Complications with Severe Bone Fractures

Bone fractures are some of the most common consequences of personal injury accidents. Although many of these fractures can be treated relatively quickly, allowing a person to begin recovery without too much expensive medical care, more severe fractures can be much more problematic. As with particularly devastating injuries, certain broken bones can require substantial medical care and long-term monitoring. In these situations, an injured individual may find the high cost of his or her medical care too much to bear without full compensation from the party at fault for the injury.

If you or someone you love has sustained a broken bone because of another person’s negligence, compensation may be available through a personal injury lawsuit. To learn more about your full range of legal options and how we may be able to help you with your claim, contact a Birmingham accident lawyer of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., at 205.414.8160 today.

Major Health Complications for Broken Bones

Although many broken bones simply need to be set by a physician and given time to heal, some injuries involving bone fractures may require more intensive care due to their serious nature. Factors that can greatly increase the severity of a broken bone include:

  • Shattered bones, which often need to be surgically reconstructed
  • Organ damage due to the spread of bone fragments
  • Damage to nearby nerves
  • Bone infections

These complications may demand long-term care that could require a significantly longer treatment and recovery process than a normal fracture.

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A severe bone fracture may leave your household with considerable financial burdens due to medical expenses, out-of-pocket costs, and loss of income during recovery. However, you may be legally entitled to compensation from the party at fault for your injury. For more information about how we can help you during this difficult time, contact a Birmingham accident attorney of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., by calling 205.414.8160 today.