Bone Fractures and Injuries
Legal Assistance for People Who Suffered Broken and Fractured Bones in Washington Automobile Accidents
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury in a Washington motor vehicle accident, you may be seeking answers to your legal questions. The Farber Law Group, a Bellevue Personal injury legal practice, has 30 years experience representing car accident victims who suffered serious injuries including broken and fractured bones as a result of their accident.
Car Accidents Resulting in Broken Bones
Many people who are injured in car accidents suffer broken bones and fractures. Often, a broken bone sustained in an auto accident can be more serious than in a fall or sports accident. This is because forces acting upon a person in a car accident can be extreme. People who suffer fractures in car accidents often require surgery and when there are multiple fractures, which is often the case; the victim may require reconstructive surgery involving hardware to secure the bones.
Bone fractures caused by motor vehicle accidents are not minor injuries. They always require medical attention and require time to heal. Many people are not able to work while they recover from a fracture injury.
- Herniated disks and back fracture-- spine injuries are injuries that often cause lifelong problems including sciatica, which is nerve pain that can run down the entire leg and leave a person with numbness.
- Facial and skull fracture - skull fractures can result in a brain injury. Facial fractures can damage the eyes leaving people with vision problems. Broken noses and broken jaws may leave a person with disfigurement or nerve damage.
- Tibia and Fibula fracture-- broken legs and ankles can leave a person with poor mobility or even one leg shorter than the other. Active persons who participate in sports may be unable to do so after a tibia or fibula fracture.
- Femur fracture-- the thigh bone is one of the strongest bones in the body, and a break to it can be difficult to repair and require a lengthy recuperation. Often, it is a very painful break. Complications of a femur fracture can be a shorter leg.
- Rib fracture-- a cracked rib can be a very painful fracture that is not easily treated. People with a broken rib say it hurts to move, laugh or even breathe. Often a rib fracture is not diagnosed immediately after a car accident because a car accident victim often feels sore all over.
- Hip fracture - a hip fracture, though the most common fracture, often requires lengthy recuperation and leaves elderly people in a wheel chair for an extended period of time. In elderly people, seriously complications or even death can result.
- Pelvis fracture-- a fractured or crushed pelvis is a common fracture in motorcycle and car accidents. When there is enough force to break the pelvis, there is often more than one crack involved. Surgeons often use a steel or titanium implant to support the bone while healing.
- Wrist fracture-- the human wrist has many fragile bones, and a wrist fracture can leave a person unable to work for a time. Wrist fractures that involve a joint can be slow-healing and can require pins to repair. Often, people who have suffered a wrist fracture may have limited motion in their wrist.
- Clavicle fracture-- factures to the collar bone can be very painful, and a person may have limited use of their arm or shoulder for up to a few months.
- Humerus fracture-- a fracture to the long bone in the arm or forearm can result in damage to the axillary, radial or ulnar nerves.
Types of Bone Fractures
- Compound fracture-- compound or open fractures break the skin around the broken bone. These types of fractures often result in infection because the injury is open to the outside world. If an infection occurs, the bone healing can be complicated. Compound fractures usually require surgery.
- Avulsion fracture-- a bone fracture in which a bone fragment pulls away from the main mass of bone. The avulsion often occurs at the ligament.
- Simple fracture-- a bone fracture in which the skin is still intact.
- Buckle or greenstick fracture-- a break that occurs to immature bones during infancy and childhood.
- Hairline or stress fracture-- often occurs in leg or foot bones and is a small crack in the bone.
Law Firm Represents People With Bone Injuries
If you have suffered a serious bone injury in a motor vehicle accident, you might be seeking legal counsel. The Farber Law Group is here to help. With more than 30 years personal injury legal experience, will work hard to help you obtain the compensation you deserve to cover your medical and surgical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
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