Your leg can be broken by numerous means, but the result is often the same regardless of how it happens – you’re hurt, you’re immobilized and you can be concerned about how you’re going to get to work and pay for medical expenses. The personal injury experts at Altman & Altman LLP have helped leg fracture victims from Cambridge, Boston and all over Massachusetts for decades by pursuing injury claims when other parties are at fault or simply by helping navigate workers’ compensation or insurance complications – and we can help you too.
Leg fractures that are caused by car accidents, work accidents or slip and fall injuries are more common than most people think. Leg fractures can be very complex and the disability associated with the injury can vary greatly. Our firm has been representing personal injury claimants for over 50 years. We have seen just about every type of leg injury, from deep contusions to leg fractures that require several surgeries and extensive follow up physical therapy.
Leg fractures can involve three different types of bones – the femur, the tibia, and the fibula, all of which are responsible for supporting different portions of the leg.Femur Fractures
The femur is the thigh bone. It extends from the hip to the knee. Because it is the biggest and one of the strongest bones in the human body, a great deal of force is required to break it. Often femur fractures result from high impact car accidents and bad falls from great heights. These injuries can require significant time to heal and can leave you unable to work for long periods of time.Tibia Fractures
The tibia is the shin bone. It extends from the knee to the ankle. Tibia fractures can occur because of large amounts of force or impact, like femur fractures, but they can also occur from lower impact incidents such as falls from ground level. Tibia fractures are the most common of leg fractures, and the risk for infections and other complications can be great because this bone is the most likely to cut into the skin after a break. Such infections can be life-threatening or lead to loss of the limb.Fibula Fractures
The fibula is a smaller bone that runs parallel to the tibia, towards the back of the leg within the calf area. It is frequently broken along with the tibia, but it can also be broken on its own. The healing process for a fibular fracture might be faster, but the dangers and complications are largely the same as those for tibia fractures. They still require significant time to heal and may also require physical therapy to get the leg back to proper working condition.Leg Injuries Can Be Serious, and We Can Help
Leg fractures may sound fairly commonplace and relatively mild, however, leg fractures can be devastating and even life-threatening. They can lead to soft tissue damage, blood clots, excessive blood loss, infections, amputations, arthritis and other conditions/syndromes, unequal leg length, and more. At the very least, broken bones are painful and the healing process takes a great deal of time, energy and money.
In certain cases, your leg injury may have been caused due to the carelessness or negligence of another person or an entity like a company. For example, if a person caused your car accident while driving drunk, or a business failed to clean up a slick floor after a rainfall, leading you to slip and fall in the store.
Speak with a lawyer from Altman & Altman LLP if you have suffered a leg fracture and you think that you might have a personal injury claim. We will advise you as to how to proceed and your likelihood for success. We have handled thousands of cases in our 50 years of experience, and we would be happy to handle yours.
Contact us online or call for a free consultation to go over the details of your case today at 617-492-3000 or toll-free at 800-481-6199.