Auto accidents are the number one cause of broken bones throughout San Diego County including El Cajon, Chula Vista, La Mesa, Carlsbad, and the resort areas. Whether you’ve experienced a simple fracture or a compound fracture, a broken wrist, arm, elbow, foot or leg can not only cause discomfort but result in time off work, doctor’s visits, physical therapy, and lost wages. Some of the other causes of broken bone injuries are slip and fall accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, truck collisions and SUV rollovers. Regardless of how you got your injury, it may be time to call a San Diego bone injury lawyer.
Not all injuries are the same. Some breaks are simple and heal quickly, but others are more complicated and may require surgery, pins, bolts, and lengthy and painful rehabilitation to fully heal. X-rays and intensive physical therapy are often necessary for proper healing and rehabilitation. Dealing with the discomfort of a broken arm or leg is unpleasant enough, but when these injuries are caused by a careless driver or property owner, you may be able to recover financial damages for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical costs and more.
At the Law Offices of Attorney Howard Kitay, our San Diego bone injury lawyers specialize in working with clients who have suffered any type of broken bone injury.
Types of Broken Feet Injuries
- Metatarsal Stress Fracture
- Jones Fracture
- Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
- Navicular Stress Fracture
- Lisfranc Injuries
Types of Broken Hand Injuries
- Mallet finger
- Boxer fracture
- Finger fractures
- Knee Joints are complicated injuries. Because these joints are so complex, injuring them in a vehicle accident is particularly devastating. Tendons can tear, muscles can bruise, and bone and cartilage can break. Healing can take years, and still some patients never recover their full range of motion.
Types of Broken Leg Injuries
These extremely painful broken leg injuries are caused by the tremendous trauma common in many serious car accidents. There are three main types of femur fractures that can occur:
- Proximal Femur Fractures
- Femoral Shaft Fractures
- Supracondylar Femur Fractures
Each of these fractures is painful and may require surgeries to place and remove pins, rods, and plates. The ability to walk may be limited even after a lengthy recovery process, and can often lead to knee arthritis many years after the accident.
Breaking the shinbone usually causes a tibial fracture. These injuries are split into three different types:
- Tibial shaft fracture
- Tibial plateau fracture
- Tibial plafond fracture
Each of these injuries is potentially serious and threatens a person’s ability to work and carry on the normal activities of life.
Contact a San Diego Bone Injury Lawyer Today
Some of the affects of bone fractures are life-long and include debilitating arthritis, limited ability to walk, loss of range of motion and more. If you or a loved one has experienced a wrist fracture, foot injury, knee injury, back or neck injury, TBI, hip or shoulder fracture you may be eligible to recover financial damages, compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering and more. Calling the Law Offices of Howard Kitay and speaking to an experienced San Diego Bone Injury Lawyer or personal injury attorneys to discuss your legal options can begin the healing process, both medically and financially.