Broken bones or fractures occur from force stronger than the bone itself places stress on the bone. These injuries may result from falls onto hard surfaces or car accidents with sufficient force. Fractures are categorized as displaced (bone in multiple pieces), non-displaced (cracks), open (skin is broken) or closed (no skin puncture).
Broken bones are treated with a range of different methods depending on their severity. In some cases, a small break is treated with a soft cast and limited activity while substantial fractures are treated with surgery and implanted medical devices or hardware.
If you have sustained a broken bone in a car accident, fall or work related accident, contact attorney Michael Sudekum by the online questionnaire or by telephone at 314-621-1701 for a free obligation of your legal rights.