Broken Arm

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Doner on Mar 15, 2013 in Personal Injury


In Florida, accidents resulting in a broken arm injury are incredibly common. From motorcycle crashes to slip and falls and every type of accident in between, a broken arm injury will cause a significant amount of discomfort and pain for the accident victim. When the broken arm accident is caused by some type of negligence of another person, this party will be held liable for any injuries, both physical and emotional, that are suffered.

The specific treatment plan required for a broken arm injury will range significantly based upon a few factors. The severity of the accident often depends upon the exact location of the damage as well as force of the impact. No matter how severe the injury may be, every accident victim is encouraged to seek professional medical care in order to treat the damage and prevent further injury from occurring. When the broken arm is treated properly, the patient is almost always able to return to normal use and function of the arm.

Gordon & Doner has spent ample time with past clients who have suffered from a broken arm injury. As such, we understand that accident victims have much to think about during the aftermath of the crash. Therefore, it is important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to ensure that your case will be taken care of properly. If you or a loved one has suffered from a broken arm injury, our broken arm lawyers are here for you.

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Broken Arm Symptoms

Any type of accident is generally followed by a certain level of chaos. Accident victims must worry about who else has suffered injuries, worry about their own personal injuries, any property damage, and the resulting issues that may follow with insurance companies and healthcare providers. Therefore, it is common for accident victims to ignore the signs and symptoms associated with broken arms. Regardless of how the person is feeling, all victims of accidents are advised to seek professional medical care immediately following.

Broken bone severity ranges significantly. In some cases, a bone may be broken and the victim will feel minimal pain. On the contrary, some victims will feel excruciating pain in more severe cases and will immediately know that something is off. The following are some of the most common symptoms linked to broken arm injuries:

  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness
  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Limited range of motion
  • Deformity

Maintaining a foundation for the most common signs of a broken arm is incredibly beneficial to accident victims. Parents and guardians should also be aware of the symptoms to question a child in the event that they have suffered during the accident.

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Causes of Broken Arm Injuries

When a person suffers from a broken arm they are often unable to perform even the most simple of normal daily activities. While this is typically not permanent, even the act of getting dressed in the morning will be made much more difficult while the bone heals. The following are the most common types of broken arms:

  • Complete fracture
  • Incomplete fracture
  • Open fracture
  • Closed fracture
  • Comminuted fracture
  • Greenstick fracture
  • Displaced fracture
  • Colles’ fracture
  • Buckle fracture
  • Stress fracture

These various types of injuries will all require a specific treatment plan in order for the bone to heal properly and return to normal function. The following are the most common causes of these types of bodily injuries:

The medical costs generally associated to these types of injuries can get pretty high, especially in cases where the accident victim requires physical therapy. Therefore, it is imperative to speak with a knowledgeable attorney is order to seek recompense from the at-fault party. If you or a loved one has experienced injury following any accident, Gordon & Doner is prepared to take on your case today.

Treatment for Broken Arms

Accident victims must understand that when any bone is broken, it must heal in a very specific manner in order to avoid further, sometimes permanent, damages. Those who avoid or delay seeing a doctor to treat their injury are at risk for increased damage and increased healing time. A physician will often take a scan or x-ray of the injured area of the body in order to determine the specific type of injury.

Following an examination, the doctor will often choose amongst the following treatments:

  • Elevation, ice, heat
  • Immobilization
  • Medication
  • Surgery
  • Physical therapy/rehab

When the injured arm is not very severe, the doctor may advise the patient to simply immobilize and rest the arm until the swelling goes down and normal use is achievable. Regardless of what the medical professional prescribes, it is important for the accident victim to follow the treatment plan thoroughly.

Gordon & Doner takes much pride in our ability to help accident victim seek justice. We strongly believe that when the negligence of another person causes injury or harm to you, this at-fault party must be held accountable for their actions. If you or a loved one has suffered a broken arm injury, our FL personal injury attorneys are here for you.

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