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Los Angeles Bone Fracture Injury Lawyer

If you’ve sustained broken bones in an accident due to the negligence of another party, you may have a case for compensation. While some fractures can be healed with a simple cast and physical therapy, a transverse fracture, for example, is a severe injury requiring a specialized surgeon and an extended recovery period. A comminuted fracture is when the bone breaks into three or more pieces. The latter are examples of a traumatic injury that can destabilize your finances, your health, and the well-being of your family.

If this has happened to you, you need a personal injury attorney in Los Angeles from Ellis Law. We are aggressive and knowledgeable and will fight for your right to fair and reasonable compensation. Call today for a free consultation.

Common Causes of Broken Bones

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Traumatic accidents usually cause bone fractures. Anything that hits one of your bones with enough force can break it. Some of the most common causes include the following:

  1. Bicycle accidents. With no protective layers shielding them from impact, bicyclists often face catastrophic injuries after a collision. A Los Angeles Broken Bone Lawyer can help cyclists recover compensation for damages and losses.
  2. Vehicle accidents. Truck accidents, rear-end collisions, and motorcycle accidents often result in severe fractures of the hip, arms, and legs.
  3. Construction accidents. Construction sites are dangerous. Unsafe conditions, such as slip and fall hazards, defective equipment, or faulty scaffolding, can cause fractures in the legs, arms, and back.
  4. Slip and fall accidents. Business and property owners must ensure their premises are safe for visitors. Hazardous conditions include uneven pavements, spills, broken steps, and debris, which can cause slip-and-fall accidents, leading to broken bones and fractures.

The Cost of Broken Bones

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Broken bones can have long-lasting and serious repercussions. Severe fractures may require surgery, and the cost can be exorbitant. For example, your bone break may require internal fixation, requiring pins, wires, and rods. Or you may need an arthroplasty, a joint replacement, or bone grafting if the fracture is severely displaced or the bone isn’t healing.

The above speaks to the physical and emotional pain associated with broken bones. As noted, these injuries also incur significant financial hardship from missed days at work and mounting medical bills. In addition, broken bones can limit mobility and your ability to perform routine, everyday activities like driving, shopping, or taking care of your children.

Types of Broken Bones Injuries

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Although bones are rigid, there is a little give when an outside force is applied. However, it will break if the pressure is too great. In addition, they can shatter under extreme force, like a gunshot or a car accident. 

The types of fractures include the following:

  • Open (compound) – The bone breaks through the skin, causing an additional risk of infection.
  • Closed (simple) – The bone has cracked, but there is no open wound.
  • Displaced – The bone breaks into at least two parts and is moved so the ends are no longer aligned.
  • Non-displaced – A stable fracture occurs when the broken ends of the bone still meet but are shifted slightly out of place.
  • Transverse – A transverse fracture involves a horizontal break.
  • Oblique – An oblique fracture pertains to a break in an angled pattern.
  • Comminuted – A comminuted fracture occurs when the bone shatters into three or more pieces.
  • Hairline (stress) – A hairline or “stress” fracture is a tiny crack in the bone without displacement.
  • Greenstick – The bone is bent but not broken.
  • Buckle – Two bones are compressed and driven into one another.

An X-ray is the best way to diagnose a bone injury, determine treatment, and estimate prognosis. During your recovery, you will likely lose muscle strength and range of motion. You will likely need rehabilitation to restore strength, joint motion and flexibility.

Potential Damages a Los Angeles Broken Bones Lawyer Can Recover

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After conferring with a healthcare provider, contact a broken bone accident lawyer in Los Angeles. Our team at Ellis Law will investigate to determine whether negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct may be a factor. When another person or party is liable, you can file a personal injury lawsuit seeking damages. 

Damages that could be recovered include the following:

  • Medical expenses: Victims of broken bone injuries can receive compensation for medical expenses, such as hospital bills, doctor visits, physical therapy, and medication.
  • Lost wages: If the victim cannot work due to their injury, they can recover for lost wages.
  • Pain and suffering: Reimbursement for the pain and suffering experienced during your injuries and any required medical treatments.
  • Punitive damages: Depending on the circumstances of the case, the court may award punitive damages in addition to other damages. These are meant to punish wrongdoers and discourage similar behavior in the future.

Schedule a Free Consultation with Ellis Law

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For over 30 years, our firm has provided client-focused representation to personal injury victims throughout Los Angeles County and Southern California. We proudly serve Anaheim, Bakersfield, Diamond Bar, El Segundo, Ontario, Oxnard, and other cities. Our LA injury lawyers fight tirelessly to ensure our clients receive the maximum compensation available under the law for their mental, physical, emotional, and financial losses. We treat every client with respect and provide unparalleled personal attention.

We understand how stressful an accident can be and how it can change your life. Schedule a free consultation to discuss your broken bone injury today. We work on a contingency basis, so there are no upfront legal fees.