In car and truck accidents, slip and fall accidents, construction site accidents, and other traumatic accidents caused by negligence, broken bones are common injuries that can have serious complications for victims.
The long-term complications of broken bones may include chronic pain, arthritis and permanent disability.
Like most injuries, broken bones could often have been prevented.
There are displaced fractures where the bones break and move, and non-displaced fractures where the bone cracks or breaks, but maintains proper alignment.
The two most common types of bone breaks are:
- Simple fracture – occurs when the bone breaks but does not puncture the skin
- Compound fracture – usually more serious and happens when the bone breaks and pierces the skin
Many broken bones, especially broken shoulders, wrists, legs and hips, require extensive medical care and rehabilitation. Treatment depends on the type of fracture, place of the fracture, and severity of the fracture.
Common treatments include:
- Open reduction internal fixation – plates, screws and hardware may be placed to surgically secure the fracture
- Cast immobilization – to secure the bone in its proper position
- Traction – gentle pulling to align the fracture
Individuals who have been seriously injured by the negligent or wrongful actions of others have their lives turned upside down. In addition to physical injuries, medical bills, lost wages and other expenditures, comes undue stress and anxiety.
When broken bone injuries are caused by the negligence of others, you deserve compensation. Your well-being comes first, followed by your legal rights. If you are unsure of how to start, get the legal guidance of an experienced, trusted law firm.
If you sustained a broken bone injury due to the negligence of another person, contact NJ top personal injury attorneys in the law offices of Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi. We will fight to make sure you receive full compensation for your losses.
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