Broken Bones

How do I handle a Broken Bone Injury Claim?

We can help you navigate your broken bones injury claim

Broken Bones are the most common injuries suffered, at work, in a car accident, or in a  motorcycle accident. No matter if you are the driver or the pedestrian, accidents in public, or at work can take a serious burden from financial, to health to emotional trouble.  Some of the most common breaks we see are arm fracture, leg fracture, hip fracture, rib fracture or another bone fracture. These kinds of broken bone incidents can be incredibly painful. Broken bones may also take a long time to heal, and could leave you open to future reinjury or medical complications. When you experience something this serious in your life you may want to consider more than just how to address your immediate needs but also what something like this may mean for your future. At Dettman and Associates, we have many years of experience helping clients just like you understand the full impact of your needs and help you navigate the many options you have to compensate for your broken bone injury.

Broken Bone Injury questions we may be able to help with right here in Louisville Kentucky.

What is the most common bone break injury? 
The clavicle, also known as the collar bone, between your shoulder and the front of the neck is the bone most likely to be broken in an accident. The clavicles can be easily fractured by impacts to the shoulder, from the force of falling on outstretched arms, and by a direct hit or sudden impact.

How do I know if I’ve broken a bone? Would I be able to tell without a doctor if I have a broken bone?
You may not be able to tell if you have a broken bone. Some of the most common symptoms of a broken bone are swelling, bruising or tenderness around the injured area. Although everyone is different, you may feel pain when you put weight on the injury, touch it, press it, or move it.

What Are The Types of Broken Bones?

What is a Compound Fracture?
an injury in which a broken bone pierces the skin, causing a risk of infection.

What is a Displaced Fracture and a Non-displaced Fracture?
Displaced and non-displaced fractures refer to the alignment of the fractured bone. In a displaced fracture, the bone snaps into two or more parts and moves so that the two ends are not lined up straight.

What is an Open and a Closed fracture?
A closed fracture is a broken bone that does not penetrate the skin. This is an important distinction because when a broken bone penetrates the skin (an open fracture) there is a need for immediate treatment, and an operation is often required to clean the area of the fracture.

What is a Simple Fracture?
A fracture of the bone only, without damage to the surrounding tissues or breaking of the skin.

What is a Greenstick fracture?
A greenstick fracture is a fracture in a young, soft bone in which the bone bends and breaks. Greenstick fractures usually occur most often during infancy and childhood when bones are soft.

What is a Transverse Fracture, Oblique Fracture, and buckle fracture?
A comminuted fracture is when the bone breaks into several pieces. A transverse fracture is when the fracture line is perpendicular to the shaft (long part) of the bone. An oblique fracture is when the break is on an angle through the bone. A buckle fracture results from compression of two bones driven into each other.

You may be able to receive compensation on your broken bone injury for many things including but not limited to:

  • Medical costs from Emergency care, hospital, doctors visits, and ongoing care and fees for equipment to help you heal.
  • Ongoing medical costs from physical therapy to mental therapy, pharmaceuticals, and speech therapy as needed.
  • Loss of income from lost wages and potential income or job loss while healing.
  • Pain and suffering for general damages and special damages.
  • Damages to your quality of life – If you have experienced permanent personal injury or other factors.

Frequently Asked Questions About Broken Bones


You can sue for a broken bone injury even if you do not have insurance on your car. The case will be against the at fault driver for causing damages to your person and livelihood. This includes pain and suffering for the broken bone as well as medical bills and lost wages. The court will …
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You can sue for a broken bone from a car accident in a no fault state. No fault means your insurance company will help pay your medical bills/lost wages when a crash happens. It does not mean no fault as to who is responsible for the crash. If you were hurt as a result of …
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You can sue for a parking lot injury. The owner is liable for failing to make the property safe for people that are on it. If a landlord allows cracks to form, dangerous conditions to arise, or is otherwise negligent in the care of property you can sue the landlord under a theory of premises …
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You can sue for breaking a bone on a trampoline on private property. The case will probably be against the land owner and his/her homeowners insurance will come into play. The suit could be for negligence or failure to supervise. Speak with a personal injury lawyer before the one year statute of limitations.

You can sue for a broken bone that happened at a skatepark, bounce house or trampoline park IF the owner of property caused or contributed to your injury by failing to make the property safe. If you hurt yourself jumping in a normal fashion there is no case. If you hurt yourself because there is …
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You can sue for a broken bone injury at a theme park. These cases are often worth a lot of money. The amount of damages will be determined by liability, pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of income, and loss of future income. The theme park has a responsibility to make the park safe for …
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