Charleston Accident Lawyers
A broken bone is referred to as a fracture. Fractures are common and the average person experiences two fractures during his or her lifetime. When trauma or force exerted on the bone is stronger than the bone itself, a fracture occurs. Most fractures are the result of trauma such as vehicle accidents, falls, sports injuries, and violence. The main categories of fractures are incomplete, complete, simple, and compound. Time is often the best treatment for fractures in conjunction with devices that correctly position the bone during healing, such as casts, splits, and pins. Crutches are also used is the bone is a weight-bearing bone. Sometimes, internal fixation is essential to stabilize the bone as it heals. Metal plates, pins, or screws are used and are often permanent. If there are complications or affected tissues, extra treatment may be needed such as surgery. Activity is often limited until the bone can mend. Rehabilitative services may be needed to completely heal the body.
When fractures are the result of a preventable accident, the party accountable may be held liable. Therefore, the injured party may be able to seek compensation for his or her damages. Contact Bobby Warner to learn more about your legal rights.