Tampa Fractures Lawyer
Helping Accident Victims with the Most Serious Fractures
Broken bones are a common yet extremely serious result of car, truck and motorcycle accidents, and other types of accidents such as slips and falls. Fractures must be properly diagnosed and treated promptly to heal correctly and completely, and yet in many cases they may still result in chronic pain or permanent disability. At the Rinaldo Law Group, we understand the pathology of fractures, the costs associated with broken bones and healing, and the limitations and challenges they can place on your life. Our Tampa fracture lawyers do everything we can to ensure you get the best care and compensation to deal with an injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence.
Types of Fractures and what they can Mean for an Accident Injury Victim
Broken bones happen in many different ways. The most serious fractures are either open or closed and displaced or non-displaced. Here’s what those terms mean:
- Non-Displaced – Bone is broken but does not move out of alignment
- Displaced – Bone is broken into two or more pieces
- Closed – The skin has not been pierced by the broken bone; also known as a simple fracture
- Open – Bone has broken through the skin; also known as a compound fracture
Skull Fractures can induce a serious brain injury when pieces of bone are embedded in the brain or press upon the brain. Any person suffering from a skull fracture should be evaluated for a concussion or other brain injury, and emergency life-saving medical treatment may be required in the case of a depressed, comminuted or basilar skull fracture.
Vertebral Fractures, or fractures of the spinal column, can impinge upon the spinal cord, causing temporary or permanent paralysis like paraplegia or quadriplegia. Prompt treatment, such as surgery to dislodge the broken vertebrae, may help prevent a permanent spinal cord injury.
Other serious complications that can arise from fractures include:
- Nerve damage
- Damaged or ruptured blood vessels
- Osteomyelitis (infection in the bone)
Having a knowledgeable and experienced attorney on your side will help make sure that you get an adequate amount of compensation to deal with all of the medical expenses which flow from a serious break, as well as future challenges you may face in mobility, function, work and daily living.
Call Rinaldo Law Group Attorneys after a Serious Tampa Injury Accident
After a serious Tampa car accident or other accident caused by the negligence of another, call the Rinaldo Law Group at 813-831-9999 for a free consultation with a skilled and knowledgeable. Tampa personal injury lawyer experienced in recovering compensation for accident victims with catastrophic injuries.