Colorado Springs Bone Fracture Lawyers
Broken bones are excruciating injuries that can leave you disabled for months, causing you to miss extended periods of work and radically reducing your quality of life. In some cases, broken bones can result in a lifelong reduction in your ability to use the affected limbs, altering the course of your life. If you or a loved one suffered an injury that resulted in a fractured bone due to the negligence or carelessness of another, you might be entitled to significant compensation for your damages. At The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., we will perform a thorough case analysis to determine the maximum fair compensation you deserve, and aggressively pursue it to help you put your life back together.
While all broken bones cause severe pain and disability, some breaks hurt more and take longer to heal, and some even require extensive surgery. Bone fractures are classified by type and severity:
- Stable fracture: The least severe class of bone fracture is called 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.
- Transverse fracture: A fracture where the bone is cracked or broken horizontally is called a "transverse fracture."
- Oblique fracture: If your bone is fractured at an angle, it is called an "oblique fracture."
- Comminuted fracture: When your bone shatters into three or more pieces, it is called a "comminuted fracture." These fractures require extensive surgery, and healing often involves the use of metal rods and screws to hold the bones in place while they heal.
- Linear fracture: Where your bone cracks or breaks in a line running vertically down the bone, it is called a "linear fracture."
- Spiral fracture: When one part of the bone becomes twisted, it is called a "spiral fracture." Spiral fractures are often the result of back seat passengers getting their legs caught beneath the front seat in an auto accident.
- Impacted, or buckle fracture: When two bones are driven into each other with significant force, it is called an "impacted fracture" or "buckle fracture." Impacted fractures are more common in children.
- Compound fracture: If the bone breaks and pierces the skin, it is considered to be an "open fracture" or "compound fracture." While all fractures require immediate medical attention, compound fractures require immediate surgery as the open wound is highly prone to infection. The healing process is often lengthy and requires metal rods, screws, and casts to keep the bones in place while they heal.
Fractured bones often result in further injuries to the surrounding muscle, tissue, and tendons. Common orthopedic injuries that occur with or as a result of fractures include:
- Torn muscles
- Damaged joints
- Torn, stretched, or otherwise injured tendons and ligaments
Surgery and treatment for injuries to the soft tissue that surrounds the fracture is a vital part of the healing process and must be considered in damages and compensation.
While any harsh impact on the body can fracture bones, there are several common types of accidents that routinely cause bone fractures:
- Workplace injuries, especially involving heavy machinery
- Construction accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Cyclists or pedestrians who are hit by motor vehicles
- Automobile accidents
- Falls from heights
- Sports injuries, especially football, skiing and snowboarding, and gymnastics
If you or a loved one have suffered fractured bones due to the negligence or carelessness of another, you have the right to seek compensation for the damages you sustain. You may be eligible for compensation for both economic (medical costs, lost wages, etc.) and non-economic damages (such as pain and suffering).
At The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., we have the knowledge and experience needed to take a case through settlement or trial, fighting aggressively to protect your rights each step of the way. Colorado Springs injury attorney Timothy "Tim" Bussey is an award-winning and nationally-acclaimed trial attorney with over two decades of experience defending individuals who have suffered a personal injury or who have been accused of a crime. We only accept a limited number of cases at any given time, which allows us to devote the attention and resources to your case that you deserve. Contact us today at (719) 475-2555 to schedule a free consultation.
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