Broken Collarbone


The collarbone can be broken in a car accident by the seat belt or in some cases the airbags. If a driver or passenger is wearing their seat belt, the impact from the other vehicle can cause the body to go forward causing the seatbelt to lock and break the collarbone. In some cases, when the airbag deploys, it can cause the collarbone to break due to the force of the accident.

Symptoms of a Broken Collarbone

  • Pain around the shoulder area
  • Inflammation
  • Bruising
  • Difficulty raising arm
  • Tenderness
  • Pain when moving shoulder
  • Extruding bulge
  • Numbness of the arm

How a Broken Collarbone Can Affect your Life

It can affect your life by not letting you work while the bone is still healing. It can stop you from physical activity until it is fully healed. The collarbone area will cause pain and restrict you from being able to have full range of motion. You could face significant lost wages if you are unable to work, and additionally, a stack of medical bills from your broken collarbone. 

How Long is Recovery?

broken collarbone in adults can take anywhere from six to sixteen weeks to fully heal. Broken collarbones can be treated with an anti-inflammatory medication, ice, slings, and physical therapy. In the worst case, surgery can be done to fix it.

Get Help from a Personal Injury Attorney

The ramifications of a broken collarbone can go beyond the physical if you are flooded with medical bills you can’t afford or you lose wages due to your inability to work. If you were in a car accident or any other type of accident that was caused by someone else, you need a personal injury lawyer to fight for your interests. At Murphy Law Firm our dedicated team of personal injury attorneys takes an aggressive approach in the pursuit of obtaining maximum compensation for your injuries. We don’t settle for less! Don’t be a victim twice! Call our skilled team of personal injury lawyers at (225) 928-8800


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