Helping You Seek Financial And Physical Recovery After Suffering A Fracture Or Broken Bone
An accident can happen in a split second, leaving you with severe injuries, including broken bones. The medical term for a broken bone is a fracture. A simple fracture may only require the application of a cast or a splint to treat it successfully.
Unfortunately, this is not always the case. If a broken bone or fracture is severe enough, it may require a surgical procedure to properly reduce and set the bone to heal properly. This is usually referred to as an ORIF (open reduction internal fixation) where hardware such as a pin(s), screw(s) or plate(s) need to be inserted. This hardware ensures the broken bone can be put back together in proper alignment, which is crucial for the bone to heal successfully.
Though it may seem simple to set and cast a fracture, this is not always the case. Some broken bones/fractures can be extremely serious and leave you with a long recovery ahead of you.
At The Law Offices of Ira M. Perlman, P.C. & Robert D. Rosen, P.C., we are an established and highly respected personal injury firm and malpractice law firm dedicated to helping clients ensure their rights are protected after an accident in New York City. We understand the impact that fractures/broken bone injuries, as well as other catastrophic injuries, can have on your life and the lives of your family members.
Talk to us today and get answers to questions about any type of fracture/broken bone accident or injury. Call us today at 212-689-5000.
Common Causes Of Fractures
Fractures occur when a bone cannot absorb the stress of an outside force. This can result from a:
- Car accident
- Construction accident
- Slip or trip and fall
- Direct impact or blow
- Some other type of trauma.
If there is a twisting force to a bone, that can also cause a fracture. Bones are weakest when they are twisted.
Types Of Fractures
Some common types of fractures include:
- Compound: When a broken bone breaks through the skin, this is called a compound fracture. Not only does the bone need to be set, but the tearing of muscles and skin caused by the bone must be addressed as well to ensure proper healing. This is also known as an open fracture.
- Closed: A fracture where the bone does not break through the skin. This is also known as a simple fracture.
- Displaced: A displaced fracture is when a bone breaks into two or more pieces, and there is a lack of alignment.
- Impacted: An impacted fracture occurs when the two broken segments of bone are driven together, often causing additional bone damage.
- Comminuted: A comminuted fracture is when the bone breaks into three or more pieces.
- Compression: When an object or force has crushed bones, it is called a compression fracture. On an x-ray, bones are seen as flatter and wider than in their original state.
- Avulsion: When a tendon or ligament tears and a piece of bone comes with it, it is called an avulsion fracture, as “avulsion” means to tear or pull away.
- Transverse: A bone that is broken in a horizontal line is called a transverse fracture.
- Oblique: An oblique fracture has an angled break pattern that can be challenging to set.
- Spiral: The fracture spirals around the bone. This usually occurs during a twisting injury.
Advocating For The Compensation You Deserve To Recover For All Your Harms And Losses
We are ready to step in and provide you with the personal and aggressive attention your accident or injuries deserve. Our office will provide you and your family with all the dedicated support needed from day one and throughout the entire process, including any trial or verdict if necessary.
We will work to ensure that all responsible parties who committed any harm or wrongdoing are held fully responsible to recover the following damages on your behalf, including:
- Award for physical and mental pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment in activities of daily living
- Medical bills
- Loss of wages up until the present time
- Loss of future earnings
- Loss of future benefits
- Property damage
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We are here to help you understand your rights and get started on your injury case. To schedule your free consultation, call our office at 212-689-5000 or send an email to us now. We are lawyers that you can actually talk to.