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Car accidents are the leading cause of fractured femurs

| Aug 18, 2020 | Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries |

Femur fractures are serious and painful injuries that can occur as a result of an automobile accident in Tennessee. It is likely for a fractured femur to be accompanied by other injuries due to the amount of force necessary to fracture a femur.

Multiple types of fractures can affect the femur, but the common denominator is that all femur fractures will require extended recovery time. If the injury is the result of negligence from the other driver in the accident, a personal injury attorney may help to recover compensation for a victim’s losses.

The two femur bones in the body run from the knee to the hip. Each of the bones possesses a femoral head that fits into the sockets of the hip. The femoral neck is commonly referred to as the thigh bone and is the strongest bone the body possesses.

A significant amount of force is needed to fracture femur bones. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons identifies automobile accidents as the top cause of these fractures. Many times, the accompanying damage to muscles, ligaments and blood vessels is just as devastating as the fracture itself.

Individuals riding motorcycles and pedestrians struck by cars are particularly susceptible to fractured femurs. This vulnerability is a result of the lack of protection that these individuals have against the force of an accident. The height and angle when a car strikes a pedestrian or motorcyclist may increase the risk of an injury to the femur.

Injuries that result from a car accident can disrupt the life of the injured individual for a long time. Lost wages and expensive medical treatments are often the results of these injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney may be able to secure the compensation that a car accident victim needs to minimize the devastation of their injuries caused to their lives.