Long Beach Broken Bone Attorneys
Compared to other major injuries, a broken bone is considered lucky scenario after a serious accident, such as a traffic collision or heavy fall. However, broken bones can have a significant effect on your life, limiting your ability to move and even sleep. Something as simple as a fracture in your hand can take you off work and other activities for weeks or months while you heal. In more serious cases, such as a broken hip, the accident can leave you with residual pain that lasts a lifetime.
If another person’s negligent actions or behavior caused you or a loved one to break a bone, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your injuries. After receiving medical treatment, reach out to the accomplished Long Beach bone fracture attorneys at The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV by calling (562) 901-0840 or toll-free at (888) 454-5569. We have the experience and knowledge to successfully negotiate a proper settlement for your injuries and, barring that, are fully prepared to go to trial.
While all broken bones are traumatic for the human body, some types of breaks are worse than others. The most common types of broken bones include:
- Compound fracture: When the broken parts of the bone have pierced your skin and become exposed, the break is called a compound fracture. Compound fractures are some of the most dangerous, as you suffer a high risk of infections and complications in healing.
- Transverse fracture: If the break is across the long part of your bone, it’s called a transverse fracture. These injuries tend to hold together well, and therefore can be relatively quick to heal.
- Oblique fracture: When your bone breaks at an angle, it’s called an oblique fracture. These fractures can range from minor to serious.
- Comminuted fracture: Some of the most dangerous breaks are when a bone shatters into multiple pieces into what’s called a comminuted fracture. Recovery usually involves the use of metal rods and screws to hold the bone pieces in place while they heal.
- Greenstick fracture: A greenstick fracture is a break unique to children who have softer bones, in which the bone bends and only breaks on one side. These usually heal relatively easily.
- Hairline fracture: A hairline fracture is where the bone is only cracked, rather than broken. Hairline fractures are typically treated with only a cast and do not require surgery.
Any type of fracture comes with the risk of nerve damage and permanent injury that can affect your ability to work and reduce your quality of life.
Any violent impact to the body can cause a broken bone, whether it’s in your home, in an automobile, or during a sports game. Broken bones can occur as a result of:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Construction accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
In many cases, the accident that causes a broken bone is due to another party behaving negligently or recklessly. A drunk or distracted driver may swerve into your lane and cause a catastrophic collision, an irresponsible property owner may leave tripping hazards near a staircase, or a construction supervisor could fail to maintain vital safety practices. In any situation in which you or a loved one suffered a broken bone due to the negligence or recklessness of another, it’s important to understand your rights, and take action to recover compensation for all damages.
When we start the process of representing a victim who’s suffered from broken bones, we perform a thorough analysis of the injuries and evaluate the short and long-term effects these injuries may have. Victims often receive compensation for:
- Immediate and future medical costs
- Physical therapy costs
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
Recovering compensation after a bone injury can be a challenging process, and it’s best done with the help of a talented, dedicated, Long Beach orthopedic injury lawyer. We will investigate the facts and circumstances of your injury to establish liability, and then pursue compensation through an insurance claim, mediation, or a lawsuit filed in civil court.
We are trial lawyers who are well qualified to advance your case to a civil action if that is what is needed to achieve justice and full compensation. Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome, and to recover the full value of the damages in your case.
If you’ve suffered a broken bone due to a negligent act by another, you can be confident The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV is ready to help you seek justice. Our team has a reputation for aggressively and tirelessly pursuing a case, and we aren’t afraid to challenge the legal team representing large corporations or insurance companies. Call us today at (562) 901-0840 to schedule a free initial consultation with a top-rated Long Beach personal injury lawyer.