The enormous weight of passenger vehicles and trucks, combined with the velocity and the force of an accident, can cause serious bone injuries. While some small fractures heal relatively quickly, others may be more severe and complicated and even result in loss of mobility and permanent disability.
Recognizing the Signs of a Broken Bones
In most cases, the signs of a bone fracture will be obvious. When you’re taken to St. Joseph’s or Piedmont, doctors will use x-rays to confirm the diagnosis and evaluate the severity of the injury.
Some of the signs they’ll look for include:
- awkwardly positioned or deformed limb;
- tenderness and swelling;
- bone protruding through skin;
- numbness or discoloration; and
- pain during movement.
The human body has more than 200 bones, and any of them can suffer a fracture in a serious Atlanta car accident. How doctors treat broken bones depends upon where the fracture is located and the type of break that occurred.
Doctors will try to set and stabilize the bones and may use treatments such as:
- metal rods or plates;
- injections; and
- medications (anti-inflammatory and pain).
You’ll need to contact a lawyer about how to accurately account for all your losses due to the Atlanta car accident when you file your Georgia car accident claim.
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