Car Accident Broken Bone Statistics

Broken Bone Car Accident It isn’t surprising at all that car accidents can result in broken bones when considering how violent a collision can be— even at slower speeds. Rapid deceleration, sudden changes in direction, blunt force trauma and forward momentum can cause the body to endure extreme forces during a crash and our bones are not always strong enough to handle the pressures exerted on them. In addition to being painful injuries, repairing fractures can be expensive due to the cost of medical treatments and the wages lost from being unable to return to work for weeks or months. The Chicago car accident attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help ease the financial burden of your recovery by making sure you are able to afford the cost involved in healing.

Cars Most Commonly Involved in Fractures Compared with Other Vehicle Classes

Almost two-thirds of the fractures reported due to traffic-related injuries involve cars, with trucks being responsible for one-fifth of the total. Lane departure accidents are most likely to result in broken bones, with 71% of the reported fractures resulting from this form of accident, 20% resulting from rear-end collisions and 7% from head-on collisions. The number of cars on the road compared to other vehicle types may influence these numbers, but factors like seatbelt use and the malfunction of advanced safety features also contribute.

A broken bone can result from a crash at any speed, with many injuries occurring in rear-end crashes or collisions occurring at speeds of 20 mph or less. Even when traveling at slow speeds, the body is moving forward at the time the vehicle comes to a sudden stop or when the vehicle is struck and sent into another direction. The most common mechanisms that contribute to fractures include the following.

  • The whiplash effect. When the body is jerked forward and then jerked back, it places incredible stress on the bones. The bones comprising the back and spine are most likely to be impacted, which may result in herniated or ruptured discs or broken vertebrae. The worst-case scenario in the event of a broken back is a severed spine, which renders the victim paralyzed.

  • Collision with objects within the vehicle. When occupants are not wearing seatbelts, they may be thrown into the dashboard, windshield, steering wheel or the seat in front of them with enough force to break a bone.

  • Malfunctioning safety equipment. Airbags generally reduce the chance of fatal car crashes by keeping occupants in a safe position through the course of the collision. The airbag may deploy at excessive speeds, underinflate after deployment or fail to deploy at all. This may contribute to fractures or be the primary cause of the injury, depending on the particular malfunction. Other safety technologies can contribute to fractures as well, such as seatbelt pre-tensioners that fail to hold the seatbelt in place during impact.

  • Being thrown from the vehicle. In high-speed collisions, head-on collisions and rollover events, it is possible for occupants who are not properly secured to be thrown through the windshield or to be ejected from the rear windows while the car is experiencing rapid deceleration or rolling over.

  • Crush injuries. Injuries most commonly resulting from an accident between a truck and a car can include fracture bones when bone tissue is crushed beneath the weight of the car pressing down upon the victim beneath the truck.

Learn More about Your Legal Options with a Case Review

If you have suffered from one or more fractures in a car accident, we understand the frustration, fear, stress, and confusion you may be experiencing. The victims of accidents that occur due to other drivers’ negligence should not be forced to bear a financial burden in addition to the physical suffering they have endured. Our Chicago car accident lawyers can represent you and your legal and financial interests while you focus on your physical recovery and heal.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have successfully recovered compensation on behalf of thousands of Chicago area clients just like you and we are confident our law firm can help you too. Our attorneys can review your case completely free of charge and without any obligation so that we can answer any questions you have regarding your rights, the law and how we can help you obtain the financial compensation you deserve.

Contact us today to be connected with an award-winning Chicago car accident attorney who will guide you throughout the evaluation process and explain your legal options. We work on a contingency basis to ensure that you won’t have any additional financial stress to worry about while you focus on healing and rehabilitation. Unless we are able to secure damages on your behalf, our services will be completely free of charge.

Here is some more general information regarding broken bones related to car accidents.

VEHICLES INVOLVED:

  • Car
  • Truck/Trailer
  • Motorcycle
  • Pedestrian
  • Bike
  • 64%
  • 20%
  • 5%
  • 9%
  • 2%

ACCIDENTS TYPES:

  • Rear-End
  • Lane Departure
  • Head-On
  • Rollover
  • Sideswipe
  • 20%
  • 71%
  • 7%
  • 1%
  • 1%

STATE RECOVERY (5 MOST COMMON STATES):

California

Amount Recovered
$0
$1-$49,999
$50,000-$99,999
$100,000-$199,999
$200,000-$499,999
$500,000-$999,999
$1,000,000-$1,999,999
$2,000,000-5,000,000
>$5,000,000
Percentage of Cases
31%
24%
7%
9%
7%
5%
7%
5%
5%

Florida

Amount Recovered
$0
$1-$49,999
$50,000-$99,999
$100,000-$199,999
$200,000-$499,999
$500,000-$999,999
$1,000,000-$1,999,999
$2,000,000-5,000,000
>$5,000,000
Percentage of Cases
19%
20%
9%
9%
17%
11%
55
5%
4%

Connecticut

Amount Recovered $0
$1-$49,999
$50,000-$99,999
$100,000-$199,999
$200,000-$499,999
$500,000-$999,999
$1,000,000-$1,999,999
$2,000,000-5,000,000
>$5,000,000
Percentage of Cases
33%
26%
0%
4%
22%
4%
0%
11%
0%

North Carolina

Amount Recovered
$0
$1-$49,999
$50,000-$99,999
$100,000-$199,999
$200,000-$499,999
$500,000-$999,999
$1,000,000-$1,999,999
$2,000,000-5,000,000
>$5,000,000
Percentage of Cases
10%
20%
10%
30%
20%
0%
10%
0%
0%

Texas

Amount Recovered
$0
$1-$49,999
$50,000-$99,999
$100,000-$199,999
$200,000-$499,999
$500,000-$999,999
$1,000,000-$1,999,999
$2,000,000-5,000,000
>$5,000,000
Percentage of Cases
44%
24%
3%
7%
6%
3%
4%
3%
6%

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