Broken Bone Attorneys
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Broken bones and fractures are one of the more common injuries seen in car accident victims. While they are common, they are anything but cheap.
Victims of broken bones and fractures can rack up hundreds (if not thousands) in medical costs, lost wages, and future medical care.
Common Bone Injuries from Car Accidents
Bone fractures are not minor injuries; they require immediate medical attention and will take time to heal. Even minor fractures can heal improperly and can cause other issues.
Victims with bone fractures are often unable to work or at least work as they used to while they recover.
Some of the more common broken bone injuries seen in a car accident include:
- Herniated discs of the spinal cord
- Compression fractures of the spine
- Skull and facial fractures
- Fibula or tibia fractures
- Fractures of the femur
- Rib fractures
- Hip fractures
- Pelvic fractures
- Clavicle fractures
- Wrist and finger fractures
- Humerus fractures
The Types of Bone Fractures – And How They Impact Recovery
There is not just one way to fracture a bone; in fact, there are several. The type of fracture you have can determine recovery time, level, and severity of pain, and the overall procedures needed to correct the injury.
The types of bone fractures a person may suffer after a car accident include:
- Compound Fracture – This is also referred to as an open fracture. The skin will break around the broken bone and these can result in an infection if not treated properly. If an infection does occur in the bone, then it could take much longer for a person to recover.
- Avulsion Fracture – This is when a bone fragment pulls from the main bone – usually at the ligament.
- Simple Fracture – Skin remains intact, but the bone still fractures.
- Greenstick Fracture – Also referred to as a “buckle fracture” this is when the break causes immature bones to break, occurring mainly in infants and children.
- Stress Fracture – This usually happens in smaller bones or bones that take a great deal of force – such as the foot, leg, etc.
Getting Compensation for Broken Bones and Fractures
If your auto accident caused broken bones or fractures, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The team at Hardesty, Tyde, Green, Ashton & Clifton, P.A. will evaluate your case and can give you an estimate of what your case may be worth.
Just some of the things you may receive compensation for include:
- Medical costs – including casts, physical therapy, pain management, pins, surgery, etc. Any medical treatment required to correct the bone or fracture may be eligible for compensation. If an infection occurs, then the cost to treat and rehabilitate your body from that infection may also be eligible for compensation.
- Lost Wages – You may have to take time off work for your broken bones or fractures, or you may never be able to work in the same profession again. Either way, you could get compensation for lost wages, future loss of earning capacity as well as changing jobs or decreased earning capacity.
- Pain and Suffering – Bone breaks and fractures are extremely painful and debilitating. Some people can experience months of pain; especially if they have to endure physical therapy on top of usual treatments.
Contact Our Broken Bone Attorneys Today
Our Jacksonville broken bones attorneys at Hardesty, Tyde, & AshtonP.A are here to help you get the compensation you deserve. Meet with us today and let us answer your questions. It is free and there is no obligation to hire us even after your first consultation.
If you choose to hire our attorneys, we will fight aggressively for your right to compensation and hold those accountable for your injuries responsible. Contact us today and schedule your consultation at one of our Jacksonville locations.
What constitutes a personal injury?
The most common personal injury is an auto accident, but the broad definition encompasses any situation where a person suffers harm due to the negligence of another person or entity. Early identification of a personal injury is important to the legal process. Many serious injuries occur each year involving:
– Auto accidents
– Premises liability accidents such as injuries caused by a slip and fall
– Medical malpractice/nursing home injuries
– Wrongful death
– Work-related accidents
– Animal attacks
– Faulty or malfunctioning products (product liability)