Help for Victims of Bone Injuries and Fractures
It is a common misconception that a broken bone is a minor injury involving a small crack, and that a broken bone is a bone completely snapped in two. However, this is not the case. In medical terms, a broken bone is any type of cracked, broken or crushed bone, regardless of its gravity. Any bone in the body can be broken but some of the most common include a broken leg, wrist, arm, finger, toe or a broken nose. A more serious break would be a fractured skull, which could lead to a brain injury or a broken back causing a spinal cord injury.
Holding the Negligent Party Responsible
If you have fractured a bone as a result of an accident resulting from someone else’s negligence, you have the right to make a personal injury compensation claim. Some fractures can be severe, calling for surgical operations to open the limb or part of the body to gain access to the fractured part. The bone can be splintered and the jagged bone or surrounding soft tissue may need cleaning up. Some cases may need insertion of pins, plates and/or wires to stabilize the fracture and allow for natural union and healing. Further surgery may be needed later on to remove the screws or plates inserted. This can lead to great deal of pain, discomfort and residual unsightly scarring.
In some cases, the bones are so badly broken that surgery is needed to actually tidy up the end of the bones to allow the fractured ends to be united. This is a complicated surgery and the risk of infection is high. In very severe cases, it may be unavoidable that surgical excision or amputation of all or part of the affected limb has to be done as a very last resort. Where surgery involves a joint such as wrists, knees, elbows, hips, thumbs or fingers, the risk of arthritis increases in later years and can lead to disability in the future.
Non bony union of some serious fractures can be a real problem, not forgetting the risk of bone and soft tissue necrosis needs to be carefully appraised by an experienced orthopedic consultant to identify the nature and extent of future problems where this risk arises.
Compensation for Damages in Texas
Damages that the Dallas personal injury lawyers at Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP will represent you to be compensated for include pain and suffering and other potential expenses including a threat to employment, physiotherapy and care costs, medical aids, as well as house and car modifications if there is significant residual disability either existing or to develop in the future. If you have suffered a broken bone/fracture from an accident resulting from someone else’s fault, you have the right to make a claim for compensation.
Experience with Dallas Bone Injury Claims
At Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP in Dallas, Texas, serving the needs of accidents victims who have suffered a broken bone or serious joint injury due to the carelessness or negligence of someone else is one of the many personal injury cases we cover. A broken bone may require continuing medical care and costly physical rehabilitation. In extreme cases, the injury can lead to long-term or permanent disability. Our winning team of Broken Bones lawyers has earned a reputation of success in obtaining substantial trial verdicts and compensation settlements in broken bones cases.
The attorneys at Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP have enormous experience with injury claims involving broken bones and knee injuries of all types.
We represent clients in knee injuries such as a torn or ruptured medial meniscus and the lateral meniscus, tears in the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and others. We also handle cases involving broken arms, pelvis, legs, wrists and ankles. We also handle cases involving severely broken bones and severe knee injuries.
Contact Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP
The personal injury lawyers of Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP are experienced in dealing with personal injury compensation claims involving broken/fractured bones. Contact us today at (214) 231-0544 and we will advise you on the validity of your case for compensation. We are happy to represent you through the process of seeking compensation for your injuries and to answer any questions or queries you may have.