If you have been in an auto accident and have suffered shoulder trauma, you may have broken your collarbone. Broken collarbones, or fractured clavicles, are common yet painful injuries that take place in car accidents.

Collarbone injuries often occur as a result of a direct blow to the chest—such as in the case of making impact with a steering wheel in a crash—or as a result of a seat belt tightening up and saving your life. While it may be an extremely painful injury, the insurance company typically looks at this type of injury as a minor injury. Although a collarbone fracture might not be a life-threatening injury, it can decrease your mobility, cause nerve damage, and lead to lost wages and mounting medical bills.

For help making sure you get adequate compensation from the insurance company, call our accident injury attorneys to find out how you can get the best possible recovery. You can reach our Louisville law office at 888.450.4456 for a free consultation or online at

Matthew L. White
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Founder & Partner of Louisville Personal Injury Law Firm Gray & White Law