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Broken And Fractured Bones: Different Healing Times

Is Your Injury Permanent Or Temporary? Permanency Is A Major Factor In Personal Injury Settlements.

A car accident, or a fall may result in broken bone injuries.

Broken Arm Injuries, Elbow Fractures, Finger Injuries, Thumb Injuries, Hand and Wrist Injuries, Leg Injuries, Broken Leg Injuries, Knee Injuries, Broken Pelvis, Broken back, Broken Ribs, Broken Hips, and Skull Injuries, Traumatic Brain Injuries.

Blog written by Attorney Anna Aleksander, owner of Aleksander Law Office, PLLC. She handles auto accident and truck accident claims in which broken bone and other serious injuries may result. Call her for a free Consultation at  502-589-0816.

Broken Leg Car Accident

Types of fractures: Fractures can range from severe to self healing. The severity of the injury is determined by whether or not a person can recover on their own given enough time and some medical treatment. Not all fractures are alike. Broken bone fragments fractures, or when a bone is broken into more than two fragments are called comminuted fractures. Likewise, open fractures where the bones may protrude from the skin, or fractures that require surgical intervention in order to properly realign the bones may result in significantly more pain and suffering and even permanent loss of income.

Surgical intervention of broken bone injuries: Whenever surgical medical intervention is required to treat a broken bone injury, time is an important factor in the healing process. Only after a passage of sufficient time and after all of the surgeries are completed will a person know the  true extent of their recovery. Are they able to return to their normal way of life, perform their former job tasks, do the things that they used to do before the injury in their daily lives? From a perspective on an injury litigation attorney, the advice to my clients is this: If you are injured please keep a diary of your daily life. A daily diary will help you remember the extent of the pain you may have experienced during your recovery. When and if you fully recover you may forget all of the details of the excruciating pain and suffering that you endured every minute of your life while you were suffering. Keep track of your daily pain and thoughts, and things that you weren’t able to do but that you wanted to do, or make a video. Ask a friend to document the things you had asked them to do for you such as helping you bathe, or helping you reach or hold a particular object because you couldn’t do it on your own.  If and when you recover you may experience residual pain and suffering and the question becomes how long will this last.


Your treating physician is the one who is the most familiar with your injury and plan of care.  Your own treating physician maybe qualified as an “expert witness,” and, you may not need to hire an outside doctor expert, but may call your own doctor as an expert at your trial. Same goes for your treating “specialist.” Your doctor and your doctor’s notes in you medical records are the primary sources of information about your injury, your suffering past, present, and future and the need for future medical treatment. When you know that your injury was caused by the negligence or the intentional wrong act of another and you plan to sue this person or company, then please make sure to let your doctor know this. Ask them to provide information to your lawyer and to answer questions. Many times treating physicians will respond to attorney requests to clarify diagnosis and answer questions, however, the lawyer may not be involved until later in the process. Insist that your doctor put in the medical records the accurate portrayal of your injuries and the causes of your injuries. Don’t settle for verbal statements that are made during office visits, but ask them to document everything they say. Make your doctor your friend, and ask them to write a report if you need one.

To give a good example, many times I get call that sound like this: Q. I was injured. My doctor told me it was because the previous doctor didn’t do this or that when they should have done it, and this is why I am now losing a body part.. A. Ok. I ask if it says so in the medical records? Answer well no I don’t think they put that in there but the doctor said it multiple times. When you hear your doctor make statements as to the causation of your injury insist that they put that in your chart.


Permanent injuries are ones that are not expected to go away. You will never recover and may continue to endure pain and inconvenience for the rest of your life. The permanency of the injury is a major factor in personal injury settlements.  The permanency of an injury will determine the duration of the impairment and will assist the attorney in determining the value of your claim. Insurance companies unfairly use software to assign value to each element of loss. Permanency is a big factor.   Permanent injuries result in bigger settlements.  When an injury is determined to be a permanent injury by a medical doctor, then other factors must be determined such as will you ever be able to work, will you ever be able to be independent, participate in any particular activity that you did before and what will be the cost of your future medical treatment if any.

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