Swan & Ft. Lowell and W. Irvington

Broken Bones Lawyer
Tucson, Arizona

Our attorneys understand that broken bones and fractures are some of the most common serious injuries associated with all kinds of accidents.

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Broken Bones

Unfortunately, while your broken bones will often heal with time and proper care and treatment, that isn’t always the case. Medical care is expensive, and knowing what to do after an accident to ensure that your broken bones are properly diagnosed and treated can be difficult. It can all be overwhelming, from wondering how you’re going to pay for the medical bills to who is responsible for paying them.

That’s where the accident injury specialists at Moore Law Firm come in. We specialize in helping clients who’ve suffered broken bone injuries during an accident get the support and compensation they deserve. So we have put together this guide to everything you need to know about broken bone injuries to get the representation and guidance you deserve.

Contact the Moore Law Firm and get in touch with a broken bones lawyer to start building a case against the persons or institutions who are liable for your injuries.

Broken Bones: Types, Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Types of Bone Fractures

Suffering a broken bone in an accident is one of the most common results when you’re involved in an accident. But when someone else’s negligence causes the accident, they are the ones that should be required to pay for your medical bills and recovery costs along with your pain and suffering.

Broken bones and fractures fall into many different categories, and each comes with a range of severity and recovery time. Typically, the force that causes your broken bone determines the severity of the injury, but your health condition has an impact as well.

The main categories of broken bones and fractures are:

Stable fracture

This is where the broken ends of your bone line up and are only slightly out of place.

Open, compound fracture

Open, compound fractures occur when your skin is pierced by your bone or a blow that breaks the skin at your fracture injury. These are severe bone breaks and carry the risk of osteomyelitis or infection of the bone.

Transverse fracture

Fractures of your bone that have a horizontal fracture line.

Oblique fracture

These are fractures that have an angled pattern.

Comminuted fractures

These are fractures that occur when your bone shatters into three or more pieces.

Primary causes of Bone Fractures

Many different types of accidents can cause broken bones or fractures. If you’ve been involved in any of these accidents, it’s vital to seek out professional medical care immediately to ensure that you don’t have any breaks or fractures.

The most common causes of bone fractures:

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What are the symptoms of broken bones and fractures?

There are many different types of fractures, which means there are also many symptoms to look out for depending on where you sustained the bone break and its severity. For instance, if your arm, leg, or finger is broken, you’ll know quickly if you have a problem. But in other areas of your body, you may not know right away without a proper diagnosis from a medical professional.

If you’re unsure, here are some symptoms to look out for:

  • Difficulty using the limb
  • Noticeable and unusual bumps bend or twist
  • Severe pain
  • Swelling

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    What types of treatment are there?

    The type of treatment for your bone break or fracture depends on the location and severity of the injury. This is why it’s critical to seek out the care of your healthcare provider immediately after you’ve been involved in an accident.

    Typically, your healthcare provider will treat a broken bone with a cast or splint. Casts are designed to wrap the break with hard protection. Splints protect just one side of the broken area. These treatments are designed to keep the bone immobilized (no movement) and straighten it until the bone grows back together and heals.

    If you’ve sustained breaks or fractures in smaller bones like your fingers and toes, you won’t be able to get a cast. However, your doctor may wrap the injury before using a splint.

    Now, if you’ve sustained a severe broken bone or fracture, your doctor may need to put you in traction. This treatment utilizes pulleys and weights to stretch your muscles and tendons around your broken bone and aligns the bone with promoting better healing.

    You may also have to get surgery for more serious broken bones and fracture injuries. During the procedure, your medical provider may use stainless-steel screws, frames, or plates and fixators to keep the bone steady and heal properly.

    How our Bone Injury Lawyers can help

    If you or someone you love has suffered a broken bone or fracture injury because of someone else’s intentional actions or negligence, be sure to contact us immediately. We know the ins and outs of how personal injury law can help you so you can focus on your recovery.

    When you call the professionals at Moore Law Firm, here’s how we help with your case:

    Organize and Collect Evidence

    We work with you to collect and organize all of the evidence for your case. We help build a compelling and strategic case to help best secure your compensation.

    Advise You

    Our team is here to help guide you through the entire process, understand the proper course of action, and develop the best legal strategy for the best outcome.

    Represent You In Court

    If we have to go to court to settle your case, our personal injury attorneys will be there for you to stand by your side when you need us most.

    If you want more information about getting the expert legal guidance and representation you deserve for your broken bone injury accident, call the specialists at the Moore Law Firm today. We’re here to guide you through the process, understand your options, and help you get the compensation your recovery deserves.

    You may also have to get surgery for more serious broken bones and fracture injuries. During the procedure, your medical provider may use stainless-steel screws, frames, or plates and fixators to keep the bone steady and heal properly.