Kansas City Broken Bone Injury Attorneys

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If another person’s negligence caused you to sustain a broken bone fracture injury, you could be entitled to recover compensation for the resulting medical expenses, pain, and suffering. If there is sufficient evidence to establish the causation of a fracture, the person or entity responsible for causing the injury might be held legally liable for the ensuing damages. You need help from a Kansas City broken bone injury lawyer at Joseph, Hollander & Craft.

Common Causes of Broken Bone Fracture Injuries

Auto Accidents

When a car collides with another vehicle or an object, the forces involved in the collision can cause a passenger’s body to travel forward and backward in the seat. It is also possible that the passenger’s body strikes objects inside the car. This can cause a number of injuries, including broken bones.

The most common types of broken bones experienced as the result of a motor vehicle accident are broken arms, legs, hands, feet, and vertebrae in the neck and back. When vertebrae are broken or fractured, there is a potential that it will result in damage to the spinal cord.

Particularly severe collisions can result in a passenger’s head striking the windshield or other objects inside the vehicle. If the forces are sufficiently strong, the passenger may suffer a skull fracture and a traumatic brain injury. 

Slip-and-Fall Accident

Another common cause of fractured bones is a slip and fall or trip and fall incident. Slip and fall accidents occur when something causes a person to lose footing and fall. This type of fall can be the result of snow, ice, water, fluids or other substances on a walking surface. Trip and fall accidents arise from uneven sidewalks and walking surfaces, improperly placed objects, such as rugs or mats and defective curbs or stairwells.

When a person slips or trips and falls, it is instinct to put an arm and hand out to break a fall. As a result, it is common that the fall results in broken arms and hands.

Types of Bone Fractures

The large and small bones in the body can break and fracture if a significant amount of stress or pressure is applied to a bone. Symptoms of a broken bone include pain, bruising, and swelling.

Bone fractures can be diagnosed by different categories. Some types of bone fractures include:

Stress Fracture

Stress fractures are hairline cracks that occur within the bone.

Complete Fracture

A complete fracture is one where a bone cleanly breaks into at least two pieces. These fractures are usually the result of a severe car crash or a slip and fall onto a hard surface. Complete fractures are also called stable fractures.

Open Fracture

When a bone breaks and pierces through the skin, causing mild to moderate bleeding, it is called an open or compound fracture. Open fractures can sometimes cause internal bleeding, depending on the location and severity.

Closed Fracture

Also called a simple fracture, a closed fracture is one where the broken bone doesn’t breach the skin.

Comminuted Fracture

When bones break into three or more pieces or are crushed, they are referred to as comminuted fractures.

Displaced Fracture

If a trauma not only breaks a bone, but also moves it out of proper alignment, it is called a displaced fracture. This type of trauma can complicate the healing process and is most common with broken arms.

Compression Fracture

A compression fracture occurs when a bone shatters or is crushed in the spinal cord.

Skull Fracture

A fracture to the head and skull is extremely dangerous and in many instances can be life threatening. Typically caused by blunt force trauma, skull fractures can lead to brain damage, internal bleeding and swelling. The force required to break the skull is so strong, it usually causes a traumatic brain injury.

Bone Fracture Treatment and Recovery

The type of treatment and length of recovery is dependent upon the location and type of fracture. Treatment may include wearing a cast until the bone has healed. More severe fractures often require surgery, where screws and plates may be attached to the bone to help it heal properly.

Damages Arising from Fractured Bone Injuries

A broken bone can dramatically affect a person’s ability to complete even the simplest daily activities. Part of the medical treatment and recovery can limit a person’s ability to use the part of the body where the fracture occurred. After a cast is removed or surgery is completed, the victim of a broken bone will need to participate in rehabilitation and physical therapy. All of this can cost a great deal of money.

Filing a personal claim for a fractured bone may help to recover compensation for injury-related expenses, including medical treatment, physical therapy, medical equipment, and loss of income from the inability to work.

There is also a possibility of non-economic damages such as pain and suffering and loss of ordinary life.

Schedule Your Free Consultation

If you have been injured as a result of the negligence of another, contact the Kansas City personal injury lawyers at JHC. Call our Kansas City office at (816) 673-3900 or take a moment to fill out our online form.

Common Questions About Broken Bone Injuries

Is a broken bone a serious bodily injury?

It depends on which bone or bones are broken. Broken bones can be considered a minor or major injury depending on which bone in the body is broken as well as the effects the injury has on the individual.

How can JHC’s personal injury lawyers help me?

JHC’s Kansas City personal injury lawyers represent personal injury clients all over the Kansas City metropolitan area. You need an attorney who is skilled, prepared, and aggressive when your financial future and finances are in jeopardy. We have your back.

Our Locations

Kansas City | 816-673-3900

926 Cherry St
Kansas City, MO 64106

Lawrence | 785-856-0143

5200 Bob Billings Pkwy, #201
Lawrence, KS 66049

Overland Park | 913-948-9490

10104 W 105th St
Overland Park, KS 66212

Topeka | 785-234-3272

1508 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66612

Wichita | 316-262-9393

500 N Market St
Wichita, KS 67214

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