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One injury common to many of the cases for which Delta Lawsuit Loans offers lawsuit loans is broken bones.
Often legally and medically referred to as bone fractures, broken bones can result from a number of accidents.
(A fracture and a break are just different ways to refer to the same injury. There is no difference between the two of them, and one is not more serious or more painful.)
Those of us who suffered fractures as children may not think of them as serious injuries, but that’s because while children are more likely to suffer a broken bone, those breaks are easier to heal. As an adult, the break can be much more serious.
If you suffered a broken bone due to a car accident, slip and fall, or any other incident, and you’ve sued and are waiting to settle, you may qualify for broken bones pre-settlement funding from us.
Instead of waiting months for your case to settle, you can have cash in days with a broken bones lawsuit funding from us.
Once we review your case and approve you, you can expect to see cash in as little as 24 hours. If you win, your attorney will pay us back out of the settlement. If you lose, don’t worry: You owe us nothing!
Bones break whenever the pressure on the bone exceeds the strength of the bone.
If the force of the ground on the bone or of the front of your car on the bone is stronger than the bone, you will suffer a break.
The strength of outside forces’ being stronger than the strength of the bone will cause most types of fractures, but other breaks, called stress fractures, can result from repeated small forces.
We’ll discuss that under “Types of Breaks” below, but think of it like the straw that broke the camel’s back: After all the small pressures add up, the bone will exhibit a small crack and fracture.
There are four major categories of bone fractures: displaced or non-displaced, and open or closed.
A displaced fracture refers to one that causes the bone on one side of the break to no longer line up correctly with the bone on the other side.
A non-displaced fracture also results in a break straight through the bone, but the two pieces are still aligned as if they were attached.
When a fracture is closed, that means the damage is limited to the bone itself.
For that reason, a closed fracture is also called a simple fracture.
By contrast, if the bone breaks through the skin at any point, even if it immediately or later goes back into the wound, that’s called an open fracture.
Because an open fracture causes problems not limited to the bone itself, an open fracture is also called a compound fracture. You should note that even if you can’t see the bone, if there is a visible wound, the fracture can be much more serious because it can result in serious infection.
Those are the four main categories of bone fractures, but there are also a number of subtypes of broken bones.
Three––buckle, growth plate, and greenstick fractures––can only occur in children
A buckle fracture occurs when two bones grow into each other, and the pressure one puts on the other causes it to break.
Only children can have this type of break because their bones are growing. That’s also why only children have growth plate fractures, which is a break at a joint that can cause the bone to be shorter.
In a greenstick fracture, the bone bends but does not break. This is only possible in children because our bones become more brittle as we age.
There are five subcategories that also apply to adults
A comminuted fracture is one in which the bone shatters into several pieces instead of a clean break into two.
A stress fracture, which we’ve mentioned, is a tiny crack that results from repeated stresses on the bone rather than one major stress.
An oblique fracture occurs when the bone breaks at an angle rather than straight across.
That is opposed to a transverse fracture, when the break is perpendicular to the bone lengthwise (the shaft of the bone).
One type of bone fracture that is less common is a pathologic fracture, which results not from outside pressure, but from disease.
No matter what type of break you suffered in a car accident, slip and fall, medical malpractice, or any other type of case we fund, you could be eligible for a lawsuit loan from Delta Lawsuit Loans.
If you’ve filed a lawsuit in response to broken bones or another injury and you’re waiting to settle, you might need cash faster than the months or even years it can take to get it out of the settlement.
If we approve you, you can have cash in the form of a pre-settlement cash advance in days. And you don’t even have to worry about paying back if you lose.
Sometimes it’s obvious the bone is broken. If you suffer a compound fracture and can see the bone, or if a limb is deformed, it’s obviously broken.
But what if there’s no obvious damage?
Some things to look out for is pain that gets worse when you apply pressure to or move a certain area, inability to or difficulty with putting pressure on the injured area, or if the area no longer functions.
While swelling and bruising don’t always mean the bone is broken, they are often a symptom of a broken bone.
If you notice any of these symptoms after a car accident, slip and fall, or other type of accident, you should head to your doctor and get an X-ray.
Your X-ray will usually show a fracture, which is why it’s usually doctors’ first recourse if they suspect you may have a broken bone.
There are fractures, however, that don’t show up on X-ray. One of these is stress fractures, which are very small and aren’t always visible. For breaks like that, a doctor might use a CT scan, MRI, or bone scan.
If your doctor finds that you suffered a broken bone or any other injury, you may decide to sue whoever caused the accident.
To treat broken bones, the doctor must make sure each bone is where it’s supposed to be.
To do that, he or she sets the bone and holds it there until it can heal.
This process is called reduction. Reduction that does not involve surgery is called a closed reduction.
Open reductions, which involve surgery, are often more serious and more common in adults. While closed reductions are usually accomplished with a cast, open reductions can involve screws, plates, glue, rods, or pins in addition to a cast.
Once the cast is removed, symptoms like stiffness or swelling should only last a couple weeks.
Once you’ve recovered from your injuries, it’s time to think about compensation for your bills, time out of work, and pain and suffering.
The time it takes for a broken bone to heal can vary wildly.
One factor to consider is age because broken bones heal much more quickly in children.
The older you are, the longer you can expect for it to take for your bone to heal.
Other factors include the severity of the break itself. The categories and subcategories we discussed play a major part.
For example, a closed break is easier to heal than an open break because an open break can also result in infection of the bone itself or the tissue around it.
Broken bones can result from a whole variety of cases for which Delta Lawsuit Loans offers lawsuit loans. These include:
Delta Lawsuit Loans offers pre-settlement funding for all these cases. You can click on the links to see more details on each of these cases.
If you’re waiting to settle and you’ve broken a bone, you could have medical bills you need to pay. In cases of serious breaks, you may have even had to take time off of work.
And there’s a good chance that a broken bone wasn’t the only injury you suffered. With all the additional costs and less income coming in, you’re probably relying pretty hard on that settlement company.
But whoever you’re suing––whether an insurer or a property owner or anyone else––knows just how desperate you are.
So the best way for your attorney to get you the settlement you deserve is by taking a lawsuit loan from Delta Lawsuit Loans.
It gives your attorney the time to negotiate a better broken bones settlement funding, which shows the insurers you’re serious and can wait out their lowball offers.
And, most important, it gives you the freedom to pay off your bills and live your life while you’re waiting for that settlement.
When the settlement does come through, your attorney will take care of repayment right out of the settlement. And if the settlement doesn’t end up coming through, you don’t have to worry about paying us back out of pocket, because you’ll owe us absolutely nothing!
Medical information in this article comes from WebMD. Check out their full article.