If you or a loved one have suffered a bone fracture or broken bone injury due to the negligence of another person or an entity, you could likely be entitled to financial compensation, including having all of your medical bills paid. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, roughly 3.4 million Americans seek treatment each year for a fracture and broken bone injury. As we age, our bones become more brittle, so seniors are more susceptible to broken bone injuries. Then you have people who are employed in higher-risk career fields, such as construction workers, firefighters, and people in the agricultural industry. Finally, people who engage in sports and certain physical activities such as rock climbing or skiing also run a higher risk of sustaining a bone fracture or break. However, no matter who you are, or what your lifestyle entails, anyone is capable of being injured due to another person’s negligence in which they are left with one or more broken bones. When you contact a broken bone or bone fracture injury lawyer at Jacoby and Meyers for a free consultation, we will delve deep into the circumstances surrounding your injury, and our attorneys will give you a no-obligation look at your rights, case, and educate you in regards to your compensation rights.
Common Accidents Seen by a Broken Bone and Bone Fracture Injury Lawyer
In the medical world, broken bones are common injuries sustained by people of all ages. Whether a child at daycare is not being supervised and jumps from the top of the stairs breaking his foot as a result, or a construction worker is using a defective harness, falls 25 feet to the ground, and breaks his leg, the causes are endless. These two examples demonstrate a level of negligence and, under the right circumstances, entitle the victim to compensation. Here are some other common causes seen by a Jacoby and Meyers bone fracture injury lawyer:
- Car accident
- Act of violence (fight)
- Sports injury
- Recreational injury (ice skating, skiing, cycling, etc)
- Slip and fall (in a business location or on one’s residential property)
- Tripping over a deep crack on the sidewalk (city property)
- Work injury
- Premises liability accidents
- Motorcycle accident
What to do After You Break a Bone
If you or a loved one get injured and it becomes apparent you have a broken bone, seek medical treatment immediately. Some breaks can cause additional internal damage that can’t be detected without an xray and an examination by a physician. You will need to get the bone set and put in a cast as soon as possible, and any internal bleeding or damage must be treated without too much time passing in order to prevent additional problems.
Once you have been seen by a doctor and your injuries have been treated, call a broken bone and bone fracture lawyer at Jacoby and Meyers. Our attorneys have an entire team of medical experts, researchers, insurance experts, and other professionals with a specific niche that work together in broken bone injury cases to help clients get the right medical treatment, medications, rehabilitation (if needed) and to get the highest possible compensation for pain and suffering with all medical bills paid by the plaintiff’s insurance.
Types of Broken Bone Injuries
Broken bone injuries are typically classified according to the nature of the fracture. Here are some of the common types that a bone fracture injury lawyer sees when helping clients seek compensation for their pain and suffering:
Compound fracture - Involves a break and separation of the bone in one or more pieces that protrude through the skin. Since there is tissue damage and the skin is pierced, there is a greater chance of additional complications, including infection.
Displaced fracture - A complete bone break in which pieces shift out of alignment.
Non-displaced fracture - A complete break of the bone in which the pieces stay in alignment.
Greenstick fractures - incomplete bone fractures that occur when the bone is bent by pressure or an impact. These types of bone fractures are more common in children, as their bones are softer and more flexible than those of adults.
Transverse fracture - a break straight across the bone at a right angle.
Oblique fracture - When the fracture curves across the bone often caused by a force with a twisting motion.
Linear fracture - Runs parallel with the bone and occurs most often in longer bones such as in the arms and legs.
Spiral fracture - Occurs when a portion of the bone is twisted.
Comminuted fracture - Involves a shattering of the bone into multiple pieces resulting from multiple impact points.
Impacted or buckle fracture - Occurs when the ends of two bones are forced into each other.
Various fracture types have longer healing times, can involve more pain, and require surgery as well as rehabilitation. In some cases, these injuries can leave life-long scarring and physical limitations, and even disable one from working in their chosen career field. This is why it is critical to call a bone fracture injury lawyer; a personal injury attorney needs to review the medical reports, comb through the evidence, and build a case that gets you the highest possible settlement.
Why Work with a Jacoby and Meyers Bone Fracture Injury Lawyer?
When people look for a bone fracture injury lawyer in California, many partner with Jacoby and Meyers for a number of reasons. With more than 48 years of experience, a bone fracture injury lawyer from our firm has vast experience and a massive team of experts to immediately start building their client’s cases. Our bone fracture injury lawyers also bring compassion and genuine care. We understand that this is a time that will be hard on you and your family, so in addition to pursuing the plaintiff and the insurance company to work out the highest settlement, we are by your side as a pillar of support from start to finish.
Call today for a free consultation, and together let’s get your life back on track.