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How do you know if you have a broken hand?

On Behalf of | Feb 9, 2021 | Personal Injury

Were you recently involved in an accident in Texas that left you with a hand injury? You may not think your injury is serious at first. However, if your symptoms worsen over time, you may need to seek costly medical care. One way to cover your costs is to file a personal injury claim against the person who caused your accident.

What are the symptoms of a broken hand?

There are a few key ways to tell if your hand is broken or sprained. Some of the most common signs of a broken hand include the following:

  • Severe pain
  • Swelling
  • Numbness
  • Bruising
  • Difficulty moving your fingers

What are the causes of a broken hand?

There are a number of ways your hand could have been broken or sprained during an accident. The most common of these include:

  • Car accident
  • Slip or fall
  • Injury during a fight
  • Injury while playing sports

When should you see a doctor?

It’s always best to see a doctor as soon as possible following your injury. This is especially true if you happened to hear an audible snap at the time you sustained this injury. This snap may have been due to breakage that will require medical treatment.

You will need to get your injury looked at and fully documented by a doctor. This will help you prepare your claim to file with your insurance company. It will also give you valuable evidence to present in court if your insurance company turns you down. If the insurer refuses to pay for all your medical bills, you may want to file a personal injury claim with an attorney.

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