Bronx Broken Bones Injury Lawyers
A broken bone, also known as a fracture, occurs when a bone is subjected to excessive force. Some fractures merely crack the bone, while more severe fractures can break apart, shatter, or even crush a bone into pieces. Broken bones are a common occurrence in a variety of accidents but must always be taken seriously. They are painful and slow to recover. Depending on the affected bone, a fracture can result in chronic pain, disability, or another ongoing malady. Having a broken bone can be debilitating, preventing you from enjoying your personal life, leisure activities, or even performing your workplace duties.
If you have suffered a broken bone as a result of someone else’s negligence, the dedicated and effective New York City broken bone injury attorneys at the Kohn Law Firm can help you evaluate your claims, build your case, and hold the responsible parties accountable for your injuries. Contact the Bronx offices of the Kohn Law Firm today for a no-cost consultation on your broken bone injury claim.
Types of Broken Bones
Not every broken bone is the same. There are a variety of classes of fractures, with a range of severity, pain, degree of disability, and the likelihood of complete recovery. The more intense the force that caused the break, the more severe the fracture will likely be.
Types of fractures include the following:
Stable fracture. The broken ends of the bone remain lined-up and are not very much out of place. Stable fractures heal relatively easily.
Open, compound fracture. Compound fractures involve open wounds, either where the skin was broken by the blow that caused the fracture or where the bone itself pierces the skin as a result of the break. Compound fractures introduce additional dangers such as infection.
Transverse fracture. Transverse fractures involve a horizontal fracture line.
Oblique fracture. Oblique fractures have an angled pattern and may be more complicated to fix, depending on the body part.
Spiral fractures. Spiral fractures are just how they sound–fractures that run in a spiral pattern. These may result from a twisting impact to a long bone, for example a leg injured in a motorcycle accident, and may involve a bone being torn in half. These breaks can be extremely painful and require surgery and physical therapy for a full recovery.
Comminuted fracture. Comminuted fractures involve a bone shattering into three or more pieces. Recovery from comminuted fractures almost certainly involves extensive surgery for any hope of healing.
Moreover, some fractures are more likely to carry more severe and permanent consequences. Injuries to your neck, your spinal cord, or your skull may lead to permanent disabilities such as paralysis. If your fracture is so bad as to require amputation of a limb, you may be able to recover significant damages for prosthetics or ongoing medical care as a result of a permanent disability.
Broken Bones are Common In Many Types of Accidents
Broken bones are a common result of a variety of accidents. It is vital that you seek medical attention if you have any suspicion that you may have broken a bone after experiencing a trauma. Failing to seek prompt medical attention can cause a break to worsen, preventing or delaying your recovery. Moreover, seeing a doctor immediately after an accident will ensure that you can effectively claim that the accident caused the fracture.
The dedicated Bronx personal injury attorneys at the Kohn Law Firm have years of experience pursuing claims and lawsuits after events such as:
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Defective products
- Bike accidents
- Construction or worksite mishaps
- Animal attacks
Whatever the cause of your accident, you are entitled to recovery of your medical costs, expenses for prosthetics or physical therapy, any wages you lose as a result of missing work due to injury and, depending on the type of accident, additional damages such as pain and suffering. If the at-fault party’s conduct was particularly egregious, such as driving drunk, you might be able to recover punitive damages as well.
Call the Kohn Law Firm after a Broken Bone Injury in The Bronx
If you or someone you love has suffered a broken bone as a result of someone’s negligence in New York, get seasoned and aggressive legal help recovering the money you’re owed by contacting the Bronx offices of the Kohn Law Firm for a free consultation at 718-409-1200.