Accidents have many effects, physically and emotionally. One obvious, damaging effect that can occur is bone fractures.
What qualifies as a bone fracture?
The simplest explanation of a fracture is “a broken bone,” but the reality is more complex. Bone fractures can occur almost anywhere in the body, and with varying degrees of severity.
- An open fracture occurs when the bone breaks through the skin, which leaves you susceptible to infection.
- A closed fracture occurs within the body.
- A comminuted fracture has many pieces.
- Fractures can occur in the middle or ends of the bone.
- Bone fractures may heal in 6 weeks or so but the surrounding soft tissues can be painful for much longer.
All fractures are painful, and they can impair movement and quality of life. With a bone fracture, you are often unable to work until it’s completely healed, and it can require extensive physical therapy to heal properly. The costs for sustaining an injury can be enormous, but you don’t have to face them alone. If you’ve been involved in an accident, Taylor and Blair can help you.
Our Vancouver car accident lawyer firm is adept with all types of accidents.
- Motorcycle and bike accidents
- Pedestrians accidents.
- Our car accident lawyers in Vancouver can help process an insurance claim even if you weren’t in a car at the time of your accident. Pedestrians have the same rights and protections as injured car drivers.
- This type of incident typically occurs near an establishment, like a store or restaurant.
- It can happen indoors, in the case of a spill which wasn’t cleaned up or marked properly.
- It can happen outdoors, in the case of an icy and slippery walkway.
If your accident occurs due to the negligence of another, Taylor and Blair can help you.
Taylor and Blair have some precautions for you to take to prevent becoming a victim. The negative consequences of accidents are devastating. The best case scenario is not to have an accident in the first place.
- On icy days, when you know it could be slippery, wear appropriate shoes.
- Rubber soles are excellent in bad weather, and if you work in a restaurant, rubber soles prevent slipping and falling on smooth surfaces.
- On rainy, wet days, take care to watch where you’re walking when you enter stores or other establishments.
- Always be safe around roads, using and respecting “Walk” and “Don’t Walk” signals.
- As a pedestrian or a driver, making eye contact with other drivers and pedestrians around you will raise awareness and prevent accidents.