Fractures or broken bones are common injuries that occur in trips, falls or motor vehicle accidents. In trips or falls, some of the most common fractures include knee cap, ankle, wrist or hip. In car accident cases, fractures or broken bones include, spinal, neck, sternum, wrist, knee cap or shoulder.
If you believe that you have a fracture or broken bone, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. An X-ray at the emergency room can determine what sort of fracture you have and the proper course of treatment. Any delay in receiving proper medical treatment, can exacerbate the injury.
These types of injuries can require extensive physical therapy, castings, splints and even surgical intervention. Receiving the best possible care from an orthopedic surgeon is vital. We have handled several cases involving fractures in favor of our clients:
- $280,000 settlement in favor or a woman who fractured her wrist in a motor vehicle accident;
- $100,000 settlement in favor of a minor who fractures his leg in a motor vehicle accident; and
- $50,000 settlement in favor of a woman who fractured her ankle while employed at a grocery store.
We understand the recovery time and pain and suffering that can result from these types of injuries. Some of the damages that you may be entitled to if you have experienced a fracture or broken bone as a result of an accident includes:
- Past medical expenses;
- Future medical expenses;
- Physical impairment;
- Pain and suffering;
- Lost wages; and
- Loss of earning capacity.
It is important to consult with a personal injury attorney that has experience handling these cases and can provide you with the best legal advice. Please call our law firm for a free consultation.