Broken and fractured bones can be among the most painful of injuries, and if one happens to you, you’ll need a bone fracture attorney on your side. While rarely life-threatening, these injuries can result in considerable discomfort and loss of function. They might occur from an auto accident, a slip-and-fall mishap, or from faulty construction – you think there’s a handrail there on those stairs, but suddenly it gives way, sending you plunging to injury. If any of these things happen to you, you need the help of an experienced personal injury attorney to make sure you receive compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Explaining the difference between a fracture and a break is a little like determining the difference between fruit and an apple. All apples are fruits, but there are many different kinds of fruits. All breaks are fractures, but some are worse than others. A “clean” break or fracture means the two ends of your bones stay in close proximity with each other. This is a non-displaced fracture. When the two ends of your bones lose contact, this is a displaced fracture. Displaced fractures usually require surgery to put the two ends back together again. Especially if you’ve suffered a displaced fracture, you may need the help of an experienced bone injury lawyer to make sure you get the medical care you need.
A fracture is not just a one-time event. The discomfort can linger. After your bone has healed, a number of complications might continue to trouble you, depending on the severity of your injury and the care you received afterward.
If your fracture is the result of an accident, should you have to pay for all the necessary medical care? The New York Times reported in 2010 that the average visit to a hospital emergency room can cost more than $5,000, particularly if surgery is involved. These costs should not be your responsibility. Your accident might also deprive you of working the way you used to and earning a living. You shouldn’t have to suffer for something that was not your fault, and the rest of your life should not be derailed because of it.
If you’ve broken a bone due to someone else’s negligence, call our Atlanta personal injury law firm today at (404) 870-3557. Don’t accept that you’ll have to suffer for the rest of your life. We believe that you should receive compensation for your pain and suffering, and that you don’t have to endure financial hardship because you’ve been put out of work.
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