Broken bones can be traumatic and painful. Serious broken bone injuries can result in a person no longer being able to return to work. If another person or company’s negligence caused the accident that resulted in your broken bone injury, you might be entitled to compensation. Ensure you recover the compensation you deserve with a South Carolina broken bone attorney.
At Willcox, Buyck & Williams, PA, our personal injury law firm has been helping personal injury victims recover the compensation they deserve for over 125 years. Our attorneys are prepared to help you through your broken bone claim. We have extensive experience negotiating with insurance companies and defendants. While you focus on your recovery, we will focus on your claim. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and learn more about your legal options.
Common Causes of Broken Bones
At Willcox, Buyck & Williams, PA, we represent clients in broken bone cases involving many different types of accidents. Our attorneys understand that broken bones are common in personal injury cases. While common, broken bone injuries can also cause devastating and long-lasting consequences. We have years of experience handling personal injury cases and will help you build a strong case. Our law firm represents clients who’ve suffered broken bones in all of the following types of accidents:
- Car accident
- Bicycle accident
- Truck accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Slip or trip and fall
- Boating accident
- Defective product accident
- Pedestrian accident
- Product liability accident
Types of Bone Fractures
There are many different types of bone fractures. Each bone fracture is unique and requires an individualized treatment plan. Severe bone fractures may require surgery and months of rehabilitation, including occupational and physical therapy. If you’ve been involved in an accident, it’s important that you shouldn’t assume that a bone fracture is minor or that you haven’t sustained a bone fracture.
It’s crucial for you to seek medical assistance because the only way to diagnose a bone fracture properly is for a doctor to conduct an x-ray. Bone fractures can be deceiving, and many people don’t realize how severe their injury is until they’ve been diagnosed by a medical doctor. In general, these are the most common diagnoses of bone fractures:
- Stable fracture: the bones do not move out of place significantly
- Displaced fracture: the broken bone ends don’t line up with one another
- Transverse fracture: the bones don’t line up and are unstable
- Oblique fracture: the bone fracture occurred at an angle
- Spiral fracture: there is a twisting force that causes a spiral fracture
- Open fracture: the bone breaks through the skin
Treatment For Broken Bones
Open fractures are among the most dangerous types of bone fractures. When a bone breaks through a person’s skin, the victim can face additional complications, including serious infection. In many cases, open fractures require complex surgery. The surgeon may need to place steel rods to stabilize the bone. The healing process may include staying immobile for long periods of time, making it difficult to return to work. Regardless of the type of bone fracture someone suffers, it’s important to reach out to an attorney if you have to take time off of work and need medical treatment. Even stable fractures can result in financial damages and lost time at work.
Recovering Compensation For Your Bone Fracture
Broken bones can cause extensive injuries that require ongoing medical care, leaving the victim struggling to recover. Those expenses and less tangible losses can be overwhelming for accident victims. The recovery process for many broken bones requires victims to miss work due to injuries. Broken bones can also be extremely painful.
The trauma of the accident that caused the broken bone can negatively affect your emotional state. These non-economic damages can be more difficult to calculate, but they are no less damaging. Working with a South Carolina personal injury attorney can help you value all of your damages effectively.
How Much Is My Broken Bone Case Worth?
Damages can get expensive quickly. Pursuing compensation through an insurance settlement or personal injury lawsuit can help you recover from the economic damages you’ve suffered after your accident. The attorneys at Willcox, Buyck & Williams, PA, work with a network of financial professionals to fairly value your case so we can begin negotiating your settlement. When seeking compensation, we will pursue all of the following types of damages caused by your broken bone injury:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost ability to earn an income in the future
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Disfigurement and disability
Why You May Need a South Carolina Broken Bone Attorney
Thinking about filing a personal injury lawsuit can be overwhelming while recovering from a bone fracture. However, the sooner you reach out to an attorney to discuss your case, the better. An attorney can help you understand your legal options and help you value your claim. In South Carolina, personal injury victims only have three years to file a lawsuit for compensation. If you don’t file in time, your case will be dismissed, and you won’t be able to recover your compensation.
Additionally, an attorney can help you negotiate with the insurance adjuster. In many cases, adjusters will begin calling victims immediately after an accident, offering them an initial settlement that is far too low. It can be tempting to accept the first settlement, but we recommend discussing the offer with an attorney before you accept it. One of the attorneys at Willcox, Buyck & Williams, PA, can negotiate with the insurance company to obtain the total amount of compensation you deserve.
Discuss Your Case With a Personal Injury Attorney
If you or someone you love has broken a bone due to the negligent actions of another person, company, or entity, you need an experienced attorney on your side. One of the skilled broken bone attorneys at Willcox, Buyck & Williams, PA, will advocate for you throughout your entire case. We have the resources and tools to investigate your claim, gather evidence to prove liability, and aggressively negotiate with insurance carriers. Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation and learn more about our case.