Fractured Bones Can Change Your Life: Get the Legal Representation You Need
A fractured bone is no laughing matter. What may seem like a minor injury at first can turn into a significant injury with long-lasting consequences. If you have been injured as the result of someone else’s negligence, and you’ve fractured a bone, then it’s imperative you retain legal counsel as soon as possible.
Get a free legal consultation and have your case handled on contingency
The first step in the process is to contact legal counsel. When you call Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 you’ll schedule a free consultation. We will assess your case free of charge and let you know what your options are. If you choose to work with us, your case will be handled on contingency. That means that you won’t be responsible for any court fees, any fees to us, or any other litigation fees such as the cost of expert witnesses or photographs.
When you choose a personal liability attorney that works on contingency you’ll enjoy several benefits. First, you won’t have to pay a cent if your case doesn’t result in an award or settlement. Second, you’ll be able to trust that we are doing everything possible to win your case. After all, we don’t get paid if you don’t. We will use every resource available to us – including our decades of experience – to ensure you have the best possible outcome.
Fracture treatments can be significant and costly
The type of treatment your fracture will require depends on various issues including:
- Which bone or bones were broken.
- The location of your facture or fractures.
- The type of fracture or fractures you suffered.
No matter what the specifics of your facture were, there’s always one goal: placing your bone back into alignment and preventing it from moving until it’s had a chance to heal. This process is referred to as reduction. The ends of your broken bone will heal by forming new bone around the edges where it was broken. There are a number of treatments that can be used to accomplish this including:
- Casts and / or immobilization. This is generally the first options physicians consider because most bones will heal if they’re repositioned and the bone is properly aligned while it has a chance to heal.
- With this option, your body is gently and steadily pulled to slowly align your bones.
- External fixation. With this option, screws or pins are connected to a metal bar outside your skin to hold your bones in alignment while they heal. It causes damage to your skin and tissues around the fracture and is typically used until surgery can take place.
- Open reduction / internal fixation. This is a surgical procedure in which a surgeon opens up the surrounding area to reveal your fracture and then repositions the fractured bone to their correct alignment. Hardware is then used to hold the bones in place.
Long-term treatment for fractures can be significant
In some cases, long-term rehabilitative medical therapy and equipment will be needed. If your fracture is severe, then you may need future surgeries and ongoing rehabilitation for the long run. This could continue indefinitely and can lead to significant medical costs.