Home Orthopedic Injury Broken Bone

Legal Representation After a Charleston Accident Resulting in Broken Bones

A broken bone is a serious injury and requires immediately and costly medical attention, not to mention a long and painful recovery. If your broken bone was caused by an accident, or the negligence of others, you are entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation, and pain and suffering. You need the assistance of a qualified Charleston orthopedic injury lawyer to make sure those responsible are held accountable.

At Allen Law, we have extensive experience on both sides of the courtroom in serious accident cases. As a former insurance defense attorney for six years, Attorney Allen has inside knowledge of the tactics they employ. We offer a free initial consultation with no time limit. If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another, call us at (843) 882-5005.

People move at the speed of trust, and we aim to ensure our clients fully trust us with their case.”
- Julian Allen

Types of Broken Bones

Broken bones come in a variety of classifications, depending on the type of break and its severity. The exact nature of your injury will go a long way toward determining the length of your recovery and what the healing process will be like. The types are:

  • Compound fracture: A full break in which there is a clear separation of the bone fragments. With compound factures, there is a significant risk of contracting a deep bone infection.
  • Displaced fracture: A wide category of fracture that involves the bone being broken into two or more parts and moved in a way that the two parts are no longer lined up with each other.
  • Non-displaced fracture: Another large category, in which the bone is partially or wholly broken, but the pieces are still in alignment.
  • Comminuted fracture: The bone has fractured into multiple pieces.
  • Closed fracture: A break in which there is no puncture of the skin or open wound. You may see the bone pushing against the skin, but not all the way through.
  • Open fracture: The bone has punctured through the skin, creating an open wound.
  • Greenstick fracture: An incomplete break where the bone has bent rather than broken. This type of injury is more common with children due to the pliant nature of their bones.
  • Transverse fracture: A break at a right angle across the bone.
  • Linear fracture: A particularly painful injury that involves a crack down the length of the bone.
  • Spiral fracture: In addition, being broken, the bone is twisted on a radial axis. This fracture is commonly seen in backseat passengers after a car collision, when their feet are caught under the seat during impact.
  • Impacted fracture: Also referred to as a buckle fracture, this occurs when the ends of the bones are driven into each other, as in many types of car accidents.

What Compensation Can Victims Receive?

Whether you were injured in a car accident, a slip-and-fall, or any other accident, if someone else was to blame for what happened, then you are legally entitled to compensation for your injuries. The sooner you speak with a Charleston broken bone attorney, the faster your case can move towards a successful outcome.

South Carolina’s personal injury laws allow victims to recover their medical expenses, medicine fees, rehabilitation, lost wages due to time missed from work, and pain and suffering, as long as it can be shown that these expenses were directly tied to the injury.

If you or a loved one has suffered a bone fracture caused by the negligence of another, consult with an experienced and dedicated Charleston personal injury attorney immediately. At Allen Law, we aggressively pursue your case so that you can have the peace of mind you need to focus on healing. Our goal is to secure our clients the maximum compensation so they can get the treatment and recovery they deserve.

With our firm, you get personalized representation and one-on-one contact with your lawyer. Call us at (843) 882-5005 to schedule a free consultation with no time limit.

Additional Information