Catastrophic injuries can occur in many different types of accidents, from motor vehicle collisions to workplace accidents. Broken bones, or fractures, are a common type of catastrophic injury that can result in a temporary or permanent disability, depending upon the severity of the bone break.
Some types of fractures can leave a person with permanent disfigurement in addition to a limited ability to return to work. If another person’s negligence caused you to suffer a fracture, I want to help you get the financial compensation you deserve. As an experienced Cleveland catastrophic injury attorney, I have years of experience holding at-fault parties accountable, and I can get started on your case today.
What is a Broken Bone or Fracture?
According to the Mayo Clinic, a fracture is the term for a broken bone. Many different types of fractures can occur, and a bone can sustain a complete or partial fracture. The following are the different types of fractures that can occur:
- Open or compound fracture: With this type of fracture, the broken bone pierces a person’s skin. This is among the most serious types of fractures, and it requires immediate medical attention. Beyond the fracture, a person can also be at serious risk of infection.
- Closed fracture: The broken bone does not pierce the skin.
- Displaced fracture: This is a type of fracture in which the fragments of the bone on either side of the break are not aligned, which usually means that the injury victim will require surgery in order for the bone to heal appropriately.
- Comminuted fracture: A comminuted fracture is one in which the bone has broken into multiple pieces. This type of fracture is extremely serious and usually requires surgical intervention.
- Greenstick fracture: With a greenstick fracture, the bone sustains a crack but does not break completely. The fracture is named this way because, according to the Mayo Clinic, the type of bone break is “similar to what happens when you try to break a green stick of wood.”
- Buckle or torus fracture: This is a kind of fracture in which one side of the bone becomes compressed, resulting in the other side bending or buckling.
Any type of fracture can be extremely serious. Depending upon what part of the body sustains the broken bone, a fracture can be debilitating temporarily or permanently.
Ohio Statute of Limitations for Broken Bone Lawsuits
If you sustained a broken bone injury because of another party, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. In order to be eligible for compensation, Ohio law requires you to file your lawsuit within two years from the date of your injury. Do not hesitate to get in touch with me today about your claim.
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Nobody should have to suffer a catastrophic injury because of someone else’s careless or reckless actions. I know how important it is to get financial compensation to cover your medical bills and your lost wages, not to mention the pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of the injury. Contact me today 877.944.4373 to learn more about how I can help with your case. I’ll Make Them Pay!®