Broken Bones from Careless Acts are Common
Broken bones are commonly caused by a wide variety of negligent acts resulting in trauma. Among the common causes of fractures, and similar orthopedic injuries, in Southwest Florida are the following:
- car accident
- motorcycle accident
- bicycle accident
- construction accident
- slip and fall
- commercial vehicle accident
- pedestrian struck by vehicle
- company van crash
- semi-truck crash
Broken bones are fractures or bone separation, and trauma causes these injuries. Consequently, these injuries cause severe pain, hardship, and loss. Especially relevant in determining your compensation, broken bones location, medical treatment needs, and surgery to fix the injury, all play a role.
Major Broken Bones Are Common in Accidents
Broken bones are either closed, when broken bones remain under skin tissue, or compound, where bone pierces through skin. Moreover, your injury is very painful and requires immediate orthopedic medical attention.
While every bone break is closed or open, this description only addresses whether the bone stayed under the skin or broke through the skin.
Open fractures or closed breaks do not explain the specific type of fracture involved. In orthopedics, fractures are generally categorized as follows:
- Complete fracture: segments separate completely from each other
- Incomplete fracture: crack is present
- Comminuted fracture: bone breaks into several pieces or fragments
- Impacted fracture: fragments drive into each other causing fracture
- Avulsion fracture: bone separates from the muscle, ligaments, and tendons
- Transverse fracture: break crosses at a right angle to the bone.
- Linear fracture: fracture runs in the same direction as the bone
- Oblique fracture: angled break, usually diagonal, to the bone
- Spiral fracture: fracture where at least one part is twisted causing bone to snap at weakest point
While some bone fracture categories sound worse than others, the reality is that each traumatic fracture presents its own problems for the injury victim. Some require casting alone for the broken bones to unite, while others require surgery.
Traumatic Broken Bones Are Often Severe
Broken bones can be a very critical injury, and very often, simply applying a cast around the fracture site is not enough. Instead, the break may cause other damage.
Some fractures seriously damage muscles, skin, and other tissues and organs. These are severe injuries, and and cause very significant pain and suffering. As a result, extensive surgical treatment occurs.
Compensation for Broken Bones
Fractures come in all forms, but almost always result in severe pain, suffering, lost work, and lost time enjoying the fruits of life. Getting around on crutches, walker, or wheelchair, forces the injury victim to be dependent on family, friends, and co-workers. Moreover, long-term effects often occur when artificial joints, rods, plates, and screws need additional surgeries.
When careless actions cause your broken bone injury, then you may be eligible for significant financial compensation. Accordingly, contact Fort Myers personal injury lawyer David Harris. He helps injured persons obtain full compensation for injuries.
David stands up for you, and against those who caused your injuries and their insurance companies. Accordingly, contact David for your free consultation about your broken bone injury right now.