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Broken Bone Injuries as the Result of an Accident

If you have been injured as a result of an accident caused by the negligence of another person, you are legally entitled to be compensated for your damages. Accident injuries include a wide range of damage to the body and vary in severity. Always go and seek immediate medical attention to ascertain the full extent of your injuries and to get the treatment you need to get better. Attorney Michael LoGiudice will fight to help make sure you are properly compensated for your losses.

What Type of Broken Bone Injuries Result from Accidents?

Whether it be a motor vehicle accident, a slip and fall accident, or something else, broken bones are common injuries that result from these events. Oftentimes a person will brace for impact or try to catch themselves before falling to the ground leading to broken arms or wrists. An adult person has 206 bones. A break to any of these can be extremely painful and lead to ongoing health issues.

Some of the most commonly injured bones include:

  • Arm
  • Leg
  • Collarbone
  • Foot
  • Ankle
  • Nose
  • Toe
  • Finger
  • Hand
  • Jaw

You might not be aware of the fact that you have broken one of your bones. That is why it is imperative to seek medical treatment and get adequate radiographic studies such as x-rays. Some symptoms you may be experiencing if you have broken a bone are:

  • Severe pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Restricted movement
  • Protruding bone

Depending on the type of broken bone and the severity of the break, different treatment options may be necessary to try and correct or, at least, mitigated the lasting damage that breaking a bone can have. Treatment options may involve:

  • Surgery
  • Cast
  • Splint
  • Sling
  • Physical therapy
  • Bone re-alignment
  • Traction

In addition to the possibility of breaking a bone in an accident, there are several other common types of bone injuries that can occur, such as:

  • Joint dislocations: If a bone has been put out of alignment within a joint, the joint will cease to work as it should. Failure to address the dislocation can result in further damage to surrounding cartilage and tendons.
  • Joint damage: A trauma to a joint as the result of an accident may require total or partial joint replacement surgery to correct the damage. Damage to a joint can result in loss of joint mobility and severe pain.
  • Damaged vertebral discs: The spine is composed of bones, or “vertebrae.” The vertebrae are separated by cartilage, known as “discs.” The discs provide padding for the spine, allowing the spine to move without the vertebrae damaging each other by rubbing together and causing damaging friction. Damage to the vertebral discs vary in severity, but may require surgery in more serious cases. Oftentimes this type of injury will require ongoing medical treatment and physical therapy.

Helping You After an Accident, No Matter What Your Injuries May Be.

Being injured in an accident is an overwhelming experience no matter what your injuries are or how severe they may be. You are in pain and may not know what to do. Attorney Michael LoGiudice is here to help you take that next step. If you have been injured due to the negligence of another, you have a right to seek monetary compensation. Attorney Michael LoGiudice will take on the often burdensome legal process that this involves so you can focus on healing.