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If you or a family member sustained a clavicle fracture in an accident caused by another’s negligence, Montlick Injury Attorneys is ready to explain what legal rights you may have and the steps necessary to protect those valuable legal rights. 

The collarbone or “clavicle“ is a V-shaped bone that connects the sternum to the shoulders. A broken clavicle is typically caused by direct impact forces on the bone structure. There are three types of collarbone fractures.

  • AC Joint Fractures
  • Sternum Fractures
  • Mid-point Fractures

How Accidents Cause Can Clavicle Fractures

The most common way that a person breaks their collarbone is when they fall on their shoulder or arm. However, these types of injuries also occur during motor vehicle accidents and pedestrian collisions. The following are just a few of the types of accidents that can lead to catastrophic injuries, including clavicle fractures.

Bicycle Accidents – bicycle accidents often cause call or bone fractures because the cyclist is usually thrown off of their bicycle during a collision. Also, many cyclists who collide with motor vehicles are thrown onto the vehicle with such force that they sustain severely broken bones, including clavicle fractures.

Motorcycle Accidents – When a motorcyclist is thrown off of their motorcycle due to an accident, the motorcyclist will often sustain head and shoulder injuries.

Motor Vehicle Accidents – When somebody is involved in an accident, their body could sustain injury caused by an airbag deployment or by striking the steering wheel.

Slip and Fall Accidents - When somebody slips and falls, they often will sustain hip, head, arm, and shoulder injuries as they land on a hard surface. 

Receiving Medical Treatment for a Broken Collarbone

A broken collarbone is a very painful and serious injury that requires emergency medical treatment. When somebody sustains a serious injury where there is bleeding, serious bruising, significant pain, or tissue damage, the treating physician will likely order a set of x-rays of the injury. These x-rays will help the treating physician to diagnose the injury. Should the collarbone injury involve a fracture, there are three main treatments to mend the bone:

  • Sling – a common treatment for a minor clavicle fracture will include the use of a sling. A sling helps to reduce the pressure and movement of the fractured clavicle. 
  • Surgical Repair – In collar bone fractures where there are multiple breaks, an open fracture, or nerve damage, orthopedic surgical intervention will likely be required. The physician may also order surgical repair if it’s determined that the clavicle fracture will not heal on its own.
  • Figure-of-Eight-Splint – this special splint will hold the shoulders and clavicle bone in place, allowing the fracture to heal.

A broken collarbone typically heals within two months in children. In adults, A broken collarbone can take as long as four months to heal.

Legal Help for Accident Victims 

Did you or a member of your family sustain a clavicle fracture in an accident? If you or a loved one were harmed in an accident caused by the negligent actions of another, you may be qualified to file a fractured clavicle lawsuit and pursue significant monetary compensation. 

Did your loved one suffer physical trauma caused by another's negligent actions?  Protect your legal rights by calling Montlick Injury Attorneys Nationwide, 24/7, at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). Our Scooter Accident Injury Lawyers in Georgia are here to listen, understand your situation, and advise you. 

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