or a loved one suffered any type of serious broken bones requiring surgery, prolonged casting periods, long physical therapy treatment periods, or multiple procedures, resetting, or other intervention, you may be entitled to compensation against the negligent driver or business that harmed you.  To learn more about your rights, call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. by dialing (505) 883-5000. 

We handle causes throughout New Mexico, including Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Roswell, Cuervo, Rio Rancho, Clovis, Farmington, Hobbs, Albuquerque where our office is located, and anywhere else throughout New Mexico.  We also have a second trucking accident office in California, serving those in Inland Empire County and San Bernardino County, as well as those who have been catastrophically injured or wrongfully killed through California.  Please call to schedule for FREE appointment by dialing (505) 883-5000 or contact us through our website’s easy to use and convenient contact box available here.