Wisconsin Broken Bones and Fractures Attorneys
Eisenberg Law Offices, Madison
Accidents can be devastating – particularly those which lead to broken bones and fractured limbs. Aside from the tall stack of hospital bills, the recovery period can be dreadfully long, impacting your work and personal lives. At times, the accident may have life-changing consequences and may leave you with unanticipated disabilities or prolonged medical treatments.
The physical, emotional, and financial toll of such an injury can be overwhelming. However, you do not have to bear the burden alone – the Wisconsin personal injury attorneys at Eisenberg Law Offices will evaluate your injuries and help you receive the full financial compensation you deserve from the negligent party.
Bone Fractures Defined
A fracture is a complete or incomplete breakage of a bone, which results from the application of excessive force. Eisenberg Law Offices injury attorneys, located in Madison, Wisconsin, has represented clients of all ages in a wide variety of broken bones cases – we know that each situation is unique and requires a thorough and professional approach.
Since the accidents or negligent actions causing bone fractures are very diverse, ranging from road accidents (pedestrian hit by a car, vehicle and motorcycle accidents, etc.) to slip and falls in nursing homes, we consider all the details of an injury with the utmost attention.
Types of fractures vary as well. Generally classified, bone fractures are divided into four main categories:
(1) Simple fractures (more commonly called “closed”) – the bone is broken but the skin has not been ruptured.
(2) Compound fractures (commonly called “open”) – the skin is broken along with the bone. The bone may be exposed, resulting in additional soft tissue injury, which can lead to infection.
(3) Incomplete (or “greenstick”) fractures – the fracture occurs partly across the bone shaft.
(4) Complete fractures – the break is completely through the bone.
Complications and Long Term Impact
The healing process of broken bones is influenced by a number of factors, such as the age and general health of the patient as well as the type and seriousness of fractures. A child may easily recover from a fracture within a few weeks, but an elderly citizen with brittle bones and serious fractures may require several months for a complete recovery.
Moreover, the healing does not always proceed as expected. Complications from bone fractures can include:
·bone infections or abscesses, osteomyelitis (acute or chronic bone infection);
·crushed joints, breaks calling for surgeries which require insertion of pins, screws or plates;
·delayed, malunions or non-unions of bone;
Our Eisenberg Law Offices personal injury attorneys know how important it is for our clients to have peace of mind regarding sufficient funding for treatment and recovery. We advise you not to accept early settlements from your insurance company in the initial stages of your treatment, when you cannot foresee complications.
No matter what type of accident or negligent action caused your bone fracture, the wisest choice is to enlist professional legal help as soon as possible. Our personal injury lawyers will ensure that all the evidence in your case gets properly recorded and documented, your injury is adequately attended, and all the necessary medical documentation for juries and insurance companies gets prepared.
Contact Eisenberg Law Offices, in Madison, Wisconsin, for a free consultation and end your worries today. Our experienced and professional injury attorneys are ready to fight for your case and ensure that you receive full and fair compensation from the negligent party. We make house and hospital visits.