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Broken Bones & Fractures and Related Injuries

Helping Clients Recover Compensation for Fractures and Related Injuries in New Jersey

Broken bones – also known as fractures – can cause immediate pain and restrict the use of that body part. Broken bones are a relatively common injury, and many people consider breaking a bone as a largely inevitable “rite of passage” for many children. However, these injuries are serious and require immediate medical attention. If you fail to get the bone properly set and immobilized, it can heal incorrectly and result in permanent disfigurement and disabilities.

Some fractures are more serious than others, but all of them will result in medical bills and other losses. If you believe that someone else might have caused the accident that led to your fracture, you should contact a personal injury attorney in New Jersey who can protect your rights. Contact Leonard Legal Group to discuss a possible case for free.

Common Causes of Fractures

Many fractures happen as a result of an accident caused by the negligence of another person. Some such accidents include:

If your broken bone resulted from any of the above, you should get the medical treatment you need, then contact an attorney who can evaluate your rights.

Types of Fractures

Many people might not realize there are several categories of broken bones, some much more severe than others. Some need rest for a couple of months, while others need emergency surgery and ongoing treatment. Fractures are classified as one of the following:

  • Closed Fracture – You cannot see the bone break because it is beneath the skin.
  • Open (or Compound) Fracture – This means that the bone pierced through the skin, and you can see the bone fragment. This injury requires immediate surgery due to the high risk of infection.
  • Displaced Fracture – Compared to a “clean break,” this means the fractured pieces of bone do not align properly, and surgery might be required.
  • Comminuted Fracture – This means the bone fractured in multiple places, and surgeons often have to piece the bone together and hold it in place with hardware.

Many fractures require surgery, and victims may need pins, screws, or plates inserted, and possibly later removed. Recovery from multiple surgeries can be long, and many people miss a significant amount of work due to serious broken bones.

The right personal injury lawyer can assess your losses and help you seek compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent injuries
  • Other relevant damages

Once your injury is stabilized, never hesitate to reach out and discuss the compensation you deserve from the party that caused your accident.

Contact an Experienced New Jersey Broken Bones & Fractures Lawyer for Help

The Leonard Legal Group helps clients with many types of injuries stemming from many types of accidents. If you would like to discuss how we might help in your situation, call 973-984-1414 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.