Fractured Bones After A Personal Injury Accident

Broken-Arm-300x200Whether an X-Ray displays a barely recognizable hairline crack or the bone has been split into several pieces, it is considered a fracture. Despite what most people believe, a fractured bone is the same as a broken bone and vice versa. However, doctors are more likely to use the term “fracture” because it sounds more professional. During any devastating accident, such as a car crash, your body may be placed under extreme trauma, which can lead to severe injuries. Suffering any fractured bone following an accident can be extremely painful and debilitating.  

The Most Common Fractures

Unfortunately, fractured or broken bones are very common injuries. The most typical types of accident-related fractures include compound, transverse, comminuted, stress, buckle, oblique, hairline, and avulsion. With 206 bones in the human body, various breaks can occur, some being much more serious than others. Essentially, any bone in the body has the potential to be broken in an accident. The most prevalent fractures include: 

  1. Arm fractures;
  2. Wrist fractures;
  3. Tibia/Fibula fractures;
  4. Clavicle fractures;
  5. Femur fractures;
  6. Back fractures;
  7. Rib fractures;
  8. Hip fractures;
  9. Pelvis fractures; and
  10. Skull and face fractures.

Is It A Break?

When a bone gets fractured, the victim may feel or hear a crack or grinding noise at the time of the injury. Symptoms commonly experienced by victims of fractures include:

  1. Extreme tenderness and lots of swelling around the injury area;
  2. Bruising, discoloration, and redness;
  3. Sudden, intense; and sharp pain;
  4. Broken skin with the bone sticking out; 
  5. A noticeably out-of-place, twisted, or contorted limb or joint;
  6. Numbness and tingling throughout; 
  7. Inability to bear weight; and
  8. Limited mobility or incapacity to move the limb.

Sometimes it can be challenging to determine whether a bone is fractured if it is not deformed or out of the natural position. If you believe that you may have broken a bone, it is always better to be safe than sorry. Our compassionate team recommends taking action to obtain the necessary medical treatment. If the fracture was caused by a traumatic accident, call 911 immediately and request an ambulance. 

Seek The Compensation That You Deserve With The Help Of A Battle-Tested Attorney

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of highly skilled attorneys, have an extensive track record in obtaining justice for victims who suffered fractures in personal injury accidents. For over 20 years, Jed Dietrich, Esq., a proud member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, has battled to obtain over $175 million in verdicts and settlements for injured clients in Buffalo, New York, throughout New York State, and beyond. Our exemplary commitment to exceeding your expectations and delivering an incomparable outcome is what differentiates us from other law firms. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s veteran lawyers offer free, confidential, no-obligation lawsuit assessments and consultations. We would be honored to discuss your fracture injury in more detail. Our leading team is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week by calling 716-839-3939 or filling out the online consultation form.     

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