Maryland, Virginia & Washington D.C. Broken Bone Lawyers
Suffered a Fracture in an Accident Caused by Negligence?
When it comes to personal injury cases involving broken bones, you need a legal team that understands the intricacies of the law and is committed to ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve. At Portner & Shure, P.A., we are dedicated to serving clients in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. who have suffered broken bones due to the negligence of others. Our experienced attorneys are here to help you navigate the complex legal landscape and ensure your rights are protected.
A fracture is a medical term for a broken bone. When a bone is subjected to more force or pressure than it can withstand, it can break, resulting in a fracture. Fractures can vary in severity and location, and they can happen in a variety of circumstances, including accidents, falls, sports injuries, and medical conditions that weaken bones. Fractures can be classified into several common types, based on various factors such as the nature of the injury and the specific characteristics of the break.
Here are some of the most common types of fractures:
- Closed Fracture (Simple Fracture): In this type of fracture, the bone breaks, but it does not pierce through the skin. The broken bone remains within the body.
- Open Fracture (Compound Fracture): In an open fracture, the broken bone punctures or tears through the skin. This type of fracture carries an increased risk of infection and often requires surgical intervention to clean the wound and set the bone.
- Greenstick Fracture: Common in children, a greenstick fracture occurs when the bone bends and partially breaks, resembling a green stick that is partially snapped. Unlike a clean break, one side of the bone remains intact.
- Comminuted Fracture: This type of fracture results in the bone breaking into three or more pieces. Comminuted fractures can be complex and often require surgery to reconstruct the bone.
- Transverse Fracture: In a transverse fracture, the break occurs in a horizontal line across the bone. This type of fracture is typically the result of a direct, horizontal force applied to the bone.
- Oblique Fracture: In an oblique fracture, the break occurs at an angle across the bone. It is often the result of a diagonal or twisting force applied to the bone.
- Spiral Fracture: A spiral fracture is characterized by a diagonal or twisting break that spirals around the bone. This type of fracture can be challenging to diagnose and typically occurs due to torsional forces.
- Stress Fracture: Stress fractures are hairline cracks in the bone that usually result from repetitive stress or overuse, such as in athletes or individuals engaged in high-impact activities. They are typically small and may not be immediately apparent.
- Avulsion Fracture: Avulsion fractures occur when a piece of bone is pulled away from its normal location by a tendon or ligament. This often happens in cases of extreme muscle contraction or sudden, forceful movements.
- Compression Fracture: These fractures involve the collapse of a bone, often seen in vertebrae. They can result from conditions like osteoporosis or traumatic events.
- Pathological Fracture: Pathological fractures occur in weakened bones due to underlying medical conditions, such as cancer or osteoporosis. These fractures can happen with minimal trauma.
- Segmental Fracture: In a segmental fracture, a single bone is broken in two places, creating an isolated fragment of bone between the two fracture sites.
Understanding the specific type of fracture is crucial for proper diagnosis and treatment. The treatment for a fracture depends on factors such as the type and location of the fracture, the age and health of the individual, and the degree of displacement of the broken bone. Treatment options can include casting, splinting, surgery, or other methods to stabilize and facilitate the healing of the bone.
Why Choose Us?
A broken bone can result in pain, suffering, and significant medical expenses. In severe cases, it may lead to long-term disability or complications. This is where having a knowledgeable broken bone lawyer can make all the difference in your case. At Portner & Shure, P.A., we have a proven track record of success in handling personal injury cases, including those involving broken bones.
There are several reasons to choose us as your legal representation:
- Experience: Our team has over 30 years of experience in personal injury law. We have successfully represented numerous clients in cases just like yours, achieving favorable outcomes.
- Local Expertise: We have a deep understanding of the laws and legal systems in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C., which is crucial for building a strong case.
- Dedication: We are committed to our clients' best interests. Our lawyers will work tirelessly to investigate your case, gather evidence, and build a strong claim to maximize your compensation.
- No Fees Unless You Win: We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don't pay any fees unless we secure compensation for you. This ensures that you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by seeking our legal representation.
If you or a loved one has suffered a broken bone injury in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington D.C., don't hesitate to contact us today for a free consultation.
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