Broken Bones Attorneys in Richmond & Tappahannock, Virginia

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At first glance, a broken bone may not sound that serious. But any sort of bone fracture can require surgery followed by a lengthy rehabilitation and recovery period. During that time you may be unable to return to work or resume your normal activities of daily life. And while many broken bones do heal over time, some never heal quite right. On top of that, the broken bone can lead to other severe, life-threatening medical complications.

Broken bones occur every day for a variety of reasons. But if the reason for your broken bone was someone else’s negligence, then you have a legal right to demand compensation. An experienced Richmond broken bones lawyer can help. Attorney Ryan Wind and the team at Wind Law, LLC, can assist you in identifying the negligent parties and seeking monetary damages on your behalf.

Fractures Often Lead to Life-Threatening Medical Complications

Negligence often plays a critical role in broken bone accidents. Some of the more common examples include motor vehicle crashes, slip and falls, construction and other workplace accidents, and even nursing home abuse or neglect. Basically, any situation where one person’s reckless or careless conduct leads to someone else suffering a broken bone is justification for a personal injury claim.

Of course, not only broken bones are the same. Medical professionals have a number of different classifications for these types of fractures. Some of the ones we more commonly see in personal injury cases include:

  • Simple fractures. Also known as a “closed fracture,” this is where there is a complete break in the bone but it does not pierce the skin.
  • Compound fractures. Also known as an “open fracture,” this is where at least one end of the fractured bone breaks through the person’s skin.
  • Comminuted fractures. This is where a bone breaks in multiple places or actually shatters.
  • Impacted fractures. Also known as a “buckle fracture,” this is where the ends of a bone drive into one another but do not separate.
  • Complicated fractures. This is where the damage to the bone is accompanied by damage to other parts of the body, such as muscles or tendons.

It is important to realize that broken bones often create a number of additional medical problems aside from the fracture itself. If a broken bone punctures an organ, for instance, that can be a potentially fatal injury. Similarly, a compound fracture where the skin breaks can lead to infection.

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If you sustained a broken bone and any related complications due to another party’s negligence, you can seek a variety of damages under the law. You are entitled to compensation for your past and future medical bills, as well as damages for your lost income and other out-of-pocket expenses. You can also demand non-economic damages to compensate you for your pain and suffering.

A qualified Richmond broken bones lawyer can review your case and advise you of your best options for seeking compensation. Contact Wind Law, LLC, today to schedule an initial consultation.