If you suffer any injuries to your face or head, including a broken nose, consider it a potential emergency and seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Car accidents often result in broken bones, from fractures to big bones like the femur to small fissure fractures or broken small bones. You should generally file a claim for compensation with the at-fault driver’s insurance company for any injuries resulting from the car accident.
A broken nose is essentially a bone fracture, so you should seek prompt medical attention if you get any nose injuries in a car accident. In fact, if you suffer any injuries to your face or head, consider it a potential emergency and see a doctor as soon as you can.
Compensation for a Broken Nose
The amount you could get for your nose fracture depends on many factors. Here is what will be taken into consideration during the discovery phase of your case:
- Who was at fault for the accident: if you are partially at fault for the accident, the compensation will generally be proportional to the percentage of fault you’re liable for.
- The severity of your injury: the amount and type of treatment you have to receive to recover completely from your injury.
- Whether your broken nose will cause permanent damage or not.
- The insurance coverage limit.
These factors that directly influence the amount you can get have to be backed up by hard evidence, which will be collected from the moment the accident happens to the moment you reach MMI (Maximum Medical Improvement).
Determining Liability in a Car Accident Case
To determine liability in a car accident, you, your family members/friends, or a St. Louis car accident lawyer you choose to be represented by can gather many types of evidence:
- The police report from the scene of the accident: You are generally required to call the police to the scene whenever injuries are involved, and their report will be a strong piece of evidence in your case.
- Medical records: you should see a doctor as soon as possible after being in a car accident, even if you don’t have any types of symptoms. Collect every medical record and receipt, add it to your file, and see any specialist you referred to, even if you have to cover the copay from your own pocket.
- Take photos of your injuries, the scene of the accident, the vehicles involved, the road conditions, skid marks, and so on.
Speak With an Experienced St. Louis Injury Attorney
To ensure you get the full amount you are entitled to from your injuries after a St. Louis car accident, speak with an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible. Do yourself a favor and focus on your medical recovery while your lawyer handles the legal aspects of your claim and protects your legal rights.
Free Consultation with a St. Louis Car Accident Lawyer
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