Los Angeles Broken Bone Attorney

a patient suffers a broken bone injury after an accident in Los Angeles Even though they might not be visible to the human eye, our bones are one of the most important organs in our body. They serve many different functions such as:

    • protecting other internal organs from harm (i.e. the ribs protected the heart and lungs)
    • aid in movement of the body through tendons and ligaments
    • store necessary vitamins and minerals for proper body functioning
    • and our bone marrow produces red blood cells and stores energy

Despite advances in modern medicine, safety technology and procedures, and basics of healthy living, people are still capable of suffering a broken bone in a myriad of different ways.

There are three main ways for bones to break:

  1. Stress over time
  2. Sudden impact
  3. Sick Bones

If you have suffered a broken bone due to someone else’s negligence such as a motor vehicle accident, unfortunate but circumstantial slips and falls, an act of medical malpractice or neglect and abuse in nursing home settings, then you should contact a Los Angeles Broken Bone Attorney to see if you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Common Types of Broken Bone Injuries from Accidents in Los Angeles

There are over 200 bones in the human body, 206 in fact, many of which are located in the hands and feet, which makes them and the surrounding ligaments and tendons particularly susceptible to injury in the event of external trauma. This doesn’t mean that an injury to other bones in the body is not severe. In fact, several different types of bone injuries and breaks can occur, making the nature of injuries much more complicated:

Hairline fracture
This type of break can actually be rather difficult to detect, making it one of the more particularly dangerous types of breaks due to the possibility of further complications if it isn’t properly attended.

Simple fracture
One of the less severe types of bone breaks, involving damage only to the bone without causing damage to surrounding tissue. This type of break is easier to detect and does not break the skin.

Compound fracture
This type of bone break generally breaks through the skin and brings about a risk of infection. Most commonly, these breaks will require surgery of some degree.

Avulsion fracture
A break in which a tendon, ligament, or even a piece of the bone itself will separate from the bone. These breaks are more common in children than in adults, due to a weak point in children’s skeleton called the growth plate. This part of the skeletal system is still in the process of growing on the bone, making it more susceptible to breaking before damage is caused to tendons or ligaments.

Greenstick/Buckle fracture

Also more common in children due to their bones being softer and still in the process of growing and hardening, greenstick fractures involve a bone bending while in the process of causing a break. The name originates from a comparison to green (both in color and meaning “fresh”) wood that tends to bend when stress is put upon it before it actually breaks cleanly.

Transverse fracture

This features the bone breaking perpendicular to the bone length at a right angle, causing the bone to snap into two separate pieces.

Comminuted fracture

A complicated break in which the bone is crushed or shattered into multiple pieces at one site along the bone.

Common Bones Fractured In Accidents in Los Angeles

Clavicle/Collarbone
This bone rests between the upper rib cage and the shoulder blade. It’s the main bone that attaches your arm to your body. This bone is commonly fractured in car accidents after an impact from the seatbelt, steering wheel or bracing against the dashboard. For all intents and purposes, when you fracture your clavicle the arm is useless until it heels.

Radius/Ulna/Humerus (Arm)

The radius and ulna make up the bones in the lower arm, and the humerus is the bone in the upper part of the arm. These bones are mostly broken from a sudden impact such as a car accident or from a fall. Depending on where you break your arm will depend on whether or not you need a sling or a hard cast.

Femur (Hip Bone)
The femur bone is the bone that sits in the socket of the hip joint. The majority of fractured hips result from slip and falls. A fractured hip usually results in a surgery followed by physical therapy.

Ankle Joint
The ankle joint is composed of three major bones: the tibia, fibula and the talus. WHen one or more of these bones are fractured, depending on the type of fracture, depends on the type of treatment. While some will require a boot others might require invasive surgery and physical therapy. These types of fractures are also from slip and falls.

Temporal Bone 
The temporal bone is a very hard structure at the base of the skull and houses many vital structures including the facial nerve, carotid artery and jugular vein. Slip and falls and severe car accidents are the main contributors to this type of fracture. A fracture of this bone can lead to concussions, facial nerve paralysis, vertigo, dizziness, and many other conditions.

What Am I Entitled To For A Broken Bone Claim in Los Angeles?

Although anyone can suffer a broken bone or fracture from an accident, broken bones are much more common in children and the elderly. When you are injured with a broken bone, it might result in a permanent injury, chronic pain and mental pain and suffering.

A successful broken bone claim filed by any of our Los Angeles broken bone lawyers can help you recover compensation for:

  • medical expenses
  • lost wages or lost future earnings
  • permanent disability
  • mental anguish

Contact A Los Angeles Broken Bone Attorney

By discussing the nature of your injury and the type of accident you suffered from one of broken bone attorneys can optimize your potential at receiving compensation for your undue injuries, lost wages and medical expenses. We review your case and guide you through every step of the legal process to improve our ability to settle to your greatest benefit. Don’t hesitate to contact us or give us a call at 310-907-8682!