Are You Suffering from an Impacted Fracture? You May Be Eligible for Compensation
There are many types of accidents that can lead to broken bones. Whether you slipped and feel, were in a car accident, or were hit by a car while crossing the street, fracture injuries are never fun. What’s more, different kinds of fractures can be worse than others. For example, impacted fractures are some of the worst. If you’ve been involved in an accident that resulted in an impacted fracture, read on to learn more about it and then contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for your free case evaluation.
Impacted fractures are one of the more serious types of fractures
What exactly is an impacted fracture? It happens when an injury is so forceful that an entire area of bone doesn’t just break, it shatters. Those shatters drive fragments of your bone into other areas of bone. This typically only happens in serious accidents, most likely a car accident but also any accident that involves falling from a significant height. It’s incredibly rare for an impacted fracture to result from a minor accident.
Impacted fractures lead to sharp pain
Though some smaller fractures often go undetected, this is not the case with impacted fractures, thanks both to the sharp pain and how easy it is to see this type of fracture on an x-ray. However, depending on where the fracture is, it can result in the patient being severely restricted as far as their movement goes. They can also expect severe bruises and swelling at the place they were injured.
Surgery is not uncommon for a person with an impacted fracture
It’s not uncommon for a person who’s suffered from an impacted fracture to need major surgery. These surgeries can be complicated by issues like the bones not being able to support themselves, which requires the installation of pins, rods, and other things that can prevent the bone from moving and / or collapsing. The larger the bone was that was fractured, the more likely this is.
The hip bone is one of the most common impacted fractures
While you likely think of the hip bone as a single bone, it’s actually three bones that are grouped together. It’s one of the largest bone structures we have – and is one of the most important, because it actually protects several organs, major nerves, and major blood vessels. In most cases, a hip fracture comes in addition to other fractures, such as the femur. In some cases, a hip fracture can require a full hip replacement.
If you’ve broken a bone then you need to call us today
If you’ve been involved in an accident that resulted in a broken bone, no matter how minor or serious it was, then you need to call Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707. We can assess the specific accident you were involved in and let you know if indeed you have a case. If someone else’s negligence or recklessness was at least partially responsible for your accident then you may be eligible for compensation.