Broken bones are painful and can prevent you from doing your ordinary daily activities. In addition to the inconvenience of being temporarily disabled, you’ll likely have expensive medical bills to pay off. Your broken bones can also result in pain and suffering, income loss, and more.
You should speak to personal injury lawyers with experience handling broken bone injury cases. Broken bone personal injury cases deserve maximum compensation. After seeing a medical professional, contact Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP to speak with our broken bones personal injury lawyers in Campbell.
Types of Bone Fractures
There are several types of bone fractures that can occur, including the following:
This is a fracture that occurs straight across the bone.
An oblique fracture is a diagonal fracture that occurs at an angle across the bone.
This type of fracture that twists around the bone.
A comminuted fracture results in three or more broken bone fragments.
Greenstick fractures mainly occur in children when the bone bends and partially breaks.
This is a small and often difficult-to-see fracture that may not extend through the entire bone.
This is a fracture that occurs when the bone is crushed or compressed, often seen in the vertebrae.
An avulsion fracture occurs when a small piece of bone is pulled away from the main bone by a ligament or tendon.
This is a fracture that occurs due to weakened bone, often seen in cases of osteoporosis or bone cancer.
Causes of Fractures in Motor Vehicle Collisions
Motor vehicle collisions and slip and trip and fall incidents are all a common cause of fractures, and there are several ways in which a fracture can occur during a car accident or a slip, trip and fall. The other party’s insurance company should compensate you for damages accumulated due to your broken bones. Some of the most common causes of fractures in car accidents and other automobile collisions include:
When a body part comes into direct contact with a hard surface, such as the dashboard, steering wheel, or door, it can result in a fracture.
This happens when a body part is crushed between two hard surfaces, such as in a head-on or side-impact collision.
When a body part is twisted or torqued during a collision, such as when the lower leg is twisted during impact, it can result in a fracture.
If a person is ejected from the vehicle during a collision, they may experience multiple fractures from the impact with the ground or other objects.
Seat Belt Injuries
While seat belts can prevent serious injuries, they can also cause fractures in some car accidents. For example, the force of the seatbelt across the chest can cause a sternum or rib fracture.
What Damages Can be Recovered From Your Personal Injury?
Suppose bones get broken in a car accident. In that case, the victim may be able to recover a variety of damages, depending on the circumstances of the accident and the extent of the injuries. Some of the damages that may be available to a victim in this situation include:
Past and Future Medical Expenses
This includes the cost of hospitalization, surgery, medication, physical therapy, and any other medical expenses related to the treatment of broken bones. Disfigurement and scarring can also be compensated.
If the victim cannot work due to their broken bones, they may be able to recover lost income.
Pain and Suffering
This includes the physical pain and emotional distress caused by the accident and its resulting injuries.
If the victim’s vehicle or other property was damaged in the accident, they can seek compensation for the cost of repairs or replacement.
Our Legal Team Fights for Personal Injury Cases
After a motor vehicle accident that resulted in broken bones, an attorney can help fight for your rights by doing the following:
Investigating the Accident
An attorney can thoroughly investigate the accident to determine who was at fault and gather evidence to support your claim.
Your attorney can help you assess the full extent of your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Negotiating With Insurance Companies
Lawyers can handle negotiations with insurance companies on your behalf to ensure that you receive a fair settlement covering all of your damages.
Filing a Lawsuit
If necessary, an attorney can file a lawsuit on your behalf to pursue compensation for your injuries.
Trial attorneys can represent you in court if a trial becomes necessary.
Providing Legal Guidance
Your lawyer can provide guidance throughout the entire legal process and help you make informed decisions about your case.
Evidence That Attorneys Can Use to Prove Liability
Our law firm will work hard to investigate your claim by finding enough evidence to recover compensation. They can do this by using the following forms of proof:
A police report can provide valuable information about the accident, including statements from witnesses and the officer’s observations of the scene.
Witnesses to the accident can provide testimony about what they saw and help establish who was at fault.
Photographs and Videos
Photographs and videos of the scene of the accident can provide important evidence, such as damage to the vehicles and the location of the vehicles at the time of the accident.
The cost of your injury treatments can be used to prove that you were harmed as a consequence of another’s negligence.
Future Health Care Needs
Our car accident lawyers will consult with your doctors in order to get an accurate idea of what your future healthcare needs will likely be. We will then work with certified life care planners in order to calculate what those future healthcare needs will cost.
A subpoena is a legal order that requires a person or entity to produce documents, information, or testimony in a legal proceeding, such as a car accident case.
To find out more about broken bone personal injury cases, you can speak to our law firm today. Contact Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP about obtaining maximum compensation during a free consultation with a Campbell personal injury lawyer.