If you fractured a bone during a slip and fall someone else caused, you’re probably angry that the conditions on the property caused your accident. You shouldn’t have to pay for medical care and other expenses if the accident wasn’t your fault. Do not hesitate to contact the Loewy Law Firm. We might be able to represent you in a case against the negligent property owner.

Hazards on poorly maintained properties can cause someone to slip and break a bone during a fall. A bone fracture is painful and can limit mobility and range of motion. The at-fault party should be liable for your medical treatment and other expenses.

At the Loewy Law Firm, we fight for injured clients in Texas. You will be our priority while handling your case. Call us for a free consultation at (512) 280-0800 to learn more about your options for pursuing compensation.

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

Property owners must keep their properties maintained. They should address issues that can lead to accidents and place warning signs near hazards. Visitors can slip and fall if they encounter dangerous conditions and break an ankle, arm, or hand.

Slip and falls commonly occur because of hazards such as:

Types of Bone Fractures

A slip and fall can cause various types of broken bones. Whether someone falls down the stairs or slips on a spilled beverage, the trauma their body suffers can lead to a fracture.

The location of the injury and the direction of the break determine the fracture type. The terms indicating the location of a bone fracture include:

The terms describing the direction of a bone fracture include:

Signs and Symptoms of a Broken Bone

Bone fractures can cause various symptoms ranging from minor to severe. The pain can occur immediately after a fall or while performing basic tasks like walking.

The most common signs and symptoms of a fractured bone include:

Common Fractured Bones in Slip and Falls

Some bones break more easily than others, especially when the body suffers trauma. Weak bones from previous injuries and diseases are more susceptible to fractures from a bump or blow to the area.

A slip and fall might not seem like a severe accident. However, it can lead to broken bones that require extensive treatment.

The most common bones fractured during slip and falls include:

How to Treat a Broken Bone

Treatment options for fractured bones depend on the location of the break and the severity of the damage. In mild cases, immobilization is a simple solution. You might need a splint or cast to keep the bone in the correct place as it heals.

More severe fractures can require treatments, such as:

Compensation for Broken/Fractured Bones in a Slip and Fall

The compensation you receive from the negligent property owner or another at-fault party might cover your:

You might also recover exemplary damages if you file a lawsuit. To receive this financial award, you must show clear and convincing evidence of the defendant’s gross negligence, malice, or fraud.

Statute of Limitations in a Slip and Fall Case

In Texas, the statute of limitations for slip and falls allows a two-year timeframe to file a lawsuit. That means you must file your lawsuit within two years of the accident if you want to seek compensation for your fractured bones.

Contact the Loewy Law Firm Now

The Loewy Law Firm has represented clients harmed by the wrongdoing of others since 2005. We will be your advocate and fight by your side until the end.

If you fractured a bone in a slip and fall due to someone else’s negligence, call us at (512) 280-0800 for a free consultation with a dedicated and skilled Austin broken/fractured bones lawyer.