NJ Bone Fracture Injury Attorneys Represent Accident Victims

Seeking full financial recovery for harm caused by negligence

A broken bone can be a painful injury, but in many cases bones heal efficiently and fairly quickly. However, certain fractures may occur that surgery, long-term convalescence and intensive physical therapy cannot fully restore. If you’ve suffered one or more broken bones due to someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to reimbursement for your medical bills and other financial losses, as well as for your pain and suffering. At Seigel Law in Ridgewood, New Jersey, we focus entirely on personal injury law. We are well-acquainted with the complexities of broken bone injuries and are ready to fight for the financial compensation you need and deserve.

The good and the bad of bone breaks

A bone break is usually a straightforward personal injury. As opposed to soft tissue injuries that don’t always register clearly on diagnostic tests, a broken bone is readily apparent on X-rays and MRIs. Viewing the vivid imagery of bones that are distinctly separated at a break point, crushed and/or surgically reconstructed with rods and pins, a jury can clearly see evidence of the physical injury.

However, damages for pain and suffering often make up the lion’s share of a victim’s recovery. There is still no reliable method of proving pain, which varies from one patient to another. A patient with a relatively minor break might claim to be experiencing severe pain, but there might be no objective evidence.

An attorney can support a client’s claim of severe pain by gathering evidence that testifies to changes in the victim’s lifestyle because of the limitations the injury has imposed. A bone fracture or multiple fracture can amount to a catastrophic injury if it leaves the person permanently disabled and in need of long-term care and rehabilitation.

Types of bone fractures

Automobile accidents, slips and falls, workplace accidents, sports contact, and violent assaults are leading causes of broken bones. The types of breaks that occur include:

  • Open or compound fracture — In this most frightening type of fracture, the bone breaks through the skin and can be seen outside the body. Alternately, a deep wound might expose the bone through the skin.
  • Closed or simple fracture — Here, the fracture does not break the skin.
  • Partial fracture — This is an incomplete break of the bone, such as a hairline fracture.
  • Complete fracture — The bone is completely broken and separated into two or more pieces.
  • Stable fracture — Though the bone is completely broken, the ends line up in their proper place.
  • Displaced fracture — The broken ends of the bone are separated by a gap. The patient may require surgery to bring the bone into proper alignment.

Our attorneys are familiar with all of these scenarios. We consult qualified experts, such as orthopedic surgeons, to learn the full extent of the injury and the patient's prognosis for recovery.

Contact an experienced Ridgewood lawyer about your broken bone injury

Seigel Law in Ridgewood, New Jersey fights to recover compensation for accident victims who suffer bone fractures and other serious injuries. To schedule a free consultation, call {PHONE) or contact us online.