An Overview Of Injury Claims: Broken Bones and Fractures

Photo by Sean Locke

Photo by Sean Locke

Broken bones and fractures caused by car accidents and workplace incidents are very serious injuries. Even minor fractures are painful and almost always require medical intervention. That means medical bills and possibly lost wages, lack of mobility, rehabilitation, and the prospect of years of more pain and suffering. You may never regain the full health of the injured body part, depending on the severity of the injury.

If you have suffered a broken bone or fracture injury that was caused by someone else, you should contact a White Plains injury attorney at The Law Offices of Jason B. Kessler. We will file a claim for you and negotiate with the insurance company to make sure you receive the maximum monetary compensation possible for your physical injury and emotional suffering.

Types of Fractures

Broken bones are very common in accidents. They can occur with a simple slip and fall. Car accidents with blunt force trauma often result in fractures as well. The terms “fracture” and “broken,” when referring to bones mean the same thing. However, there are different types of broken bones:

  • When a bone breaks into two separate pieces, it’s called a simple fracture.
  • If a bone breaks into more than two pieces, it’s called a comminuted fracture.
  • When the bone sustains cracks but no separation, it’s called a hairline fracture. When you see an x-ray of a hairline fracture, the cracks resemble hairs.
  • There can be injuries such as an ankle sprain, where the ligament attached to the bone actually pulls off some of the bone from the area where the ligament is attached. This is called an avulsion fracture.
  • A greenstick fracture occurs when a bone, is bent beyond its normal capacity by a fall or blunt force.
  • Compound fractures occur when a broken bone actually breaks through the skin. When this happens, medical treatment is needed right away due to the possibility of infection.

In an accident, any bone in the body can be broken. Broken bones are painful and need some sort of healing regimen. This could range from simply taping up a broken toe and using a special shoe until it heals to having surgery where pins and/or metal plates must be used to stabilize the broken bone. You might be bedridden for a long time, or be required to use a wheel chair, slings, crutches, or motorized stair lifts. You could be facing short- or long-term rehabilitation, which can be painful. In some cases, people experience difficulties for the rest of their lives, such as a permanent limp, or an arm that only regains half its strength. You could even become partially paralyzed or unable to move easily if a broken bone does not heal correctly.

A broken bone injury caused by another’s negligence or recklessness should be the financial responsibility of the person who caused it. At The Law Offices of Jason B. Kessler, we have extensive experience handling broken bone injury cases, and we understand the pain you are suffering. We fight for the maximum monetary compensation for you.

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