Broken Bones

Georgia Fractures & Broken Bones Injury Lawyers

Bone fractures often result from personal injury accidents.  Most fractures and broken bones heal in a reasonable amount of time.  Some fractures are more serious, especially when multiple bones are involved.  If you were involved in a personal injury accident, contact the broken bones and fractures injury lawyers at the Wetherington Law Firm.

Causes of Fractures and Broken Bone Complications

Millions of people fracture their bones every year.  Fractures happen when the force exerted against the bone is stronger than the bone itself.  The most common causes of fractures include falls and car accidents.  Until you have experienced a broken rib or ankle, it can be difficult to understand how painful and disabling a broken bone can be.  We understand.

Simple fractures are commonplace and heal quickly.  However, some broken bones health very slowly, or not at all.  A “nonunion” occurs when a broken bone does not heal.  Some bones are well known for failing to heal.  This is because blood flow to these bones is poor even in normal daily life, and therefore, even a slight complication can cause a nonunion.  Nonunion is most common in the following injuries:

  • Tibia fractures;
  • Fibula fractures;
  • Scaphoid fractures;
  • Talus fractures;
  • Femoral neck fractures; and
  • Fifth metatarsal (“Jones”) fractures.

When a pedestrian is hit by a car, it often results in serious compound fractures.  Car accidents also cause compound fractures and broken bones.  Knee injuries, spinal injuries, and broken ribs are common in car accidents.  Accidents where motorcyclists are sideswiped by a car often result in a crushing injury to the leg and ankle.  When a senior citizen falls in a nursing home due to negligence or abuse, a broken arm, finger, wrist or hip is much more serious.  Recovery is also more complicated than for the same injury in a younger person.  These types of injuries are much more painful and can result in permanent disability.  An experienced fracture and broken bones lawyer will help get compensation for your medical expenses and relentlessly pursue justice for you.

Broken Bone Symptoms

  • Intense pain
  • Deformity – the limb looks out of place
  • Swelling, bruising, or tenderness around the injury
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Problems moving a limb

Types of Fractures

Common types of fractures include:

  • Stable fracture. The broken ends of the bone line up and are barely out of place.
  • Open, compound fracture. The bone may pierce the skin. The bone may or may not be visible in the wound.
  • Transverse fracture. This type of fracture has a horizontal fracture line.
  • Oblique fracture. This type of fracture has an angled pattern.
  • Comminuted fracture. In this type of fracture, the bone shatters into three or more pieces.

We Accept These Types of Broken Bone Cases

Why Do You Need an Experienced Fractures & Broken Bones Injury Lawyer?

Personal injury lawyers help determine who is at fault for your broken bone injury.  The lawyers at the Wetherington Law Firm thoroughly investigate the cause of your accident.  We gather evidence by interviewing witnesses.  We pursue reimbursement for medical expenses, lost wages, temporary disabilities and the cost of hiring household help while you’re injured.  Personal injury lawyers maximize your claim and don’t get paid unless you do.  This allows you to rest and recover without any worries related to expenses and complex legal issues.  Call us today for a free consultation.

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