When extreme stress is put upon our bodies in an accident, the forces may result in the bone giving way in the form of a fracture injury. Although one person's bones may be more susceptible to breaking than another's due to diminished bone density or age, that is irrelevant under the law. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers appreciates the impact a fracture can have on an individual, including immediate pain and residual disability. Our Chicago law office regularly represents people who have sustained broken bones due to automobile accidents, falls, nursing home abuse, bicycle crashes, motorcycle crashes, and other work-related incidents.
We invite you to discuss your Chicago bone fracture accident case with an attorney today for free. We offer free reviews of Illinois personal injury cases involving broken bone injuries. Our law firm is experienced with getting individuals compensation for their pain and medical expenses related to bone fractures sustained in accidents. And while we are based in Chicago, we handle cases across Illinois.
The condition of the injured party at the time of the incident is irrelevant when making a recovery for a fracture sustained in an accident under Illinois law. Put another way, if a fracture injury is due to the negligence of another party, the injured person is entitled to recover for the resulting medical expenses, pain, and disability, both sustained in the past and likely in the future. As long as there is sufficient medical testimony to establish the causation of a fracture, a person or entity responsible for causing the accident may be held legally responsible for the ensuing damages.
Risk Factors for Bone Fractures in the Elderly
The severity of the fracture injury is usually dependent upon both the mechanism of the injury and the physical condition of the person. As we age, our bones become thinner and more brittle. Even a minor accident can have a horrific impact on an elderly person due the magnitude of the resulting fracture. The elderly are particularly at risk for developing complex fractures due to accidents and falls that may require surgery to stabilize the fracture with hardware (known as open reduction internal fixation, or ORIF) and extended rehabilitation.
Special Considerations for Children
Children are also at risk of sustaining fractures due to falls and trauma. While children's bone fractures are more likely to heal faster than an older person's, doctors must evaluate every child-related fracture to determine if it involves the growth plate. When the fracture does involve the growth plate, doctors may need to monitor the child for several years to ensure that there is no impact on the growth process.
Get Help From Skilled Chicago Accident Attorneys
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers is committed to maximizing the value of your broken bone injuries case. We have helped recover significant damages for many clients who have sustained fractures in various types of accidents. Put our experience to work for you: As Chicago fracture accident lawyers who work on personal injury cases, we offer free, no-obligation consultations at your home or hospital room. Moreover, we offer a no-fee guarantee: If our office cannot get a recovery for you, then our services are free. Contact our office today.
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