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Thomas DeLattre and Glen D. Wieland

Dealing with femur fractures after an accident

On Behalf of | Jan 18, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Were you recently injured in a crash in Orlando, Florida? You may have received a serious injury known as a fracture of your femur. If this was the case, there are several options you can choose from for treatment. There are also a variety of ways that you can choose to seek legal redress. Now is the time to get started.

Why are femur fractures such a common injury?

Femur fractures are a common injury that people receive in the wake of motor vehicle accidents. This type of fracture is very likely to occur if you are a pedestrian or motorcycle rider. The reason is that neither a pedestrian or a motorcycle rider has much to protect them from a crash injury.

The height or the angle at which a vehicle hits you can also be a factor in your injury. If it hits you in the femoral artery, you may suffer a bone breakage as well as other types of injuries. Blood loss, clotting, and infections can also occur. The effects of these injuries can be very severe and, on occasion, fatal.

If you have suffered an injury to your femur, you need to get medical help as soon as possible. This is not a matter that you can afford to ignore. There are several types of treatment that you may need to undergo. This can include short and long-term treatment. A course of physical rehab may prove to be necessary.

What should you do after your accident?

Being involved in a motorcycle or pedestrian injury is no laughing matter. This is a serious injury, especially if damage to your femoral artery is involved. You may need to undergo physical therapy which can be very time-consuming as well as costly.

You may need to file an accident claim in order to seek compensation for your injuries. In the meantime, you will need to restructure your life to make time for your rehab or other medical needs. A regimen of exercise may be required to help you regain strength in the leg that was injured.

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