A Parents.com report stated that broken bone injuries are on the rise, both among adults and children. The study found that brittle bones impact more than 50 million Americans, and there was a 42 percent jump in broken arms from the number found in the late 1960s and early 1970s to the present. With more people breaking bones in many different ways (whether in public, at school, or at work), there are more people suffering significant pain and medical bills.
The upward trend in broken bones is unnerving, given the fact that broken bone injuries can occur for a variety of reasons, not the least of which a slip and fall caused by someone else’s negligence. If you or a loved one has fallen and fractured one or more bones and you believe the injury was someone else’s fault, hiring an experienced New York bone fracture accident attorney at The Edelsteins Faegenburg & Brown, LLP can help you identify the next steps that need to be taken to recover for your injuries.
Types of Bone Fracture Accidents
A broken bone or fracture can occur as a result of a slip, fall, auto accident, personal attack, or other type of incident. A severe fracture is called an open bone fracture, wherein the bone breaks through the skin. This type of fracture requires immediate treatment and often a surgery, which can carry with it the risk of infection or error.
Fractures can take a variety of forms, including (but not limited to) the following:
· Simple fracture – the bone is broken in two pieces and separates;
· Compound fracture – the bone breaks and punctures the skin;
· Avulsion fracture – a portion of the bone is pulled away from the rest by a tendon; and
· Hairline fracture – the bone cracks but does not separate.
All bone injuries are significant injuries, and carry with them the risk of missed time at work, school, or other missed obligations. More significantly, bone injuries take time to heal. No matter the type, bone fracture injuries can cause liability for a number of different people or injuries. Accordingly, if you have been involved in an accident wherein you suffered a bone fracture you should contact an experienced attorney immediately.
Why Should I Hire a New York Bone Fracture Accident Attorney
Bone Fracture injury cases can be complex and can contain multiple legal issues and unique facts that need to be evaluated before the decision is made to file a civil lawsuit against a number of potentially liable persons or entities. Accordingly, if you or someone you love has been injured and fractured one or more bones, and suspect that there may have been a person or entity that contributed to the accident, do not wait to call an experienced Brooklyn bone fracture accident Lawyer at The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown, LLP at (718) 875-3550 for a free consultation. We will evaluate the merits of your case and advise you as to the proper course of action immediately.