Broken bones do not randomly occur, although conditions such as osteoporosis can increase the risk. Bones break because of some sort of impact or trauma, and they are usually painful. They can occur in any of the 206 bones in the human body, and sometimes they cause secondary health complications that do not heal as easily as the bones themselves. At the Riverside office of DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, our Riverside personal injury lawyers handle broken bone injury cases that arise from workplace accidents, negligence-based accidents, and malicious acts of assault.
The Real Impact of Broken Bones
A broken bone can be a simple break that is easily set and heals perfectly. However, some bones require multiple surgeries and implants including rods, plates, and screws to heal. Broken bones can also cause secondary injuries.
Fractures can increase the risk of arthritis and may cause mobility-reducing scar tissue buildup. A rib fracture can puncture a lung. A skull fracture can cause hemorrhaging or brain damage. Vertebral fractures can damage the spinal cord. Any broken bone can increase the risk of blood clots. Open fractures (fractures that break the skin) expose the bone to infections such as osteomyelitis.
Depending on the severity of the break, a fracture may keep employees from work or permanently diminish the victim’s quality of life. After a Riverside workplace accident, employees are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits to cover the costs associated with the injury and time out of work. If someone else was responsible for causing the injury, a lawsuit may help individuals with broken bones pay for medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Riverside Broken Bone Injury Causes
The top three causes for fractures are (1) falls, (2) osteoporosis, and (3) car accidents. Other common causes for broken bones, in no particular order, are:
Bicycle or Skateboard accidents
Pathological fracture from tumors, infections or cysts
Some breaks are obvious and cause serious pain, but hairline fractures and small bone breaks may not have easily recognizable symptoms. Broken bones typically cause pain, tenderness, bruising and swelling. If you have any concerns about a broken bone after a fall or accident, reach out to your Riverside physician. A simple x-ray can confirm or deny your physician’s suspicions.
Certain conditions such as osteoporosis can increase the risk of a bone break during minor accidents, but any forceful impact can result in a bone fracture. Falls, vehicle accidents, violent altercations, infections, tumors, defective medical implants, sports incidents, and workplace accidents are some of the most common causes of broken bones.
Our Riverside Broken Bones Lawyers Can Help
Our holistic approach to injury claims allows us to maximize financial recovery for our clients. In many cases, we can hold multiple parties liable for contributing to an injury. For more than three decades, residents of Riverside have trusted us with helping them recover compensation for broken bone injuries. Our compassionate, supportive, and aggressive approach to personal injury law has allowed us to build a reputation for excellence that shows in our preeminent ratings and client reviews.
We take all cases on a contingency fee basis. You don’t need to pay any fees until we secure compensation on your behalf. During an initial consultation, we can help you make an informed decision about moving forward with an injury claim. Contact our law office today to speak to a Riverside broken bones attorney and to schedule your free case evaluation.