Portland Broken Bones & Fractures Attorney
Do not Wait to Start Building Your Case After an Oregon Broken Bone Injury
Workplace accidents, car crashes, construction incidents, and other types of accidents put an immense strain on your body, often at the point of impact. The sudden pressure your body is forced to absorb in a serious accident is likely to break, crush, or shatter one or more bones in your body. Broken bones are painful, debilitating, and can take months or years to fully recover. Some breaks are too severe to ever reach full recovery.
If you’ve suffered bone fractures in a logging accident, traffic accident, slip and fall, or other incident caused by someone else’s negligence, it is vital that you act quickly to preserve your rights. The sooner you get medical attention, and the sooner you get a qualified attorney on your side, the stronger your case for recovery will be. If you delay treatment or legal assistance, you give negligent defendants and insurance companies the ability to claim that your injuries did not occur as a result of the accident that harmed you, causing you to forfeit the compensation you rightly deserve.
Call the personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Timothy Grabe as soon as possible after your accident to help you get the medical coverage, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages that you are owed after your Portland broken bone fracture injury.
Understanding the Common Types of Fractures
Not all broken bones are the same. Depending on the nature and severity of the impact involved, bones can break in a number of different ways. Different types of breaks have different recovery times and lead to different amounts of long-term damage. The types of bone fractures that can result from an accident are typically broken down into categories like the following:
- Simple. A fracture in which the bone does not break the skin.
- Transverse. A fracture that occurs at a straight line across the bone.
- Compound. A fracture in which the broken bone pushes through the skin, often requiring surgery to repair.
- Spiral. The break spirals around the bone, often due to a twisting injury.
- Greenstick. The break is incomplete, such that the pieces are not completely separated.
- Comminuted. The bone is broken or crushed into three or more pieces and fragments.
- Avulsion. A piece of bone separates, or a tendon or ligament is pulled away from the bone.
- Oblique. There is a diagonal break across the bone.
These are just a few of the categorizations of bone breaks, and many times a single break will overlap categories. The characteristics of the fracture will affect the severity of the injury, the methods for recovery and necessity of surgery, the amount of pain, discomfort, and disability, and the possibility of complete recovery. If you have experienced a severe bone fracture due to a negligent car driver, premises owner, or employer, call the bone fracture injury legal team at the Law Offices of Timothy Grabe for immediate assistance building a case for recovery.
Common Broken Bones
Car crashes, bicycle accidents, slip and falls, construction incidents and other common accidents can lead to a variety of broken bone injuries. The Law Offices of Timothy Grabe helps accident victims recover for all types of bone fractures, including the following:
- Rib fractures
- Hip fractures
- Cracked skull
- Elbow fractures
- Wrist breaks
- Shoulder fractures
- Foot and toe fractures
- Broken hands, fingers, and knuckles
- Nose and facial breaks
- Spinal cord and disc fractures
- Leg and knee fractures
Helping Injured Portland Accident Victims Recover After Broken Bone Injuries
Broken bones may be a common injury sustained in many accidents, but that does not make them any less serious. Broken bones cause pain, suffering, and functional limitation, and more severe breaks can require costly surgeries for any hope of full recovery. The longer you wait to get medical treatment and legal assistance, the less likely you are to get your bills paid and your damages compensated by the negligent parties that hurt you.
To make sure that you have the best chance to recover the damages you deserve after an Oregon broken bone injury, call the Portland personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Timothy Grabe for a free consultation. Our skilled bone fracture legal team has more than thirty years of experience helping accident victims and their families recover the damages they are owed from insurance companies, negligent defendants, and other responsible parties.
If you suffered broken bones or other serious injuries in an accident in Oregon, contact our Portland personal injury law firm today for a free case evaluation.