Broken Bones and Fractures
Although they are somewhat common and may be caused by many different types of accidents, broken bones and fractures are considered serious injuries. Fractures include any loss of continuity of bone, and they may be incredibly painful, whether they are simple fractures or compound fractures in which the broken bone penetrates the skin, revealing the bone. Broken bones and fractures may occur whenever a high force or impact is placed upon a bone. In some cases, an underlying disease causes fractures, but more often they are caused by trauma. This trauma may be sustained in a car accident, truck crash, motorcycle accident, or slip and fall. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our Memphis catastrophic injury lawyers can represent you if you suffered broken bones and fractures because of someone else's negligent conduct. We have more than 30 attorneys with excellent credentials and more than 100 staff members, which makes us the largest personal injury firm based in Tennessee. We represent people throughout Tennessee, as well as in Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kentucky.Seeking Compensation for an Accident Resulting in Broken Bones and Fractures
To recover compensation from a person or entity for your injuries, it is likely that you will need to prove negligence. This means that you will need to establish that the defendant owed you a duty of care, they failed to meet that duty, and the failure to meet that duty caused injuries that resulted in damages.
In a car accident case, for example, it can be relatively easy to establish a driver has a duty to use reasonable care for the safety of others on the road. A driver may breach the duty of care in numerous ways, such as by speeding, driving drunk, texting while driving, or failing to yield at an intersection. If a breach of the duty of care results in a careless driver T-boning your car, for example, the result may be broken bones and fractures.
In slip and fall cases, you may also need to establish notice of a dangerous condition to the property owner or business. For example, if you slip and fall in a puddle of liquid in a grocery store, you will need to show that the grocery store actually knew or should have known that the puddle was there. The longer that a puddle or item is on the floor or that another dangerous property condition exists, the more likely it is that a jury can find that the owner knew or should have known about it. However, evidence can vanish quickly in premises liability cases, making it crucial to take photographs at the scene and consult an attorney right away.
It is important to see your doctor after getting into an accident if you suspect broken bones or a fracture. In addition to obtaining necessary medical care, the doctor's notes related to your visit and the extent of your injuries may be useful when bringing your claim for damages. Imaging of broken bones and fractures may be important evidence when establishing to an insurance company or jury how severe your injuries were and how much they affected your life.Retain a Memphis Lawyer for a Catastrophic Injury Case
Victims who suffer broken bones and fractures as a result of someone else’s negligence should contact the Memphis catastrophic injury attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. Our firm serves injured people throughout Tennessee, as well as in Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Missouri. Many of the people who have sought our assistance have come from communities such as Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Jackson, Meridian, Tupelo, Columbus, Grenada, Starkville, Oxford, Haiti, and Caruthersville. You can contact our office toll-free by calling 1-800-LAW-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free initial consultation with a car accident attorney or seek guidance with another type of personal injury claim. Let us explain to you why NST is the way to go.