A car accident in Valdosta can leave you with many injuries, both visible and non-visible. Broken bones are some of the most common internal injuries after an accident. If you or a loved one were injured in this way, you have rights.
Our Valdosta broken bones lawyers can help. We can investigate your accident and your injuries. If you were not at fault, you might deserve full compensation for your medical bills and more.
Reach out today to learn your legal options. We’ll start with a free consultation, and you don’t pay unless we win your case. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online to get started.
Accidents that Cause Broken Bones
Broken bones can result from different types of trauma. When an accident happens, fractures are some of the most likely injuries.
If you were hurt in any of the following accidents, you might deserve compensation.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, millions of people in the U.S. suffer from broken bones each year. Car accidents are one of the most common causes of bone fractures.
Auto accidents involve a lot of force and trauma. The impact of a crash can put a lot of stress on your body. When the accident force is higher than what the body can bear, broken bones happen.
Automobiles have not been around forever. Human bodies are not designed to handle a car accident, so a crash can cause a lot of internal damage. Broken bones might happen because of:
- Getting thrown from the car
- Trauma from objects inside the vehicle
- Being thrown forward or backward
- Hitting the wheel, windshield, or door at high force
- High-speed collisions
- Limbs being crushed during impact
Some vehicles, such as large trucks, can weigh several tons. A collision can cause severe damage to all drivers and passengers.
If you have serious injuries after the crash, don’t wait to get help. You could have broken bones or other internal injuries.
Pedestrians can become injured if a driver is careless. Since someone walking does not have the protection of a vehicle, they often suffer severe or deadly injuries. That can include fractures.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Besides auto accidents, slip and falls can also lead to broken bones. You might suffer fractures after falling on someone else’s property.
If a property owner’s carelessness caused your fractures, talk to a lawyer. You might have a personal injury claim to seek compensation.
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The Costs of Broken Bones
Fractures take time and treatment to heal. The process can be lengthy, expensive, and stressful. Consider the following when building a personal injury claim for compensation.
Treatment Timeline and Costs
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), broken bones can be partially or entirely fractured. Fractures can also happen in different directions and locations. In some cases, a broken bone penetrates the skin, which is an “open” fracture.
Treatment will depend on the details of the break. After a doctor exam, you might need treatment like:
- Casts after the doctor has repositioned the bone
- Functional casts or braces
- Gently pulling the bone into alignment
- Pins or screws to hold the bone into position
- Exercises to build back strength and flexibility
- Prescription or over-the-counter medications
Recovery can take several weeks to months. Some victims need surgery and other treatments that take time to heal. The financial costs can add up quickly.
Keep track of all medical bills after your accident. If you were not at fault, you shouldn’t have to pay for the costs of treatment. Our Valdosta broken bones lawyers at John Foy & Associates can help determine your total losses.
Contact us today for a free, no-risk consultation. We have the skills and experience to build a strong case and fight for your rights. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online.
Serious accident injuries can take months or years to heal fully. You might need help adjusting to life after you finally recover. You can include the costs of rehabilitation in your injury claim.
Broken bones can affect your daily life in many ways. For example, a fractured wrist is problematic for victims who type for a living. Broken legs can prevent a victim from walking, driving, or carrying things. A broken back can limit any movement at work or home.
You should not have to bear the work-related costs of your injuries. If you cannot work because of fractures, you have rights. Your personal injury claim can include your lost wages.
Sometimes, an injury will cause you to lose your job or take on lower-paying work. You can claim this as a “loss of earning capacity.” Talk to our lawyers today about these damages.
Broken bones can affect your emotional health, too. You might experience anxiety or depression because of your situation. Many car accident victims struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other trauma.
Accident-related fractures can also lead to:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Talk to your lawyer about how the accident impacts your life. You might deserve significant compensation for your physical, financial, and emotional costs.
Statute of Limitations in Georgia
In Georgia, you have limited time to seek legal action after an accident. According to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §9-3-33, you have two years to bring your case. If you miss the two-year window, you will lose your chance at recovery.
In some cases, you might have less than two years. It’s best to start as soon as possible and ensure you don’t miss the deadline. Call us today, and our team will make sure you stay on track.
Talk to a Valdosta Broken Bones Lawyer for Free
Broken bones are a common result of a personal injury accident. If someone else was at fault for your injuries, you have legal rights. Our lawyers at John Foy & Associates can help you seek compensation for your accident-related costs.
We have been helping accident victims for over 20 years. With a reputation as the “Strong Arm,” we know what it takes to win cases. We’re not afraid to stand up and fight for your financial recovery.
Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online for a free consultation. We are available 24/7 to take your call.