Fractured and Broken Bones
Some of the most common, yet catastrophic, injuries that an individual can suffer from an accident are fractured and broken bones. They are typically easy to detect, but can sometimes go unnoticed unless medical tests are taken. If they go unnoticed, the results can often be traumatic. Bones can break in a variety of accidents and circumstances. If you or a loved one has suffered from a broken bone or fractured bone, it is suggested to obtain legal guidance from New York City injury lawyer from Greenberg & Stein, P.C.
Types of Fractures
There are also different classifications of broken and fractured bones. Some types of fractures are worse than others and cause more pain and lifetime symptoms than the rest.
They all are defined based on what has taken place to the bone and are labeled as follows:
- Complete fracture
- Greenstick fracture
- Single fracture
- Communited fracture
- Bowing fracture
- Open fracture
The broken bone is considered a “complete fracture” because it has been severed in two or more pieces. A “greenstick fracture” occurs when it is cracked on one side, but still held together on the other side. When a break occurs in one single place, but nowhere else on the bone, this is called a “single fracture.” When a broken bone is separated in two or more locations, it is considered to be a “communited fracture.” One type of fracture that can only take place in children is a “bowing fracture.” That is because it refers to a bend in the bone and adult bones do not bend. The most catastrophic of fractures is the “open fracture” because the bone breaks and is then forced through the skin and exposed.
Common Causes of Bone Injuries
There are many different ways that an individual’s bone can become broken. These accidents can take place at work, on the road, while grocery shopping, and even while on another individual’s property.
Some of the most common causes of a broken bone are:
- Car accidents
- Commercial truck accidents
- Slip and fall accident
- Pedestrian accidents
- Boating accidents
Just about any accident can result in fractured and broken bones. Whatever the circumstances of the accident that led to your broken or fractured bone injury, we can help you fight for damages if it was caused by negligence. The New York City attorneys at our firm offer exceptional services to each individual in need of legal assistance. With more than 50 years of combined experience, we have handled many scenarios and would like the chance to represent you. The team provides each client with a free case evaluation to effectively demonstrate their commitment and loyalty to those we represent. When you secure their legal service to fight for your rights, you will receive a firm that sincerely cares about your and helping you obtain just compensation.
Depending on a variety of factors, a broken bone can result in a change in that individual’s life. It can damage the surrounding tissue, veins and organs, which can all have long term effects on the victim. The pain from a broken bone is often very immense and can result in expensive medical bills and extended time off work. The victim will likely require an orthopedic surgeon who can handle the bone fracture and the surgery that is necessary to restore the bone. Many individuals who experience the catastrophic injury of a broken or fractured bone will go into shock or faint, which can lead to other severe injuries. If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, contact Greenberg & Stein, P.C. at your earliest convenience!