Bone Injury Lawyers in Sacramento

Claims Involving Broken Bones & Bone Injuries in Sacramento County

Fractures are very painful and can cause great disabilities. A serious fracture, such as a compound fracture may require surgery or extensive physical therapy and may prevent you from working for weeks or months during your recovery period.

At the Piering Law Firm in Sacramento, we understand how to thoroughly investigate and pursue cases involving bone fractures, spinal cord injuries and other serious injuries. We focus on identifying the medical, rehabilitation and financial help our clients need to recover as fully as possible from their injuries.

Our knowledge, extensive experience and commitment to obtaining positive results have made the difference in numerous cases involving bone fractures and other serious injuries.

We will work to help you obtain the financial help and medical treatment you need to recover and get on with your life.

Treating Broken Bones

Bones are constantly at work renewing cells in a process called remodeling, which aids in the healing process. The treatment chosen depends upon the type and severity of fracture a person has. Many fractures do not affect the bone alignment, and only require protection of the bone with a splint or cast while it heals. However, if the bone is not lined up correctly, your doctor may decide to "reduce" or realign the bone. With reduction, the bones are put back in to the correct position to ensure alignment during the healing process.

There are two types of reduction:

  • With external (closed) fixation, a fracture is placed in a splint or cast where immobilization of the fracture facilitates healing in a stable position. This method requires no surgery and is most often used in less severe fractures. In rare cases, traction is used to stabilize the bone. Traction involves putting the bone under tension with the use of weights and pulleys. In severe breaks or where there is concern about how the bones will heal, an electrical machine may be placed on the outside of the bones at the location of the break. These machines are used to stimulate the bone to heal faster.
  • With internal (open) fixation, surgery is performed on the affected areas and is most often used with comminuted fractures. During this procedure the patient or affected area is put to sleep. Internal fixation currently employs four methods, though with advances in medical technology more are certain to follow.

Wires used alone or in conjunction with other material are used on fractures of smaller bones, like those found in the hand or foot. Plates may be used to act as a splint and hold two pieces of a bone together with screws. Rods may be placed through the core of the longer bones and may also be held together with screws. Screws are used alone or with other internal fixation devices and are the most common article used.

You Focus on Healing While Our Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyers Focus on Your Case

Whether external or internal fixation is employed, the most important and overlooked contribution to rehabilitation is time. Depending on the age of the injured and the scope of the injury, recovery may span from a few weeks to several years. In addition to the time needed to mend the bones, physical therapy is often a useful and effective tool to increase the rate of healing as well as prevent atrophy of the bones.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, call (916) 476-2399 or send us an email. Se habla español.

Settlements & Verdicts

Piering Law Firm Has Achieved Notable Results in a Wide Range of Cases
  • $5,000,000 Wrongful Death

    A wrongful death judgment secured for a child who lost his mother as a result of domestic violence.

  • $4,893,830 Wrongful Death

    Complex wrongful death motorcycle accident involving product liability claims against both helmet and motorcycle luggage manufacturers.

  • $3,609,600 Knee Amputation

    Motorcycle vs. automobile collision resulting in below knee amputation. Client was riding motorcycle and defendant pulled out in front of him, resulting in a severe injury to client's leg, which ultimately led to the amputation of his leg, just below the knee.

  • $2,500,000 Serious Injuires

    Case involving serious injuries to a motorcycle rider who was involved in an accident with a shuttle bus on the freeway in San Francisco.

  • $2,000,000 Wrongful Death

    A settlement in a wrongful death action as a result of a crash that took the life of a motorcyclist.

  • $2,000,000 Against Bar/Security Company

    34-year-old software sales associate out with friends drinking at a bar in San Francisco. After a few hours, he leaves the bar to go home and gets in an argument outside of the club with a security guard.

  • $2,000,000 Trucking Accident

    Recovery for the victim of a rear-end traffic collision with a big rig that resulted in a neck injury.

  • $1,700,000 Trucking Accident

    Verdict received after trial for the victim of a rear-end traffic collision involving a commercial trucking company.

  • $1,300,000 Head-On Collision

    A policy limit settlement involving a head-on collision on a notoriously dangerous stretch of highway between State Highway 99 in Sacramento and Marysville, commonly known as "blood alley".

  • $1,250,000 Pedestrian Wrongful Death

    The defendant's primary limits of $250,000 were tendered in response to a conditional limit demand that required disclosure of all other coverages. The defendant had an excess policy of $1,000,000.00 which was tendered along with the primary limits.

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