Suffering a broken bone at some point in your life is not uncommon, especially during childhood. In fact, a recent study found that 65 percent of Americans will have broken at least one bone by the time they reach 65. Because of this, some are under the impression that a broken bone is really not a major concern. However, in reality, this type of injury can be debilitating and affect your life in many ways. At the Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC, our Charlotte and Concord personal injury lawyers have decades of combined experience advocating on behalf of accident victims, helping them obtain full and fair compensation for their injuries. If you’ve broken a bone in an accident, we can help you understand your rights and help you pursue a claim for compensation against the party responsible for your injuries.Types of Broken Bone Injuries
If you haven’t experienced a broken bone before, you’re likely going to be confronted with many new terms, some of which are hard to keep straight. A broken bone, which doctors refer to as a fracture, is often the result of physical trauma, such as a car accident, fall, or sports injury. Some broken bones will need surgery, while others may not. Typically, whether you will need surgery for a broken bone depends on the severity of the break as well as which bone you broke.
Bone bruises occur when there is a significant force exerted against a bone, causing it to bleed. Like broken bones, bone bruises are typically the result of physical trauma. However, the key difference between the two is that a bruised bone remains intact.
A compound fracture occurs when there is an open wound near the site of the broken bone. Compound fractures and crushing injuries often require reconstructive surgery, along with the implantation of metal devices to help the victim regain certain functions. In most cases, the injury never fully recovers.
Broken bones can also lead to long-term problems with arthritis, requiring lifelong reliance on medication. Older people who suffer broken bones require longer recovery time and usually never experience 100% recovery. If you were involved in an accident that caused broken bones, you need a personal injury lawyer by your side to aggressively protect your rights and long-term interests.How Much Does It Cost to Treat a Broken Bone?
The medical expenses for treating bones that are broken can be very expensive, especially if surgery is required. Long-term care can include physical therapy, additional surgery or even permanent disability if you are unable to return to work. Lost wages and medical bills can be overwhelming. It is important to remember that you do have rights and that The Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC, passionately believes in preserving those rights. Our personal injury firm has the proven track record of success you need to feel confident that you are being represented by a strong attorney. You can rest assured that your attorney will aggressively seek the best result possible in your case.Have You Suffered Broken Bones as a Result of Another’s Negligence?
When you have broken one or more bones as a result of an accident, our personal injury attorneys at the Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC, can assist you in determining your options for seeking compensation. We have decades of experience helping accident victims understand and enforce their rights, and we look forward to meeting with you to see how we can help you pursue the compensation you deserve. We also represent accident victims who suffered other types of injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and more. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation with a Charlotte personal injury lawyer, give us a call at 704-405-2580. You can also reach one of our Concord bus accident lawyers at 704-918-4747. We take all personal injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning we will not bill you for our services unless we can connect you with compensation for what you’ve been through.