Minneapolis, Minnesota Broken Bone Injury Lawyers

The personal injury attorneys at Hall Law have extensive experience handling a wide variety of broken bone cases. As a result, we understand the medical issues involved in presenting such claims. If you or a loved one has suffered a broken bone injury, the attorneys at Hall Law can help.

The term “fracture” or “break” are often interchanged as terms in the medical community. There are several distinct varieties of bone fractures. All types of bone fractures are additionally known as an open fracture or a closed fracture depending on whether the skin surface remains intact. If the skin surface remains intact the fracture is described as “closed”; if the skin surface is pierced the fracture is described as “open”.

A fracture is a break in a bone that occurs when the physical force exerted on the bone is stronger than the bone itself. The risk of fracture depends, in part, on a person’s age. Broken bones are very common in childhood, though children’s fractures are generally less complicated than an adult’s. Older persons, whose bones are more brittle, are more likely to suffer fractures from falls that would not affect a younger person. The severity of a fracture depends on its location and the damage to the bone and the tissue near it. Serious fractures can have dangerous complications if not treated promptly; possible complications include damage to blood vessels or nerves and infection of the bone or surrounding tissue. Recuperation time varies depending on the age and health of the patient and the type of fracture.

Bone fractures can result from many types of accidents including car crashes, construction site accidents, semi-truck collisions, train accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and falls, farm accidents, and product failures. It is important that all factors are considered when calculating compensation for a bone injury. Medical bills including the cost for prescriptions, both past and future earnings losses, and claims for disability and pain and suffering should all be considered when determining fair compensation.