Common Accident-Related Bone Fractures
Bone fractures can vary depending on the force and angle of an impact. In the most extreme circumstances, bones can even shatter. Additionally, bone fractures can result in sharp surfaces that may damage surrounding tissue. The following are among the most common types of bone fractures.
Stable fracture – In a stable fracture, the broken ends of the bone line up and are barely out of place.
Open, compound fracture – This type of fracture occurs when the skin is either pierced by the bone or broken by a blow at the time of the bone fracture. The bone may or may not be visible in the wound.
Transverse fracture – This type of fracture runs horizontally across the bone, at a right angle to the long axis of the bone.
Oblique fracture – These types of fractures have an angled pattern and tend to occur on longer bones like the femur and tibia.
Comminuted fracture – This type of fracture occurs when a bone shatters into three or more pieces.
Common Accident-Related Soft Tissue Injuries
Just like bone fractures, soft tissue injuries can occur anywhere on the body and can vary in severity depending on a number of factors. Soft tissue injuries commonly associated with personal injury accidents include:
- Trauma around the cervical vertebrae
- Chronic neck pain
- Chronic back pain
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
- Herniated discs
- Joint trauma (shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, or ankle)
- Internal organ damage
Compensation for Bone Fractures and Soft Tissue Injuries
Bone fractures and soft tissue injuries can result in expensive medical bills and a long recovery. A person who suffered a fracture or soft tissue injuries due to the negligence of another may consider filing a lawsuit to recover compensatory damages for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
Contact an Experienced Fracture and Soft Tissue Injury Attorney
Bone fractures and soft tissue injuries can cause excruciating, long-lasting pain as well as life-altering disabilities. Further medical complications or surgeries may be necessary years later, and these types of injuries can cause permanent scarring. These injuries oftentimes are severe enough to put an individual out of work for an extended period of time and can cause as much financial trauma as physical trauma.
If you or a loved one have suffered a serious bone fracture or soft tissue injury due to a car crash, on the job injury, or unsafe premises, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced personal injury lawyers will work diligently to get you the compensation you deserve while you work on healing your wounds.
Our firm has offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Austin, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends to provide you with a free legal consultation.