Greater Boston Area Accident Victim And Personal Injury Lawyers
We rely heavily on our legs. Getting out of bed in the morning, walking down the stairs or walking outside to get the mail are some of things we do on a daily basis. These things are so routine that we do them with little conscious thought. When we break a leg we realize how much we take our legs for granted on a daily basis. What took five seconds to walk down the stairs now takes one minute on crutches with a broken leg. These injuries need to be taken seriously because our legs play such an important role in our everyday lives.
Broken legs are mainly caused by high impact forces usually generated in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accident and truck accidents. More often than not, these accidents are not caused by the person that suffers a broken leg. Instead they are caused by someone’s negligent driving or failure to maintain their business or residential property in a safe condition. If you have suffered a broken leg due to the fault of another person call our attorneys today at 508-588-0422.
The leg is a complex structure made up of four different bones which work together to allow the leg to bend three different ways. The leg bends at the hip, knee and ankle. Any one of these four bones can fracture. More than one bone can break if the force of the accident is strong enough. The leg is made up of the following bones:
- The femur, or thighbone, is the biggest bone in the human body. Because it is the biggest it is also the strongest. The top of the femur connects with the pelvis. The femur and pelvis join to form the hip joint. When top part of the hip fractures it results in a broken hip. The bottom part of the femur connects to the top of the shinbone, or tibia. The femur and tibia join to form the knee joint. Click on the link to read more about femur fractures.
- The tibia, or shinbone, is what supports our body weight. This bone is on the inside half of the leg and runs from the knee to the ankle. Most broken legs involve the tibia bone. Click on the link to read more about tibia fractures.
- The fibula runs alongside the tibia. It is thinner than the tibia. Click on the link to read more about fibula fractures.
- The patella, or kneecap, connects to the ligaments that run from the thigh muscles. Some of the ligaments are the PCL, ACL, and MCL. Click on the link to read more about patella fractures.
- The bottom of the tibia and fibula come together to form the ankle which connects to the ligaments, tendons and bones in the foot. The ankle can break if the tibia and fibula is severely twisted. Click on the link to read more about ankle fractures.
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For over thirty years our attorneys have been helping accident victims secure the compensation they are entitle to. Our firm has settled hundreds of insurance injury claims over the last few years. Our firm takes cases on a contingency fee basis. This means there is no cost to you unless we get you compensation for your accident. If you or a loved one has sustained a fractured or broken bone as the result of a slip and fall accident or a car, truck or motorcycle accident call us today at (508) 588-0422 to schedule a free, no-obligation legal consultation.