Broken bones are one of the most common injuries that are sustained in many types of accidents. While you are healing, your injury may cause severe pain, prevent you from working, and may require costly physical therapy or surgery.
At Gold, Albanese, Barletti & Locascio L.L.C., we regularly handle cases involving all types of broken bones, including those sustained from back injuries, neck injuries and compound fractures. Whether you are seeking compensation for personal injury, lost wages, or emotional distress, our experienced personal injury attorneys will work to help you get the medical care and the maximum compensation you deserve.
We Will Build a Detailed Case to Document Your Broken Bone
Typically, doctors use x-rays to pinpoint the exact location a fracture or broken bone, and to determine the extent of injury to any adjacent joints. X-rays are also valuable tools that can be used for more than just diagnostic purposes. Your lawyer will discuss treatment with your doctors and request a progressive series of X-rays that provides evidence of how your broken bone is healing. These x-rays can provide objective evidence that shows whether or not your broken bones are healing properly and in a timely manner.
In cases where surgery is necessary, preoperative photos, inter-operative photos and postoperative photos can also conclusively indicate the nature of the fracture and whether it has properly healed. Surgical treatment for broken bones may include:
Surgery for Spinal Fractures:
- Fusion – Fuses or joins two vertebrae to stop painful movement
- Vertebroplasty – Injection of bone cement into compressed or fractured vertebrae. Implantation of artificial discs between injured discs, which can provide stability and eliminate pain
- Arm and leg fractures may require surgery to insert fixation devices such as wires, plates, nails or screws to maintain proper alignment during healing. (Source: Mayo Clinic)
Our Skilled Lawyers Will Investigate Your Case
Our attorneys will also conduct a thorough investigation of the accident that caused your injury and collect evidence to determine the degree of liability of the responsible party. We will make a full accounting of your losses, which can include both economic and noneconomic damages. Our firm is committed to seeking the best possible settlement or jury award for you.