When negligence causes an accident, those involved in the accident can sustain injuries. One of the common injuries that people get are broken bones. These painful injuries can range from fractures to severe breaks. If you’re dealing with an injury that was caused by someone else, a Columbia, SC broken bone lawyer from The Solomon Law Group can help you get the compensation you need so you can recover financially, physically, and emotionally.
Our law firm understands how a broken bone can put your life on hold. When we’re representing you, we’ll look into the full impact of your injury and how it has affected your life. We’ll help you stand up to the party that caused your accident so you can recover the damages and move forward.
What Accidents Can Lead to Broken Bones?
There are many kinds of accidents that can result in broken bones. Some of the common ones that cause these injuries include:
- Traffic Accidents. A driver that’s disobeying traffic laws and truck drivers continuing to drive when they’re exhausted are a couple of examples of negligent driving that can cause accidents that break bones. You could even be a cyclist or a pedestrian and are struck by a vehicle, resulting in a broken bone.
- Construction Accidents. If you’re on a worksite that doesn’t have proper safety protocols in place, you could get hurt while working.
- Premises Liability. Negligent property owners may have a dangerous premises that can harm those on the property. If a person slips and falls, they could break a bone.
While there are many ways these injuries can occur, the main factor that they all share is that the accidents occur because of negligence. When parties engage in careless driving practices, run unsafe worksites, or have dangerous properties, they can cause others to sustain severe harm. A Columbia, SC broken bone lawyer will investigate your case so you can get the justice you deserve.
How Our Lawyers Can Help You
When we’re looking into your case, we’ll gather the evidence to show the following:
- The other party acted negligently.
- Their negligence caused your accident.
- The accident resulted in injuries.
- You suffered economic and noneconomic losses because of the injuries.
To do this, our lawyers will review the scene of the accident. Police reports, accident reports, accounts from witnesses, and photographs or other visual evidence can all help provide an answer of what happened. Then, we’ll assess the damages you suffered.
The broken bone or bones you sustained likely required medical treatment. Medical records can show the extent of the injury and also how long it will take before you’re able to use the arm again. Your treatment plan will also show the costs of recovery. We’ll include the past medical bills and medical expenses you will incur because of the broken bone when calculating your compensation.
If you had to miss work because your injury prevented you from working, we’ll take your lost wages and additional economic losses into account as well.
The trauma of the injury may cause pain and suffering and the injury may keep you from enjoying doing the things you like to do. Often referred to as noneconomic damages, your broken bone lawyer will take the pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life you’ve experienced and fight for you to recover compensation for those losses.
Having an attorney on your side is the best way to protect your rights. The Solomon Law Group is prepared to help you.
How Long Does It Take a Broken Bone to Heal?
It takes time for broken bones to heal. The healing process has about three stages. At the first stage, the inflammatory stage, the bone breaks. The body will send signals for cells to go to the injured area and form a blood clot.
After about a week, the broken bone goes to the reparative stage. A soft bone, called callus, will replace the blood clot and can hold the bone together, but it isn’t fully healed yet. This soft bone will become harder between 2-6 weeks. Then, the next stage, called the remodeling stage begins. Regular bone replaces the callus that had formed.
You may be looking at the road to recovery and see the 6 weeks or more it will take before you’re healed. You’ll likely miss work and medical bills will come in during that time. You may be wondering if seeking legal action is worth it. It can take time to get a result and you may think that this may take too much time.
However, the first settlement you’re offered may seem like a way to quickly end the matter, but this may not cover the full extent of your injuries. This means you may have to pay future medical costs out of pocket.
We’ll fight so you don’t feel pressured to return to work before you have recovered. Some may feel like they have to get back to work and they’ll work through the pain, but this often results in re-injury or making the injury worse—and they’ll have to go through the healing process again.
When you have a lawyer on your side, you have someone fighting for your compensation to fully cover your injury so you can recover with peace of mind. We’ll wait for medical evaluations and look into how your life is affected to make sure your compensation is fair. You shouldn’t have to worry about how you’re going to afford medical bills when your injuries happened because of another’s negligence.
Seek Your Legal Options in South Carolina Today
When you’re dealing with a broken bone because someone else acted negligently, our lawyers at The Solomon Law Group are here for you. We’ll help you with your legal matters so you can fully focus on healing and getting back to your everyday life.
To get in touch with a Columbia, SC broken bone lawyer, contact us today. We’ll schedule a free case evaluation to go over what happened and review your options. Our lawyers will answer your questions, concerns, and explain how you can proceed. Then, we can begin fighting for you.