Fracture Injuries Attorneys in Montgomery, AL
Fractures or broken bones are one of the most common accident injuries and they often require extensive medical treatment to heal completely. A fracture refers to a full or partial break in a bone that requires medical care for several weeks or even months or years.
The severity of a fracture is typically based on the force that caused the bone to break and the patient’s overall condition. For example, if the patient is over the age of 60, their bones will be weaker and more prone to fractures compared to someone in their 20s or 30s. If the fracture is a result of excessive force caused by a car crash or other similar collision event, the bone may potentially shatter.
Alabama personal injury attorney Frank M. Wilson knows that the financial outcomes of broken bones can be devastating for injured victims as well as their families. The recovery process alone can take its toll on everyone involved. With over 30 years of experience and a results-oriented approach, we do not hesitate to fight hard to hold the liable parties accountable for the harm you suffered and secure fair compensation for your broken bone injuries.
Bones that are Most Vulnerable in Auto Accidents
While any number of bones may get fractured in an accident, certain bones are always more vulnerable than others. Especially in a vehicle collision accident, the following bones are the most common to suffer a break:
- Feet and legs
A broken bone is not always immediately apparent unless you visit a medical professional or an emergency room. Sometimes, accident victims only experience slight pain and come to the wrong conclusion that maybe it is just a sprain.
This is why we always recommend visiting an ER as soon as you can, right after you have been in an accident. Delayed treatment of a broken bone could lead to severe complications later on. Symptoms of a fracture include pain or discomfort in the affected region, swelling, limited mobility, and loss of sensation. You may also find it difficult to put your weight on the impacted limb.
Types of Bone Fractures in Automobile Accidents
- Transverse Fracture: When the bone breaks in a straight line across the bone.
- Greenstick Fracture: When the bone bends and only breaks partially. This type of fracture mostly occurs in children.
- Spiral Fracture: When the fracture spirals around the long bones in the body, specifically the tibia, femur, or fibula in the legs.
- Stress Fracture: When the bone only cracks, not breaks. These are also known as hairline fractures and can be difficult to diagnose with regular x-rays.
- Oblique Fracture: When the fracture is diagonal across the bone.
- Compression Fracture: When the bones are completely crushed. These mostly occur in the spine and can result in a collapsed vertebra.
- Impacted Fracture: When the broken ends of a bone are jammed together by the impact of the injury.
- Avulsion Fracture: When a small part of bone connected to a ligament or tendon gets pulled off from the whole bone. These are most common in children and young athletes.
- Segmental Fracture: When the same bone is fractured in multiple places due to the force of direct trauma.
The treatment of these fractures varies significantly depending on the type and location of the broken bone. In addition to casts, surgery may be necessary to install metal plates, rods, screws, or other hardware to hold the bone fragments in place and properly realign the bone while it heals.
Between exorbitant medical bills, adaptive equipment, physical rehab, and time off of work many victims and their families suffer financially. If you find yourself in the same situation, reach out to Alabama attorney Frank M. Wilson. Our team has a 30+ year track record of successfully representing injury victims in Alabama, and we have recovered over $100 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Causes of Fractures and Broken Bones
A car accident, motorcycle accident, and slip-and-fall accident are the most common situations that lead to fractures. If you or your loved one have suffered a broken bone in an accident that was caused by someone else’s careless or vindictive behavior, that individual/entity should be held accountable for their actions.
Here are some of the most common accidents that result in fractures:
- Car crashes
- Motorcycle crashes
- Workplace accidents
- Slip and fall injuries, including those at the ground level and from heights
- Defective product injuries
- Repetitive stress motions
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Blunt force trauma to the bone(s)
- Injury from dropped or falling objects
Who Is Liable for Broken Bone Injuries in Alabama?
When it comes to receiving compensation for your injuries, a lot depends on how successfully your lawyer proves the other party’s liability. A number of different parties may be liable for your broken bone injury, depending on the details of your accident. Here are a few examples:
- If you slipped and fell on an uneven staircase or a wet surface: The owner of that property could be held liable for your injury.
- If you were hit by a car or a motorcycle: The driver of the other vehicle could be held liable for your fracture if they were driving irresponsibly. However, if a defective piece of equipment caused the crash, you may have a product liability claim against the manufacturer of that equipment.
- If you were attacked by a dog: The owner of the dog could be held liable for your injuries.
How Our Alabama Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help
Receiving the compensation that you deserve after an accident takes time and focused effort, even if you know exactly who the liable party is. Getting their insurance company to pay up can be like pulling teeth!
At the end of the day, insurance companies only have one goal: to maximize their bottom line, which is often at the expense of injury victims like you. Any settlement they offer on their own is almost always far too low.
With an experienced and skilled fracture injury attorney like Frank M. Wilson on your side, you can get a better understanding of how much your claim is worth and how much you can potentially receive. We can build a rock-solid case for you and take on the insurance company on your behalf while you take the necessary time to heal.
Contact A Montgomery Broken Bone Injury Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has suffered a broken bone injury in Montgomery County, Macon County, Bullock County, or anywhere else in Alabama, please get in touch with our team at Frank M. Wilson Law offices. Do not let it derail your life – let us hold the liable party accountable for their careless actions. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with us, you can call (334) 420-2931 or fill out our contact form.