INFORMATION AND WHAT TO DO
Do You Have A Bone Fracture?
Bone fractures occur when something exerts more pressure on a bone than it can withstand. The bone will crack, break, or (in the case of young children) bend until it splinters. There are several different types of fractures, from small hairline cracks to the intense breaks like the bone protruding from the skin. Bone fractures can cause symptoms ranging from mild pain and numbness to extensive bleeding and the inability to move. Signs of a broken bone can include:
- Pain in the affected area.
- Pain that gets worse when you apply pressure.
- Pain if you try to move the area.
- Limited mobility.
- Numbness or tingling.
- Swelling, bruising, or bleeding.
- Deformity in the affected area.
Types of Bone Fractures
Broken bones are classified in a number of different ways. Here are examples of the most common types of bone fractures:
- Stable Fracture – In this type of bone fracture the broken ends of the bone are just barely out of place and are still somewhat aligned.
- Compound Fracture – The skin is broken, either by the bone itself, or the blow that broke the bone. Usually, in compound fractures the bone is visible in the wound.
- Transverse Fracture – This type of bone fracture runs horizontally along the bone. It is basically cracks in the bone.
- Oblique Fracture – This type of broken bone is classified by its angled fracture pattern.
- Comminuted Fracture – In this type of fracture the bone is shattered, or broken into three or more different pieces.
Broken Bone Injury Lawyers in Louisiana
A broken bone is a painful injury that can put you in the hospital and out of work for an extended period of time. If you did not cause the accident, why should you have to pay for these losses out-of-pocket? A personal injury lawyer can help you identify who should be liable for your bone fracture, like another driver, your employer, or a property owner. Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys wants to help you secure compensation for the losses relating to your broken bone, including:
- Past and future medical expenses.
- Physical pain and chronic pain.
- Temporary or permanent disability.
- Travel/vacation cancellations due to your injury.
- Lost wages from taking time off work.
- Lost capacity to earn while you heal.
- Emotional distress or suffering.
- Property damage relating to the accident.
A personal injury lawyer can help you recover so much more compensation than just the costs of your medical bills. If your accident involved a negligent party, we can help you fight for full recovery through the civil justice system in Louisiana. You can get your life back and hold a negligent party accountable for its actions with the right personal injury lawyer. Call Murphy Law Firm at (225) 928-8800 to request a free broken bone injury evaluation. Don’t be a victim twice! Our dedicated team of personal injury attorneys takes an aggressive approach to your case and always pursues maximum compensation. At Murphy Law Firm we don’t settle for less!