Accidents causing a broken arm injury are extremely common in North Carolina. When an accident victim suffers from an arm fracture caused by the negligence of another individual, this responsible party will be held liable for any bodily injuries and emotional distress. From a slip and fall accident to a motorcycle crash, suffering from a broken arm causes an abundance of pain and discomfort.
Treatment for fractured arms will range significantly based upon the details of the accident and how severely broken the arm may be. Regardless of the severity, however, every broken arm injury must be treated to ensure that the accident victim heals properly and can return to normal use. Both children and adults suffer from fractured arms frequently.
Lewis & Keller have spent years protecting the rights of all North Carolina residents. Our personal injury lawyers take pride in our role in the NC community, working hard to seek justice for all accident victims who have suffered. We believe that when another’s negligence causes a bone fracture, this negligent party must be held accountable. If you or a loved one has sustained a broken arm injury, our NC personal injury attorneys are here to help.
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Symptoms of Broken Arm Injuries
The events following a typical auto accident are overwhelming and chaotic. Accident victims have a wide variety of things to worry about after a crash. From insurance issues to property damage, far too many people involved in car wrecks ignore the injuries caused by the crash. As such, it is absolutely essential for all accident victims to seek medical attention as soon as possible following a traffic collision.
Some broken arms will be incredibly apparent, as the victim may hear a loud snap or crack, or in the most extreme situations, the broken bone is visible. However, there are also incidents where the fracture will be less apparent. The following are the most common symptoms of broken arms:
- Pain (worsens with any movement)
- Limits in range of motion
Being aware of these common symptoms will help accident victims to seek adequate care to treat their injuries. However, regardless of what pain is or is not felt after a crash, all accident victims are encouraged to see a physician to ensure that they have not sustained any accident injury.
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Causes of Broken Arms
Broken arm injuries hinder a person’s ability to perform normal daily activities. Even something as simple as getting dressed will be affected by this bodily damage. While there are an abundance of different types of broken arms, even the least severe will require healing time and a modification of life style habits during this period. The following are the most commonly seen broken arm types:
- Open fracture
- Closed fracture
- Complete fracture
- Incomplete fracture
- Displaced fracture
- Comminuted fracture
- Greenstick fracture
- Buckle fracture
- Colles’ fracture
- Stress fracture
Regardless of which of these above injuries are suffered, the at-fault party who has caused this damage must be held responsible for their actions. Close to half of all broken bone accidents are fractured arms. The most common causes of these injuries are as follows:
- Slips and falls
- Work-related injuries
- Motor vehicle collisions</li>
- Sports-related injuries
No accident victim should have to pay for the costs of treatment when the injury was caused due to another person or business negligent actions. Lewis & Keller works tirelessly to build cases that place our clients in the best position to win maximum compensation possible.
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Treatment for Arm Fractures
In order to avoid complications that will worsen the fracture, it is important to seek proper medical care for your injury. Treatment plans will vary dependent upon the specific injury, the factors the caused the damage, and how severe the fracture may be. Typically, a doctor will perform x-rays or scans to take a closer look at the damage suffered. The following are the most common treatments:
- Elevation, Ice, Heat
- Physical rehabilitation/therapy
Some less severe injuries can be healed with immobilization and rest at home. Other injuries, however, may require much more extensive care such as surgery and physical therapy. No matter what treatment plan your doctor prescribes, it is imperative to follow this plan of action thoroughly to ensure proper healing and recovery.
Contact an Experienced NC Personal Injury Lawyer Today
With our main offices located in Winston-Salem and Greensboro, our personal injury lawyers have helped to seek justice for a countless number of North Carolina residents. Regardless of how you broke your arm, you deserve to be treated fairly by the at-fault party. This means that compensation will be necessary to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and any other costs linked to the injury.
If you or a loved one has suffered a broken arm injury, Lewis & Keller is here for you.
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