Boston Fractured Sternum Lawyer
It is estimated that a fractured sternum results in about three percent of car accidents. Most frequently, a fractured sternum injury results from a driver or passenger’s chest striking the steering wheel, seatbelt, or glove box. In the absence of actual impact, a fractured sternum injury may also result from a sudden and unexpected flex of the chest. In addition, fractured sternum injuries are more common if other diseases may have weakened the bone. If you have been injured recently, you may need to contact one of our Boston fractured sternum lawyers.
Fractured Sternum Injuries
Victims of fractured sternum injuries are considered high risk for other injuries. In fact, doctors are educated to look for other significant injuries in the event they confirm a sternal fracture. These injuries have been connected to injuries to the heart and lungs. In particular, related injuries include:
- Damage to the blood vessels
- Myocardial and pulmonary contusions
- Abdominal injuries
- Broken vertebrae
- Head injuries
- Rib fractures
Unfortunately for victims of these injuries, it is estimated the mortality may be as high as 25 to 45 percent of those who suffer from these injuries. There is good news for those who suffer sternum injuries in isolation, however. The prognosis is considered very good for those without associated injuries.
There are a number of signs and symptoms that can indicate a fractured sternum. Some of the more common symptoms include:
- Severe pain
- A crunching sound at the time of the break
- Bruising, tenderness, or swelling at the fracture site
In order to diagnose a fractured sternum, medical personnel will most likely perform an X-Ray of the chest to confirm or deny the injury. Fractured sternum injuries that are overly painful may necessitate surgical intervention in order to move bones into place. Unfortunately, for the majority of sternum injuries, treatment consists of reducing pain and undertaking long periods of time with limited movement. Fractured sternum injuries can be slow to heal, disrupt sleep, and force victims out of work for long periods of time.
Fractured Sternum Injury Settlements
Our Boston fractured sternum lawyers know how to secure maximum compensation for those affected by sternum injuries. Kelly & Associates Injury Lawyers was able to help a client receive $62,000 for their fractured sternum injury settlement after they fractured their sternum in a t-bone accident. Because most fractured sternum injuries do not include much continuity in terms of treatment, insurance companies will attempt to make low ball offers to victims not represented by aggressive and experienced Attorneys. At Kelly & Associates Injury Lawyers, our lawyers will ensure you are not taken advantage of by insurance adjusters and will work tirelessly to ensure you recover money for your medical bills, lost wages, lost future earning capacity, replacement services, and pain and suffering.
Contact Our Fractured Sternum Injury Lawyers
If you, or someone you know, have been in a car accident, slip and fall or trip and fall accident, workplace injury, pedestrian accident, or bicyclist accident and suffered a fractured sternum, call the Boston fractured sternum lawyers at Kelly & Associates Injury Lawyers today. We would be more than happy to travel to your home, apartment, of coffee shop around your residence to provide you a free and confidential case evaluation. After collecting some information with regard to the circumstances of your accident, we will be able to provide you a realistic idea of the likely success and value of your claim.
Our lawyers represent clients across Massachusetts. Most frequently, our Attorneys represent clients in and around Boston, Quincy, Somerville, Cambridge, Malden, Everett, Lowell, Waltham, Dracut, Brockton, Dorchester, Worcester, Springfield, Fall River, Mattapan, Roxbury, and many more.
If you have suffered a fractured sternum as a result of another’s negligent motor vehicle operation, call our attorneys today at 617.807.0855. To have one of our attorneys contact you directly, please fill out the free consultation form.