August 23, 2021
Slip And Fall Injuries That Result In Compound Fractures

Injuries resulting from a slip or fall are the most common type of injury. The consequences can range from simple embarrassment to a life changing and life-long disability. Serious slip and fall injuries can be quite painful, especially if the fall results in a broken bone. Tripping on torn carpet or a broken sidewalk, a slip and fall on stairs or floors that are waxed or wet, or stumbling over items left in an aisle or walkway can result in serious injuries, including the possibility of a comminuted or compound fracture.

Comminuted fractures are unlike a normal bone break because these typically involve two or more fractures in the bone. Forceful landings have the potential to result in an open break/compound fracture which is when the bone breaks through the skin. When the bone breaks in several places without breaking the skin, it’s considered to be a closed fracture. Victims of these sorts of falls, where a fracture is present will likely need X-rays, MRI or CT scan to assist their treating doctor with creating a treatment plan regarding their injury. The treatment protocol for a slip and fall injury may include:
• Surgery to reset the bones and may include using metal rods and pins to stabilize the bones while they heal.
• A splint or cast to keep the limb as still as possible during the entire healing process.
• Traction may be used to stretch the tendons and muscles while keeping the ends of the bones in position.
• Medication may be used to prevent infection and relieve pain.
• Physical therapy may also be required to help in regaining strength and flexibility after the bone has healed.

The pain, frustration and interruption of your activities of daily living along with a long recovery from a compound fracture may not end here. The injured person may face weeks or months of lost wages and other expenses. Keep in mind these facts are only complicated and made more difficult to deal with when you realize the injuries from the slip and fall happened as a result of someone else’s negligence.

We represent people who are injured because of the careless and reckless acts of others. At the end of the day your case can only be settled one time and you need to know all of the facts beforehand. The reason that insurance companies have paid our clients in excess of $130,000,000.00 is that we get the facts and are not intimidated at the prospect of going to trial when insurance companies fail to offer full compensation. We help with serious injuries that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth, LLP. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of experience specializing in only representing injured people.. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or visit We would be honored to represent you!






Guenard & Bozarth llp obtained a $2,962,903 jury verdict in the Sacramento County Superior Court for plaintiff David Schoonover, who suffered head and neck injuries and fractures in a head-on accident on Roseville Road in Roseville on July 22, 2012




Guenard & Bozarth LLP recently settled a case for $300,000 involving a hair weave that went terribly wrong. Our client was a young lady, and aspiring model, who experienced pressure necrosis from a tight weave and it changed her life.




Guenard & Bozarth LLP recently settled a slip and fall case for $500,000 a couple weeks before trial. The client slipped and fell on a wet piece of cardboard in a grocery store and sustained a serious shoulder injury that required surgery.




On February 13, 2013 Maricela, a Certified Nursing Assistant presented to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Emergency Room with complaint of neck and back pain. She was diagnosed with a neck strain and was given Ibuprofen and instructed to return if her symptoms did not subside.


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