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San Bernardino Broken Bones Attorneys

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A broken bone can put you out of commission for weeks. If complications arise, the recovery time may take longer. Broken bones happen because of trauma, impact, or illness. At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, our San Bernardino broken bones attorneys represent clients who suffer from broken bones as a result of workplace injuries and acts of negligence. If this applies to you, reach out to our San Bernardino workers’ comp lawyers for a free consultation.

Identifying a Broken Bone

Many broken bones or “fractures” are very apparent. They hurt tremendously from the time of impact and the bone may physically jut out of the skin. However, not all fractures are so obvious. There are 206 bones in the adult human body, and a break in any of them may cause a different set of symptoms and complications.

The most common signs of a broken bone include pain or tenderness in the area, swelling, and bruising. Since many of these symptoms may also indicate the presence of a strain or sprain, always seek a professional opinion to diagnose a fracture.

Causes of Broken Bones

Conditions such as osteoporosis can weaken bones, but even a brittle bone will not break without the force of outside pressure. Some common causes of broken bones include:

  • Falls
  • Blunt force blows the body part
  • The development of a tumor or cyst
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Defective medical implants

Complications Associated with Broken Bones

In addition to the break itself, broken bones also create the potential for additional complications including:

  • The risk of infection – Open broken bones that leave the bone exposed through the skin carry an increased risk for the development of infections such as osteomyelitis.
  • The development of arthritis – As broken bones heal, permanent damage to the joints can cause or worsen the symptoms of arthritis.
  • Increased scar tissue – Scar tissue that grows around broken bones may cause chronic pain or hinder mobility.
  • Blood clots – A broken bone can increase the risk of blood clot development, and therefore the risk of stroke or a pulmonary embolism
  • Specific injuries – A cranial fracture may cause brain damage. Broken ribs could puncture the lungs. Specific injuries associated with individual bones affect other body parts in different ways.

The risk of side effects and complications associated with broken bones is incredibly high. Pursuing a case for fair compensation is incredibly important for injured individuals.

How Our San Bernardino Lawyers Can Help

Our firm has over three decades of experience representing individuals with all kinds of injuries including broken bones. We routinely assist clients with:

  • Daily struggles – We can help our clients find qualified medical support as they recover, answer any and all legal questions, and negotiate with insurance representatives and bill collectors.
  • Filing insurance claims – If you have problems with your workers’ compensation claim or a private medical insurance claim, we can help you address denials and unreasonable delays.
  • Injury lawsuits – Whoever caused your injury is responsible for covering the associated costs. We carefully investigate the causes of the accident and possible defendants may include negligent drivers, property owners, employers, and product manufacturers.

Compensation available in a bone injury suit may include full medical expenses, lost wages, and future income, pain and suffering, and the cost of rehabilitation. Our San Bernardino personal injury lawyers at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo are prepared to act as your compassionate supporters and steadfast legal counsel.

We never charge upfront fees and only accept payment after we have secured compensation on your behalf. Initial consultations are always free. Our team is willing to come to you at the hospital or at home if necessary. We can’t change the incident that caused your injury, but we can help you start recovering today. For more information about our approach to cases involving broken bones, contact our San Bernardino office.