Gillette Broken Bone Lawyers
Broken bones happen all the time. But when a bone break was caused by someone else’s negligence, Wyoming allows you to file a lawsuit to be compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, and other costs of the injury.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in Campbell County, contact the trial attorneys at Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., to learn more about your rights and the process of recovery. Call (307) 257-7800 today to schedule a free consultation.
There are a lot of ways a person can end up with a broken bone, and none of them are pleasant. Any fracture should be tended to immediately by a medical professional. Broken bones can take a significant amount of time to heal, and in some cases, the victim may never fully recover use of the limb.
Doctors have created a classification system for broken bones, separating them by such factors like the kind of break and the severity. The different types include:
- Compound fracture: There was a full break of the bone, with clear separation of the bone fragments. You can get a deep bone infection if a compound fracture isn’t properly cared for.
- Displaced fracture: The bone has been broken so that the two sections of bone are out of alignment. Normally, surgery will be necessary to realign the bone and allow it to heal correctly.
- Non-displaced fracture: The opposite of a displaced fracture - the bone is broken, but remains in alignment.
- Comminuted fracture: The bone is broken into multiple pieces.
- Closed fracture: The bone has not punctured the skin.
- Open fracture: As opposed to a closed fracture, the bone has punched through the skin to create an open wound. These injuries need immediate attention and will likely require a long recovery process.
- Greenstick fracture: Especially common among children due to their more flexible bones, this type of injury does not actually involve a break, but is when the bone bends out of position.
- Transverse fracture: A break that occurs at a right angle to the length of the bone. Most breaks are transverse.
- Linear fracture: A break that occurs along the length of the bone.
- Spiral fracture: When the bone breaks at an angle and twists out of alignment along an axis.
- Impacted fracture: A common injury in a car accident, this is when two bones that are connected are driven into each other.
Many broken bones will be some combination of the types listed above.
Bone fractures can occur in all types of accidents. When that accident is someone else’s fault, then you are entitled to receive payment for the injury. Unfortunately, when insurance companies or workers’ compensation programs get involved, they may try to limit the amount they have to pay out, leaving you struggling to deal with your injuries properly.
Whether you suffered your broken bone in a car accident, a slip and fall, a workplace incident, or because of a faulty auto product, if someone else was negligent, then under Wyoming law, you have the right to seek compensation. You should be aware that there is a statute of limitations with these types of cases, and the clock starts ticking as soon as the accident occurs.
That’s why if you or a loved one has suffered a broken bone, you need to contact an experienced Gillette personal injury attorney as soon as possible. At Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., our trial lawyers are dedicated to helping people. Call us today at (307) 257-7800 to learn more about what kind of compensation you may be entitled to.
- Fractures | MedlinePlus
- National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) - NIH
- Broken Leg - Mayo Clinic
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