Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts broken bone injury lawyer has handled numerous broken bone injury claims involving all types of bone fractures.
Broken bones are the unfortunate consequence and result of many different types of accidents, most commonly, car accidents. Broken bones can range anywhere from extremely minor to quite severe, which can lead to long-lasting injuries and care. If you have received a broken bone as the result of an accident, you should speak with a personal injury attorney.
It can sometimes be difficult to spot a broken bone, but the symptoms typically include intense pain and a noticeably out of place joint or limb. While broken bones often seem to involve the same symptoms and type of injury, there are several types of broken bones, ranging in severity.
The medical term for a broken bone is “fracture,” which is divided into the following types:
- Greenstick fracture: Bone is bent
- Transverse fracture: Fracture at a right angle to the bone.
- Oblique fracture: Fracture with a curved pattern.
- Comminuted fracture: Fracture which leads to the bone in several pieces.
- Impacted fracture: Ends are driven into each other.
- Buckle fracture: Type of impacted fracture.
- Pathologic fracture: Fracture caused by disease which weakens the bones
- Stress fracture: Hairline fracture.
- Compound fracture: Bone protrudes through the skin.
Fractures from car accidents can have lasting injuries due to damage done to the bone and surrounding tissue as well as complications arising from damage to blood vessels.
Broken bones often seem like minor occurrences since nearly every person has a broken bone story, typically stemming from their childhood. However, some broken bones can be life shattering events and involve immediate surgery in order to repair the bone and bone tissue. Certain bone fractures can even be life threatening, such as broken bones in your back, spine, neck, or head. While these broken bones are much less common than a broken arm or broken leg, they have devastating effects on your body and your ability to have a normal life in the future. If a severe accident has left you facing this type of lifelong rehabilitation, you should be entitled to compensation for your ongoing medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorney
If you have received a broken bone as the result of a car accident, workplace accident, or an accident caused by another’s negligence, do not hesitate to contact Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts broken bone injury lawyer. Our attorney has years of experience in handling accident cases and understand just how dangerous any type of accident can be. Broken bones require more than just casts to fully heal, and many often require surgery and a lifestyle change. Contact our West Hartford, Glastonbury, or Enfield office today for your initial free consultation.