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Bone Fracture Lawyer
A fracture is the separation of a bone at or near its ends. This type of damage frequently necessitates medical treatment for weeks, months, and even years. According to Mayo Clinic, fractures are very prevalent, with over 3 million occurrences each year in the United States. The severity of a fracture is determined by the patient’s condition and the force that caused the fracture. The bone may shatter if there are high forces, such as a motor vehicle accident.
If you’ve been hurt in an accident, you may be eligible for personal injury compensation for medical expense, missed income, and pain and suffering. Get free, expert counsel from Texas Personal Injury Lawyers by calling (888) 997-2148 now.
Only an experienced and knowledgeable attorney will have the understanding of Texas personal injury law to construct a solid case. As a result, make sure you get the legal assistance you require. Today, schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled bone fracture attorneys to learn what actions you should take to obtain full and fair compensation for your injuries.
What Are The Typical Indications Of A Bone Fracture?
A fractured bone may feel like fire shooting through your limb. Some of the most common symptoms associated with a broken bone recorded by Penn Medicine include:
- Obvious deformity, pain, or swelling in the fracture site
- Difficulty moving or using the site of injury in a normal manner
- Bruising, redness, or warmth in the fractured area
- Fragments of bone breaking through the skin
- Tingling and numbness
Seek medical help and attention from a healthcare provider as soon on as possible if you think that you’ve broken a bone.
Most Common Types Of Broken Bones
The following is a list of the most frequent types of bone fractures seen at Stanford Health Care (Stanford Medicine):
- Comminuted Fracture: The formation of three or more fragments from the bone is known as diaphyseal shattering.
- Compression: The bone has been crushed, and the fractured bone has flattened or widened in physical appearance.
- Greenstick Fracture: This is an incomplete fracture that occurs when the bone has only cracked on one side, rather than being entirely broken through.
- Oblique Fracture: This is a patterned fracture that has a sloping or curved profile.
- Segmental Fracture: There is a break in two places of the same bone.
- Spiral Fracture: This involves a break spiraling around the bone and is common in twisting injuries.
- Transverse Fracture: This a fracture in a horizontal line across the bone
What Are The Most Frequently Used Treatment Strategies For A Fractured Bone?
Based on medical professionals’ examination of the situation and your symptoms, they will make a decision regarding the best treatment options for broken bones.
- The patient’s age, medical history, and overall health
- The extent of the injured area
- The patient’s tolerance for therapies, procedures, and medications
- Expectations for the course of rehabilitative treatment
- The patient’s preference or opinion
The objective of rehabilitation is to aid in the healing process, return functionality to the fractured area, alleviate pain and prevent problems. Treatment for fractures might include:
- Prescription pain medication
- Splints to protect the broken limb from use or motion
- Plaster cast to immobilize the trauma site and promote healing and bone alignment
The following video covers the fundamentals of bone fracture healing:
How Is A Bone Fracture Diagnosed?
A patient’s physical examination, as well as a detailed medical history (asking the patient how the accident occurred), may include:
- Computed Tomography Scan (CT Scan)
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
What Are The Most Common Causes of Broken Bones?
The most frequent reasons of bone fractures are:
- Overuse: When one limb is treated the same way over an extended period of time, it may put too much strain on muscles and cause more force on bones. Repetitive motion can induce stress fractures, which are prevalent in athletes.
- Osteoporosis: A disease in which bones become brittle and fragile, increasing the chance of fracture.
- Trauma: Broken bones can occur as a result of a motor vehicle accident, a fall, or sports injuries.
In the event of a bone fracture, a person who has been hurt has the right to compensation for medical expenses, missed wages, and other losses. We can assist you in getting back on track with our personal injury law firm.
Types Of Bone Fracture Cases Our Attorneys Handle
Broken bone situations are handled by our injury lawyers in the following ways:
- Car Accidents
- Cycling Crashes
- Motorcycle Collisions
- Slip and Falls
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Products Liability
- Trucking Crashes
If you were hurt because of someone else’s carelessness and suffered a bone fracture as a result, you may be able to claim for your personal injury damages under Texas law. For further information, contact a legal professional.
How Much Compensation Will I Get For A Broken Bone?
The amount of financial and non-financial compensation given in a bone fracture lawsuit is determined by the severity of the damage and losses incurred. Our legal team can analyze your situation to see what sort of damages you may seek, such as:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages from any missed work
- Loss of future earnings
- Loss of consortium
- Permanent disability
- Lost enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
How Long Do I Have To File A Personal Injury Claim In Texas?
The two years statute of limitations allocated for personal injury claimants to bring a lawsuit in Texas begin on the date of the accident, according to Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code section 16.003. It is typically in your best interests to begin the process as soon as possible following your injuries. However, this does not imply that you should reach “maximum medical improvement” (MMI) or grasp the full value of your claim before settling it. If you have been physically harmed, most personal injury attorneys will advise you to wait to settle a claim until you fully recover and understand the consequences of your injuries.
If you want to file a claim against a state or local government worker or agency, you must do so within six months of the incident. Because the Texas state’s timeline and filing requirements for personal injury claims are more strict, it is critical to contact an attorney as soon after the accident as possible to protect your rights.
Should I Accept A Settlement Offer From The Insurance Company For A Fracture?
A claimant who is being contacted by an insurance company on behalf of the party at-fault may be offered a quick and lowball settlement offer in the hope that they will accept it. This is their method of limiting financial responsibility for a mishap caused by their insured. Unfortunately, insurance companies take a similar view to those who make first-party claims under uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage.
An insurance claims adjuster might pressure a hurt person to accept a personal injury settlement or persuade them that it’s the finest offer they can get. However, do not accept any settlement bargain without consulting with a qualified injury lawyer to determine whether it is complete and fair in light of your bone fracture.
Why You Need An Injury Attorney For A Broken Bone Case
Insurance companies frequently undervalue the full amount of serious injury claims. Insurance businesses might try to reduce compensation or deny claims outright.
When a person is hurt, he or she will have an advocate who will defend their interests during insurance negotiations. During the personal injury claims procedure, a lawyer will manage while the victim focuses on more essential things such as family and recovering fully.
Can I Afford A Lawyer For A Personal Injury Case?
We serve clients throughout Texas. We take on all personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis. This means that if we are able to obtain fair compensation for our clients, they will not be charged any fees by our legal team. We also provide complimentary case evaluations, so please do not hesitate to get in touch with us right
Contact Texas Personal Injury Lawyers Today
Fracture claims are difficult because of the associated difficulties in proving a victim’s injuries. Our personal injury legal team is qualified to handle these matters, having the experience, talents, and resources to do so. Our lawyers are familiar with the insurance industry’s defensive strategies for limiting compensation paid to injured people in bone fracture instances.
You have a better chance of receiving fair compensation for your injuries and damages incurred if you contact our law firm as soon as possible following an accident.
Call us at (888) 997-2148 right away. We take cases on a contingency fee basis and there are no costs unless we win, and the consultation is completely free.