Common Arm Injuries After A Connecticut Auto Accident
If you or a loved one was injured in a Connecticut auto accident, it may leave you feeling shaken and concerned for what might happen next. Your top priority should be making sure you are seeing your healthcare provider to get yourself on the road to recovering from your injuries. Arm injuries can hinder your quality of life and your ability to complete routine tasks that you were once able to do. Here are some common arm injuries that can occur during a car accident.
- Cuts and bruises. When you get into an accident, your vehicle comes to an abrupt stop and sometimes you may be traveling at a high speed. Regardless of the speed or type of road you are on, Main Street or an interstate highway, if your body hits an object with enough force, it can be abrasive to your skin and cause bruising. These injuries can be painful and uncomfortable as they heal.
- Fractured/broken bones. When you clench the steering wheel before impact, the force is strong it can cause your wrists or bones in your arms to fracture. This could also happen if you are a passenger and put your hands on a dashboard or the back of a seat if you are in the rear of the vehicle.
- Shoulder injuries. Just like with wrist fractures, tensing the hands and arms on the steering wheel, dashboard, or seat backs can cause shoulder injuries like tears in the rotator cuff. This type of injury can affect your arm’s range of motion and, in some cases, require surgery to correct.
If you or your loved one was injured in a Connecticut auto accident and suffered an injury to the arm, contact our firm. Our team of attorneys is experienced in handling cases like this. Contact us today for your free case consultation.