New York City Broken Bone Injury
Most people consider a broken or fractured bone painful, but not necessarily serious or life threatening. However, there are many situations where an injury can be very serious. There are different types of breaks that can lead to serious complications such as a skull fracture and compound fracture. In certain circumstances, this injury can lead to lifelong physical problems and even death. After you have your injury attended to by a doctor, the next thing you should do is contact a New York City Broken Bone Lawyer from Stephen Bilkis and Associates. If you have suffered an injury due to the carelessness or negligence of another, you may be entitled to receive compensation.
Our legal team can explain that actually a fracture and break are the same injury. There are different types of fractures however. A closed fracture is a break that has not torn the skin in any way. An open fracture means that the bone has broken in such a way that the surrounding skin has been torn. Either type of fracture can cause excessive medical expenses and lost time at work. You can lose months of work while you heal, and are susceptible to physical complications as well.
Depending on the specific type of fracture, surgery may be necessary to help the bone to heal properly. Often an orthopedic surgeon will need to use pins, plates or screws to set the bone in place. This can cause a longer healing time, and also greatly increases the medical expenses associated with the injury.
Often the elderly are more apt to break a bone in an accident, because their bones tend to be more brittle. Because of their age, even when the bone has healed they may experience a permanent loss of mobility and function.
If you have been injured because of the carelessness or negligence of someone, you may have a legal claim. Personal injury claims are commonly seen with:
- A serious Motorcycle Accident;
- A significant Birth Injury;
- A Bicycle Accident
- A Trip and Fall accident;
- A Taxi or bus accident;
- A pedestrian accident.
Bear in mind that if you have suffered an injury while at work you may have a legal claim against a third party in addition to a Workers Compensation Claim. New York State has specific laws for instance, pertaining to people injured in a Construction Accident. If you were injured at work, contact a New York City Personal Injury Lawyer from our firm for guidance. You may deserve compensation for the injuries you have suffered.
Whether you have suffered a fracture, have been injured in a Car Accident, construction accident, or have been seriously hurt in a Motorcycle Accident, you may deserve compensation for your physical injuries, pain and suffering. Visit our legal team to have your concerns addressed, and your questions answered. There are many office locations to serve you throughout New York City such as Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island and Brooklyn. On Long Island, we have offices in Nassau County and Suffolk County, as well as Westchester County. Call us today at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW and we will provide you with a free case consultation.