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Atlanta Broken Bone Injury Attorney

Fractures, or broken bones, are some of the most common personal injuries. That does not make them any less significant to the person with the injury. Fractures can be incredibly painful and require multiple surgeries to repair. It can take months for a fracture to heal, plus additional months for physical rehabilitation. In this time, the sufferer may not be able to work because of the broken bones. If a car accident, fall, or a form of negligence such as a birth injury led to a fracture, don’t hesitate to consult with an attorney at Butler Wooten & Peak LLP. We understand the gravity of fracture cases and want to help you fight for fair compensation.

Types of Fractures

Before you assume your fracture is “too minor” to be worth a personal injury claim, consider all of the medical bills, time off of work, and pain and suffering the broken bone has caused you. Having a bone fracture is a temporary disability, and it deserves legal attention if it has interfered with your life in any way. Even if you only pursue compensation through the other party’s insurance company, know that financial recovery is likely available to you. Here are three common types of fractures that could be grounds for reimbursement:

  1. Compound fracture. A compound, or open, fracture is one in which the bone breaks the skin. These fractures often occur in traumatic events such as car accidents and falls from great heights. Sports incidents can also lead to compound fractures in the legs and arms. Compound fractures refer to breaks in multiple parts of the bone.
  2. Stress fracture. A stress, or hairline, fracture occurs from overuse of a limb. This can happen in workplaces that require repetitive motions, such as on assembly lines at manufacturing companies. If this happens to you, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits and a personal injury award for employer negligence.
  3. Spiral fracture. This type of break occurs when the limb twists in a way that fractures the bone. A spiral fracture can occur if a limb gets caught in or between pieces of heavy machinery, such as on a farm or in the construction industry. Serious spiral fractures can take months to heal.

A serious fracture in the wrong part of the body can even result in a person’s death. A neck fracture from a bad fall, for example, could lead to spinal shock and death. Vertebrae fractures can lead to paralysis and death due to complications. Even if a fracture doesn’t result in immediate death, it could lead to severe neurological harm and “brain death.” Fractures are serious injuries that often require extensive medical treatment and care. A personal injury claim could be the best way to recover these costs.

How Much is Your Case Worth?

While no good lawyer should guarantee a certain award amount, our lawyers can give you an idea of what your case could be worth. We decide a case’s merit and potential value by examining the time it takes for the fracture to heal, medical costs, the permanence of the injury, lost wages, and the impact of the fracture on the victim’s future. If the victim will never fully recover from the fracture, his/her case will be worth more than one in which the break will eventually heal. We will also take into account the physical pain, emotional suffering, and lost quality of life the fracture caused. Contact us today  to get started with a case evaluation.