Bronx Broken Bone Injury
A broken bone, while painful, is a fairly common injury. A victim may suffer a broken bone from a car accident, a slip and fall accident, a motorcycle accident, or scaffold. It is one of the most common types of injuries suffered by victims of a bike accident. Most of us do not realize that it can be quite serious, and at times even life threatening. Hip and skull fractures, for instance, can lead to severe complications. These injuries cause not only pain and rehabilitation time, but also medical expenses and lost time at work. If you suffered a broken bone or some other type of serious injury in an accident due to the negligence of another person, you may be entitled to compensation for the losses that you suffered as a result of the accident. Do not hesitate to contact an experienced Bronx personal injury lawyer who will be able to guide you through the process of filing a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent person.Broken bones and accidents
Fracture is the medical term for a broken bone. A broken bone injury can vary widely and can range from simple hairline fractures, to multiple compound fractures. A bone can break in a variety of accidents, including:
- Auto accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- ATV accidents
- Boat accidents
- Construction accidents
Broken bones, also referred to as bone fractures, can be divided into 2 general types: open fractures and closed fractures. An open fracture involves a complete break of the bone. In some cases the surrounding tissues is also damaged. With a closed fracture there is not tearing of the tissue surrounding the bone.
With a bone fracture there is always the possibility of complications. For example, if the bone does not heal correctly, the victim can end up with mobility problems with that limb, or with a deformed appearance. Another type of complication that is more common with open fractures is infection. In the most serious cases the broken limb cannot be saved and amputation is required.
Depending on the type of break, the severity and its location, the victim may or may not immediately realize that a bone is broken. Some of the more obvious symptoms of a broken bone include a bone protruding through the skin, intense pain or numbness. Other symptoms include tingling, swelling, bleeding or bruising.
Treatment for broken bones depends can involve immobilization of the fracture using a splint or a cast for several weeks. With severe cases surgery is required to ensure properly healing. After the cast is removed, the victim may have to have physical therapy for several weeks in order to reduce stiffness, restore movement and strengthen the muscles which were not used for weeks while the bone was immobilized.Pursuing compensation for a broken bone injury
Being the victim of an accident that leaves you with a serious injury is very frustrating, particularly when you find yourself in financial distress because your medical bills and inability to work. You probably feel that is unfair that you are faced with medical problems and financial problems even though the accident was another person's fault. Holding the person responsible for your injuries legally accountable will help relieve the financial stress brought on by the accident, and may give you some measure of peace. If you file a personal injury claim against the person responsible for your accident you may be awarded compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotion distress
Whether you have been hurt because of a car accident, bike accident, or a serious SUV Accident contact our legal team for guidance. If your injury was due to the negligence or recklessness of someone else, you may have the right to collect compensation. The staff at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates is experienced in handling personal injury cases stemming from vehicle, slip and fall, and construction accidents. Contact us at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.