Broken Bone and Fracture injury
I (Attorney Peter Pearson) grew up in Western Maine. For part of my childhood my family lived atop a small mountain called Storer Hill. The school bus did not come to the top and it was about a mile from the bus stop to our home. During the winter months I would often sled down the mountain to catch the school bus. Usually I used a plastic sled, but one morning, after an ice storm, I decided to sled down the hill on a runner sled. In case you are not familiar with runner sleds, they consist of a steel frame (with runners that glide along the ice) topped with a wooden platform for you to lie on). Runner sleds are extremely fast on ice.
The combination of the runner sled and the steep mountain road did me in. As I approached the bottom of the run I was going way too fast. I was coming closer and closer to the bottom – where the asphalt road began and a bridge also. I knew that if I wasn’t thrown as soon as I hit the asphalt, I would either smack into the bridge or end up in the river.
It seemed better to crash on the way down the last hill than in the middle of a road so I intentionally drove into a snow bank. Unfortunately the snow bank turned out to be an ice bank and I did not get the soft landing I anticipated. Amazingly all I broke was my left wrist.
I whimpered my way to school and sat through classes until the pain got so unbearable my teacher called my parents and off I went to the Emergency Room. I still remember the shock and the pain.
I broke my wrist because I was being a dumb kid. But your fracture came about because of someone else’s misconduct or negligence. Fracture cases require great attention to detail and documentation in order to win a fair result. The insurance company is not going to run up the white flag just because you have an X-ray that shows a break. There are numerous issues that go into documenting a fracture case and we would be happy to discuss them with you.
Attorney Peter Pearson is located in Atlanta, but represents clients throughout the State of Georgia.
If you have questions or need help, Atlanta Personal Injury and Wrongful Death attorney Peter Pearson is available for a FREE initial consultation and we travel to you. Home and hospital visits are available.