Do you need a broken or fractured bone attorney who will fight for maximum compensation?
Broken bones or fracture injuries can happen in many ways. Sometimes they can be fairly minor, healing within a few weeks. But in some cases, people can suffer from multiple broken bones and fracture injuries that will not heal for a long time. Sometimes people suffer from the long-term effects for their entire lives. These are considered catastrophic injury cases. Here’s more on these types of injuries, including what you could do if someone caused you or your loved one harm.
Broken Bone Injury Attorney For Consultation If Injured
If you are a broken bone injury victim, then you should consult with an experienced serious injuries lawyer right away. A free consultation with a personal injury attorney can enable you to figure out what steps to take legally and how to make the most of your case. The broken bone injury lawyers at My Rights Law are focused on helping clients get the best resolutions to their situations. We will carefully evaluate your circumstances, advise you on your legal options, and aggressively negotiate with the defendant (the at fault party) and their insurance company to help get you the compensation that you deserve. Most cases are pursued by our law firm on a contingency fee basis meaning that attorney’s fees are not charged to you without you obtaining a recovery (damages) in your matter. For a free consultation with My Rights Law, we can be reached by phone at (888) 702-8882 or leave a message on our secure web form.
Remember, if someone was negligent or careless and caused your broken bone injuries, that person or company should be held responsible. This is where hiring the right law firm comes into play. You need to have a law firm fighting on your side with the knowledge, skills, and resources to take on any defendant, no matter how big and powerful they are. Trying to deal with the insurance company on your own will just cause you more frustration and distress. Let us fight for your right to receive full and fair compensation for your injuries.
What Types Of Accidents Cause Fractures And Broken Bones?
When someone acts in a reckless and careless manner or breaches their duty of care to others, people can get seriously hurt, resulting in multiple broken bones. Sometimes the bones heal quickly with just a simple cast. But in other cases, victims might need surgery with plates and screws to repair the bones. The more violent the incident, the more likely someone will suffer significant fractures. Common causes of broken bones or fractures include:
Tractor trailer or semi-truck accidents involving large 18-wheelers
Commercial truck crashes
Defective and/or malfunctioning machines
Construction site accidents
Types Of Bone Fractures
There are many types of bone breaks and fractures with varying degrees of severity. Some fractures are just hairline fractures that heal quickly and easily. Some are much more serious, requiring surgery and the placement of hardware like screws and plates. These fractures can cause lifelong symptoms. Here are the different types:
Compound fracture: After the bone breaks, it pierces the skin. This type of fracture causes other issues, such as infection and scarring.
Closed fracture: The bone has cracked and broken but has not pierced the skin.
Displaced fracture: The bone breaks, and the broken ends move enough to not be aligned.
Non-displaced fracture: The bone breaks, but the broken ends only shift slightly and are still mostly aligned.
Traverse fracture: This is a break horizontally down the bone.
Oblique fracture: This is a break in an angled pattern.
Comminuted fracture: There are multiple (three or more) fractures of a single bone.
Hairline fracture: This is a small, thin fracture. It is commonly referred to as a “stress fracture.”
Greenstick fracture: The bone is bent but not broken all the way through.
Buckle fracture: Two separate bones are broken and driven into each other.
Long-Term Effects Of Fractures
Most broken bone and fracture injuries do not cause long-term problems. The victim may have to wear a cast or be under a no-weight bearing order, but otherwise, the healing process is fairly easy. However, some accidents can cause serious fractures that require months of recovery and possibly surgery, as well as the use of metal hardware like screws and plates to repair the bones. These serious breaks and injuries can cause long-term problems that can affect victims for years, including:
Atrophy (wasting away) of the muscles
Lack of strength
Joint stiffness, aches, and pains
Pain caused by implanted metal hardware
Future hardware-removal surgery
Limitation of movement
Lack of flexibility
Anxiety and depression
Inability to perform the pre-injury job, along with resulting wage loss
Should You Handle Your Broken Bone Case By Yourself?
Many people believe that since it’s just a broken bone, they should try to negotiate a settlement themselves with the insurance company. This would be a big mistake. Insurance adjusters are trained to make sure you get as little money as possible for your fracture injury. Insurance companies usually have a small army of investigators and attorneys working on their behalf, so you should have someone on your side fighting for you.
Personal injury litigation cases can be very complicated, and you probably don’t know how much your case is worth. Having a lawyer with the knowledge, skills, and resources to determine full and fair compensation and take on any size defendant is the best course of action. A good lawyer will be able to do the following:
Answer all of your questions about your case in an honest and compassionate manner, making sure you understand your options, including the risks and benefits of holding the negligent parties responsible.
Investigate the case and gather all of the evidence necessary to win the case and hold the defendants responsible.
Inspect the accident scene and take photographs and video to use later on in negotiation and trial.
Track down and obtain statements from all of the witnesses to the incident. Your attorney will compile these statements as soon as possible because people’s memories fade over time, and the sooner their stories are recorded, the more accurate they will be.
Act as the conduit between you and all of the insurance companies involved, including your health insurance, automobile insurance, etc.
Deal with the defendant’s insurance adjusters so you can focus on healing and getting better.
Hire an accident reconstruction expert, if necessary, to recreate the incident to prove the negligence of the defendant(s).
Investigate every possible responsible party and file lawsuits against each person or entity to make them pay reasonable and fair compensation for your injuries.
Be there for you and your family to help you through this horrible injury.
How Much Is My Fracture Case Worth?
