Pasadena Bone Fracture Injury Attorneys
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Fractures or broken bones are frequently caused by car accidents or slip and falls. Depending on how severe your injury is, the road to recovery can be long, painful, and expensive. You may need surgery, a cast, or even a reduction to set the bone back in place. Healing from a bone fracture can take weeks, months, or years. In some cases, these injuries can result in a permanent disability that prevents you from working.
If you have suffered a bone fracture in an accident caused by another person's negligence, call KP Law.
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Types of Fractures
By definition, fractures occur any time the bones in your body crack or break. If you’ve sustained a fracture, you will require immediate medical attention. Your recovery time will vary depending on your age and health, the severity of your injury, and the type of fracture you suffered.
Common types of fracture include:
- Compound fracture – also called an open fracture, a compound fracture occurs when the broken bone pierces the skin or when there is an open wound or break in the skin near the site of the break. This type of fracture is typically caused by a high-energy event, like a car accident or gunshot, but falls and other lower-energy incidents can also cause compound fractures.
- Comminuted fracture – when the bone breaks in 2 or more pieces and fragments are present at the fracture site, a fracture is comminuted. Those affected will likely need surgery to address the fragments and may have to wear a splint or cast. Comminuted fractures can also occur during motor vehicle accidents and falls.
- Segmental fracture – segmental fractures take place when 2 breaks in the bone create a “floating” segment of bone that must be reunified. This injury has high rates of complication and is common in motorcycle accidents.
- Greenstick fracture – an incomplete fracture is commonly referred to as greenstick fracture. In this type of injury, the bone is not completely separated. This fracture “bends” the bone to the point of breaking and usually involves small children or those with softer bones.
- Transverse fracture – in a transverse fracture, the break occurs in a straight line across the bone. This type of injury occurs when a blow transmits a large amount of force to the bone. For example, consider a tire impacting a bone in a pedestrian accident or the enormous impact of a truck accident.
- Spiral fracture – when the bone twists, a spiral fracture can take place. The break “spirals” around the bone, causing longer bones to separate. This type of accident may occur in the workplace if someone falls while completing a task in an awkward or uncomfortable position.
- Oblique fracture – a diagonal break across the bone is called an oblique fracture. These breaks are similar to transverse fractures but may also occur when longer bones twist. Consider the angle of a break you may sustain while falling out of a defective chair.
- Compression fracture – when the bone is crushed, a compression fracture may occur. These injuries occur primarily in the back, where softer vertebrae can break and collapse, causing changes to the strength and shape of your spine.
If you’ve been in an accident that led to any of the injuries above, please contact our attorneys as soon as possible.
Symptoms of a Bone Fracture
Regardless of the situation that caused your injury, some of the symptoms of a fracture include:
- Intense pain
- Out-of-place or misshapen limb or joint
- Limited mobility
At KP Law, our Pasadena personal injury attorneys have more than 40 years of combined experience and have successfully handled numerous multi-million dollar cases.
We are solely dedicated to our clients and their families during their time of need. When you become a client, we focus our full efforts on building a case designed around your specific needs and goals to give you and your family the strongest chance of receiving maximum compensation after your accident.
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Fractures can present significant medical issues. Treatment for fractures or broken bones includes casts or splints. In some cases, surgery and rehabilitation are necessary. KP Law works closely with physicians and other medical professionals to determine the extent of such injuries and the prognosis for long-term medical issues.
Did you sustain a fracture in an accident caused by someone else? Call KP Law today at (888) 493-3862 to hold the negligent party responsible. We are available 24/7.