One of the most common injuries resulting from accidents caused by negligence is bone fractures. But just because bone fractures are common does not mean that they are insignificant. A bone fracture can range from a clean break which only requires a cast to a shattered bone that could adversely affect the victim for the rest of his or her life.
A serious bone fracture can be grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. If you or someone you love has suffered a bone fracture during an accident caused by another person’s negligence, contact the Cincinnati personal injury lawyers of Stepleton Dugan, LLC by calling 513-321-7733.
Types of Bone Fractures
There are a number of different types of bone fractures. The type of break will typically determine how easy it will be to treat and how likely the victim will be able to recover completely. The two main categories that bone fractures fall under are:
- Displaced: These are fractures in which the bone completely snaps into two or more parts. A very difficult to treat displaced fracture is the comminuted fracture; this occurs when the bone breaks into many pieces such as when a jaw is shattered.
- Non-displaced: These are fractures in which the bone cracks either partly or all of the way through.
Another major factor in bone fractures is whether or not the bone pierces the skin. If it does, it is called an open fracture. Unfortunately, deep bone infections can result.
If you or someone you love suffered a serious bone fracture after an accident involving another person’s negligence, contact the Cincinnati personal injury lawyers at Stepleton Dugan, LLC by calling 513-321-7733.