Several studies have shown that broken nose injuries account for nearly half of all facial fractures. This is typically caused by an extreme outside force striking the nose and causing it to become broken.
The nose consists of two small rectangular bones which create the bridge of the nose, while the remainder of the nose contains cartilage, nerves, and blood vessels. In order for these components become injured, it typically results in a broken nose as well.
At Greg Monforton and Partners, our personal injury lawyers believe that if you or a family member is suffering from a broken nose due to the negligence of another individual or entity, the victim may be eligible to receive compensation for their losses including; pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, and property damages.
To learn more, call us today at (866) 320-4770 for your free consultation.
Broken Nose Injury Causes
A broken nose injury is caused by a trauma to the face or nose and can be the result of a number of different situations. In any case, the force applied must be extremely powerful as the nose is not an easy bone to become broken. Statistics show that fights are the most common cause of broken nose injuries, followed by car accidents, and sports related accidents.
Some common causes of broken nose injuries include:
- ATV accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Car accidents
- Defective products
- Gunshot wounds
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and falls
- Sports injuries
- Truck accidents
- Workplace accidents
Furthermore, children will typically suffer from broken nose injuries resulting from falling. If you are suffering from a broken nose injury, it is important to seek medical attention. This will ensure your injuries are properly cared for, while also giving you medical documentation of your injuries. These documents can be used by our lawyers to form a robust case against the injury causing individuals.
Broken Nose Symptoms
In most cases, it will be quite evident when an individual has broken their nose. These individuals will typically experience pain, along with swelling, bruising, and bleeding. Of course, there are several other symptoms which may appear when a nose fracture occurs.
Some symptoms of a broken nose include:
- Black eyes
- Cracking when touched
- Deformation to the nose
- Difficulty breathing
- Pain breathing
- Tender to the touch
Individuals who fail to immediately treat broken nose injuries may experience a number of permanent side effects such as; nose deformity, blood clots, and may cause the nose to collapse in more severe cases.
Broken Nose Treatment
There are several different treatment options available for broken nose injuries, while a doctor will be able to determine which treatment option will be right for each patient. The doctor will typically examine the nose using special instruments, an X-ray, or CT scan depending on the severity of the injury.
Some broken nose treatments include:
- Apply gauze in nostrils
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Avoid blowing nose
- Elevate head while sleeping
- Nasal decongestants
- Pain medications
In cases where there is severe damage to the nose, surgery may be required to correct the break and assure the bones are completely immobilized. Furthermore, it is recommended no tot place anything on the nose if it has become broken, and do not try straightening the nose on your own for this could cause permanent and further damage.
Contact Our Legal Professionals Today
At Greg Monforton and Partners, our team of lawyers has the knowledge, determination, and experience to help you recover the maximum compensation for your injuries. Our lawyers will work tirelessly so you can achieve justice and not have to worry about paying for losses and damages caused by a negligent individual or entity.
Being based in Winsor, our lawyers are able to serve clients throughout the entire province of Ontario, and provide legal counsel to victims throughout Canada and the United States.
A few of the local areas our lawyers serve include:
- Stoney Point
and most of the surrounding towns and suburbs
If you are interested in learning more about our law firm, or would like to schedule your free case evaluation. We invite you to contact us at (866) 320-4770 today, where a member of our intake team will be standing by to take the details of your case.
Alternatively, if you would like our law firm to contact you, simply complete the Free Case Evaluation form located to the right of this page. It is 100% free and your information will remain completely confidential.