A broken rib can be one of the most painful injuries someone can experience. Simple, daily things such as sneezing and coughing can bring on immense pain to someone that has fractured a rib. As a Boston broken rib injury lawyer, I have represented many people with this painful, nagging injury.
Many times broken bones can be surgically repaired. Unfortunately, there is no surgery that can repair a broken rib. Rather, what one must do is simply wait for the rib bone to heal. The pain and agony usually lasts months. Although I have never personally suffered a fractured rib, I have represented many who have who report acute pain that lingers with them for many months. There is no medical procedure or surgery that can repair a broken rib.
There are 24 ribs in the human body. Ribs protect organs such as the lungs, heart, and spleen. Each rib is numbered. Ribs 1-7 are considered “true” ribs because they connect from the sternum to the spine. Ribs 8-10 are “false” because they don’t connect directly. Ribs 10-12 are much shorter and are known as “floating ribs.” There are many different types of personal injury accidents that can cause someone to break a rib, or ribs.Accidents That Can Cause Broken Ribs
- Car accidents
- Workers’ compensation accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accident cases
- Nursing home abuse cases
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Snow and ice accidents
- Construction accidents
- Dog bites and attacks
- MBTA accident cases
- Daycare center accidents cases
- Elevator and escalator accident cases
Contact the Earley Law Group today for your free consultation if someone negligently injured you, causing you to break a rib. We only get paid if we settle your case. Don't forget to download (or request we mail) your free consumer guide we wrote called The Truth About Massachusetts Auto Accidents. It is filled with lots of useful information that is designed to help you. Call us today at 617 338 7400 to get started with your case. We are excited to help you during this difficult time. Be sure not to delay as these cases have very strict deadlines and filing dates that must be followed.