Suffering a broken bone is at the least extremely painful, and at most, can cause recurring pain throughout life. Regardless, even the simplest of fractures can lead to surgery, physical therapy, missed work days and more. According to Statistics Canada, over 717,000 Canadians age 12 and up suffered from broken bones in 2009 2010.
If you or someone you love has experienced bone fractures because of someone else's negligence, you could be eligible for compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. At Greg Monforton and Partners, our lawyers believe that those responsible for another's injuries should be held accountable. We fight on behalf of the injured and work to get each of our clients the compensation they deserve.
Learn about your legal options today contact our law offices at (866) 320-4770 or fill out the FREE Case Evaluation form to the left to get started.
Causes of Broken Bones
There are many ways one can break a bone, from childs play to extreme sports and everything in between. However, the average person will likely suffer a fracture from a more common cause. Some of the most common causes of broken bones include:
Falls are the number one cause of unintentional injury in Canada, with over 1,714,000 fall accidents reported in 2009 2010. Falls often lead to broken bones in the spine, hands and other areas and can cause many types of fracture.
Common Types of Fractures
There are several types of fractures, all of which can be classified as complete or incomplete. Complete fractures occur when a bone breaks completely into 2 pieces. An incomplete fracture happens when the bone breaks, but the pieces are still connected.
- Simple: also known as a closed fracture, this is when a bone breaks but does not protrude through the skin
- Compound: also known as an open fracture, this is when a bone breaks and protrudes through the skin
- Greenstick: this is when a bone is cracked but does not break completely
- Commuted: this is when a bone is crushed or splintered into several pieces
Any of these types of fractures can occur in any of the 200+ bones throughout the body. The treatment required for a break will depend on what type of fracture occurs, as well as the site of the fracture.
Common Sites of Broken Bones
There are more than 200 bones in the human body, and although one as small as your toe can easily break, there are common sites of fractures that can cause significant differences in daily life:
Damage can also occur to the joints, ligaments and tendons surrounding the bones. The cartilage surrounding certain bones is also at risk. Any of these injuries can be extremely painful and many require corrective surgery.
Damages Available for Fracture Claims
If you have been injured in an accident and have broken bone injuries, you could be eligible for financial compensation for the expenses and pain and suffering that resulted from your accident. Some of the damages that have been claimed in other broken bone personal injury cases include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Permanent or partial disability
- Special equipment
- Modifications to your home or vehicle
- Physical therapy
These expenses can add up quickly, and between doctors appointments and trying to recuperate, you shouldn't have to worry about how you'll manage. A personal injury lawyer with experience in litigating fracture cases can help make sense of the legal process for you, and fight for the MAXIMUM compensation you deserve, so you don't have to worry.
Contact Our Ontario Broken Bones Lawyers
Broken bones, especially when multiple fractures occur, can seriously affect your range of motion, ability to work and more. If someone else caused you or a loved one to suffer a fracture, you may have a claim for a personal injury lawsuit.
Greg Monforton & Partners believes that injury victims who suffered because of another party's negligence deserve justice. Our legal team fights with all of our resources and dedicates our time and compassion to our clients. We proudly serve Ontario communities such as:
- and cities throughout the province
Contact us for free now. Simply dial (866) 320-4770 toll-free with your general legal questions.