Our Baltimore Injury Lawyers Come to Your Aid After an Accident
We Assist You In Collecting Prompt Compensation For Your Accident-related Fracture
Broken bones are a frequent result of vehicle and work accidents. Fractured and shattered bones can take months or even years to heal depending on their severity. The personal injury attorneys at Mallon & McCool, LLC are dedicated to handling all types of injury claims. We make your recovery our top priority.
Accidents Cause Many Types Of Fractures
A broken bone or fracture occurs when too much pressure is placed on a bone and/or the body twists in an unnatural way. Serious accidents are a leading cause of broken bones and fractures. Broken bones are caused by:
Car accidents – Fractures regularly occur in car and truck collisions. Leg bone breaks and shinbone fractures often happen when your knees become jammed against the dashboard during a crash. Other fractures can happen when victims strike their heads against a windshield or are ejected from the vehicle.
Motorcycle crashes – Skull, limb and facial fractures are common injuries in motorcycle accidents. Bones are often crushed when motorcycle riders are thrown from their motorcycles or strike another vehicle.
Birth injuries – Medical negligence by physician and medical staff can result in broken bones in infants during delivery. Improper use of birthing equipment and other negligence can lead to broken shoulder bones, limbs and skulls in babies.
Slip and falls – Falling often leads to fractures of thighbones, shinbones, arm bones and skulls, along with facial fractures. Property owners contribute to slip and fall accidents by poor property maintenance, hazardous conditions and safety violations.
Work accidents – Unsafe environments, malfunctioning equipment and work falls often lead to serious broken bones and fractures in workers. Stress fractures can result from repeated stresses and strains on limbs, caused by repetitive motions required on the job.
When you have broken a bone because of the negligence of another individual, you deserve compensation to pay your medical expenses and recovery costs. Our injury attorneys concentrate on injury cases associated with medical negligence, premises liability and work accidents. We closely examine your accident, battle uncooperative insurance companies and fight to successfully resolve your case. Call our skilled lawyers at Mallon & McCool, LLC today and get started on your claim.
What Are The Types Of Broken Bones?
Broken bones and fractures can result in different degrees of damage. Types of broken bones include:
Closed fracture – A break in which the bone has not penetrated the skin.
Open (compound) fracture – The broken bone has pierced the skin and is protruding or is visible through an open wound.
Greenstick fracture – A small, thin crack in the bone.
Hairline fracture – A common fracture where a bone is damaged because of repeated stress on a bone.
Comminuted fracture – The bone is shattered into pieces.
Compression fracture – When two bones are forcibly pressed together and break because of the strain.
Fractures can lead to significant medical costs and ongoing pain and suffering. If you have broken a bone during an accident, the parties at fault are responsible for paying your health care bills and other expenses. Let the steadfast lawyers at Mallon & McCool, LLC take on your claim and secure the proper settlement for you and your family.
What Are The Long-term Complications Of Fractures?
Fractures can happen in a range of body parts including the arms, legs, pelvis, ribs, neck and skull. In some cases, bones or limbs are never the same after a break. Future health problems that can arise from fractures are:
Blood loss – Because bones have a rich blood supply, you can lose a significant amount of blood due to a serious break.
Organ injury – Bones can pierce organs and tissues when they break. In the event of skull fracture, the brain can be damaged.
Stunted growth – Children who break bones too close to their growth plates can suffer stunted growth.
Poor alignment – A break can permanently alter the alignment of a limb.
Infection – Open fractures can allow bacteria to travel into the body and spark an infection.
No matter what level of recovery your broken bone requires, the time and stress of being injured can weigh heavily on you and your loved ones. To make matters worse, insurance companies and negligent parties often give victims the run-around when it comes to fairly resolving their claim. At Mallon & McCool, LLC, we adamantly defend the rights of victims and make sure those at fault rightfully compensate you for the harm they’ve caused.
Let Our Accident Injury Attorneys Take On Your Case And Bring You Favorable Results
When you have broken a bone in an accident, it’s common to wonder when your mobility will improve. Our experienced attorneys at Mallon & McCool, LLC work hard to ensure our clients return to their normal routines as soon as possible. We help you through your accident and get you back to the life you deserve. Call us for a free consultation toll free at (800) 918-8872 or contact us online. Cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay any fees or costs unless we win.