Typically, when the tibia breaks, a high-energy car crash has occurred. Before you settle your tibial plateau fracture auto accident injury, you need to make sure you haven’t sustained any other injuries. When a tibia fracture occurs, often times there could be damage to your ligaments, knees, ankles, muscles, and nerves. Frequently, fibula fractures are associated with tibial fractures, so it is very important that you know all of the injuries you have sustained.
It is never wise to attempt a settlement with the insurance company until you have been properly diagnosed and recovered from your injury. You never know if complications will occur and you might need a second surgery. Additionally, by attempting a settlement after you have healed, you will know exactly how much money you have incurred in medical bills, surgical costs, physical therapy expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket costs, and any other expenses related to your car crash injury.
While an insurance adjuster will likely try and minimize your tibial plateau fracture as a common leg injury, it is important that you know that this type of injury is a serious injury that could result in a significant financial recovery. You may have difficulties walking or with your range of motion. Additionally, you may have trouble performing your job, other tasks, or hobbies you once could do.
Make sure you don’t get taken advantage of by the insurance company. Find how to deal with an insurance adjuster in our book, What You Need to Know After a Florida Auto, Truck, or Bike Accident. You can request a free copy of our book on our website.