The femur is the really big bone that connects your knee to your hip on either leg. It carries a lot of weight and is the body’s strongest bone. For the femur to break, it requires a lot of force, such as from a car accident.
Walkers, bicyclists and pedestrians suffer most injuries
Motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians are most at-risk when it comes to suffering broken thigh bones in an accident. That’s because they have exposed legs and little to no real protection. Aside from any clothing worn and possibly an engine guard on a motorcycle, there is nothing to stop a vehicle from crashing into a motorcyclist or a pedestrian and causing severe personal injuries. That includes the femur, which is located right about the same height as a car bumper.
Average medical costs exceed $7,500
A broken femur is costly and painful to treat, with the costs rising fast if you have to spend time in the hospital. Just a broken femur costs an average of $7,500 to treat. Many victims spend an average of three days in the hospital at a cost of about $30,000. If the bone has multiple fractures and broke through the skin, the medical costs can reach hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Legal help is often the best option
Whenever you suffer a broken femur or other injuries in a car accident, the at-fault party should be held responsible. An experienced New York personal injury attorney can help to ensure the right parties are held liable and you get a fair settlement. An attorney can handle calls from the offending driver’s insurer, which may call while trying to torpedo your personal injury claims.