Connecticut Broken Bone Injury Legal Team
Eagan & Donohue has handled numerous broken bone injury claims involving all types of bone fractures.
Broken bones are the unfortunate consequence of many different types of accidents, and very commonly of car accidents. Broken bone injuries can range anywhere from extremely minor fractures to quite severe breaks, which can lead to long-lasting injuries and required care. If you have suffered a broken bone as the result of an accident, you should speak with a personal injury attorney.
It can sometimes be difficult to spot a broken bone, but the symptoms typically include intense pain and a noticeably out of place joint or limb. Although all broken bones may seem part of one monolithic set of injuries, they can be broken down into several types across a range of the severity of injury.
The medical term for a broken bone is “fracture,” which can be divided into the following types:
- Greenstick fracture: Bone is bent
- Transverse fracture: Fracture at a right angle to the bone
- Oblique fracture: Fracture with a curved pattern
- Comminuted fracture: Fracture which leads to the bone in several pieces
- Impacted fracture: Ends are driven into each other
- Buckle fracture: Type of impacted fracture
- Pathologic fracture: Fracture caused by disease that weakens the bones
- Stress fracture: Hairline fracture
- Compound fracture: Bone protrudes through the skin
Fractures from car accidents can cause lasting injuries due to damage done to the bone and to the surrounding tissue as well as complications arising from damage to blood vessels.
Broken bones often seem like minor occurrences since nearly every person has a broken bone story, often from back in their childhood. Some broken bones, however, can be life-shattering events that involve immediate surgery seeking to repair the bone and bone tissue. Certain bone fractures can even be life-threatening, such as broken bones in your back, spine, neck, or head. While these broken bones are much less common than a broken arm or a broken leg, they can have devastating effects on your body and your overall health and quality of life in the future. If a severe accident has left you facing this type of lifelong rehabilitation, you should be entitled to compensation for your ongoing medical expenses, lost wages, and for the pain and suffering you endure.
Eagan & Donohue | West Hartford, Connecticut Personal Injury Legal Team
If you have sustained a broken bone as the result of a car accident, workplace accident, or an accident caused by another’s negligence, do not hesitate to contact the experienced team at Eagan & Donohue. We have years of experience in handling accident cases and we understand just how dangerous any type of accident can be.
We appreciate that broken bones require more than just casts to fully heal, and many often require surgery and a lifestyle change.
Contact our West Hartford office today for your initial free consultation.