GJEL Accident Attorneys is a Top-Rated California Personal Injury law firm Serving Clients With Broken Bone Injuries
If you or a loved one has suffered a broken bone injury, you are not alone. According to data provided by the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, nearly 3.4 million people seek medical treatment for a broken or fractured bone in the United States annually. These injuries always require immediate medical attention. The sooner you get your fracture treated, the more likely you will be to make a full recovery.
Injured victims must be able to access full and fair compensation for their damages. Unfortunately, defendants and their insurance carriers never make this easy. Victims deserve financial compensation for emergency medical care, rehabilitative treatment, lost income, and their pain and suffering. As the injury claims process is notoriously difficult to navigate, victims should always be represented by an experienced legal advocate.
At GJEL, our skilled California broken bones lawyers have extensive experience protecting the legal rights and financial interests of people who have suffered broken or fractured bones in the greater Bay Area. If you or a family member has a broken bone injury, please do not hesitate to contact our law firm today for immediate help with your claim.
Understanding the Different Types of Broken Bones Injuries
Broken and fractured bones come in many different forms. Not only are there many different bones that are commonly broken in accidents, but there are many different specific types of fractures. It is crucial that your injury is diagnosed correctly. Injured victims must be able to get the exact type of treatment that is appropriate for their specific fracture. Without proper treatment, your bone injury may not heal the correct way, and you could potentially experience long-term complications. In the worst cases, doctors may even be required to conduct an additional operation to fix the bone injury. Some of the most common types of broken bone injuries are as follows:
- Displaced Fractures: With a displaced fracture, the bone has not only cracked but pieces of the bone have separated. In some cases, displaced fractures require surgery.
- Non-Displaced Fractures: A non-displaced fracture is one in which the bone has cracked (either partially or entirely), but the alignment remains intact. This is one of the most common types of broken bone injuries.
Stable Fractures: Along with a non-displaced fracture, you may also hear the term ‘stable fracture’. This is generally one of the least severe types of broken bone injuries. With a stable fracture, the bone’s structure remains largely in place. This allows for easier healing and a shorter recovery period.
- Open Fractures: Also referred to as a ‘compound fracture’, and open fracture is one in which the bone punctures the skin, creating an open wound. This is also a very serious injury, and the risk of infection is extremely high.
Closed Fractures: With a closed fracture, the broken bone does not penetrate the skin. That is not to say that this type of injury is not serious. There are many cases in which closed fracture injuries can lead to long-term, even permanent damage. Immediate medical treatment is always required.
- Simple Fractures: A simple fracture is a clean break, with little separation between the bones. This is a closed fracture injury, and it is typically easier to treat than more complex breaks.
- Greenstick Fractures: A greenstick fracture is a broken bone injury where part of the victim’s bone bends, instead of breaking. This type of injury is especially common in young children.
- Transverse Fractures: This is a simple fracture that occurs at a right angle. As this is a particularly clean break, this type of fracture is generally one of the easiest to treat and it typically heals well.
- Oblique Fractures: These fractures occur with a slant or a curved angle. The complex angle of the break can lead to complications when healing. With oblique fractures, immediate medical attention and comprehensive rehabilitative treatment are both critically important
- Linear Fractures: This type of fracture will most often occur in long bones, such as in the arms or the legs. It is a break that goes down the bone, and it is notoriously painful for the victim.
- Spiral Fractures: Spiral fractures occur in a twisting pattern. This is another extremely painful injury. Most often, spiral fractures happen when the victim gets their foot or hand caught in something or under something.
- Comminuted Fractures: This is one of the most serious types of broken bone injuries. It occurs when a bone is fractured at several different points of impact. Often, this is referred to as the ‘shattering’ of a bone.
Injured Victims Deserve Full and Fair Compensation
If your broken bone injury was caused by the negligence of another party, you are legally entitled to financial compensation for the full value of your damages. To get the full compensation you deserve, it is imperative that you work with an experienced California broken bone injury attorney. To start, your Bay Area personal injury attorney will help you compile all of the evidence that you need to establish liability in your case. This way you can hold the negligent party legally liable for your broken bone injury.
Then, your personal injury attorney will carefully document your damages, so that you can maximize your financial recovery. Monetary compensation may be available for both economic losses and intangible losses. Among other things, our California personal injury lawyers can help you recover money for:
- Emergency medical expenses;
- Ongoing medical treatment;
- Physical therapy;
- Psychological counseling;
- Rehabilitative care;
- Lost income;
- Pain and suffering;
- Mental distress;
- Permanent disfigurement; and
- Loss of life enjoyment.
Contact Our California Bone Fracture Injury Lawyers Today
At GJEL, our California personal injury attorneys have extensive experience handling broken bone injury cases. For more than 40 years we have provided top-quality legal representation to injured victims throughout California. No matter the specific circumstances of your case, our legal team is prepared to help you recover the full and fair financial compensation that you rightfully deserve.
To schedule a free, no obligation review of your broken/fractured bone injury claim, please contact us today. Our law firm has main office locations in Oakland, San Jose, Fresno, Hayward, Walnut Creek, and Orinda. We also operate local offices and client meeting locations throughout Northern California, including in Antioch, Berkeley, Stockton, Richmond, Concord, Fairfield, Fremont, Santa Monica, Pleasanton, Sacramento, San Rafael, and all around the San Francisco Bay Area. Any injury that results in broken bones warrants serious medical attention. Many accidents that cause physical damage can harm not only the skeletal structure but also the surrounding tissue, veins, and organs. If you or a loved one has experienced a broken bone due to an injury or accident, contact a Northern California broken bone lawyer at our firm for a free consultation.
The law firm of Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis, Larsen & Lucey has handled personal injury cases in San Francisco, the Bay Area and Northern California for over thirty years. The firm’s broken bone injury lawyers have recovered significant financial awards for our clients that help them recover from their accident. Contact our offices for a free consultation on your case.
Several types of broken bones can cause serious damage to the person that has been injured:
- A complete fracture cracks the bone into two separate pieces.
- A single fracture means that the bone is only cracked in one place.
- Other terms that describe broken bones are open / closed, or simple / multi-fragmentary.
- Obviously, broken bones can occur anywhere in the body, but are most severe when they involve the neck or back.
Since a broken bone injury often causes injuries that are internal or undetectable by the naked eye, a complete medical examination should be carried out on the injured person. X-rays of problem areas and further scans such as MRIs or CT-Scans may also be necessary. A Northern California broken bone injury attorney can recover significant funds in order to help cover these and other medical expenses.
Our San Francisco and Northern California broken bone injury attorneys have recovered expenses that have paid for medical bills, loss of work, pain and suffering, mental distress, therapies, legal fees, and insurance bills.
By contacting our office as soon after the accident as possible, you stand the greatest chance of recovering damages. California has several laws that make a lawsuit impossible after a legally instituted time limit runs out. A broken bone victim should never sign any paperwork or agree to any settlement without first speaking to a Northern California broken bone injury lawyer. In addition, with legal representation, you can protect yourself and fight for what is legally owed to you.
Broken bone accident cases are often difficult and complex, but the law firm of Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis, Larsen & Lucey has a great deal of experience in tackling broken bone cases. Contact our offices today and speak with a Northern California broken bone injury lawyer for a free case evaluation.
We invite you to call 1-855-508-9565 to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney at GJEL if you or a loved one has been injured. We provide free consultation, and we’re paid only when we win your claim. You’ll pay no fees if we don’t obtain a verdict or settlement for you.
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