Injuries can happen at any time and to anyone. One of the more common injuries seen in Houston include fractures and broken bones. It is estimated that the average person will suffer at least two bone fracture injuries throughout their life. A broken bone of any size is considered a fracture by medical professionals. In some ways, your bones are incredibly strong. In others, they can be very vulnerable to fractures as well as breaks. If you or a loved one has sustained a bone fracture as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Do not wait until it is too late to pursue a personal injury claim. Our aggressive team is experienced with fractures and broken bone injury cases and are ready to fight for your right to be fairly compensated. Contact the law office of Jerome O. Fjeld, PLLC to schedule your free initial consultation today.
Common Causes of Fractures and Broken Bones Injury Cases
Broken bones can happen in a variety of ways. In some instances, they may occur due to no fault of anyone. However, in many cases, they occur as a result of the negligence of another party. Listed below, are some of the more common causes of fractures and broken bones injury cases in the Houston area:
- Bicycle and pedestrian-related accidents
- Auto collisions
- Animal attacks
- Slip and Falls
- Direct Blows via confrontation or negligence
- Workplace accidents
- Faulty or lacking safety equipment
- Surgical errors
No matter the cause of your broken bone(s), if it occurred as a result of the negligent behavior of another person or party, it is your right to pursue damages via a personal injury claim and/or personal injury lawsuit. Give the offices of Jerome O. Fjeld, PLLC a call to discuss your case today.
Symptoms of Fractures and Broken Bones
Immediately after an accident has happened, broken bone injuries are not always apparent. This may be due to the adrenaline rush that temporarily masks your injury, or it may not be apparent until you make certain movements. Common symptoms of bone fractures include the following:
- Lack of feeling or complete numbness
- Intense pain in the injured area
- Bones breaking through your skin
- Lack of mobility in certain limbs or body parts
- Misshaped joints
In extreme cases, symptoms like severe bleeding, breaks to critical areas (hip, thighs, pelvis, head, back, etc.), and the inability to immobilize a broken bone occur. In these instances, it is critical that you seek immediate medical attention.
Types of Bone Fractures
The human body has 206 bones. With this in mind, all types of bone fractures can occur as a result of an accident. They can range from simple hairline fractures to something more substantial like a complete fracture. The following types of breaks and fractures commonly happen as a result of accidents:
- Hairline Fractures: Also called a “stress fracture”, these fractures are characterized by a small crack in the bone(s).
- Incomplete Fracture: A bone that is partially broken.
- Complete Fracture: When the bone completely breaks into two separate pieces.
- Compound Fracture: This occurs when the broken bone breaks through the skin.
- Greenstick Fracture: Bones that only suffers a break or crack on one side.
- Comminuted Fracture: This occurs when one or more bone is crushed or broken into more than two pieces.
Though most insurance companies would like to believe that broken bones are easily fixed, this is not always the case. The effects of a broken bone will depend on the location of the break, severity, and your health at the time of the accident. If you have suffered a broken bone due to the fault of another person or party, contact the law offices of Jerome O. Fjeld, PLLC to discuss your personal injury case today.
Working with an Experienced Attorney in Houston
Even something as small as a hairline fracture can take months to recover from. During the recovery process, you may miss out on earnings from work, the ability to complete normal tasks, and endure pain and suffering. If you have been injured due to the negligence of another party, work with an attorney that has a successful track record with fractures and broken bone injury cases. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Give the professionals at Jerome O. Fjeld, PLLC a call to schedule your free initial consultation today.