Any time an accident occurs, victims risk suffering serious injury, such as brain damage or spinal damage. Additionally, millions of Americans suffer broken bones in accidents every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While broken bones are often believed to be relatively minor injuries, several complications may arise that can have a serious impact on a victim’s life and that can require expensive and lengthy medical treatment. If an accident is caused because another person was negligent, that person should be held responsible from any resulting injuries, including broken bones. If you have suffered a broken bone in an accident, you should call an experienced PI lawyer in Fayette County to help you recover.
Broken bones can result from many different types of accidents, including:
Though many broken bones heal without incident and require only a short period of immobilization, some victims suffer serious complications. These complications may include the following:
- Growth disturbance in children, leading to later deformity of a limb
- Crooked healing of the bone, often requiring a re-break and possible surgery
- Infections in the bone or bone marrow, requiring antibiotics and careful supervision
- Death of a bone from loss of blood supply due to the break
Some of the above complications often can require hospitalization, surgery, rehabilitation, long-term medications, or even bone replacement. These treatments may be ongoing for a long period of time and prevent a victim from returning to their usual life and work.
Contact a Fayette County personal injury attorney for a free consultation
If you have suffered a broken bone, whether you have complications or not, you deserve to be compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, and other losses by the responsible party. An experienced personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith can assist you with your case. Call today at (770) 487-8999 to schedule a free consultation.