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Broken Bones and Orthopedic Injuries

If you have ever broken a bone, you can appreciate the level of pain and discomfort associated with the injury. You can also appreciate the length of time and the physical therapy it takes to fully heal from a broken bone. Any type of orthopedic injury, or damage to your musculoskeletal system, can result in a range of pain from minor to severe.

With over 40 years of litigation experience, Turley Law Firm, Dallas’ injury law firm, is committed to providing compassionate and distinguished representation. Our attorneys are driven by three principles: integrity, experience and compassion. If you or a loved one has received injury due to the negligence of another, call us today at (214) 691-4025 to discuss your injury with one of our experienced Dallas personal injury attorneys.

What is an Orthopedic Injury?

Whenever damage has been done to your musculoskeletal system it is considered an orthopedic injury. The severity of damage can be minor (twisting your ankle) or severe (a broken bone). Common types of orthopedic injuries include:

  • Back and neck injuries
  • Ankle injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Leg bone fractures
  • Hip fractures

With each injury, much time and care is needed to allow the injury to fully heal back to its normal state. The healing process can be especially frustrating if the injury is due to no fault of your own.

Can A Broken Bone Be a Reason For Litigation?

Yes! Any personal injury caused by the fault of another is reason for seeking experienced legal advice. Under the law, you have certain protected rights even if the cause of the injury was an accident.

Broken bones and fractures are common injuries received during accidents. Breaks and fractures occur most frequently in:

  • Falls
  • Car accidents
  • Commercial truck collisions
  • Motorcycle crashes
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Workplace accidents

While bones are rigid, they do have some flexibility and can bend. However, when the force is too great, say for example during a car accident and pressure is applied, the bone will fracture or break.

The force caused by a fall or car accident may not be so great to break the bone but might result in a fracture. There are varying types of fractures that include:

  • Stable fracture – ends of bones are broken and line up correctly
  • Open compound fracture – skin is pierced due to the fracture
  • Oblique fracture – break is angled
  • Transverse fracture – break is horizontal
  • Comminuted fracture – bone shatters in three or more pieces

Foot and ankle fractures are the most common fractures as a result of car accidents while arm, leg and collarbone fractures are a close second.

If you or someone you love has received a broken bone or fracture due to someone else’s negligence, contact the Turley Law Firm today at (214) 691-4025 to consult with one of our compassionate and experienced Dallas personal injury attorneys. We are proud to serve clients from Fort Worth and throughout the North Texas area.

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