Dothan Lawyers Help Clients Get Financial Recoveries After Suffering Broken Bones and Fractures  

Obtaining compensation for victims of injury-causing accidents in Alabama

When you break a bone, you might require surgery and extensive rehabilitation. You may be unable to work. When your broken bone is due to another party’s negligence or intentional misconduct, we can help you pursue compensation from the at-fault parties. At Carey & Hamner, P.C., in Dothan, our personal injury attorneys have approximately 40 years of combined experience helping Alabamans who have suffered bone breaks and fractures obtain payment from the individuals and businesses that caused them.

Our broken bone injury lawyers can help maximize compensation

When you have suffered one or more bone fractures in an accident, an experienced personal injury lawyer can improve your chances of getting maximum compensation. When we handle your case, we can do the following: 

  • Evaluate the relevant evidence to build a strong legal strategy
  • Negotiate with the insurance company for a fair settlement   
  • Counsel you about litigating your case if a settlement cannot be reached.
  • Effectively represent you at trial.

Many bone injury claims can be settled with the defendant’s insurance company, which spares you the time, stress and uncertainty associated with a trial. However, we will thoroughly prepare your case as if we are going to court so we are ready for any situation that arises.

Different types of broken bone injuries

There are many different ways in which medical professionals classify bone fractures, Key factors are where in the body the break happened, the shape of the break and how the break occurred. Five general types of bone fractures are as follows: 

  • Non-displaced — Bone cracks or breaks but pieces stay aligned with each other
  • Displaced — Bone breaks into two or more parts and pieces are not aligned
  • Comminuted — Bone shatters into many pieces
  • Open or compound — Broken bone pierces the skin
  • Closed or simple — Bone breaks, but doesn’t puncture the skin

The most serious fractures can require surgery to install pins, rods and/or metal plates followed by months of therapy just so the patient can resume their normal activities. Our firm will counsel you about getting fair payment based on the severity of your injuries.

Common accidents resulting in broken bone injuries

Common causes of broken bones include:

  • Crashes involving cars, trucks and motorcycles
  • Slips and trips at stores and other public and private properties
  • Falls from ladders or scaffolding
  • Machinery accidents at construction sites, warehouses and other workplaces
  • Contact during sports and other recreational activities
  • Incidents involving defective consumer products, such as furniture that breaks

Whether you suffered a fracture in a car accident, a slip and fall, a fall from a height or another type of incident, our Dothan lawyers will press to hold the at-fault entity accountable through a verdict or settlement.

Liability and negligence in an Alabama broken bone injury case

Proving negligence involves showing that the premises owner, driver, product manufacturer or third party at a worksite breached the duty of care they owed you, which directly led to your injuries. Alabama is a contributory negligence state, which means if you share any fault at all for the accident that caused your injuries, you cannot recover compensation. Our hardworking attorneys will seek to prove that the other party was completely at fault.

Statute of limitations and filing deadlines for Alabama broken bone accidents

It is important to speak promptly with a lawyer to preserve your rights if you are considering legal action. While there are limited exceptions, Alabama has a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury suits. We can explain the specific deadline for your case.

Contact a Dothan bone fracture attorney for effective help

At Carey & Hamner, P.C., our Dothan personal injury attorneys represent individuals throughout Alabama who have suffered broken bones in accidents. Reach out to us at 855-435-4797 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation.