Broken bones can be painful and debilitating, especially when the damage is severe. Fractures can also take a financial toll. Along with expensive medical bills, a broken bone can keep an individual out of work and limit his or her ability to function in daily life for lengthy periods of time. This can create significant hardships for the victim and his or her family.

Did you suffer a fracture in an accident that is someone else’s fault? If so, you could be entitled to compensation through a personal injury claim. A broken bones lawyer at Adamson & Cleveland, LLC will fight for you to obtain maximum compensation from the person or party responsible for your injury(s).

Our Norcross law firm has more than 40 years of combined experience representing injured people throughout Georgia. Our attorneys are accomplished negotiators and trial lawyers who are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you. Whether you sustained fractures in a car accident, slip and fall accident, pedestrian collision, or another type of incident, you can rely on our legal team to push for results that count.

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Which Types of Accidents Most Commonly Cause Broken Bones?

Accidents that tend to result in broken bones usually involve some sort of violent force striking the body. These types of events include:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • ATV accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Dog bites
  • Dangerous or defective products
  • Sports or recreation-related accidents
  • Nursing home abuse or neglect
  • Assaults

If you broke a bone in any of these types of incidents, you could be entitled to pursue compensation if someone else is to blame. Not sure who is at fault? That’s a good indication that you should contact an experienced injury lawyer for advice.

Most Commonly Broken Bones

Virtually any bone can break when sufficient force is exerted upon it. However, some are particularly prone to fractures, such as the:

  • Collarbone
  • Wrist
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Ankles
  • Feet
  • Hands
  • Fingers and toes
  • Ribs
  • Hips

Less commonly fractured bones include the vertebrae and the skull. However, these kinds of fractures are among the most severe and life-threatening types of broken bone injuries because they can indicate a spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury (TBI).

What Evidence Do I Need for a Broken Bone Lawsuit?

If you decide to file a claim for compensation for a broken bone, the evidence you will need will depend on the type of accident that caused your injury.

For example, if you suffered a fracture in a traffic crash with another driver, you will need to show that he or she operated the vehicle in a negligent or reckless manner, which caused the collision and your injuries. Evidence such as your medical records, a police report, accident scene photos, eyewitness statements, and crash-related bills can help prove the extent of your losses.

Let’s use another example. If you broke your hip in a slip and fall accident, you would need to show that a dangerous condition existed on the property and that the owner/operator had a duty to make repairs or provide reasonable warning of the hazard. Evidence you might need would be your treatment records, an accident or incident report, the property owner’s or operator’s maintenance policies, accident scene photos, or surveillance video of your slip and fall accident.

What Compensation Is Available for a Broken Bone Case?

Compensation for a broken bone injury can include money for:

  • Past, ongoing, and future medical costs
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity, if your broken bone prevents you from returning to your old job or to any form of gainful employment
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost quality of life, such as from disabilities or physical disfigurement caused by your fracture
  • Other out-of-pocket expenses

To improve your chances of being fully compensated, keep all of your bills, invoices, and pay stubs to help calculate your financial losses after the accident. It’s also useful to keep a journal of your recovery in which you detail the pain and difficulties that your injury has caused you. These recollections can be a valuable resource when pursuing compensation for pain and suffering and other non-economic damages.

Why Do I Need an Attorney If I’ve Broken a Bone During an Accident?

It’s not easy to recover compensation when an injury is caused by someone else. You can count on an insurance company to do everything in its power to push the blame onto you. If they succeed, you could find yourself with no compensation at all.

Working with an attorney can make sure that your rights and interests are protected at all times. Lawyers also know what type of evidence needs to be collected to build a strong and effective claim for compensation. They can represent you during settlement negotiations and advise you about whether a proposed offer is fair. An attorney can also prepare your case for trial if necessary. However, most personal injury claims can be successfully resolved through a settlement.

Get Help From a Norcross Broken Bones Lawyer Now

At Adamson & Cleveland, LLC, we understand that a broken bone can be more than a minor inconvenience. Contact a Norcross personal injury lawyer at our law firm today. We’ll listen to your story and discuss your legal options in a free case review. There’s no obligation, so you have nothing to lose.

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