New Jersey Bone Fracture Lawyer

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A broken bone can leave you in serious pain, in need of expensive medical care, and unable to work. If someone else caused your injury, you could be entitled to financial compensation for these losses and more. A New Jersey bone fracture lawyer from Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman can help you to pursue the maximum amount of compensation to which you are entitled.
Our firm has been advocating for the rights of injury victims since 1929. Over the past century, we have helped thousands of people recover hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for their injuries. We are particularly known for our experienced approach in handling complicated claims, which is why some lawyers refer us their most difficult cases. Contact us today for a free consultation so that you can learn about your rights, your options, and about why so many people trust us to help them get the justice and the compensation they deserve.

Common Types of Bone Fractures Caused by Accidents in New Jersey

There are many different types of bone fractures. Some of the most common include:

Open/compound fractures

If a broken bone pierces the skin, this break is referred to as a compound or open fracture. Compound fractures can be especially serious for a variety of reasons including loss of blood and risk of infection.

Closed fractures

If a bone breaks but does not pierce the skin, this break is referred to as a closed fracture. Closed fractures are still painful and can cause severe swelling and bruising, but there is less risk of infection because there is no break in the skin for bacteria to enter.

Complete vs. incomplete fractures

A complete fracture is one in which the bone is split into distinct pieces, while an incomplete fracture is one in which the bone cracks but does not break into multiple pieces. Complete fractures require especially careful treatment to make sure the bone sets properly.

Displaced fractures

When pieces of a bone split and become misaligned, the result is referred to as a displaced fracture. Displaced fractures usually require surgery and hardware installation to help the bone heal correctly.

Comminuted fractures

A comminuted fracture is one in which the bone breaks at multiple points and needs to be pieced back together. Comminuted fractures generally require surgery and hardware installation to make sure the pieces of bone knit together properly.

Stress fractures

Bones can develop tiny cracks over time from repetitive stress, overuse, or sports injuries. These cracks are known as stress fractures and can be painful and immobilizing.

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Types of Accidents That Can Cause Broken Bones

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Any accident that puts intense pressure or force on the body can lead to a bone fracture. Some of the most common accident types that cause broken bones include:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Semi-truck accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Construction site accidents
  • Workplace accidents

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Broken Bone Treatments and Potential Complications

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Treatment options for fractures vary greatly depending on the nature of the fracture as well as the bone that has been affected. Some of the most common fracture treatments include:

  • Splinting, slinging, or casting to immobilize the bone so it can heal
  • Surgically piecing the bone back together, potentially with implanted hardware to keep the pieces of bone in place
  • Using medical devices, such as wheelchairs, crutches, or other medical implements, to keep weight off the injured bone
  • Participating in physical therapy to regain strength and range of motion

Costs Related to Treating Bone Fractures in New Jersey

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The direct and indirect costs related to bone fractures can be significant, including:

  • Medical bills from doctor’s visits, prescription medications, surgeries, and physical therapy
  • Lost income due to missed work
  • Reduced future earnings due to disability
  • Disability accessibility costs related to modifying homes or vehicles
  • Assistance costs stemming from hiring someone to clean, cook, and handle other tasks
  • Physical and emotional distress caused by pain and/or diminished quality of life

Determining If You Have Grounds to File a Bone Fracture Claim

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In order to file a personal injury lawsuit, you’ll need to demonstrate that another party’s negligent, reckless, or intentionally harmful actions caused your injury. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, liable parties could include:

  • A driver who hit you in a motor vehicle accident
  • A property owner who did not take care of a safety hazard on their premises
  • A nursing home that failed to take proper steps to minimize the chance of slip-and-fall accidents
  • Schools, daycares, or other facilities that failed to properly supervise a child or did not address dangerous conditions at the facility

How Our NJ Broken Bone Lawyers Can Help

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An experienced New Jersey broken bone lawyer can help you recover compensation for your injuries by:

  • Identifying who may be liable for your broken bones and subsequent losses
  • Documenting your injuries, financial costs, and pain and suffering related to your accident
  • Filing a lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires
  • Opening settlement negotiations with the liable parties and their insurance companies
  • Bringing your case to trial if a reasonable settlement cannot be reached

How much does it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer?

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At Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman, we do not charge you any fees upfront to start work on your personal injury case. We will review your case for free, with no obligation to you. If we believe you have a claim for compensation, we will do all the legal legwork with no out-of-pocket cost to you. When we recover compensation for you, our fee then comes as a percentage of that. If we don’t win, you don’t pay us. It’s that simple.

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If you’ve suffered a broken bone as the result of another’s negligent actions or inactions, you may be able to hold them legally and financially accountable for your pain and suffering and other attendant losses via a personal injury lawsuit. Our New Jersey broken bone lawyers can help you to recover as much rightful compensation as is possible under the circumstances.

Contact Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman today for a free consultation to learn more. We look forward to speaking with you.


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