Fracture Injury

Annually, around 6.8 million broken bone cases are reported across the United States. These cases typically involve young children and adults older than 65.

Las Vegas draws millions from around the world each year, but senior citizens are among those who are most susceptible to broken bone injuries while visiting. Between the crowds and distractions, there are plenty of ways for seniors to become the victims of someone else’s negligence, leading to bone fractures.

Children are more prone to bone fracture accidents when they are not well supervised. Their sense of danger has not fully developed yet, and it is up to others to ensure their well being. This includes vehicle accidents. A traffic collision may not cause as much damage to a healthy adult, but children and senior citizens could end up with bone fractures that affect them for the rest of their lives.

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What are fractures and what causes them?

Fractures are defined as a break in the continuity of the bone. Fractures can result from high force impact or stress or even trivial injuries that result when individuals are suffering from weakened bones.

Fractures often occur because of direct blows, twisting injuries or falls. The type of forces or trauma to the bone may determine what type of injury occurs. Some fractures occur without trauma because of weakened bones or osteoporosis. Fractures can be transverse (across the bone), oblique (at an angle), spiral or comminuted (in multiple pieces). A compound fracture typically breaks the skin.

There are a number of different kinds of fractures. A stress fracture occurs when the limb is overused. With repeated micro-trauma, the bone can become weakened. Stress fractures are often seen in the lower leg, the shin bone (tibia) and the foot. Tennis players, basketball players, and gymnasts are typically at risk for stress fractures. These fractures can take six to eight weeks to heal and the treatment is typically conservative: rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medication.

Compression fractures often occur in the spine as a result of weakened bones. The fractures often occur in the back if it cannot withstand the force of gravity causing the bones to crumple.

Compensation for bone fractures in Las Vegas

Recovering from a bone fracture could call for expensive treatments. If caused by someone else, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. This is why you must speak with a Las Vegas fracture injury attorney about your options.

Day & Nance will work directly with you and your insurance provider to ensure you receive fair compensation. Our attorneys will also pursue damages from those who caused your fractured bone injury to the extent all your losses are covered in a settlement.

Fracture Injury Attorneys in Las Vegas, NV

The Las Vegas personal injury lawyers at Day & Nance in Henderson, Nevada have been protecting the rights of people who have suffered fracture injuries for over 30 years. If you’ve been the victim of a bone fracture injury, get a free consultation with one of our attorneys to discuss how you can protect your rights and obtain compensation for your injuries.