Being involved in an accident that leaves you with serious injuries is upsetting, frustrating, and, sometimes, life-changing. Some of the most common injuries stemming from auto accidents are skeletal system injuries. At El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers, our experienced team of attorneys can help you to understand your rights if you’ve been harmed and seek compensation for your damages. To learn more, reach out to our law firm today at 213-985-1120.
Common Skeletal System Injuries
The skeletal system of the body protects your body’s inner organs from damage and is comprised of all of the bones in your body, as well as tendons, cartilage, and ligaments. While the skeletal system is one of the body’s toughest systems—indeed, it is designed to keep other parts of the body, such as the brain or lungs—protected, it’s not immune from injuries. Some of the most common types of skeletal system injuries include:
- Fractures. Fractures are probably the most common skeletal system injury type. A fracture refers to a break in the bone that occurs when the bone is placed under too much pressure, hit with force, or forced into an unnatural position. There are several types of fractures, including bowing fractures, segmental fractures, greenstick fractures, depressed fractures, compressed fractures, and more.
- Bone bruises. While bone bruises won’t cause visible discoloration in most cases, they are painful and can be serious. A bone bruise occurs when a bone is hit with force, breaking small blood vessels and damaging bone tissues. Bone bruises are common at fracture sites.
- Degenerative conditions. While not the result of an acute injury, degenerative conditions like arthritis or osteoarthritis can lead to pain, inflammation, and other complications over time. Sometimes, degenerative conditions are genetic; other times, they may be a result of doing some type of work or activity repetitively that leads to the condition. Trauma from a car collision may cause a degenerative condition to become worse.
Causes of Skeletal System Injuries
A skeletal system injury, particularly an acute injury such as a bone fracture or bone bruise, can happen any time that the body is struck with force/hit with an object, placed under a large amount of pressure (i.e. crushed), or forced into an awkward position. As such, skeletal system injuries can happen during:
- Sports accidents
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Trip and Fall accidents
Your Rights if You’ve Been Injured
If you’ve been injured in a personal injury accident and have suffered a skeletal system injury or other injuries, you may have the right to compensation. If you can prove that your injuries would not have occurred but for the actions of another party, you may have a claim for damages. By filing a claim, you can seek compensation for the full value of your economic and noneconomic losses.
Call the Law Office of El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers Directly Today
At El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers, our experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can help. To learn more about our law firm and your rights when you’ve been injured, reach out to our team directly by phone or online for your free consultation.