When you experience a serious fall or are involved in a car accident, the amount of force put on your body can be enough to cause bone fracture injuries. Serious bone fractures can affect a person’s day to day life and lead to long term consequences.
Common Causes of Bone Fracture Injuries
Broken bones can result from a number of different causes, but they are frequently the result of:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Nursing home falls
If your bone fracture was the result of someone else’s negligence, then you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost time from work, and pain and suffering.
Types of Bone Fracture Injuries
Large and small bones in your body can be fractured if a significant amount of stress is applied. Disease and age can sometimes make bones more prone to fractures. Bone fracture injuries come in a number of different forms, and your doctor may use some different terminology to describe your fracture. Types of fractures include:
- Complete Fracture—occurs when a bone is cleanly broken into two pieces. These fractures are typically the result of car accidents.
- Greenstick Fracture—occurs when a bone bends and cracks. Children are more likely to experience greenstick fractures because their bones are softer and more flexible than an adult’s
- Open Fracture—occurs when a fractured bone pierces the skin
- Closed Fracture—occurs when the broken bone does not pierce the skin
- Comminuted Fracture—occurs when the bone fractures into three pieces or more or is crushed
- Displaced Fracture—occurs when a fracture not only breaks the bone but forces the pieces out of alignment.
- Stress Fracture—are hairline cracks in the bone that may be hard to see but still cause significant pain.
Most Commonly Broken Bones
The clavicle is the bone that is most commonly broken in a car accident or a fall. Some other areas where bones are frequently broken include:
Bone fracture injuries to these areas are not only common but can also be devastating and life-altering. These bones are essential to daily functioning, and when they become injured, it becomes difficult for a person to complete day to day tasks.
Contact an Experienced Accident Attorney
If you’ve sustained a bone fracture injury due to someone else’s negligence, you should consider consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your options. At Abrahamson & Uiterwyk, we’ve been helping injured Floridians for over 30 years and would like to help you. Contact us online or call us at 800-753-5203 to set up your free consultation today.