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Bone Fracture Injuries

A bone fracture or broken bone occurs when a force exerted against a bone is stronger than it can structurally withstand.  The most common sites for bone fractures include the wrist, ankle and hip.  Treatments include setting the limb in a plaster cast or surgically pinning the bone ends back together.

Broken bones are painful personal injuries which, unfortunately, frequently have serious complications and lifelong impairments. Some common initial symptoms of bone fractures include:

  • Extreme pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Deformity
  • Inability to move

Most bone fractures heal, but many times they do not heal right.  The victim of a broken bone injury is often left with permanent pain, permanent stiffness and permanent disability for the rest of his life.  The long-term effects of a fracture are often difficult to predict.  A fracture might turn into arthritis or the loss of strength in an arm or leg.  A leg bone fracture might cause a permanent limp or require the use of walking devices.  A skull fracture could lead to a traumatic brain injury.

Types of Fractures

  • Complete fracture – is when the bone has broken into two pieces.
  • Greenstick fracture – is when the bone cracks on one side only, not all the way through.
  • Single fracture – is when the bone is broken in one place.
  • Comminuted fracture – is when the bone is broken into more than two pieces or crushed.
  • Bowing fracture – only happens in kids and is when the bone bends but doesn’t break.
  • Open fracture – is when the bone is sticking through the skin.

If you have broken a bone as the result of an accident, please consult a personal injury lawyer who has experience handling injury claims involving broken bones.  The attorneys at the Law Office of Paul W. VanDerwerken use the advice and assessment of professionals to determine what potential outcome of your fracture injury may be.  We will work with your insurer to help you secure benefits in the initial days after the injury and any other benefits to which you may be entitled.  Our investigative resources will help us to establish who might be at fault for your injury, and a catastrophic injury lawyer will discuss with you your options for seeking compensation from at-fault parties.  We dedicate ourselves to helping those in need.  Our goal is to obtain for you and your family the compensation you need and deserve.

Many types of accidents can cause bones to break.  Some causes of fractures or broken bones include, but are not limited to:

  • Slip and falls
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Auto accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
  • Public transportation accidents

When an accident leaves you with a broken bone of any kind, the attorneys at the Law Office of Paul W. VanDerwerken work hard to help you get the care and compensation you need to get your life back on track.   We know that a severe injury can cause problems not only for your health, but also for your ability to work and interact with your family.  Our thorough investigations and innovative litigation techniques are all designed to help you get back, as closely as possible, to how your life was before injury.

We have handled many severe trauma cases involving injury to the bones and joints of the arms, shoulders, ribs, knees, ankles, and legs.  It is important not to settle or resolve these cases until maximum medical improvement is obtained.  Also, it is important to consider the future consequences of the fracture, dislocation, or joint injury, including an assessment of present and future physical limitations.

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious trauma due to the negligent action of another, contact the Law Office of Paul W. VanDerwerken today at 702-385-5050.  We are located in Las Vegas and handle cases throughout Nevada.  Call today for a free legal consultation.

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