A broken bone is no minor injury. A fracture can be highly painful, and your recovery from the injury could take a long time. Despite multiple surgeries, the bone may never heal right. Additionally, you may experience complications such as infections, punctured organs and nerve damage.
If you have suffered a broken bone due to another person’s negligence, the personal injury lawyers of Marks & Harrison want to help you. We understand the tremendous impact that a fracture can have on your ability to work and enjoy your life. We will pursue just compensation for your medical treatment, lost wages, pain, suffering and more.
We serve clients from nine offices located through Virginia, including Richmond. Call or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation. We will get to work on your case right away.
After you have been involved in an accident, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. To determine whether you have suffered a fracture, the doctor can examine you and order X-rays, MRIs and other tests. As we have seen at Marks & Harrison, the types of fractures that commonly occur in accidents are:
Any type of fracture potentially carries serious consequences. Even if a broken finger, thumb, toe, wrist, elbow, knee or hip appears to heal quickly, you could later experience difficulties such as arthritis.
In many cases, broken bones do not result from “accidents.” Instead, they are products of the careless or reckless acts of another. The personal injury lawyers of Marks & Harrison often work with clients who suffered broken bones due to:
You should contact a lawyer right away if you or a loved one suffers a broken bone due to the suspected negligence of another. An attorney from Marks & Harrison will review your case and determine whether you have the grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. Our law firm can also explore other options that may be available to you such as filing a workers’ compensation claim or an application for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.
Depending on the severity of the injury, a fracture can lead to extensive medical treatment. For instance, the first step that a doctor will take to treat a broken bone will be to realign it, or set it. The doctor’s goal is to stabilize the bone and allow it to heal properly. Doctors typically use casts, splints or braces to provide stability.
However, in some cases, an orthopedic surgeon may need to implant plates, pins, screws or rods. This procedure is called internal fixation. If a surgeon attaches a metal frame on the outside of the skin at the fracture site, it is called external fixation.
As the bone grows stronger and more capable of supporting a patient’s weight and movement, the patient can move onto the next treatment step – rehabilitation, or physical therapy. This stage consists of a series of exercises that are aimed at improving strength and flexibility.
A lawyer from Marks & Harrison will help you to seek a full recovery of all past and future medical costs related to your fracture as well as compensation for your lost wages and your pain and suffering.
As we prepare your case, we will review medical records that document your fracture and the treatment you have received. We also will gather evidence such as:
These exhibits can serve as powerful evidence of the seriousness of your fracture and of the pain and suffering you have experienced. They can be used when we seek a settlement from the at-fault party’s insurance company or when we present your case in court.
At Marks & Harrison, we believe in working as efficiently as possible to resolve our clients’ cases. We know that an injury such as a broken bone can wreak havoc on your life. We want to help you to move forward as quickly as possible and with full and fair compensation for the harm you have suffered.
To learn more about our approach to personal injury cases and to discuss how we can help after you have suffered a fracture due to another person’s negligence, call or reach us online today. We serve clients in Richmond and throughout Virginia. Our consultations are always free.