Fractures and Broken Bones
Speak with a Florida Broken Bone Lawyer for Free After an Accident
Broken bones are among the most severe injuries individuals can sustain in vehicle collisions, falls, and other accidents. They are also among the most common injuries listed in personal injury claims. While a full recovery is possible in many (but not all) cases, prompt diagnosis is critical, and accident victims must receive the medical advice and treatment they need to get better. This, of course, can be incredibly costly, and most accident victims need to hire a Florida bone fracture lawyer to help them recover.
Accidents That Lead to Broken Bones
Bone fractures can result from all types of traumatic accidents. While it is true that some accidents “just happen,” many accidents result from other people’s negligence. When another person’s or company’s negligence leads to a broken bone, the victim can file a claim for just compensation.
Our lawyers help Florida residents and visitors seek just compensation for broken bones resulting from:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Slips, Trips and Falls
- Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
- Watercraft and Boating Accidents
- Golf Cart Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Other Types of Accidents
Common Types of Bone Fractures
Bone fractures can vary in terms of their severity, and the severity of a fracture will impact the duration, cost, and likelihood of a full recovery. Severe fractures can leave accident victims with permanent disabilities, and, in some cases, bone fracture victims can suffer from chronic pain as well. The most common types of bone fractures are:
- Compound Fractures – Compound fractures (also referred to as “open fractures”) occur when a fractured bone pierces the skin. In addition to often requiring emergency surgery, these fractures can present risks for infections and other complications.
- Stable Fractures – Stable fractures are generally among the less-severe types of bone fractures. The fractured ends of the bone are only minimally misaligned, and it may be possible to recover without surgical intervention.
- Transverse Fractures – A transverse fracture occurs when the bone fractures horizontally. This could result in a stable fracture, or the two ends of the bone could pass one another. When the ends of the bones pass, surgery will typically be necessary.
- Oblique Fractures – With an oblique fracture, rather than breaking horizontally, the bone breaks at an angle. The severity of these fractures also depends on the alignment of the broken bone following the injury.
- Comminuted Fractures – A comminuted fracture occurs when the bone shatters into multiple pieces. These can be severe injuries, and repairing the bone may require surgical intervention as well as the use of screws or other stabilizing devices.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Florida Broken Bone Lawyer Today
Have you suffered a broken bone in an accident that you believe may have been someone else’s fault? If so, a Florida broken bone lawyer at Searcy Denney can assess your legal rights and fight for the compensation you deserve. For a free, no-obligation consultation, call 800-780-8607 or contact us online now.