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  • Types of Broken Bones From Being Hit by a Car in New Mexico

    by Caruso Law Offices, P.C. | 2020-06-19 | Car Accidents , Wrongful Death , Wrongful Death Attorney

  • Albuquerque Personal Injury Lawyer Explains Common Types of Broken Bones from Being Hit by a Car in New Mexico

    Being hit by a car is a traumatic experience.  Even if it is just a bumper tapping into you, being struck by a car is often a frightening and even confusing situation.  Unfortunately, most times when a person is hit by a car they are catastrophic injuries.  A pedestrian knockdown can cause very serious and catastrophic personal injuries.  This is particularly true on fast-moving highways and throughways arounds Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and other parts of New Mexico.  Victims who are lucky enough to survive usually suffer some form of serious injury. One of the most common types of serious injuries is a broken bone or fractured bone.  There are many different types of broken bones from being hit by a car in New Mexico.  Our experienced Albuquerque personal injury lawyer explains them so victims know what they may be entitled to under NM law.

    This is because we know that the different types of fractures may have different levels of compensation.  This is because different types of fractures can result different types of treatment, including surgery, physical therapy, and even painful hardware such as rods, pins, screws, plates, and other devices.  Victims need to know what their rights to compensation may be, and our experienced Albuquerque personal injury lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., know how to protect those rights.  We work hard with victims and their families to ensure they are properly represented and receive the maximum amount of compensation that they may be entitled to under the law.  Call for a FREE consultation to learn how we can help you today.

    Types of Fractures in a New Mexico Car Accident Involving a Pedestrian Knockdown

    A pedestrian does not have any safety devices or features in a motor vehicle collision.  This includes the lack of a seat belt, airbag, side curtain, or even just the steel shell of a car around them.  This makes pedestrians very vulnerable to serious injuries, including broken bones.  Some of the most common types of fractures which may be caused by a New Mexico car accident include the following:

    • Stable fracture – when the bone is broken but the breaks line up
    • Open fracture or compound fracture – when the broken bone pierces the skin
    • Transverse fracture – when the bone is broken in a straight line
    • Oblique fracture – when the bone is broken in a slanted or diagonal line
    • Comminuted fracture – when the bone breaks in multiple places and has smaller debris
    • Segmental fracture – when the broken in two places and there is a section that is not attached or floating
    • Compression fracture – most common in vertebrae, this is when the bone is crushed resulting in a smaller and often wider bone
    • Greenstick fracture – when the bone breaks on one side but not the other, usually more common with children but can happen with adults
    • Impacted fracture – when the bone breaks and a fragment does into another bone
    • Avulsion fracture – when a muscle or ligament attached to the bone is violently pulled or pushed and results in a fracture
    • Interarticular fracture – when the fracture occurs in the surface of a joint
    • Torus fracture or buckle fracture – when the bone bends but does not break, and
    • Many other types of serious fractures or injuries.

    Ask our Albuquerque Personal Injury Lawyers if You Were Hit by a Car in New Mexico

    Victims who were seriously injured and suffered a broken bone from a pedestrian knockdown accident in Albuquerque, Roswell, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, or anywhere else in New Mexico should ask our experienced lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. to learn how we can help protect your rights to compensation under New Mexico law.  Also, if a loved one was wrongfully killed in a pedestrian accident in New Mexico, call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. to learn how we can help protect your rights to compensation under the law.  Call to schedule your FREE appointment 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.  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.