Broken bones, or fractures, are painful and slow to heal and often result in secondary damage to the surrounding ligaments and tissues. When fractures are the result of the negligent, reckless, or willful conduct of other parties, injury victims are entitled to compensation for any physical, emotional, and financial harm they have sustained. If you or a loved one has suffered a broken bone, it takes a skilled personal injury attorney to fight for your rights.
Cummings Law represents broken bone injury victims throughout Middle Tennessee. Founding attorney Brian Cummings has a well-earned reputation for being a tough litigator and a savvy negotiator. When you become our client, our legal team will provide you with empathy and support and fight for your right to meaningful compensation. We offer free consultations and handle all personal injury cases on a contingency basis. This means you don’t pay any attorneys’ fees to us until we recover for you.
When Your Broken Bone Injury Is Caused By Another
- To have a valid claim for a broken bone injury, you must be able to demonstrate that the other party was negligent. Generally, there are four elements necessary to establish negligence:
- The person owed you a duty of care
- The person breached that duty of care
- The person’s breach of his or her duty of care resulted in your injury
- Your injury resulted in actual damages
Ultimately it takes a skilled personal injury attorney to prove that the other party was negligent. At Cummings Law, we have handled broken bone injury claims arising from a wide variety of accidents, such as:
- Bicycle accidents — Bicyclists are required to ride safely and obey traffic laws; however, motorists have a duty of care not to cause injuries to others
- Car accidents — Car accidents often result in serious bone injuries, including compound fractures, breaks, and crushed bones
- Construction accidents — Construction workers are at a high risk of falls and other worksite accidents that result in fractured arms, fractured legs, and other broken bone injuries
- Pedestrian accidents — Despite the fact that all drivers in Tennessee have a duty of care to drive safely and be aware of their surroundings at all times, pedestrian accidents are far too common, often resulting in serious broken bone injuries
- Slip and falls — All property owners have a duty to provide a safe environment to visitors and pedestrians, but slip and fall accidents occur due to slippery surfaces, cracked sidewalks, broken steps, and other hazards, often resulting in fractures of the hands, wrists, shoulders, and legs
- Truck accidents — Commercial truck and tractor-trailer accidents often result in catastrophic injuries to occupants of smaller vehicles, including multiple fractures and crushed bones
At Cummings Law, we have successfully handled hundreds of personal injury cases and have earned a reputation as dedicated advocates. We are committed to holding negligent parties accountable for causing harm to others.
Types of Bone Fractures
There are different types of bone fractures, including:
- Hairline fracture — A small crack in the bone that often goes undetected in an X-ray
- Simple fracture — A bone break that does not pierce the skin
- Compound fracture — Splintered or broken bones that push through the skin, typically requiring surgery
- Avulsion fracture — – A piece of bone, tendon or ligament pulls away from the bone
- Buckle Fracture — A bone bends or buckles but does not break entirely
- Transverse Fracture – A bone break that occurs across the surface, snapping into two pieces
- Comminuted Fracture – A bone that is crushed or breaks into multiple pieces
Although some broken bones heal quickly, serious bone fractures typically require surgery and extensive physical therapy to heal. Depending on the circumstances, victims may experience visible scarring and, in accidents involving multiple fractures, never regain complete mobility or use of the damaged body part. With so much at stake, it is crucial to turn to a capable personal injury attorney.
What damages may I claim from my broken bones?
The damages that you can claim for a fracture or broken bone injury include:
- Lost wages — If you have missed work as a result of your fracture or broken bone, then you can claim those lost wages as damages
- Medical expenses — Deductibles, copays, emergency room visits, doctor visits, surgical procedures and other medical expenses can be claimed as damages
- Lost earning capacity — If the fracture or broken bone has resulted in a permanent decrease of your wages, then that loss of earnings can be claimed as damages
- Pain and suffering — Damages may be awarded for pain, emotional anguish, humiliation, or other non-financial injuries, however, quantifying pain and suffering damages requires a skilled personal injury attorney
Contact Our Nashville, Tennessee Broken Bones Attorney
At Cummings Law, we believe that no one should suffer from a broken bone of fracture due to the negligence of others. If you or a loved one has sustained a broken bone in an accident that was not your fault, we can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. We are prepared to represent you in negotiations with the other party and insurers and also have the skills and resources to fight for you in court. Above all, we are committed to helping you recover every dollar you deserve, whether through negotiation or litigation. Please contact our office today to learn how we can help. People who retain a lawyer to help them with a personal injury claim recover up to three times more money than those who do not have an attorney help them.