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The skeletal system is made up of 206 bones which provides support, allows for movement and protects the internal organs of your body from harm. When excessive pressure is applied to the bone this results in what doctors refer to as a fracture.

Cases involving fractures are commonly dealt with by our lawyers. Fractures are caused by injuries from a motor vehicle accident, a slip and fall, strike from an object or twisting or bending of the bone. When the bone is only cracked or partially broken, doctors refer to it as an incomplete fracture. A hairline fracture is an incomplete fracture like a crack that does not break all the way through the bone. This is caused by a relatively minor injury.

A greenstick fracture is similar to that of a break of a young tree branch. Only one side of the bone breaks causing the bone to bend. Both hairline and greenstick fractures are usually treated by immobilization with a cast to allow it to mend.

When the bone is broken into pieces doctors refer to it as a complete fracture. A simple fracture is a fracture where the bone is broken into two fragments. This break can be transverse which means straight across the bone, oblique which means at an angle and spiral which means at an angle that is twisted.

A multiple fracture is a complete fracture where the bone is broken into several fragments. This type of fracture is usually the result of a very severe injury. These fractures are usually treated with immobilization with a cast or sometimes with pins screws and plates. All fractures must be taken seriously.

We have dealt with hundreds of cases involving different types of fractures. Almost all our clients had difficulty in performing various activities of daily living following their injury. They experienced difficulty doing activities like taking care of their kids or a loved one, shopping, laundry, housekeeping and personal care activities such as bathing, using the toilet and dressing etc. The economic losses that these clients suffered were substantial and we were able to accurately determine their past and future income losses and the their future health care costs by hiring some of the most respected experts in the field of personal injury litigation.

If you or anyone you know has been injured and has suffered a fracture please contact us for a free consultation with one of our Trial Lawyers.

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