A Simple Broken Arm Isn’t Always Simple

Parents make poor lawyers when it comes to representing their own children.  A young child had broken his arm and his parents had tried to settle the case on their own.  It’s not uncommon for a kid to break an arm, but the parents were frustrated that the insurance company was offering to settle their claim for a very small amount.
When they came to us, we asked whether they were aware of the  “growth plate” in the child’s bones.  They said “no” and indicated their doctor never mentioned it.  They had assumed their child’s injury was a simple broken arm.

Our investigation led us to the fact that the area of the growth plate in the child’s arm had been damaged.  Damaging the growth plate in a young child severely impacts the development of the child’s bones in that area.   That child was going to be left with a long lasting problem in the development of his arm.   We were able to settle the case for a tremendous amount of money because we convinced the insurance company that this child would have an arm that would not appear to be normal and he would suffer that for the rest of his life.

If you have suffered a personal injury as a result of someone else’s negligence; please give us a call here at Q Auto and Injury Attorneys, 1-800-332-1992.   We can help.
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Documenting Your Case

We encourage all of our clients to keep a journal, a diary, or some sort of log about what they go through throughout the duration of their case. Right after the accident you should write down what happened, in as much detail as you possibly can.  As your case progresses, of course, the memory fades.  You will forget some of the small details which could be extremely important as your case winds its way slowly to conclusion over a period of time.
Equally important is what’s going on with you in your day to day activities.  For instance, if a doctor prescribes medication for you, write down The dosctor’s name, the date the doctor prescribed it, the type of medication and where you got that prescription filled.  If, because of your injuries, you’re unable to do certain activities, such as riding a bicycle, playing golf, beach volley ball, swimming, anything like that, write your thoughts down.  Write down days you have increased pain.  Likewise, you should write down days when you might be feeling better.  A simple entry with the date, the time and a brief description about how you’re doing that day is all you need.
A simple, diligently detailed diary is extremely important.  As the time goes by, the weeks go by, the months go by, some of these important details may be forgotten and those details could be extremely important for your case.
If you have suffered a personal injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, please give us a call here at Q Auto and Injury Attorneys, 1-800-332-1992. We can help.
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