Suffered a Broken Bone?
Western New York Broken Bone Attorneys
Broken bones are a common injury occurring in a number of ways, including different kinds of accidents. The level of injury usually depends on which bone was broken and the severity of the break. Some breaks (which are called fractures) require immediate surgery to repair and some may not need medical attention and must heal on their own.
Vehicle accidents often lead to fractures because the collision’s impact is more than bones can withstand. These fractures can be more severe from the tremendous forces exerted on the body during a wreck.
If you have sustained a broken bone, or bones, in an accident caused by someone else, you need to consider hiring a personal injury law firm like Nicholas, Perot, Smith, Bernhardt & Zosh. We can help you get the care you need and explain how to hold those at fault accountable for your recovery and other costs.
The severity of an injury depends on how the bone fractured. A simple, or closed, fracture, means the bone broke in one place and did not damage tissue or skin around it. A compound, or open, fracture has one or more pieces of bone tearing through the skin. These are more serious than simple fractures and have a high risk for infection.
Bones Heal Naturally But Positioning is Important
Bones typically repair themselves naturally, so treatment focuses on positioning and immobilization to promote healing. A simple fracture may require realigning the ends of the bones and immobilizing it in a cast. More severe compound fractures often need surgery that involves resetting the bone and immobilizing it with screws, nails, metal plates or pins. A limb’s level of function after it heals can affect your mobility and whether you return to work.
Stress levels can skyrocket after a serious injury accident. The pain and limited mobility combine with financial worries to overwhelm you. That’s when the experienced attorneys at Nicholas, Perot, Smith, Bernhardt & Zoshcan be invaluable. We guide you through filing a claim for damages that will cover those unexpected bills and more, and we take care of the details, so you can focus on getting back to normal.
Several factors can affect the healing time for a fracture, including which bone was injured and the extent of the fracture. The health and age of the patient should be considered, too. Some fractures heal quite fast while others may take longer and require physical therapy for the bones to completely heal.
A lot of unknowns come up following a serious injury accident. After getting proper medical care, you should meet with a personal injury lawyer to discuss proper legal representation. Our Western New York personal injury lawyers have the resources and knowledge to prepare a winning case. Set an appointment with one of our lawyers today for your free case review.
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