Common injuries in a majority of auto accidents are broken or fractured bones. At Lewis & Keller, our lawyers often represent clients who have suffered this type of car accident injury. Broken bones are not limited to car accidents, however. This type of injury can occur in almost any type of accident. Whenever an outside force is applied to a bone that is stronger than the bone itself, a fracture will often occur.
If you or a loved one has sustained a broken or fractured bone in an accident that was caused by the actions or negligence of another person or entity, please do not hesitate to contact our attorneys to see how we may be able to help you pursue justice for your injuries.
To begin exploring your legal options, contact Lewis & Keller today by completing the Free Case Review form to the left.
Causes of Broken Bone Injuries
A human bone is usually strong to withstand an impact; however when a strong enough force hits the body, there are times when bones are unable to endure the force of impact. Under these circumstances, a broken or fractured bone is likely to result.
Some of the most common causes of broken bones include, but are not limited to, the following situations:
- Auto Accidents
- Motorcycle Wrecks
- Truck Crashes
- On-the-Job Injuries
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Sport Injuries
- Boating Accidents
Types of Bone Fractures
Most broken bone injuries can be classified in one of the four following categories:
- Simple Fractures: Can be a transverse, hairline, oblique, impacted or comminuted fracture.
- Incomplete Fractures: When the bone breaks, but not completely into two separate pieces.
- Complete Fractures: When the bone snaps into two separate pieces.
- Open Fractures or Compound Fractures: When the bone breaks the skin.
Treatment of the injury depends on the type of fracture that has occurred. Additionally, the severity of the injury depends entirely on the circumstances of the accident; some fractures and broken bones can be far more serious than others.
About 6.3 million bone fractures happen each year across the country and account for some of the most frequent hospital visits.
Contact an Experienced Broken Bone Attorney Today
An auto accident can bring unwanted chaos into your life. Rather than worrying about you will be able to afford the expenses incurred from the accident, you should focus on recuperating from your injuries. Let us work on securing your financial stability by fighting to hold the responsible parties accountable for your condition.
If you believe that you have suffered a broken bone, you should see a doctor right away. The longer you wait to seek medical attention, the greater the probability that your injuries will worsen.
Once you have received medical care, we urge you to contact a personal injury lawyer. You need to find out if you are entitled to a compensation for broken or fractured bones as a result of a car or motorcycle accident as soon as possible.
At Lewis & Keller, our broken bones lawyers have the skills and the resources necessary to successfully litigate an injury claim. Or team of legal professionals on staff can recreate the scene of the accident in order to find the cause of the crash and hold the responsible parties accountable for any damages.
We believe that every North Carolina personal injury victim deserves access to legal counsel. To ensure this, our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that if you choose to hire our firm, you do not owe us any fees until we obtain a favorable outcome for your claim, whether this is through a jury verdict or a settlement with other parties involved.
If you are unsure if you have reason to file a North Carolina broken bone claim, contact our attorneys to schedule a free, initial case evaluation. During a case evaluation, a member of our legal team will assess the merits of your claim and offer guidance on how to best pursue financial and legal recourse for your injuries.
For more information on the legal rights which may be available to North Carolina broken bone victims and their families or to schedule a confidential, no-obligation case evaluation with a member of our legal team, please complete the Free Case Review form on this page.