Car accidents can have many consequences, one of which are serious injuries including fractures. Blunt force trauma can cause partial or complete breaks in the bones of the driver or passenger(s). A bone may crack or shatter causing extreme amounts of pain and making movement difficult for the person who suffered the damage.
Fracture injuries can have lasting effects, including the need for long-term medical care. Fractures can also increase an injured party’s chance of suffering from health related issues in the future (like arthritis).
If you or a loved one have suffered a fracture in a car accident, you may be entitled to financial recovery for pain and suffering, past and future medical expenses and lost income. Our legal team has over 55 years’ experience in personal injury law. Call us today at 1-844-373-8202 to schedule a free, initial consultation with a Vancouver car accident lawyer. Our goal is to build a strong case for you so we can get you maximum compensation for your injuries.
What are the most common types of bone fractures?
• Open or Compound Fracture: These types of fractures involve a skin break. Sometimes, you can see the bone, while other times it might not be noticeable. Open fractures can leave patients vulnerable to infection.
• Stable Fracture: In a stable fracture, the bones are still symmetrical where the break has occurred. Not much movement has taken place.
• Oblique Fracture: This type of fracture is diagonal.
• Comminuted Fracture: With a comminuted fracture, the bone has shattered into three or more different pieces.
• Traverse Fracture: The fracture is horizontal.
What is the treatment for bone fractures?
Fractures can take several weeks or months to heal depending on the type fracture and site of the injury. Initial treatment of the fracture injury includes realigning the broken bone (either through surgical or non-surgical means) and immobilizing the site with a splint, cast, or skin or skeletal traction.
Open fracture injuries are particularly susceptible to infection and therefore, treatment will include keeping the injury site clean, and require frequent dressing changes.
The primary objective in caring for a fracture injury is improving the blood flow to the injury site and keeping the soft tissues around the broken bone healthy. The longer the patient is restricted from using or applying weight on the affected area, the easier it becomes to suffer from muscle dystrophy and weakness. Therefore, ongoing physical therapy and rehabilitation is key to restoring maximum strength and function in the injured limb.
How can a Vancouver fracture lawyer help me?
When it comes to filing a lawsuit for one or multiple fracture injuries, the fracture lawyers at Preszler Law look at the big picture regarding your current and future medical needs. Our goal is to make sure you get the medical attention you deserve and that you are not caught off guard by large, unsupported costs later.
It is not uncommon for the insurance company to delay your claim for months at a time and refuse or limit your medical treatment options, even if the treatment is necessary for your full recovery. However, we know their tactics far too well and know how to fight back! We make sure you are seeing the right doctor(s) for your injury so we can produce the necessary medical evidence to support your claim.
We have handled thousands of personal injury claims many of which involved broken bones and know what questions to ask your healthcare providers to demonstrate the issues you are likely to encounter in the future. When making a settlement demand for your claim, it is critical to show to the insurance company how your accident injury has and will impact your ability to perform daily activities of living.
Our fracture lawyers in Vancouver will aggressively pursue financial compensation on your behalf, which can include the following:
• Pain and suffering.
• Past and future medical expenses.
• Physical therapy and rehabilitation.
• Time off work and loss of income.
• Ongoing care from in-home providers.
• Therapy associated with psychological trauma.
How do I get started on my fracture injury claim?
There is a statute of limitations in British Columbia. However, the sooner you act, the quicker we can take action. Waiting only prolongs your case.
When you schedule a consultation with Preszler Law in Vancouver, your initial consultation will be free and you are in no way obligated to hire our firm.
If you choose to hire us, there are no upfront or retainer fees. Your fees will come directly out of your settlement, meaning that you will not face unexpected legal bills.
At Preszler Law, we’ve been fighting for the rights of accident victims for more than 55 years. Call us today at 844-373-8202.