Injuries that lead to broken bones are no laughing matter. At a minimum, a broken bone is an inconvenience that will cast a shadow over your everyday life for a matter of months, if not years or even permanently. For example, a New York man filed a $50 million lawsuit after New York City Police beat him unconscious, causing multiple fractures and injuries. Raul Garcia was knocked down after he was wrongly accused of setting his girlfriend’s apartment building ablaze. The police proceeded to choke and brutalize Garcia, leaving him with multiple injuries. It is not out of the realm of possibility that the police inflicted multiple bone fractures on Garcia when brutalizing him.
Such misconduct leading to injury is inexcusable. If you or someone you love has been injured in any manner and has suffered a broken bone, do not hesitate to contact a Brooklyn bone fracture attorney at Peters, Berger, Koshel & Goldberg, P.C. for a free consultation to help you evaluate your case. Our skilled attorneys will provide you with the guidance necessary to take the proper steps to recover for your injuries and punish those responsible for your suffering.
Types of Bone Fracture Accidents
Broken bones and/or fractures can be the result of slips, accidents, falls, altercations, or other types of incidents. Severe fractures are known in the medical community as open bone fractures, where the bone breaks through the skin. These types of fractures require immediate treatment and frequently result in serious surgeries, carrying the risk of infection and medical error.
Some forms of fractures that can result from the common workplace or personal injury accidents include the following:
- Simple fracture – the bone is broken in two pieces and separates;
- Compound fracture – the bone breaks and punctures the skin;
- Avulsion fracture – a portion of the bone is pulled away from the rest by a tendon; and
- Hairline fracture – the bone cracks but does not separate.
Bone injuries are serious, and require missed time at school, work, and missed personal obligations and time with family. More significantly, bone injuries take significant time to heal. These types of injuries can also impose liability on a number of different people or parties. Accordingly, if you have been involved in an accident wherein you suffered a bone fracture, you should contact an experienced attorney immediately.
Why Should I Hire a Brooklyn Attorney?
Bone fracture injury cases can be complex and can contain multiple legal issues and unique facts that need to be evaluated before the decision is made to file a civil lawsuit against a number of potentially liable persons or entities. Accordingly, if you or someone you love has been injured and fractured one or more bones, and suspect that there may have been a person or entity that contributed to the accident, do not wait to call an experienced New York personal injury attorney at Peters, Berger, Koshel & Goldberg, P.C. at 718-596-7800 or 1-800-836-7801 for a free consultation. We will evaluate the merits of your case and advise you as to the proper course of action immediately.