Imagine that you are sitting at a stoplight in Southern California. When the light turns green, you proceed to go through the intersection when all of a sudden another driver runs a red light and broadsides your car. Your thigh begins to swell and you are left in serious pain without knowing what injuries you have or what you are experiencing.
Southern California car accidents are actually one of the leading causes of femur fractures. If you feel pain in your legs and thighs, swelling, poor circulation, poor sensation, deformity or inability to move the leg, then you may have sustained a fractured femur.
A femoral shaft fracture is very painful, since it takes a lot of force to break the femur, which is one of the strongest bones in the human body. When the femur is fractured, other serious injuries could occur as well, including pelvic fractures, chest injuries, leg injuries, head trauma, and other life-threatening injuries.
Most of these injuries are severe and may require surgery. However, you won’t know the extent of your injuries until you see a doctor and have an X-ray taken. If your femur is broken or fractured, it may take up to six months to heal and may require surgery. Surgical and nonsurgical procedures can treat a broken femur. However, other injuries that occur to the nerves and muscles surrounding the femur could complicate the treatment and extend the healing time.
If the femur bone breaks through the skin, then you have a serious risk of infection that may lead to death. You should seek medical attention immediately following a car crash in Orange County. If you have been hit by a negligent driver and suffered a femur fracture, then you need to contact an experienced auto accident attorney in Southern California.
Call Orange County accident attorney John P. Burns at (877) 320-1338 to find out if you have a legal case.what your case is worth. The injuries you sustained may require surgery, ongoing physical therapy, medical care, and more. Call us today and get your legal questions answered. Make sure to visit our website to request a FREE copy of John Burns’s book, 9 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your California Vehicle Accident Case.