Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers Assisting Clients with Fractures and Broken Bone Injury Claims
Bones can fracture or break for a variety of reasons, including in car accidents, slip and fall accidents, pedestrian hit and run accidents and more. If you have recently suffered a broken bone in an accident, you are likely experiencing a lot of pain at the site of the break. There may also be swelling and tenderness to the touch.
When referring to a bone, the words “fracture” and “break” mean exactly the same thing. Many people mistakenly believe that a broken bone is different from or worse than a fracture, but this is not the case.
Types of Fractures
There are different types of fractures or breaks, including:
- Simple Fracture – when a bone breaks into two pieces and separates.
- Hairline Fracture – when a bone cracks but doesn’t separate. On an x-ray, the break resembles a hair.
- Comminuted Fracture – when a bone breaks into more than two pieces.
- Greenstick Fracture – when a bone develops tiny fissures without actually breaking into separate pieces. This most commonly occurs in children.
- Compound Fracture – when a bone breaks and punctures the skin. These types of fractures are difficult to treat and are dangerous because of the possibility of infection.
Even though your prognosis for recovery might be positive following a broken bone or fracture, you may not ever return to the same level of functioning. Many factors will contribute to your recovery and the long-term impact of the injury. If the accident that led to your broken bone or fracture was caused by someone else’s wrongdoing or negligence, you may be able to bring a claim for compensation against that person or their insurance company.
Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers for Advice on Your Orthopedic Injury
Insurance companies, who usually end up paying for your injuries in a personal injury case, will often offer settlements that are much less than what you might be able to get at trial. Our personal injury team has over 35 years of experience representing clients with broken bone injuries.
At Tierney Stauffer LLP in Ottawa, Kingston, Cornwall, North By and Arnprior, we are prepared to fight for your rights and take your case all the way to trial if necessary. We have many years of experience in analyzing the factors of each case in order to determine the appropriate course of action. Call us at 1-888-799-8057 or contact us online to set up a free consultation with a member of our experienced team.