An act of negligence by another person can leave you struggling to recover from an injury involving a broken bone or multiple fractures. A bone fracture is a serious injury and even a minor break can require weeks or months to heal. Fractures commonly occur in falls, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, in construction-related accidents, as well as pedestrian and bicycle accidents. The greater the force of impact, the more likely a bone is to shatter. Recovery from a serious broken joint or bone can involve months of physical therapy. If another party failed to exercise reasonable care for the safety of others, that party can be held liable for the damages.
If you have suffered a serious injury due to the actions of another party, it is important that you speak with a lawyer about your legal options. At Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, we have recovered over $250 million in damages for injured clients. We are dedicated to the pursuit of justice for the injured in New York. Call us or use our online form for a free case evaluation.
There are several types of broken bones and each injury will require an individual treatment plan that may involve a case, traction, surgery, pins, screws, plate, or other surgical treatments, based upon the type of fracture.
This type of fracture is when the broken ends of the bones are lined up and mostly remain in place.
A compound fracture may involve skin that has been pierced by the bone. The bone may be visible or the wound may penetrate to the bone. Open fractures are particularly dangerous due to the high risk of infection to the body tissue as well as the bone, which can be very difficult to treat.
This is a break in the bone in which the fracture is horizontal.
These are fractures in which the bone break is at an angle.
This type of fracture involves a bone that has been shattered into three or more pieces.
Many broken bones will require surgery to correct. Metal pins or screws may be used to secure the bone above and below the fracture and then connected to a metal bar that is outside the skin or stabilizing frame. If the skin or other soft tissue surrounding the fracture has been severely damaged, there may be an external fixator applied until the victim has recovered enough to be able to tolerate surgical treatment.
A personal injury claim or lawsuit can be filed when the injuries are the result of the negligent act of another. These incidents can include the following:
We are prepared to assist you at once if you have suffered a broken bone due to another’s carelessness or disregard for safety. We work hard, we care about our clients, and our goal will always be to seek the maximum in damages. We know what it takes to achieve a positive outcome. Call us and find out how we can help you.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: Fractures (Broken Bones)