Orthopedic Injuries and Auto Accidents
Indianapolis, IN Auto Accident and Orthopedic Injuries Lawyers
Despite ever-increasing safety measures in newer model vehicles, motor vehicle accidents remain a leading cause of significant orthopedic injuries, particularly those injuries requiring surgery or hospitalization. Injury patterns commonly include a higher rate of fractures or dislocations of the lower extremities (ankles, knees, femurs, and hips) in frontal impact crashes; pelvic fractures in side or lateral impact collisions; and cervical spine injuries in rear-end collisions. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 2013 fact sheet, rear-end collisions tend to be less severe, accounting for only 6.1 % of fatal crashes. However, injury can still occur even at low impact speeds.
There are 206 bones in the human body and unfortunately, few of them are actually protected from harm in a car crash. At Jacobs Law LLC, our personal injury attorneys have handled thousands of cases involving orthopedic injuries with all degrees of severity. We also have had numerous personal experiences with joint and bone injuries and we know what it is like to miss time from work while recuperating from surgery. We know the pain of undergoing extended physical therapy, receiving injections by pain management specialists, and wondering if it is possible to “get back to normal.” However, “back to normal” may be a long way of, or even unlikely. That is why it is important that you contact an injury attorney soon after your accident, so that your case is handled with an eye towards how your injury may affect you weeks, months, or even years after the accident.
At Jacobs Law LLC, we place a priority on getting to know you and understanding the full impact of your injury on your life. We will fight for you and with you to help you gain any compensation to which you may be entitled. Medical bills, pain, disabilities, inability to work, and other important factors can be extremely stressful during this time. Learn about your legal rights from an experienced Indianapolis Personal Injury lawyer by calling 317-257-5581 or by filling out our free, no obligation case review form today and let us help you get started on the road to recovery.
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