Broken bones due to injury accidents, called traumatic fractures, are very common and can cause significant impairment of the victim’s ability to work and perform daily functions and hobbies. A broken bone victim whose injuries occurred in an accident caused by another can seek compensation; however, without the support of a New Jersey broken bone attorney this can prove difficult.
Types of Broken Bone Injuries
Broken bones are actually called fractures. Bones that are commonly damaged in accidents include the skull, pelvis, legs, and arms. Physicians differentiate two types of fractures. An open fracture is one in which the bone punctures the skin. A closed fracture—which is more common—is one in which the skin is not penetrated.
Fractures are especially serious to the very young and aged. Small children who suffer one type of fracture may experience stunted growth. A New Jersey broken bone attorney representing an elderly person will need to keep in mind that often such injuries to the aged never fully repair.
Common Broken Bone Accidents
Broken bones can occur in accidents as varied as swimming, dog bites, and bicycling. The most common accidents in which broken bone injuries occur, though, are:
- Falls: Victims of all ages can suffer fractures in fall accidents. However, most commonly this type of accident is associated with older individuals. Compound fractures and shattered bones complicate treatment and recovery.
- Motor Vehicle Accidents: Approximately 3 million injuries result from auto accidents each year (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Many of these involve fractures to the legs, skull, arms, shoulders, or pelvis.
- Sports: Fractures are common in sports, particularly among children aged 5 to 18 years. About a quarter million children require treatment each year in hospitals and emergency rooms for broken bones.
Because serious fractures can be complicated and involve extensive treatment, a New Jersey broken bone attorney will assess a claimant’s prospects for recovery, as well as the cost of medical care, loss of income, pain, and suffering.
If You Have Been Injured
If you suffer a broken bone injury in an accident caused by the negligence of another, New Jersey broken bone attorney Dan Matrafajlo may be able to help. Mr. Matrafajlo is an experienced attorney who will fight to help you gain compensation. Call 908-248-4404 today to arrange a free consultation.