Broken Bones (Fractures)

Our lawyers have won millions for accident victims, including the recoveries listed below for personal injury clients who suffered fractures in accidents.

  • $3,750,000 on behalf of a 39 year-old man whose vehicle crashed due to a defect in the vehicle that caused the man to lose control. He suffered a badly fractured ankle that required surgery and use of a cage-like apparatus screwed into his foot and leg in an effort to stabilize the broken bones and promote healing. Unfortunately, after many infections and surgeries, the man’s leg had to be amputated below the knee.
  • $2,560,000  for a couple whose car was hit by a semi-trailer truck and then collided with an SUV.
  • $1,536,921 on behalf of a 36 year-old man whose wheel chair was struck by a vehicle as the man tried to cross a busy road. He used a motorized chair due to pre-existing rheumatoid arthritis. The crash resulted in a hip fracture that required surgery and caused the man to lose additional function.
  • $1,700,000 on behalf of a 42 year-old man who was run over by s vehicle as the man stood beside the road while assisting another motorist who crashed in an earlier accident. The victim sustained a number of fractures and internal injuries from which he never fully recovered.

Tibial Plateau Fracture

These are classified by the Schatzker classification:

  1. Lateral split – usually in younger patients, with no depression at the articular surface;
  2. Split with depression – typically older patients with osteoporosis;
  3. Pure lateral depression – without splitting through the articular surface;
  4. Pure medial depression – medial tibial plateau crumbles into fragments;
  5. Bicondylar – split fractures through both the medial and lateral tibial plateaus; and
  6. Split extends to metadiaphyseal region – severe stress fractures that result in separation of the tibial plateau from the underlying tibia.

Read more about a tibial plateau fracture.

Fibula Fracture

The fibula (also called the calf bone) is thinner than the adjoining tibula. Tibula fractures can include the following:

  • Oblique – goes at an angle to the axis;
  • Spiral – runs around the axis of the bone;
  • Comminuted – has many relatively small fragments;
  • Compound – breaks the skin.

Common Fractures

  • Ankle and Foot
    Lateral Malleolus
    Medial Malleolus
    Posterior Malleolus
    Bimalleolar
    Bimalleolar Equivalent
    Trimalleolar
    Calcaneus (Heel Bone)
    Lisfranc (Midfoot)
    Pilon (Bottom of the Shinbone (Tibia))
    Talus (Small Bone Between Heal Bone and Leg Bones)
  • Toe and Forefoot
  • Hip
    Intracapsular
    Intertrochanteric
    Subtrochanteric
  • Pelvis
  • Knee and Leg
    Tibia
    Tibial Plateau
    Tibial Shaft
    Proximal
    Thighbone
    Femoral Shaft
  • Shoulder, Arm, Elbow
    Broken Collarbone (Clavical)
    Distal Humerus
    Shoulder Blade (Scapula)
    Olecranon (Elbow)
    Radial Head
  • Spine and Neck
    Cervical
    Thoracic and Lumbar Spine
    Atlas
    Axial
    Burst
    Floating Lateral Mass
    Impation
    Inferior Facet
    Lateral Mass
    Lower Lumbar
    Occipital Condyle
    Compression
    Verteral
  • Hand and Wrist
    Distal Radiuse (Colles’)
    Scaphoid.

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