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Los Angeles Bone Fractures Attorney
Bone fractures are a common result of even minor accidents, and the injury pain can be so excruciating that it interferes with your normal lifestyle and work duties. Personal injury attorneys at Mann & Elias Law Firm in Los Angeles are very familiar with accident injuries, including fractures. They have successfully fought for clients to receive fair compensation for fractures and other accidental injuries that are often difficult to prove.
What Accidents Cause Fractures?
A bone fracture is caused by some trauma to the bone that has high enough stress or impact to result in a small break in the bone continuity. Fractures may also occur normally due to weakening of the bones through aging, cancer or other bone disease. With a fracture, the bone is not broken, but cracked and weakened. Fractures appear on an x-ray as a thin line. Traumatic fractures can occur during an accident, fall or attack. They can be closed and beneath the skin, or open when a wound exposes the bone area. Open fractures are subject to infection. With some fractures, the bones are displaced or become angular and require surgical repair. In an area like the spinal vertebrae, a compression fracture can be very painful. Brittle bones are also likely to fracture easily.
What Fractures are Likely to Occur in an Accident?
When a part of the body collides with any hard surface, there is possibility of a fracture or bone breakage.
During a vehicle accident, occupants may be tossed around inside the vehicle or thrown out of it, colliding with hard vehicle parts or objects along the road like trees, fences, signs or bridges.
Other accidents, like a fall, can cause fractures when unusual stress is applied to a bone.
Trying to stop a fall by putting one’s hand down to soften a fall may result in a fracture of a finger, hand, or arm bone.
During hard sports play like hockey or football, players who run into each other may experience bone fractures.
What Problems Do Fractures Cause?
The first problem is identifying that there is a fracture. The only sign may be a bruised area of skin above the fracture point. An x-ray can reveal bone fractures quickly. Treatment may be minimal and non-surgical in many cases. Immobilizing the area can help speed healing of the bone. Pain is a common problem with fractures and medicine may be required for relief. Sometimes a special device such as a firm shoe, cast or wrap is needed to help promote healing. Because of associated risks, surgery is a last resort. Insertion during surgery of a screw, plate nail or wire to secure the bone area is one surgical solution. Bone carries blood, and is prone to infection. In very serious cases, amputation may be required.
How Can Mann & Elias Attorneys Help?
Attorneys at the law firm of Mann & Elias have successfully represented persons who have received bone fractures from Los Angeles vehicle or construction accidents. Medical expenses, surgery and rehabilitation treatment is costly. You may miss work or be permanently unable to return to your job. Insurance coverage may not be sufficient for all accident related damage. Your Mann & Elias personal injury attorney will work on your behalf to see that you receive all compensation that is fair for your injury costs, income losses, pain and suffering.
Call Mann & Elias Attorneys Now
Call the Los Angeles law firm of Mann & Elias today, at 323-857-9500 for legal representation by professionals who have your best interests in mind at all times.