A sleepy driver crashed into a pedestrian in Brooklyn last month in New York, causing a severe fractured bone injury. The victim nearly lost her leg and was screaming in agony after a pickup truck pushed her leg into a large stone in front of her, causing it to fracture. The driver now faces marijuana, cocaine, and reckless driving criminal charges after the incident. He admitted to police drivers that he fell asleep at the wheel. The driver crashed into the pedestrian from behind, and the victim tried to climb onto a large rock in front of her after the truck driver drove into her leg.
Common Bone Fracture Injuries Caused by Car Accidents
When a force more substantial than a bone is exerted on it, the bone can fracture. Car accidents cause a large number of bone fractures every year. During a car accident, the collision force causes a victim’s bones to absorb a large amount of impact. The following causes can result in bone fracture injuries:
- Being thrown backward or forward forcefully in a car
- Being thrown out of a vehicle through the windshield
- A bone becomes compressed during the car accident
- An external object collides with the bone and causes it to fracture
- The victim slams into the windshield or dashboard with significant force
- The airbag causes facial bone fractures
- The collision results in the abnormal twisting of your limbs
Many bone fractures caused by car accidents include the following:
- Facial and skull fractures
- Fractures to femurs and lower legs
- Fractures to wrists and arms
- Clavicle fractures
- Hips and rib fractures
What to Do After a Broken Bone Car Accident
If you have experienced a bone fracture in a car accident, you should seek medical care immediately. Call 911 if you can and request emergency medical help. Even if you do not think you are severely hurt, you should still request help. The adrenaline that surges through your body could mask the serious pain associated with your injuries. The paramedics at the scene will evaluate you and recommend whether you should go to the hospital.
They are aware of the signs of bone fractures. However, you will need to undergo medical tests, such as X-rays, to accurately diagnose the severity and location of the bone fracture. Fractures range from hairline fractures to severe bone cracks that result in bones breaking through the victim’s skin. In some cases, bone fracture victims require multiple surgeries and significant physical therapy in order to recover.
Contact a Bone Fracture Lawyer Today
If you or your loved one has experienced a bone fracture caused by a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Pulvers Thompson today to schedule your free initial consultation with one of our New York City personal injury lawyers.