Fractures, also known as broken bones, are some of the most common injuries caused in falls or car accidents. However, many times these may have long-term consequences that can affect your personal and professional life.
If you have suffered a fracture due to the negligent actions of another person, speak to a Los Angeles injury lawyer at Effres & Associate to discuss your case and your rights.
Fractures most often result from one of the following causes:
Fractures can have several degrees of severity. The severity depends on the location of the fracture, and the extent of damage to the bone as well as surrounding tissue. Some fractures can result in complications including blood vessel damage, nerve damage, infections and improper growth of the bone. A compound fracture occurs when the bone breaks through the skin. Sometimes fractures require surgery in order for the bones to heal correctly.
Some fractures may have more serious financial consequences for a person. For instance, foot, ankle, hip, and knee fractures may result in an impaired ability to stand or walk for meaningful periods of time without pain. A person may find that even after recovery, he is unable to perform many common activities of daily living, like sitting, standing, stooping, bending, jumping, and climbing stairs.
Bone fractures may not only result in a loss of income earning potential, but also a loss of quality of life. For example, an avid sportsman may find that he is unable to play his favorite sport after suffering serious injuries in an accident.
Don’t ignore fractures that occur during a car accident and settle your car accident claim with the insurance company. If the other motorist in your accident was at fault, you may be eligible for a personal injury claim that can help you recover the substantial damages required to make you whole. If you have additional legal questions about your fractures, you should discuss your accident with a lawyer at Effres & Associates. We offer our services for residents throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura, and all surrounding counties.
Call (818) 696-4234 to schedule a free consultation with a Los Angeles personal injury attorney.