The clavicle, or collarbone, is an ‘S’ shaped bone that stabilizes both the sternum (breastbone) and scapula (shoulder blade). The collarbone acts as a strut between these 2 bones and enables the arm to hang freely. Being a very small bone the it takes minimal amounts of force to fracture the clavicle in an accident such as an auto accident or a fall. If you have sustained a clavicle fracture in a Baltimore County, Maryland accident call a Maryland law office handling clavicle fracture claims.
Accident Causing Clavicle Fractures
A clavicle fracture, also known as a break, can occur in several ways. The most common are accidents that exert excessive force to the clavicle and surrounding structures. Another common cause of collarbone fractures is force, or a direct blow, directly to the collarbone. Accidents that can result in collarbone injuries are:
- Falls where the arms are outstretched to brace the body
- Staircase accident
- Auto accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
What to do After your Collarbone Accident
As with any injury, the first thing you should do is seek appropriate medical care. A medical professional will need to perform diagnostic tests to determine the extent of your injury. This can be done via visual, or objective, observations, x-rays and, if necessary a CT scan. A CT Scan is done to rule out nerve damage associated with the injury.
After you see a medical professional you should immediately consult with a Maryland Injury Lawyer as your injuries may entitle you to benefits and compensation per Maryland Personal Injury Law.
Call a Maryland Injury Attorney for a Free Consultation
Do not wait to call Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer John Grason Turnbull by dialing 410-321-8860. You can also email his law firm directly to schedule your free consultation.