Memphis Broken Bone Injury Lawyer

Our Memphis broken bone injury lawyers can help you get maximum compensation for your injuries.

A broken bone is not a minor injury. As you know from your own experience, a fracture can cause severe, lasting pain. It can also be costly to treat and keep you from being able to work for a lengthy period of time.

If you have suffered a broken bone due to the negligence of another, you have the right to seek just compensation for your losses through a personal injury claim. Attorney David E. Gordon can help you to pursue that compensation.

David is a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist who knows how insurance companies operate. They may try to deny that their insured caused your fracture or downplay the severity of the injury you have suffered. David can be fighter in your corner.

When you are ready to take legal action for your broken bone injury, connect with the Law Office of David E. Gordon P.C. without delay. We serve clients in Memphis and throughout Tennessee and northern Mississippi. We will provide a free, immediate consultation.

What Should You Do After You Suffer a Fracture?

Knowing what to do after you have suffered a fracture in a car accident, workplace accident, slip and fall or due to a product defect can help your recovery process – both physically and financially.

Key steps to take include:
  • Write it down – While the events are still fresh in your mind, write down everything you can remember about your accident, including how your fracture happened, who was involved and who witnessed it. You should also take photos. It can be powerful evidence of the harm you suffered.
  • Keep a folder and journal – Keep copies of the accident report, medical and other bills, insurance company letters and other documents in a folder so you don’t lose track of them. You should also keep a record of how your fracture has impacted your ability to work and enjoy your life.
  • Tell your doctor everything – If your fracture is causing you serious pain, limiting your movement, preventing you from sleeping and causing other side effects, tell your doctor. You cannot get full treatment if the doctor does not know the full extent of your injury.
  • Follow the doctor’s treatment plan – Don’t give the insurance company an opportunity to argue that you failed to follow doctor’s orders. Wear a splint or cast for your fracture as instructed, take prescribed medications, limit your activity at home and work and participate in therapy as instructed. Keep all appointments and maintain a good relationship with the doctor.
  • Never exaggerate your injury – When dealing with the doctor, your lawyer or anyone else providing assistance with your broken bone injury, you should never exaggerate your pain or the effect of the fracture on your life. It will not help your recovery or your claim for compensation.
  • Do not talk with the insurer – If the at-fault party’s insurer contacts you about your fracture, you do not have to give a statement or accept a settlement offer. Instead, refer the insurer to your lawyer. If you must report an accident to your auto insurer, simply stick to the facts. Neither accept nor assign blame.
  • Stay away from social media – While your case is pending, do not discuss it on Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites. You should probably stay away from social media altogether as any posts or photos could be taken out of context and used against you by an insurance company.

 What Type of Broken Bone Injury Did You Suffer?

As you move ahead in your case, the severity of the fracture injury you have suffered will ultimately determine the amount of compensation that you can and should seek in a personal injury claim.

Accident victims often suffer neck, back, hip, rib, arm or leg fractures. The types of fractures can include:

  • Greenstick – The bone cracks but is not fractured all the way through
  • Complete – The fracture goes entirely through the bone
  • Bowing – The bone is bent but not broken
  • Stress – Due to repeated use or pressure, the bone cracks
  • Open – The fractured end of the bone breaks through one’s skin
  • Closed – Although the fracture is complete, it does not break the skin
  • Buckle – The bone breaks, and the fractured ends are driven into each other
  • Comminuted – The bone shatters or breaks in multiple places

Frequently, a fracture can lead to complications such as infections or nerve, tendon, ligament or muscle damage.

Attorney David E. Gordon has assisted clients with a wide range of broken bone injuries and has a keen understanding of how they can impact victims’ lives. He can use this knowledge and experienced to seek the maximum amount of compensation in your case.

What Can You Recover for Your Broken Bone Injury?

Personal Injury Claim for Broken BonesIf you have suffered a fracture in an accident through no fault of your own, your primary concern will be to recover compensation for the medical treatment you have required and will need in the future.

A personal injury claim can seek full compensation for all past and future medical expenses brought on by a broken bone injury, including:

  • Emergency treatment
  • X-rays, MRIs or CT scans
  • Orthopedic surgery (such as the insertion of plates, pins, screws or rods)
  • Casts, splints or braces
  • Pain medication
  • Assistive devices
  • Rehabilitation,

Additionally, a claim can seek the recovery of all income you have lost due to your fracture, including salary, benefits, bonuses and any self-employment income. Attorney David E. Gordon can review your medical records and consult with experts to determine whether your fracture has caused you to suffer any diminishment in your future earning ability.

Pain and suffering damages can also be pursued in a personal injury claim, including compensation for physical pain, emotional anguish and the inability to enjoy a normal life.

In some cases, a person who has suffered a broken bone injury may also be eligible to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits or Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.

At the Law Office of David E. Gordon P.C., we can evaluate all of your options. We can also help you to manage the compensation and benefits that you recover so as to maximize the amount that goes into your pocket.

Get Help from a Memphis Broken Bone Injury Attorney

You have only a limited time period in which to file a personal injury claim in Tennessee or Mississippi. You should not wait to take legal action if you have suffered a fracture due to the negligence of another. Contact the Law Office of David E. Gordon P.C. today to get the legal help you need and deserve.

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