Providence Fractures Lawyer
If an accident causes significant pressure or stress on a specific part of the body, it can result in your bones giving way and fracturing. A bone fracture can occur in almost any type of accident, and depending on the severity of the injury in addition to the specific facts of the case a bone fracture has the possibility to seriously impact your life. If your bone fracture was caused by the negligent, reckless, or intentional act of another person, they can be held liable for the harm caused to you in a personal injury lawsuit. To learn more about your legal options following an accident that caused a bone fracture, call or contact the experienced Providence fractures lawyer at the Kiselica Law Firm in Rhode Island today.
Common Causes of Bone Fractures
Bone fractures can occur in a number of different ways, but if the fracture was caused by another person you may have a case for damages. Some of the most common causes of bone fracture accidents in Rhode Island include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Slip and falls
- Nursing home accidents
- Worksite accidents, and more.
Talk to a knowledgeable personal injury attorney about your case to see if you have a viable claim for compensation following your injuries.
Bone Fracture Injuries
While many people think of bone fractures as a simple break, in truth a bone fracture injury can be severe and complicated. Various types of bone fractures include stress fractures, complete fractures, greenstick fractures, open fractures, closed fractures, comminuted fractures, displaced fractures, and bowing fractures. Where bone breaks occur in accidents also varies and the likelihood of certain bones breaking in an accident shifts over time. You collarbone, arms, wrists, ankles, toes, feet, legs, and ribs are most likely to get fractured in an accident. However, elderly victims are more likely to break their wrists, pelvis, or femur bones than younger victims.
Bone fractures can also result in serious medical treatment following an accident. The bone will need to be stabilized and set following an accident which can include a cast until healing is complete. Depending on the severity of the fracture, it may also require surgery to repair the bone or metal pins and plates inserted in order to set the bone. Bone fractures often take weeks or months to fully heal.
Compensation for Bone Fractures
Because of the lengthy recovery time required for bone fractures, compensation for this type of injury needs to include all costs incurred as a result of the accident. Economic damages include compensation for out of pocket medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and lost future income and benefits. Noneconomic damages include compensation for pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and emotional distress.
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To learn more about compensation for bone fractures injuries, call or contact the knowledgeable personal injury lawyers at the Kiselica Law Firm in Providence today to schedule a free consultation of your case.