Colorado Springs Bone Fracture Lawyers
Not only are bone fractures painful, but they also take considerable time to heal. In the worst cases, they may even require surgery. If your broken bone was the result of another party's recklessness, you may be entitled to significant compensation. To find out more about your legal rights and options, call the experienced legal team at the Colorado Springs offices of The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. Dial (719) 475-2555 for a free case evaluation.
When a bone breaks, the injury can take many forms, some of which are more severe than others. In a worst-case scenario, the bone will break and pierce the skin. This is called an open, or compound, fracture. Compound fractures can be very serious, as the person is much more susceptible to infection.
A less serious type of broken bone is a stable fracture. In these instances, the broken ends of the bone are still lined up against each other and are barely out of place. Stable fractures only require a cast.
Other types of fractures include a transverse fracture, which involves a horizontal fracture line across the bone. An oblique fracture has an angled fracture pattern, and a comminuted fracture means that the bone has shattered into three or more pieces. A linear fracture indicates that the bone has cracked parallel, down the length of the bone. A spiral fracture occurs when one part of the bone becomes twisted. This is frequently the result of back seat passengers getting their legs caught beneath the front seat. Another kind of car accident-related fracture is known as an impacted, or buckle, fracture, in which the ends of the bones are driven into each other. The buckle fracture is common in children. This is also true of the greenstick fracture, which is an incomplete fracture that bends the bone without fully breaking it. These injuries are more likely in children because their bones are less brittle and more pliant.
Car accidents often result in broken bones, but any severe physical trauma can result in fractures. Some other common causes include the following:
- Sports injuries, especially football, skiing and snowboarding, and gymnastics
- Slip and fall accidents
- Cyclists or pedestrians who are hit by motor vehicles
- Falls from heights
- Workplace injuries, especially involving heavy machinery
If your broken bone was due to someone else's negligence, you have the right to be fully compensated for your injuries. But, to get the payout you deserve, it is vital that you seek the representation of an experienced personal injury attorney. At The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., our Colorado Springs injury attorneys strive to provide individualized representation to each one of our clients in order to win them the compensation they deserve. Contact us today at (719) 475-2555 to schedule a free consultation.
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