A person who has never been severely injured may not understand the amount of pain and sheer inconvenience that a broken bone causes. Sometimes, as a result of the complexity of the injury itself, age, or other factors, the healing process may not be a simple, straightforward experience. Furthermore, the medications given to prevent infection, dull the pain, or prevent dangerous blood clots can actually create their own negative side effects. If you have been injured in an accident which was caused by the negligence of another, you should contact Ilkhanoff & Silverstein today. You may be owed serious compensation for what happened to you to help you deal with the aftermath of the incident. For a free consultation, contact our firm today.
Complications with Broken Bones
The initial pain and trauma caused by a bone break is not the end of a victim’s troubles. Infections may occur in the surrounding wound or within the bone itself. If there has been splintering, microscopic yet severe lacerations in the muscle tissue and ligaments can occur. Even as medicine advances to incredible levels never before thought possible – such as metal plates, screws, and total bone replacements – can still leave patients feeling incredible amounts of pain for months or longer.
Other consequences of a broken bone injury may include:
- Difficulty controlling a limb
- Numbness due to nerve damage
- Inability to walk without soreness
In many situations, the full extent of your injuries will not be known for quite some time. It is important to communicate closely with your physician if you suspect there may be more problems arising due to your broken bone injury. You should also work with a professional personal injury attorney to determine how to pursue legal recourse and what medical documents will be crucial evidence for your claim.
Was your accident caused by negligence?
The accidents that cause a broken bone injury are just as varied as the potential complications. In any situation where someone acts negligently or mishandles heavy equipment, innocent people are put at serious risk of experiencing great pain. There are numerous accidents that can be caused by negligence, including car accidents, nursing home neglect, slip and falls, and more. If you are the victim of negligence, it is important to take action to protect yourself. You could be entitled to compensation. Time is limited. If you wish to pursue damages, you will need to do so within 2 years, as per the state’s statute of limitations.
Contact Ilkhanoff & Silverstein
Your future is important to us here at Ilkhanoff & Silverstein. Our personal injury lawyers are here to protect your rights and future. We recognize the impact broken bones can have on a person’s quality of life and financial situation. With mounting medical bills, lost wages, and the pain and suffering that has been inflicted upon you, it is important to think about your legal options. Contact Ilkhanoff & Silverstein for a consultation to discuss your legal matter.