San Diego Fractured Elbow Lawyer
Compensation for Fractured Elbow Injury
The elbow is a complex joint that allows your arm to flex, bend, extend, or straighten. It also allows you to rotate your forearm. The elbow joint is the juncture of three bones: the single bone of the upper arm called the humerus, and the two bones of the forearm, the radius and the ulna. Because the elbow is used so often in our day to day lives - from cooking, sewing, and combing our hair, to performing manual labor and playing sports - an injury to this joint can seriously affect, among many other things, our ability to earn a living and to care for ourselves and our families.
If you have suffered an elbow injury due to the negligent, careless, or intentional act of another party, you may be able to pursue compensation for this injury. To ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve, it is imperative that you seek the representation of a personal injury lawyer in San Diego. Jurewitz Law Group has an accomplished team of attorneys who can guide you through every facet of a successful personal injury claim.
Jurewitz Law Group has been successfully representing Southern California injury victims for over 15 years. To get the ball rolling, all you have to do is pick up the phone and dial (888) 233-5020 for a free consultation.
A fracture in the elbow can happen from a fall or direct blow to the elbow joint. If you sustain a broken elbow because of someone else's recklessness, contact a San Diego bone fracture attorney immediately to cover your damages. (Image Courtesy of North County Graphics)
Common Causes for Elbow Fractures
Because we use our arms so often and for such a variety of things, it is easy to dislocate or fracture our elbows. Some of the more common causes of an elbow fracture include the following:
- Falls on an extended arm: This usually occurs during a forward fall, such as a trip and fall accident. A person's natural reaction is to extend their arms to catch themselves or break their fall. This can fracture or dislocate the elbow and also injure the wrist.
- Falls on a bent elbow: This often occurs in a backward fall, such as a slip and fall accident or falling off a skateboard or motorcycle. Like falling on an extended arm, a person's natural reaction is to break their fall with an extended elbow. When you bend your elbow, it makes a sharp point where there is little muscle or tissue to protect it. This bony point is called the olecranon. When the olecranon makes impact with a hard surface, such as cement, a tile floor, or ice, it can easily fracture the ulna.
- Blunt force trauma: This occurs when a hard surface or object hits any part of the elbow with high impact. This often happens in high falls, car and motorcycle accidents, and sports injuries. In a car crash, the elbow may strike the door, steering wheel, windshield, or dashboard. In a sports accident, the elbow may be struck by a baseball bat, hockey stick, or football helmet.
Contact a San Diego Lawyer at Jurewitz Law Group
If you've broken your elbow in any type of accident, you will likely miss considerable time from work and face expensive medical bills. To recoup your losses while you heal and begin your recovery, it is critical that you contact a practiced personal injury attorney in San Diego. The attorneys at the Jurewitz Law Group have successfully represented injury victims since 2000. Your road to recovery begins with a call to (888) 233-5020 for a free case evaluation.
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