Types of Bone Fractures
The cost of your health treatment can depend heavily on the type of bone fracture you sustained and where the damage occurred. Damage to the ribs, legs, wrist, skull, or spine can often involve a long recovery time. Severe bone fractures take longer to heal and often involve complex medical procedures like surgeries and specialized casts. This also means longer stays in the hospital and built-up lost wages from missed work.
Other common bone fractures from truck accidents include breaks to the arms, back, face, and pelvis. The main types of bone fractures are transverse, spiral, impacted, avulsion, compression, and oblique fractures. Transverse fractures are clean breaks that happen in a straight line. Spiral fractures involve breaks around a bone, whereas oblique fractures are diagonal.
Avulsions happen when part of a bone is pulled off by a tendon or ligament. Compression fractures are flattened bones and comminuted fractures are shattered bones. Impacted bones involve two bones forced together. These types of fractures often involve complicated medical treatments because of the nature of the damage.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim
Seeking compensation for bone injuries after a truck accident involves collecting evidence of the accident, your injuries, and how the other driver acted with negligence to cause the accident. Your goal for receiving compensation is to file an evidence-based personal injury claim to the insurance company. If the insurance company delays or denies your claim despite the evidence you provided, try consulting with a lawyer to see what you might be missing.
Legal action can be taken by your lawyer against the insurance company when the insurance company refuses to cooperate or negotiate fair compensation. The damages you suffered will be investigated by your lawyer and the insurance company to determine the truth. Common truck accident damages involve medical bills, lost wages, property damage to your truck, and emotional distress.
Seeking an Auto Accidents Lawyer in Louisiana
To seek compensation for your injuries after a truck accident, it is necessary to prove your personal injury claim is true and that the other driver was partially at fault for the accident. A skilled Louisiana auto accident lawyer can help you take the right steps to earn the compensation you need. Depending on the damages you suffered, you may be eligible to receive compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
Contact Rusty Messer & Associates at (225) 963-9638 for a free case consultation today. We will work with you to investigate the accident and find evidence for your claim.