You felt the belt snap back, and you haven’t had a pain-free minute since the day of the crash. You knew the moment your car accident happened that you had broken your collarbone; however, you weren’t too worried. While it may hurt, the accident could have been much worse—and a broken collarbone isn’t a life-threatening injury.

In most cases, this is true. However, there is a chance that your clavicle break could have unforeseen problems down the road—some of which could have serious consequences.

For instance, you could experience these complications if you have broken your collarbone in a NJ crash:

  • Nerve injury. The sharp ends of the broken bones can lacerate the nerves and blood vessels in the shoulder, causing numbness, tingling, temperature changes, or even paralysis in the hand or fingers.
  • Deformation. The ends of the bone must knit back together, sometimes resulting in a visible lump under the skin. If the bones do not join seamlessly, the bone may be shorter than it was before the break.
  • Bone infection. If the broken collarbone was allowed to protrude through your skin for any length of time, you could have suffered an infection that could progress into the bone.

Time and adequate rest will heal most broken collarbones. However, not everyone has the time to allow a broken bone to knit. If you were forced to take time off work to recuperate from a New Jersey car accident, the law team at Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr. can help.

Call us today at (877) 360-0183 or click the link on this page to begin your FREE, one-on-one consultation. The call is FREE, and we charge you nothing unless we win your case.

Manfred Ricciardelli
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