Boston Fractures Attorney
Bone fractures are a common injury reported after an accident. Around 6.3 million people suffer bone fractures across the United States every year, and on average a person will break at least two bones over the course of their lifetime. In Boston, the knowledgeable Boston fractures attorney at The Law Office of Joseph Linnehan, Jr. have the experience you need to collect compensation for your injuries after an accident. To learn more about what your case might be worth, call or contact our office now.
Types of Bone Fractures
Bone fractures are a common injury in many different types of accidents anytime there is a significant blow, puncture, jolt, or force that impacts a person’s body. There are many different types of bone fractures, and each requires its own procedure to repair it. While simple fractures may heal on their own once aligned and placed in a cast, more complex fractures may require surgery and additional medical intervention to repair.
- Stress fracture: hairline cracks in a bone
- Transverse fracture: the break is at a right angle to the bone’s axis
- Spiral fracture: a bone is twisted to a breakpoint
- Oblique fracture: the fracture is curved or sloped
- Linear fracture: the break is parallel to the bone’s axis
- Comminuted fracture: the bone is broken into several pieces
- Avulsion fracture: when a fragment of bone is separated from the main mass
- Displaced fracture: the bone breaks into two or more pieces and moves out of alignment
- Open fracture: the bone has broken through the skin and is exposed
Bone fracture injuries also have the potential to cause complications that may require additional medical treatment and longer recovery. Open fractures increase the chances of an infection, and other types of fractures come with the possibility of blood vessel damage, embolisms, compartment syndrome, and joint problems. All losses, including those caused by additional complications, are taken into account when determining compensation in a personal injury case.
Compensation for a Bone Fracture Injury
Compensation for an accident that causes a bone fracture includes damages for all economic and noneconomic expenses incurred by the accident victim. Economic damages cover all out-of-pocket expenses, such as present and future medical bills, lost wages, and the loss of future income and benefits. Noneconomic damages compensate a victim for their pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, disfigurement, and for any loss of enjoyment of life. An experienced personal injury attorney like those at The Law Office of Joseph Linnehan, Jr. understands the complexities involved in a fracture claim and can ensure that you receive full compensation for your case.
Talk to The Law Office of Joseph Linnehan, Jr. Now
While many people believe that bone fractures are small, simple injuries the truth is that a bone fracture can cause an injury victim significant pain, stress, and necessitate substantial medical care. At The Law Office of Joseph Linnehan, Jr. we take bone fracture cases seriously and promise to fight for the compensation you deserve after an accident. Call or contact our office today to learn more.