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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:

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.
  • Displaced Fractures – A displaced fracture occurs when the two broken ends of a bone separate. These are severe fractures that often cause other forms of internal trauma (i.e., nerve or soft tissue damage), and surgery is often necessary.
  • NonDisplaced Fractures – Most bone breaks involve non-displaced fractures. With a non-displaced fracture, the broken bone remains aligned, reducing (but not eliminating) the risk of long-term effects.
  • Closed Fractures – Contrasted with a compound (or “open”) fracture, a closed fracture is any fracture in which the bone does not pierce the skin. These can still be very serious fractures—such as displaced or comminuted fractures—and they can require significant care.
  • Simple Fractures – A broken bone can be classified as a “simple fracture” in the case of a clean break with little separation of the bone. While these are usually among the easier bone fractures to treat, recovery can still be a long and expensive process.
  • Greenstick Fractures – Greenstick fractures are most common among children. These child injuries occur when the bone flexes and splinters, similar to a live branch on a tree. Treatment needs and prognoses vary on a case-by-case basis.
  • Linear Fractures – A linear fracture is similar to a greenstick fracture in that it runs along the length of a bone rather than cutting across it. These fractures are often extremely painful, and significant treatment, recovery and rehabilitation are usually required.
  • Spiral Fractures – As their name suggests, spiral fractures occur in a twisting pattern. These injuries are most common when an accident victim’s foot or hand gets pinned in place while the body twists around it. These are often serious injuries as well, and they leave victims with permanent disabilities in many cases.

FAQs: Recovering Your Losses After Suffering a Broken Bone in an Accident

Should I Hire a Lawyer if I Suffered a Broken Bone in an Accident?

Yes, if you suffered a broken bone in an accident, you will need an experienced lawyer to fight for the full compensation you deserve. Unfortunately, you cannot rely on the insurance companies to treat you fairly, and you must be prepared to fight for just compensation.

What Costs Can I Recover for a Broken Bone?

If you suffer a broken bone in an accident that is someone else’s fault, you are entitled to just compensation for all of your injury-related costs under Florida law. This includes financial costs such as:

  • Emergency medical treatment
  • Surgical procedures
  • Ongoing medical treatment and rehabilitative care
  • Psychological counseling
  • Loss of income and loss of future earning capacity due to disability

Importantly, it includes non-financial costs as well. These costs will exceed accident victims’ financial costs in most cases. When you choose Searcy Denney to represent you, our lawyers will seek appropriate compensation for your pain and suffering, mental distress, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and other losses.

How Do I Prove the Costs of a Broken Bone?

There are several steps involved in proving the costs of a broken bone. To get started, you will want to collect all of your medical records, and you should begin documenting the day-to-day effects of your injury. When you schedule a free consultation at Searcy Denney, our lawyers will walk you through everything you need to know in order to protect your legal rights. 

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.

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