Types of Bone Fractures

One of the most common injuries that results from trauma involving blunt force are bone fractures, commonly referred to as broken bones. However, not all bone fractures are classified in the same way. Some of these injuries may be less noticeable or painful than others, but just as hazardous to someone’s health. Even a fracture that seems relatively minor could lead to health complications in the future. Whenever someone else’s reckless behavior causes such an injury, that person should be held accountable for the financial burdens of the associated medical treatment.

If you suffered a bone fracture because of another person’s negligent actions, you may be able to hold him or her liable for your physical, emotional, and financial burdens. Call a Birmingham injury lawyer of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., today to discuss your case with a member of our legal staff at 205-414-8160.

Bone Fracture Classifications

In orthopedic medicine, the nature of the injury and the actual damage the bone sustains will determine how it is classified. A few of the different bone fractures that someone might sustain include:

  • Simple or closed– the skin is left intact
  • Compound or open – the skin is broken, and the fractured bones may be exposed
  • Compression – usually occur in the vertebrae, involving spinal collapse
  • Complete – the bone has separated
  • Incomplete – bone parts are partially connected

Regardless of what type of bone fracture you have suffered, if it and other injuries were the result of another person’s negligence, you should contact an experienced accident attorney to discuss how you may be able to pursue legal action against the responsible party.

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If someone else caused you to suffer a bone fracture, a Birmingham personal injury lawyer of Yearout & Traylor may be able to help you to hold them liable for the financial compensation you need. A member of our staff is available to discuss your legal options today at 205-414-8160.