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Atlanta, Georgia Accident Attorneys - Broken Bones and Fractures

A broken bone can be painful and expensive to treat and sometimes may never heal completely. If you or a loved one suffered a broken bone or fracture as a result of an accident, an Atlanta, Georgia Accident Attorney at Sammons & Carpenter, P.C. can help you get compensation from the person responsible. Give us a call today to learn how we can help with your case.

Broken Bones and Fractures from Accidents
There are 206 bones in an adult human body and your bones are found everywhere inside of your body from your head to your hands to your toes. Unfortunately, when you suffer an injury or impact in an accident, one or more of these bones can break. This can cause you significant pain and you’ll need to get medical help, which will usually result in the need for a cast until the bone sets.

Bones can be broken in many different ways but some of the most common types of accidents that lead to broken bones or bone fractures include:

•    Car, truck, bicycle, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents.
•    Slip and falls.
•    Workplace injuries or accidents.
•    Crushing injuries if you are caught in or on something.
•    Dog attacks.
•    Sports injuries.

In these and other situations, the trauma from the force or impact of the accident causes your bones to break. The elderly and young children tend to be most susceptible to bone fractures, with the elderly especially likely to break a hip in a slip and fall or other accident. However, anyone at any age can suffer a bone fracture due to force or impact.

Types of Bone Fractures
When you are involved in an accident, your bones can be damaged or broken in a lot of different ways. For example, you may suffer:
  • A transverse fracture: These normally occur when the bone is directly hit and breaks into two pieces. The break usually goes along the bone’s long access at a right angle.
  • An oblique fracture: These types of fractures happen when bones break diagonal to their long access.
  • A compound fracture: When the bone is pushed out through the skin by force, this is called a compound fracture. Serious complications, including infection, are likely.
  • An avulsion fracture: This occurs when your bone becomes separated from the soft tissues (tendons or ligaments) that surround it. Surgical correction is usually necessary.
  • A comminuted fracture: When a bone is subject to extreme pressure or serious impact, it can break into three or more pieces.
  • A hairline fracture: These are small cracks in the bone that do not result in a complete break. They can often go unnoticed, and thus untreated, until major problems develop.
  • A buckle fracture: This type of fracture is a torus or incomplete fracture that happens when the bone ruptures or begins to buckle. Kids are especially at risk of this type of fracture since their bones haven’t fully developed and are not as strong as the bones of an adult.
  • A stress fracture: Stress and buckle fractures are very similar. Stress fractures occur when one side of the bone bends and the other fractures or breaks.
When you experience one or more of these bone fractures, you will need to get medical help right away. If your bone fracture was caused by an accident, then the person who was responsible for causing the accident should cover your medical costs and other losses.

An Atlanta, Georgia Accident Lawyer Can Help
Bone fractures can be costly to treat and you may experience significant discomfort that lasts for a long time as the bone heals. In some tragic cases, the bones never heal correctly or completely and you may experience ongoing pain or limited mobility.

You deserve to be fully compensated if a bone fracture or broken bone occurs due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. At Sammons & Carpenter, P.C, our experienced Atlanta, Georgia Accident Lawyers will work to help you get the compensation you deserve through an out-of-court settlement or trial in court.

To learn more about how our Atlanta, Georgia Accident Attorneys can help with your case, give us a call at (404) 991-5950 or use our online contact form to get in touch with us today.

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