There are just over 200 bones in the human body, and if any of the three located in your arm – the ulna, radius, and humerus – become fractured or broken, you can quickly lose your ability to do everyday tasks. It is therefore an unfortunate reality that broken arms do occur and, because bones naturally lose density over time, become more likely to happen as we age.
The skilled attorneys at the Eichholz Law Firm believe that those who sustain a broken arm injury due to the negligence of another deserve an opportunity to have their case reviewed in a confidential and professional manner.
If you or someone you love is suffering from such an injury, please contact us today to learn about your legal options and see if you might be entitled to financial compensation for your losses.
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Broken Arm Symptoms
The first and most obvious signal that a broken arm injury has occurred is a loud snap or cracking sound during a fall or collision. This will usually be accompanied, in varying degrees, by the following:
- Severe pain (with or without arm movement)
- Restricted range of motion
If you are experiencing these symptoms, then you may be suffering from a broken arm. It is recommended that you seek prompt medical attention to begin a treatment process. The medical documents can also play a key role in formulating a case against any negligent parties responsible for your injury.
Causes of Broken Arm Injuries
There are many different types of broken arm injuries because there are many different ways for the arms to be struck or to land when falling. Our natural instinct to catch ourselves when falling makes a broken arm even more likely during any type of fall.
Some common causes of broken arm injuries include:
If you have suffered any accidents that have resulted in a broken arm or fracture, and another is at fault, make sure you contact us for a free and confidential review of your case.
Types of Broken Arm Injuries
The type of fracture sustained in an accident is dependent upon where it is located and how much damage is done to the bone and tissue surrounding it.
The most common types of arm fractures are:
- Complete fracture
- Incomplete fracture
- Displaced fracture
- Open fracture
- Closed fracture
- Comminuted fracture
- Greenstick fracture
- Colles’ fracture
- Stress fracture
- Buckle fracture (also known as an impacted fracture)
Only a doctor can properly identify the type of fracture you have incurred. A specific treatment plan will be needed for each of these kinds of injuries in order for the bone to heal and regain normal function.
Treatments for Broken Arms
A simple break may be treated with nothing more than a sling, some ice, and a little rest. Surgery is usually required for a more complicated break in order to realign the bone and implant nails, screws, wires or plates to retain proper alignment during the healing process.
The time it takes one to recuperate will vary based on the age and health of the individual and the type of fracture. For example, a child may heal from a minor fracture within a few weeks, whereas an older person may take months to heal from a more severe fracture. However major or minor, it’s critical that a patient with a broken arm follow their treatment plan.
Contact our Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys
Broken arms can be extremely painful and make life difficult for a victim of an accident, fall, or other injury. There are financial costs as well as emotional ones. You deserve compensation if another has caused you unnecessary suffering.
The attorneys here at the Eichholz Law Firm have the skills and experience necessary to get you maximum compensation for your losses from a broken arm injury.
Our personal injury attorneys are proud to serve the following areas:
- Hilton Head, SC
- Beaufort, SC
- …and cities and towns in the surrounding areas
To learn more about how our experienced team can help you attain justice in the court of law, please contact our firm at (866) 947-7449. A member of our intake team will collect information regarding your case and quickly refer you to one of our personal injury lawyers to handle your particular case.
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