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Bone Fractures - A Serious Ordeal

It can be traumatic enough just to be injured in an incident resulting from someone else's negligence. However, if that injury involves broken or fractured bones, the short and long-term impacts for you can be greatly increased. Medical bills and the inability to physically carry out your daily activities can take a serious toll on you financially and emotionally.

This is why if someone's negligence causes you to sustain a fractured or broken bone, you need an attorney's help. Here at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. our experienced Omaha orthopedic injury lawyers want to help you to get the compensation you deserve. Call us at (402) 505-8234.

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Types of Bone Fractures

Greenstick Fracture

Also known as a hairline fracture, a greenstick fracture is a stress fracture that involves the bone bending but not completely breaking. This type of fracture is most commonly sustained by children and infants as their bones have not finished growing, and are therefore a lot softer. However, an adult can sustain a greenstick fracture if their bones are frequently overused.

Transverse Fracture

This is an extremely straightforward fracture, and is often referred to as a ‘simple break’. Unlike the greenstick or spiral fracture, a transverse fracture is when the bone breaks in a straight, horizontal line.

Oblique Fracture

Often, a broken bone will occur in a diagonal line, especially if the break occurs in a larger bone. The name for this is an oblique fracture, and it is another common type of bone fracture.

Segmental Fracture

If a fairly clean break occurs in one bone and produces a floating segment of bone, this is a segmental fracture. They are not particularly common compared to other types of fractures such as a greenstick or transverse fracture.

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Challenges for Those With Broken Bones

Those who sustain broken bones are likely to face a multitude of challenges. The most obvious is the limitation of mobility in the broken area, which could potentially affect your ability to work and go about your daily activities.

However, there are other challenges you could potentially face that could have long-term effects. They are not common if you have received proper medical care, however, they are still a possibility. Post-traumatic arthritis (PTOA) can occur if the break was close to a joint, and can cause a lifetime of chronic pain. Malunion occurs when the parts of the broken bone do not fuse back together properly. This can cause permanent pain and can limit the range of motion. Severe breaks can also cause permanent nerve damage that cannot be amended with surgery.

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Can You Get Compensation?

If you have suffered a broken bone due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. This can take shape in a myriad of forms such as the payment of medical bills, wage loss, or even simply a cash payout.

It is important to remember that if you make an insurance claim for your injury and accept the insurance company’s first offer, you lose the right to seek further compensation for that injury. That is why if you are injured, it is extremely important to contact an attorney first, to help guide you through the process and ensure you are adequately compensated.

Here at Bottlinger Law LLC, we believe in seeking justice for those who deserve it. Our experienced attorneys are well versed in handling fractured bone claims and always aim to gain the best compensation possible for their clients.

If you have sustained a broken bone as the result of someone’s negligence, do not wait to call Bottlinger Law L.L.C. today at (402) 505-8234.

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