Brooklyn Bone Fracture Lawyers
Personal Injury Attorneys in Brooklyn Helping People Who Have Suffered Broken Bones in Preventable Accidents
Fractures have a reputation for being relatively minor injuries. But fractures can leave many of our clients holed up at home or in the hospital. Fractures also carry some significant complications, which might require immediate medical intervention to save an injured victim’s affected limb.
If you have broken a bone in a traumatic accident, it is vital that you receive immediate medical treatment. Then reach out to an experienced attorney at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman to begin the process of pursuing compensation for your injuries. If someone else’s negligence was to blame, a victim should not have to shoulder the financial costs of the injury alone.
Types of Bone Fractures
The type of fracture a victim sustains will go a long way to determining what medical treatment they need as well as their length of recovery. Some common fractures include:
- Hairline fractures. Often caused by stress, these are narrow cracks in the bone. A hairline fracture can often heal on its own, but a person might need to stay off the affected limb for months.
- Complete fracture. A bone will break into two clean pieces in this type of fracture. Complete fractures are often treated with a cast.
- Compound fracture. A broken bone that pierces the skin is a compound fracture. A patient needs to make sure the wound is cleaned; otherwise, it could become infected.
- Comminuted fracture. The bone shatters into many pieces in this type of fracture. A patient might need a pin, screw, or plate inserted to hold the pieces together and facilitation healing.
At a minimum, many fractures require that a limb be immobilized, which can make it hard for a patient to work or attend school.
Complications with Fractures
There are many serious complications stemming from fractures, some of which are life-threatening. We have seen patients struggle with the following after a bad accident:
- Infection in the bone which can require hospitalization and surgery
- Bone death, which can occur when the bone loses its supply of blood
- Mal-union when the bone does not grow back properly
- Torn arteries and soft tissue, which can lead to bleeding and compressed nerves
- Pneumonia, especially in the elderly who suffer a fracture of their ribs
To prevent these complications, a patient should go to the hospital as soon as he or she notices symptoms of a fracture, such as intense pain, swelling, and/or bruising. A doctor can order necessary imaging tests to identify whether a bone is broken.
How Our Attorneys Can Help
A lawyer can properly value the full cost of a fracture, which includes the cost of medical care, such as surgery, rehabilitation, prescription drugs, and doctor visits. Our clients have also qualified for lost wages or lost income if their fracture prevented them from returning to work.
Another key source of compensation are damages for pain and suffering. A fracture can cause intense pain and interrupt a patient's life, leading to emotional distress. Patients with fractures report depression, trouble sleeping, and withdrawal from daily activities—all of which deserve some sort of monetary compensation.
Meet with a Brooklyn Bone Fractures Lawyer for a Free Consultation
At Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, we never dismiss an injury as too minor. Instead, we thoroughly review how the injury has hampered your daily activities and what it has cost you. To speak with a member of our team, call 212-285-3300 or send in this contact form.