I doubt it, but it's worth a shot. Give Element a call. Did the case actually crack?
I have the exact same case and dropped mine from pocket-level onto asphalt last month, and although it scuffed the corner of the case a little, there was no damage to the phone. It's luck of the draw. You could drop a naked iPhone several times before it actually cracks. It all depends on how it hits. Mine hit on the side rather than face down, apparently.
I walk into the Apple Store and the Genius tells me it will be $199.99 to fix. I asked if he would be able to tell me if anything was wrong inside and he said that he would just reace the phone. I said cool that works. Well he went to the back to do the paperwork for the new phone. He comes back and says and I quote, " I want to level with you man. Today is my last day working for Apple and I want to do something good for somebody. Put your credit card away."
I was dumbfounded. I told him I wish I had some cash on me to slide him and he said don't worry about it, just enjoy the phone.
So I got a brand new iPhone 4S for free. Truly amazing. I thanked that guy like 100 times I think, lol. Once I get back home I will post pics of my new iPhone 4S.
Actually had a similar experience with mrs snowtrooper's 4S on black Friday.
After our 6 year old dropped the phone getting out of the car, her screen was spider webbed. We had not purchased Apple care + yet. I went to a few stores trying to get the Genius hookup, but as Mindi said, they have really cracked down on freebies since offering Apple care + in October.
Finally relented and was able to purchase care + for both our 4S's retroactively.
Went in on black Friday to have hers replaced and pay the 49 dollar deductible.
Genius tried a few times, went into the back, came out and said "this one's on us, the system seems to be down due to all the holiday shopping activity".
We were equally surprised.
Good to see it still happen on occasion....