October 11, 2011
When a broken bone is the result of major trauma in an Indianapolis accident, 911 should be called. If the accident that led to the broken bone was the result of a reckless driver, cluttered stairs in a public building or any other negligence, you should explore the possibility of filing an Indiana personal injury claim.
Through a claim, you may be able to recover damages for current and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. To protect your case, you will need to save all evidence, such as damaged clothing and mangled car parts. It would also be a good idea to follow all of your doctor’s orders.
When a Broken Bone Requires Emergency Help
A broken bone always requires emergency help when:
- The victim appears to be unconscious or isn’t breathing
- There’s heavy bleeding
- Gentle movement or pressure causes pain
- Bone is protruding through the skin
- The fingers or toes of the injured limb are bluish or numb
- You suspect a bone in your neck, back or head is broken
- You suspect your hip is broken and/or your leg and foot have abnormally turned outward
It can be very costly to treat a broken bone after an Indianapolis accident, especially when surgery is necessary. This is why you should seek legal guidance to file an Indiana personal injury claim.
A Helping Hand from an Indianapolis Accident Lawyer
When you have complications with your personal injury claim, an Indianapolis accident lawyer can help you to alleviate some of the stress and anxiety associated with filing a claim. In order to get back on track with your personal injury claim, download a copy of our FREE book, Consumer’s Guide for Injured Victims, and then contact a personal injury attorney at Hensley Legal Group for a no-cost consultation.