A broken nose or nasal fracture is a painful injury that can permanently alter physical appearance. If you have suffered a nasal fracture in an accident that you believe may be the result of someone else’s negligent or careless actions, or that was the result of a dangerous condition on someone’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. An attorney can help you seek and obtain compensation for your injuries and hold negligent parties financially accountable for their reckless or careless actions. Compensation for a nasal fracture injury can include damages for medical expenses, lost earnings, emotional pain and suffering, and other expenses related to an accident.
Symptoms of Nasal Fracture
If you suspect you or your child has suffered a nasal fracture, seek medical treatment immediately. With any impact to the head, there is the possibility of a traumatic brain injury, brain swelling, and other complications. Especially if you have a severe headache, trouble breathing, or any fluid (clear or bloody) draining from your nose, seek emergency medical treatment as soon as possible. Possible symptoms of a nasal fracture or broken nose include:
- Blockage of one or both nostrils.
- Clear fluid discharge from the nostrils.
- Deformed nose or nose bridge that has moved towards one side of the face.
- Difficulty breathing, talking, or smelling.
- Grinding sound or feeling when the nose is rubbed or touched.
- Headache, or pain on the nose, face, or neck.
- Lacerations, bruising, swelling, or bleeding in the nose, or bruising around his eyes (black eyes)
- Emotional Distress of Facial Injuries
The long-term effects and consequences of a nasal fracture or other facial fracture may not be immediately evident. Many facial fractures require multiple cosmetic surgeries, as well as dental work and oral surgery. Even after treatment, victims of nasal fractures may suffer recurrent headaches and even loss of hearing or problems with balance and sight. In building up your case, our attorneys will take into account both your current medical expenses and estimated future medical care costs and surgeries.
Causes of Nasal Fractures
A nasal fracture or broken nose can occur a number of different ways. Some of the common causes of a nasal fracture are:
- Auto accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Blow to the face
- Construction accidents
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Sports accidents
- Staircase fall accidents
- SUV rollover accidents.
Free Consultation – Protect Your Legal Rights
After an accident, the insurance company handling your claim will attempt to pay you as little as possible for your injuries. Don’t accept any less than you deserve. Choose an attorney with experience, resources and proven results. At Estey & Bomberger our attorneys have more than 70 years of collective experience representing victims of serious injury throughout California. We have successfully recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements – see our case results. To speak with an attorney about your potential nasal fracture personal injury claim, call us at (800)925-0723. We will not charge any fees unless we obtain money for you.