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By Joseph Dell
Managing Partner

Broken bones are common in accidents. Unfortunately, these types of injuries can be extremely painful and take a long time to heal. And in the worst cases, a bone may never be quite the same following a serious break. Therefore, if you’ve been injured in an accident, you should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible for assistance. In this article, we discuss common types of broken bone injuries. 

Types of Fractures

Common types of fractures include:

Open compound: With an open compound fracture, the broken bone pierces through the skin, or an object breaks through a person’s skin and harms the bone.

Stable: A stable fracture is a break in which the ends of the broken bone line up exactly. 

Segmental: This fracture is a break in which the same bone is broken in two places. 

Compression: A compression break is a crushing injury that shatters a bone into several pieces.

Spiral: This fracture causes spirals in the bone, which is a common result of twisting accidents.  

Oblique: An oblique fracture occurs when a bone is broken at an angle. 

Transverse: A transverse fracture in a bone is broken in a horizontal direction.

Comminuted: Finally, a comminuted fracture occurs when a bone shatters into several pieces.

How Broken Bones Occur

There are several types of accidents that cause broken bones, including: 

Auto accidents: Auto accidents routinely result in broken bones. Whether an auto accident involves one vehicle or many, severe bone fractures are a common result. 

Slip and fall accidents: Studies show that approximately 20% of all falls result in serious injuries, including broken bones. Slip and fall accidents cause injuries to approximately two million people each year. During a slip and fall accident, victims often extend their arms to break the fall, resulting in serious breaks. Hip fractures are also common during slip and fall accidents.  

Construction site accidents: Construction sites are a common source of broken bones. Regardless of whether a bone fracture is caused by a fall, scaffolding, machinery, or some other construction site hazard, victims may be entitled to significant financial compensation for their injuries.  

Broken Bone Compensation

When you hire an experienced personal injury attorney to assist you with your broken bone claim, you may be eligible for significant financial compensation, also known as damages. Specifically, as an accident victim, you may be eligible for compensation for the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost earnings
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Contact a Long Island Personal Injury Lawyer 

If you’ve suffered a broken bone or fracture in an accident in Long Island, New York, the esteemed law firm of Dell & Dean, PLLC, is here for you. When you contact us for help with your injury, we will review the circumstances that caused your accident, plan a legal strategy, and aggressively seek financial compensation for you. Please contact us today to arrange an initial meeting with an experienced Long Island personal injury lawyer

About the Author
Joseph G. Dell, the firm’s Managing Partner, is regarded as one of New York State’s top trial lawyers and a zealous advocate of those injured through the negligence of others. Having founded the firm in 1994 with the singular goal of leveling the playing field for those injured, Mr. Dell has worked tirelessly for his clients since its inception. In addition to meeting with clients on a daily basis and trying cases, Mr. Dell is a frequent lecturer at Law School and Bar Associations on cases of significant importance in the fields of negligence and medical malpractice. If you have any questions regarding this article, you can contact Mr. Dell here.