New York Elbow Injury Lawyers
Elbow Injuries May Compromise Your Mobility
All joint injuries have the potential to seriously limit your mobility. If you have suffered an elbow injury due to another party’s negligence, you should take action now to ensure you receive compensation for your losses.
The law offices of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P., has been representing injury victims for almost 50 years. We have the experience to recover damages to pay for your pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, medical bills, lost income and related expenses.
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Our cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we accept your case, there is no fee unless we recover damages for you. For a free consultation with our New York personal injury attorneys, please call 212-406-1700 or contact us online.
Anatomy of Elbow Fractures
The elbow is a joint with three bones: the radius, ulna and humerus. The end of the ulna that meets with the humerus is called the olecranon. It forms the point of the elbow.
- Anterior and posterior olecranon fractures - broken elbow
- Distal humerus fracture - a break of the upper arm bone in the joint
- Radial head fracture - a break of the lower arm bone in the joint
Elbow fractures often require surgery with pins, screws, wires, plates, or bone or tendon sutures. If a piece of the bone is missing or crushed, the surgeon may need to use bone filler as well. Pieces of the elbow may break off if the point of the elbow suffers a direct blow.
The patient may not regain full range of motion after an elbow fracture. It is common for the person to be unable to fully straighten the arm, even with rehabilitation and exercises. In addition, an elbow fracture may lead to the development of arthritis in the future.
Many types of accidents can cause an elbow fracture such as:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Falls on snow and ice
- Construction accidents
- Ladder falls
Catastrophic injuries to the arm may result in amputation of the elbow, including:
- Elbow disarticulation - loss of the elbow and forearm
- Transhumeral amputation - loss of the arm above the elbow and below the shoulder
Whether you suffered an amputation or a serious fracture, you will need an attorney to obtain full and fair compensation. We take all of our injury cases seriously and will work to recover damages for your losses.