The amount of compensation you may receive in a Georgia slip and fall accident that led to your wrist fracture will be different from others who have experienced similar injuries. This is because the seriousness of the injury, the type of treatment, and how you heal will be different than someone else with a similar injury.
In determining a value for your wrist injury, there are different factors that could affect the amount of compensation you can receive, including:
- Was your broken wrist treated with a cast? And did it properly heal?
- Did you have surgery? Were pins, plates, screws, or rods inserted to align the bones?
- Did the treatment result in a non-union of the bone?
- Was a segment of the bone replaced?
- Did the fracture involve cartilage of the wrist joint?
Surgery is traumatic, especially with the use of screws and other materials that are sometimes required to fix a fracture. Sometimes, people are left with chronic pain and limited mobility, which are other factors that could increase the amount of compensation victims are entitled to recover.
If a property owner’s negligence caused your injuries, you may be entitled to the following damages:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future lost wages
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Permanent scarring or disfigurement
- Loss of function
- Partial or total disability
To find out more about your rights to a financial recovery, contact an experienced Peachtree City premises liability lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith for a free, no-obligation consultation at 770.487.8999 today.