Broken Bones In Orange County — Injury Lawyer

If a bone is under more pressure than it can stand, it will split or break. When the bone breaks, it is called a fracture. Roughly 6.3 million fractures occur each year in the United States and over 880,000 hospitalizations occur annually from broken bones. In developed countries, citizens break about two bones on average during their lifetime. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, common causes of broken bones include motor vehicle accidents, falls from heights and direct blows.

Types Of Fractures And Treatment

The type of fracture depends on how the bone breaks. Types of fractures include:

  • Compound fractures occur when the bone is broken in multiple places
  • Displaced fractures occur when the bones move out of normal alignment
  • Open fractures occur when the broken bone punctures the skin
  • Simple fractures occur when the bone breaks in one place

Fractures can be painful and serious, and it is best to seek help from a medical professional if you have been injured. After physically examining your injury and viewing the X-rays, your doctor can determine if you fractured the bone and how to treat it. If your bone is broken, your doctor may need to move it back in place. After the bone is put back into place, the doctor will place a cast or splint on it. The severity of the injury determines how long the bone will take to heal.

Obtain The Compensation You Deserve In Orange County

If you or a loved one sustained a broken bone due to the negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation. The Law Offices of Joseph M. Tosti has earned over $60,000,000 on behalf of clients during the course of more than 30 years in practice. Contact the Orange County personal injury firm today to learn more about the benefits of working with a member of the "Million Dollar Advocates Forum."