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Tibia Fracture

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer. Everyone understands that there is a risk of injury with every car accident; however, some injuries are more common than others. A broken leg is a common injury in car accidents because it is relatively exposed at the front of the car, a common point of impact in car accidents. The leg has multiple bones and one of the bones that is commonly injured is called the tibia. It is important that patients understand how tibia fractures are sustained in auto accidents so that they can seek compensation if justified.

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I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer and over the years I’ve handled cases for hundreds of clients who sustained a fracture to the leg.  If you’re never had a broken leg, you have no idea how difficult it is getting used to this injury and healing from it.

Here’s a few things I’ve learned about that I’d like to share.

The good news is that restraints in motor vehicles have become optimized so people have a lesser incidence of upper body damage. Little attention has been paid to lower extremity injuries, however, in part because they do not cause mortality in general and they carry low injury scores. They do, though, cause a great deal of disability in those who suffer them. Not only is there a great psychological burden from lower extremity injuries but there is a longstanding possible disability. Other, unrelated injuries and factors like depression influence how the patient does long term.

A patient can sustain a foot injury from slamming the foot into the seat or footboard ahead of them. Foot injuries may or may not need to be casted but certainly they impair the ability of the patient to get around. It can mean days or weeks off the job until the individual can bear weight. Fortunately there are few long term disabilities from foot fractures.