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Tips for treating a bone fracture after a car accident

Broken bones are among the most common types of injuries that a person might experience in a car accident. Signs of a broken bone include redness, bruising or swelling in the vicinity of the fracture. Furthermore, broken bones may be painful to the touch or look deformed. Ideally, you will seek treatment from a Colorado physician immediately after a crash occurs.

The importance of seeing a doctor after a crash

There is a good chance that you won’t be in significant pain in the moments immediately following a motor vehicle crash. This is because your body will produce a significant amount of adrenaline that will mask any discomfort that you would otherwise feel. Although a bone fracture will likely heal on its own, it won’t heal properly unless you’re treated by a doctor.

It will likely take several weeks for a break or fracture to heal

In most cases, it will take at least six weeks for a bone fracture to heal. For a fracture to heal properly, the area surrounding the injury will need to be immobilized. This typically means that you will need to wear a cast or sling on your arm, leg or other injured body part. It isn’t uncommon for a cast or sling to limit your ability to work, go to school or take part in social activities.

An attorney may be able to help you obtain a favorable outcome in your case. A legal professional may use witness statements, medical records or other information to prove that an accident was caused by a negligent driver. It may be possible to obtain compensation for medical bills, lost future earnings or other damages.

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