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A Spiral Fracture Personal Injury Claim

If you have been injured in an accident with a spiral fracture that resulted from the negligence or carelessness of another party (person or persons, organization, group or company), there may be compensation that is rightfully yours if you file and win a personal injury claim. The wise thing to do is to contact a personal injury attorney and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.

Millions of Americans suffer fractures every year in the United States as a result of personal injury accidents. In fact, according to the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey & American Academy of Orthopedic, over 6 million people have broken bone and fracture injuries each year that result in 3.5 million trips to hospital emergency rooms and nearly 900,000 hospitalizations.

No difference


When talking about a broken bone or fracture, there is one thing that you need to understand. There is no difference between a broken bone and a fracture. They are two different terms for the same thing.

However, there are several kinds of fractures that you may suffer. These include open and closed fractures, incomplete fractures, oblique fractures, impacted fractures, transverse fractures, linear fractures, comminuted fractures and spiral fractures.

A spiral fracture is also referred to as a torsion fracture. This is due to the forces that bring about a spiral fracture.

A twist


Torque is the force that causes a spiral fracture. It is the tendency of a force to rotate an object around an axis. In other words, torque is a twist that happens to something. A spiral fracture results from a twisting force that happens to an area of your body.

When you sustain a spiral fracture in a personal injury accident that is caused by the carelessness or negligence of another party, the result may be a serious, debilitating injury. A spiral fracture may cause you to miss work, bring about expensive medical bills and cause a great deal of pain and suffering. It may even result in some type of permanent disability.

A spiral fracture usually occurs to one of your limbs. This means your hands, wrists, arms, legs, ankles or feet are where a spiral fracture is likely to take place.

Signs and symptoms


The signs and symptoms that you have, which may be an indication of a spiral fracture, are determined by the area of your body where it occurs and the severity of your injury. If you sustain a spiral fracture to your arm, hand or wrist, you may only have limited use, or no use, of that limb and your range of motion may be greatly affected. If a spiral fracture occurs to your leg, foot or ankle, you may experience limited range of motion and have a hard time walking or need assistance, such as crutches, in order to walk.

No matter where a spiral fracture occurs, there are some things that you may experience. These are:

Discoloration
Swelling
Deformity
Severe pain.

Again, if you suffered a spiral fracture in a personal injury accident that was caused by another party’s negligence or carelessness, the wise thing to do is to contact a personal injury attorney and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.