Broken bones and fractures can occur in a wide variety of accidents throughout the State of Florida. Car crashes, workplace accidents, and slip and fall accidents can all cause mild to severe breaks or fractures. Sadly, even the most innocent of falls can cause disastrous injuries–especially to the elderly or to the very young. When this occurs, the victim can live a lifetime of surgeries, pain and decrease quality of life.
There are a multitude of different types of breaks and fractures and all of them can cause moderate to severe complications. Depending on where the break occurs, internal organs may even be compromised. Head fractures can cause brain damage, rib fractures can puncture lungs, and spinal fractures can sever the spinal cord resulting in paralysis.
Types of Fractures
Complete Fractures — when the bone is cracked into two separate pieces.
Single Fractures — the bone is only cracked in one place.
Compound Fractures — also referred to as an open fracture and occur when the broken bone has punctured through the skin.
Simple Fracture — small fractures or clean cracks and includes hairline cracks, transverse breaks and stress fractures.
Unfortunately, even simple fractures can cause serious and long-term complications for a Florida accident victim. A fracture that doesn’t heal properly or an injury that is sustained by an elderly person can cause arthritis, and the surrounding tissue can be compromised. Sadly, mobility can become severely limited, along with severe pain and discomfort; long after the original injury has been healed.
If you have suffered from a broken bone or fracture after a car crash in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, or anywhere in South Florida, you need an experienced Miami personal injury attorney on your side. From the moment you are injured, your attorney can ensure that you receive the compensation you need to recover properly from your fracture. Sadly, insurance companies and insurance adjusters don’t always take fractures seriously. As such, they usually offer fracture victims a low-ball settlement that doesn’t take complications or future medical care into consideration.