April 14, 2020

Common Broken Bones in a California Pedestrian Knockdown Accident

In the case of pedestrian accidents, when it is a matter of car versus pedestrian, many severe injuries can be the result. In particular, when it comes to orthopedic injuries and fractures, most common are those traumas to the long bones in the lower body such as the femur or humerus.  Other types of broken bones such as the scapula, sternum, and vertebrae can be particularly painful and debilitating.  Victims who are injured after being hit by a car should ask our Los Angeles broken bones lawyer for help.

If a pedestrian is involved in a car accident, they will be the vulnerable party. A pedestrian will suffer primary injuries when a bumper meets the leg and even more extensive injuries when the pedestrian hits the ground upon impact. Consequently, long bones in the leg such as the femur and tibia are more prone to injury and are the most likely injuries in pedestrian accidents.

In the case where a pedestrian is thrown by the impact of a vehicle, other fractures can be sustained such as arm, shoulder or spine fractures.

Fractures typically fall into four specific categories. They are the following:

  • Closed fractures when the bone does not break through the skin
  • Open fractures when the bone breaks through the skin
  • Displaced fractures when broken bones are no longer aligned properly
  • Non-displaced fractures when the broken bone remains in alignment
  • Compression fractures when the ends of the bone are compressed or crunched inwards and break, and
  • Many other types of serious fractures and bone breaks.

Any broken bone injury should be seen by a medical professional after an accident. If you have sustained a fracture as a result of an accident, it is important to get the counsel of an experienced Los Angeles broken bones lawyer to understand your legal rights to compensation for your injuries. For more information and a FREE case review, contact us today at (888) 588-1777.  We are ready and willing to help.