A fracture, or broken bone, is frequently the result of a high force impact – such as being hit by a fast moving vehicle or falling as a result of a defective surface.
There are many different types of fracture, which are broadly classified into ’closed’ or simple fractures and ‘open’ or compound fractures.
Although some fractures will heal without the need for surgery, severe fractures such as a complex compound fracture, may require surgery, followed by intense physiotherapy.
Awards for fracture injuries vary depending upon the severity and duration of the symptoms.
If you’ve suffered a fracture as a result of a pedestrian accident, it’s important your legal representative obtains expert evidence from specialist orthopaedic surgeons.
At Pedestrian Law Scotland, we work closely with some of the best specialist orthopaedic surgeons in Scotland.