Broken Bone Injury Lawyers
Broken bones and fractures are some of the most common injuries associated with many different types of accidents every day. According to The Ohio State University, about 6.8 million broken bones/fractures come to medical attention each year in the United States. When given the right medical guidance broken bones oftentimes will heal over time. Nevertheless, medical bills can become expensive, especially when the recovery involves long-lasting physical therapy or multiple operations.
When faced with a serious bone injury, you should not have to worry whether or not you are able to get the medical treatment necessary for a full recovery. Here at The Cochran Firm, our personal injury lawyers have the experience and resources it takes to ensure that the person responsible for your injury pays for your medical costs, and you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation on your case.
What causes broken bones and fractures?
Although bones are very strong, they can still break. Usually, breaks happen because a bone in the body runs into a stronger force. The most common causes of bone fractures include:
- Sporting injuries
- Vehicle accidents
- Osteoporosis (due to the weakness it causes in your bones)
- & other types of cancers
When you have broken a bone, you will likely have one, if not all, of these symptoms:
- Inability to use the affected limb
Types of Broken Bones and Fractures
Bone fractures occur when the shape of a bone changes. These breaks can happen straight across a bone or up and down the bone. The most common types of bone fractures include:
- Closed or open fractures: closed occurs when the injury does not cause a breakthrough to the skin and open occurs when the skin opens
- Complete fractures: occurs when a break goes completely through the bone, leaving it in two separate pieces
- Displaced fractures: occurs when a gap forms where the bone broke (often requires surgery)
- Partial fractures: occurs when the break does not go completely through the bone
- Stress fractures: occurs when the bone gets a crack somewhere in it (oftentimes it is tough to find with imaging)
Other terms may be used by medical professionals when describing partial, complete, open, and closed fractures including avulsion, comminuted, compression, impact, spiral, oblique, and transverse. These breaks can happen in numerous places in the body including, but limited to, the clavicle, arm, wrist, hip, ankle, elbow, face, skull, and leg.
No matter what bone fracture you may be suffering from, our attorneys are here to help navigate you through the process it takes to make sure you get what you deserve. At The Cochran Firm, our attorneys will make sure that your injuries and estimated costs are correctly recorded and proven for the best settlement possible. You deserve to be compensated for your past, current, and future medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering, and loss of any future income.
If you or a loved one have suffered from broken bones and fractures, contact us today to receive your free, no-obligation consultation with one of our trusted attorneys.