Georgia Lawyers for Broken Bones After a Car Accident
If you have suffered broken bones in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, call the offices of the Georgia car accident attorneys of Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. to discuss your legal options. Our experienced and compassionate legal team will work diligently to protect your rights and help secure compensation for your injuries.
Treatment for broken bones, and the rehabilitation necessary to regain as much of your previous level of function as possible, is expensive and time-consuming. You should not be financially responsible for these costs when your actions didn’t contribute to the crash.
There are 206 bones in the human body, and during a car accident, you have the potential to break several of them. While common, a broken bone is not a minor injury. It can result in long-term damage, the need for rehabilitation, and the potential that you can’t return to your previous level of functioning.
The attorneys of Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. are familiar with the physical, emotional, and mental burden that accompanies a significant car accident that was not your fault. Call the office at (770) 205-8827 today, or reach out to us online to schedule your free consultation. We’ll discuss the details of your case and offer you advice on your next best steps.
How Can a Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Help?
After a car accident that was caused by someone else’s actions, the at-fault party’s insurance company may quickly send an insurance adjuster to talk with you. It is their job to ask you questions about the accident and protect their client’s financial interests. They may also immediately offer you a financial settlement for your injuries.
It is important to note that your best interests are not the insurance adjuster’s focus. The first settlement offer you get from them will not be the best offer the insurance company can make to cover your injuries and losses. Additionally, the adjuster may get you to accidentally say something that hurts your claim.
The insurance company is well-represented by experienced attorneys and adjusters. You should also have skilled representation to protect your rights and financial interests. Your personal injury attorney can help prevent you from inadvertently saying something that could reduce the value of your claim.
The attorneys from Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. are skilled negotiators, as well as tenacious and aggressive litigators if your claim goes to court. You are not charged any fees unless we win your case. You want a tireless advocate who works for you to ensure you get the best outcome possible.
Broken Bones Frequently Happen in Car Accidents
The pain associated with a broken bone can be debilitating. When force is exerted on a bone that is greater than the force it can bear, the bone will break. During a car accident, your body absorbs a large impact. Car accidents are responsible for a high number of fractures or breaks because of the impact during the collision. Your bones can break when you are:
- Thrown around in the car or ejected from the car
- Compressed during the collision between objects in the car or parts of the car that break off
- Hit with an object
- Thrown with a great deal of force against another hard object, like the dashboard or windshield
- Twisted, creating enough torque to break a bone
Any bone in your body can break during a car accident, but the most common breaks are in the legs, arms, shoulders, ribs, and skull. Spine and neck fractures are more commonly found in head-on and rear-end collisions. The power of the impact can cause crushing injuries. When victims are not wearing a seatbelt, they can be thrown from the vehicle, which can cause devastating injuries. A high-velocity airbag deployment can injure your face, neck, and shoulders.
How to Recognize the Signs of a Broken Bone
After a car crash, you may not immediately realize you have a fracture. The hallmark characteristic of a fracture is severe pain, but you may experience other symptoms as well. For example:
- Pain that gets worse when you move the area or touch it
- An inability to bear weight
- Redness, swelling, and tenderness in the area
- Bruising or discoloration
- Visible deformity of the area or a visible bone
Different kinds of bone fractures can happen during an accident. These include:
- This is when the bone separates from the soft tissue and requires surgical treatment.
- This type of broken bone does not result in a complete break. Instead, the bone begins to bend and is ruptured.
- This type of break is extremely difficult to repair and happens when the bone breaks into three or more pieces.
- This is a partial break or a small crack.
- This is when the bone breaks along the diagonal access.
- The bone snaps in two.
These types of breaks are then classified as a:
- Stable fracture. In this case, the bones are not out of place, and the ends line up properly. Usually, this type of break does not need surgical repair.
- Closed fracture. The skin was not pierced by the end of the bone.
- Open or compound fracture. The skin is pierced by the bone or the force that broke the bone.
- Complete or incomplete. An incomplete fracture is also a hairline fracture, where the bone has not completely separated. In a complete bone fracture, the bone has separated into two or more pieces.
- Displaced fracture. The fragments of bone are not aligned at the break. This often requires an open reduction or surgical procedure to align the bones and repair the break.
Protect Your Rights After a Car Accident
The most important thing you can do after a car accident to protect your rights and your health is to seek medical care. This demonstrates to the insurance company or the court your desire to regain your health and serves to document your injuries.
Several factors will determine how much compensation you receive. This can include:
- The type and severity of the fracture
- The location of the bone break
- Whether you regain complete function
- How long you are impaired by the broken bone
- Whether there are other injuries or emotional distress from the broken bone
- Whether you got appropriate medical treatment and follow-up after the accident
- A precise a diagnosis from your physician
- How the fracture affects your daily living activities and work productivity
- The length of time you may have limitations because of the broken bone
Consult Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. Today for Help After a Car Accident
If you were involved in a car accident that was not your fault and you suffered injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. The skilled and compassionate attorneys of Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. understand the financial and emotional burden that happens after a car accident. We are committed to helping you get the compensation you deserve to help pay for your medical bills and recover lost wages.
Call our office today at (770) 205-8827, or reach out online to schedule your free consultation.