Broken Bones and Fractures: What Atlanta Personal Injury Victims Need to Know


May 12, 2014

When you suffer a broken bone or fracture in an accident, such as a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall in a grocery store or construction accident involving a fall from a ladder, you may suffer excruciating pain and need a long difficult course of treatment and rehabilitation. Broken bones and serious fractures are common injuries in motor vehicle accidents because the force exerted on the body in a motor vehicle collision frequently exceeds the strength of bone. A serious broken bone or fracture can be extremely painful and permanently impact the quality of one's life.

At Montlick and Associates, our Atlanta personal injury attorneys recognize the enormous challenges that accident victims face when they suffer a complex fracture or severely broken bones. Our experienced team of broken bone and fracture attorneys aggressively seek fair compensation for those injured in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, construction accidents and other serious accidents. We know that the severity of a broken bone or fracture may vary greatly from simple hairline fractures that may involve only minor treatment to severe compound fractures that may never completely heal. We understand that serious injuries involving broken bones can affect your ability to work, engage in an active life and fully enjoy family experiences. Our broken bone and fracture attorneys work hard to help you obtain the compensation you need to recover and get back to your job, work and family.

There are a number of distinctions that differentiate the types and severity of broken bones and fractures. A broken bone may be complete or incomplete. Someone involved in a serious motor vehicle accident or pedestrian accident may suffer a complete break of a bone where the bone separates into two separate segments or a partial fracture of the bone where there is no such separation. Broken bones and fractures may also be compound or simple. Compound breaks involve the bone penetrating through the skin resulting in an open wound while simple fractures do not result in the bone protruding through the skin.

There are almost a limitless number of types of personal injury accidents that may cause broken bones of fractures, but some of the most common types of accidents that we handle involving serious broken bones and fractures include:

  • Car accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Nursing home abuse

Serious Fractures May Require Extensive Medical Treatment and Rehabilitation

Severe broken bones and fractures may require complex surgery to re-align the bones or to help stabilize bone fragments. Medical devices are often used to stabilize broken bones and permit healing including the insertion of metal plates or the use of screws and pins. When an accident victim suffers a severe fracture or a bone is crushed, motor vehicle accident victims may face multiple surgeries, months of physical rehabilitation or even permanent impairment of use of their limbs. Even with less severe broken bones and fractures, the bone will typically need to be set and may be placed in a cast. This many mean significant periods of time off-work or even permanent disability.

Handling Your Legal Issues So You Can Focus on Recovery – Your Experienced Personal Injury Law Firm Handling Cases Involving Broken Bones and Fractures

Our experienced and compassionate accident and injury law attorneys are committed to providing exceptional legal services, diligence in achieving our client's best interest and the highest standards of legal ethics. We know that one of the biggest complaints that clients have about attorneys is that clients do not get their calls returned or reasonable updates. Our personal injury attorneys promptly return calls and pride ourselves on keeping our clients apprised on the progress of their case and all important developments.

The knowledgeable serious injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates understand that when you are healing from broken bones and fractures you may not have the time, energy or legal knowledge to focus on legal issues and dealing with insurance adjusters. It is important to keep in mind that insurance adjusters may seem friendly and helpful, but their goal is to find a basis to deny your claim or minimize the compensation that you receive. An insurance adjuster may offer you a quick but inadequate settlement because the adjuster hopes that the financial pressure that you feel because you are off-work and facing bills may make you vulnerable to financial exploitation.

Put Our Law Firm's Over 30 Years of Experience to Work For You!

If you or a family member is injured because of the negligence of another, our Atlanta personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates may be able to help you obtain compensation for your injuries. Montlick and Associates has been representing personal injury victims for over thirty years throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast, including all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Category: Personal Injury

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