Slip and Fall / Premises Accident: Broken Bones

Broken Bones are a Common Result of Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents can result in bone fractures of the face, leg, pelvis, hip, back, knee, collarbone, arm, shoulder, wrist or elbow. If you have experienced a slip and fall bone fracture injury, the personal injury attorneys at Estey Bomberger can advise you of the best legal path.

We can also inform you of the amount of compensation you may be able to recover in a personal injury claim. We have recovered more than $100 million in settlements and verdicts for clients’ medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Common Types of Fractures that We See as the Result of Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall bone fractures, or broken bones as they are also called, are broadly described as either a simple or compound break. When describing a fracture that has no open wounds associated with the break, doctors will refer to the injury as a simple bone fracture. When describing a fracture that is associated with an open wound, doctors will refer to the injury as a compound bone fracture. A bone fracture could be a thin break in the bone (hairline fracture) or a bone that has been snapped into two or more pieces. Additional types of fractures are:

  • Compound – fracture in which bone fragments separate completely
  • Incomplete – fracture in which bone fragments are partially joined
  • Transverse – fracture that is at a right angle to a bone’s axis
  • Linear – fracture that is parallel to the bone
  • Oblique – fracture that is diagonal to the bone’s axis
  • Spiral – fracture where at least one part of the bone has been twisted
  • Comminuted – fracture in which the bone has broken into numerous pieces
  • Compacted – fracture caused by bone fragments driving into each other.

Do You Have a Strong Case?

The answer to one key question which will tell us a lot about whether you have a strong case for compensation:

Was the property where the injury occurred in a dangerous/hazardous condition during the time of your injury, and thus, responsible for your injury?

Symptoms of Slip and Fall Broken Bone Injuries that can Affect Compensation

Many victims do not seek treatment for their bone fracture injuries soon enough. Waiting to have a bone fracture injury examined by a medical professional can result in long-term complications for a slip and fall accident patient. Once treatment is sought, doctors can properly diagnose and treat a bone fracture injury. Typically a doctor will take an X-ray to determine the location of the injury, the type of injury and what treatments the bone fracture injury will need.

If the bone fracture is severe enough, surgery may be required to align and repair the bone. Doctors will frequently immobilize the bone with a cast, sling or wrap to prevent any further injury to the bone. Patients’ recovery time can vary depending on the severity of the break, the site of the break and the pre-existing health condition of the patient.

For example, an individual who has osteoporosis may face a longer recuperation time than an individual who does not suffer from bone density loss. If there is any suspicion that a bone has been fractured after a slip and fall accident, see a doctor as soon as possible. Symptoms of a slip and fall bone fracture, include:

  • Intense pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Visibly out of place limb or joint
  • Bleeding, if the bone penetrated the skin
  • Inability to move a limb.
You May Have a Claim to Compensation
Yellow-Check-MarkMany people who are injured in slip and fall accidents and trip and fall accidents suffer broken bones. Estey & Bomberger, LLP represents people who have been injured on the property of another person, company, or government entity in premises liability lawsuits. You deserve to be fairly compensated for incurring a broken bone or bone fracture.

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