Every broken bone case is different. Fractures vary in severity, which in turn lead to different treatment protocols. Some victims are fully healed within six weeks and will never have any future problems with the break. But others may have to undergo multiple surgeries and deal with ongoing symptoms for years to come. Some people won’t lose any time from work, while others could be disabled for the rest of their lives. That is why it is difficult to place a value on any given fracture case without all the information.
Here are the factors that an experienced attorney will consider in determining a fair settlement of a fracture case:
Past-due medical bills: You will be able to seek compensation for past medical bills not covered by another entity, such as health insurance.
Future medical bills: This number is a little harder to calculate because the medical experts and financial experts hired for your litigation will have to determine what medical treatment will likely be needed in the future for ongoing care. Examples of future medical care include the ongoing use of arthritis medication or the cost of future surgeries to remove hardware.
Past lost wages: This is the amount of money you have lost to date because you could not work.
Future lost wages: This number represents your lost wages and lost earning capacity in the future as a result of the broken bone(s) and long-term effects. A financial expert will calculate the total number of future lost wages up to the point that you would have most likely retired, then convert that number to its present-day value.
Pain and suffering: This is compensation for the actual physical pain you’ve had to endure due to the injury and treatment.
Emotional pain and suffering: This category of damages covers the psychological harm that an injury may cause. In many instances, people suffer from severe anxiety and depression, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder, after a catastrophic injury requiring long-term treatment.
Loss of life’s pleasures: This category of damages is meant to compensate the plaintiff for not being able to do the things that bring them joy, such as hobbies, vacations, or quality time with their family.
How Long Do I Have To File A Broken Bone Lawsuit?
Generally speaking, most states have a statute of limitations for filing a personal injury case based on negligence, including broken bone and fracture cases, and it usually just gives you a few years to get your case filed. However, there are exceptions. There are also specific notice requirements with lawsuits against the government. If you have been injured due to someone’s negligence, the best thing you can do is contact a personal injury lawyer so that you don’t miss your chance to recover compensation for your injuries.
My Rights Law is focused on handling broken bone injury lawsuits. There is no downside to contacting us today to help you win your broken bone case. The initial consultation is free with no obligation, and you will not pay any attorney’s fees unless we recover the fair and full monetary compensation for you. You do not have to go through this experience alone. Let our attorneys and staff help you and your family. They may be able to help you obtain compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost wages, and more. Keep in mind that you generally only have a short period from the date of your broken bone injury to file a lawsuit, so time is of the essence. For a free consultation with My Rights Law, we can be reached by phone at (888) 702-8882 or through our secure web form.
Broken Bone Injuries Lawyer FAQ
What Can I Do If Injured?
If you or a loved one have sustained a broken bone injury, then to protect your rights relating to a potential broken bone injury lawsuit, you should get a free consultation with skilled broken fracture attorneys. A case evaluation with a well-informed injury lawyer allows you to determine your legal options. My Rights Law is a personal injury law firm whose objective is to help broken bone injury victims get the most possible personal injury compensation and justice. Our law firm is ready to fight on your behalf when you need our legal services.
How Can A Fracture Injury Lawyer Assist Me In My Case?
An experienced broken bone injury lawyer, or a personal injury lawyer who is experienced with broken bone injury cases, can help clients recover damages from anyone who may be legally responsible for causing those clients to suffer injuries. Because these types of lawyers often bring lawsuits on behalf of accident victims, and they are familiar with the injury claims process, they know the legal system and how to effectively negotiate with defendants and their insurance companies. Remember, insurance companies have experienced lawyers defending against these claims. You’ll need someone who knows how to deal with these insurance companies effectively.
A free consultation with a broken bone injury lawyer will allow you to find out whether you have a viable lawsuit and, if so, what you should do next. The broken bone injury attorneys at My Rights Law provide clients with a free consultation in this respect. My Rights Law is a well-respected law firm. We treat clients like family. We value the attorney client relationship. Our attorneys work meticulously to help each of our injured clients with getting compensation and justice.
What Causes A Broken Bone Injury?
There are several types of broken bone injuries that can lead to devastating results. A broken bone injury could be evidenced by a bone fracture, strain, sprain, fractured vertebrae, herniated disc, injury to the spine, and nerve damage. The most common bone fractures: collarbone fracture, ankle fracture, wrist fracture, hip fracture, vertebral facture, shinbone fracture, and forearm fracture. A greenstick fracture (common in children) is where the bone does not break but instead bends or cracks. With a transverse fracture, the bone breaks at a ninety-degree angle to the long axis of the bone. Incidents resulting in bone breakage sometimes occur because of car crashes, slip and falls, or even intentional acts (e.g., aggressive force).
What Kind Of Financial Compensation Can I Obtain For Filing A Lawsuit?
A broken bone injury lawyer could help get you various types of compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Some bone fracture cases are worth millions of dollars (those resulting in a victim’s inability to work again). Even cases involving less severe broken bone injuries (e.g., a bone fracture case in which the injured person in a car accident undergoes physical therapy and partially recovers) could still be settled for significant sums depending on the circumstances.
The personal injury attorneys at My Rights Law are focused on helping personal injury victims financially recover against those who cause them injuries. We understand the devastating, long-lasting impacts of a broken bone injury. Our office can help you determine who is potentially at fault for causing it and can fight on your behalf to see that you get the compensation that you deserve for your injuries, damages, or losses. To schedule a free consultation, reach out to the compassionate, experienced attorneys at My Rights Law by calling (888) 702-8882 or through our secure web form today.