If you or a loved one has suffered a humerus fracture due to someone else’s reckless, careless, or negligent actions, you may seek compensation for your injuries in a personal injury claim. The California personal injury attorneys at Estey & Bomberger can help you recover damages for your medical expenses, lost earnings, rehabilitation, physical therapy, pain and suffering, and other accident-related expenses.
What a Humerus Fracture?
A break in the upper arm bone (the bone extending from the shoulder to the elbow) is a humerus fracture or humeral shaft fracture. The majority of humerus fractures heal with a sling or brace and do not require surgery. The three types of humerus fractures are proximal humerus fractures, mid-shaft humerus fractures, and distal humerus fractures:
Proximal humerus fractures: This type of fracture occurs near the shoulder joint. Proximal fractures are also sometimes associated with other broken bones, including scapula fractures, clavicle fractures, glenoid fractures, and rib fractures.
Mid-Shaft humerus fractures: Of the three types of humerus fractures, a mid-shaft humerus fracture is the least likely to require surgery. This type of fracture does not usually cause injury to the shoulder or elbow joint but may cause damage to the radial nerve.
Distal Humerus fracture: This type of fracture, which occurs near the elbow joint, occurs much more frequently in children than in adults. Distal humerus fractures are also sometimes associated with ulna bone breaks (forearm fractures).
Humerus Fracture Symptoms
Seek medical attention as soon as possible if you suspect any bone fracture. Possible symptoms of a humerus fracture or upper arm fracture include:
- Arm pain
- Arm bruising
- Arm deformity
- Arm numbness
- Arm swelling
- Arm weakness
- Elbow pain
- Shoulder pain.
- Causes of Humerus Fractures
A fall on an outstretched arm is the most common cause of a humerus fracture. The following types of accidents may also result in humerus bone fractures:
- Auto accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Negligent supervision accidents
- Nursing home negligence accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- SUV rollover accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Staircase fall accidents
- Trucking accidents
- UTV rollover accidents.
Protecting Your Legal Rights
If you have suffered a broken bone in an accident, you should contact an attorney. In a free consultation, an experienced personal injury lawyer at Estey & Bomberger can help you understand your legal rights and options in a personal injury claim, and give you an honest opinion of the value of your potential case. If you or a member of your family have suffered a broken humerus or broken any other bone in an accident, contact Estey & Bomberger at (800) 925-0723 for a free review of your case.
After an accident resulting in a serious injury, such as a humerus fracture or other bone fracture, it is important to choose an attorney who can get you the compensation you deserve and are entitled to. Although every case is unique with a different set of circumstances, the lawyers at Estey & Bomberger frequently draw upon their more than 70 years of collective experience and knowledge gained from dozens of verdicts and settlements exceeding one million dollars to help clients get the most compensation for their personal injury claim. Our case results and client testimonials are a testament to our commitment to our clients and the results we are proud to achieve for them.