Little Rock Broken Bones Injury Lawyer
A broken bone injury is a frequent consequence of accidents and may result in hospitalization, a long recovery and long-term or even permanent pain. Broken bones are sometimes called bone fractures and can come in many shapes and forms. They can be simple hairline fractures where the bone is in one piece, or they can be completely broken. A broken bone can penetrate through the skin (open) or stay inside of the skin (closed), it can be displaced (the parts do not align) or non-displaced (the parts align well). Irrespective of the type of the injury, a broken bone is a painful experience and the recovery may be from months to years.
Symptoms of broken bones
Causes of broken bones
Broken bone statistics
What shall I do?
What mistakes shall I avoid?
Do not panic and stay still (do not try to put weight on a broken bone especially on an injured ankle); do not move a person unless the bone is stable; anyone with hip, spine or pelvis injury should not be moved; do not test the ability of the bone to move; do not try to straighten the bone; and do not try to decide on the field if it is a strain or a fracture.
How to prevent broken bones?
Always wear protective gear for sports or work; create a safe environment for children and supervise them carefully (gate stairways and keep windows closed); prevent falls by not standing on chairs, countertops or other unstable objects; avoid trips by removing throw rugs or electrical cords; use hand rails on the stairs and non-skid mats in the bathtubs; wear the seatbelt when driving; eat a healthy diet rich in minerals, especially calcium; exercise regularly; and for post-menopause women, talk to your doctor about hormone replacement therapy.
Some legal advice
Broken bones may be the result of malpractice, premises liability, or personal injury as a result of an accident. If the broken bone is the result of malpractice (medical or professional), a malpractice liability lawsuit is appropriate. If the injury, such as a slip and fall resulting in a broken bone, happened on someone else’s premises and was due to negligence, a premises liability case is in order. Other cases such as motor vehicle accidents call for a personal injury case. Whatever the origin of the broken bone is, an injury lawyer is the professional that can provide the most help and get the most compensation. Check with your broken bone injury lawyer Little Rock Arkansas on time limitation; you may not have more than 6-12 months to file a claim after the injury.