If you or a loved one has suffered broken bones from another person’s fault, you deserve financial compensation and justice. Our competent San Diego broken bones injury lawyer at Benner Law Firm to determine the legal strategies we can use to maximize compensation for your injuries. 

A broken bone injury causes severe pain, causing many broken bone injury victims to struggle with stability and daily tasks such as walking. Unfortunately, the bones may not always heal properly.

If you have any questions, call our San Diego personal injury law office. We can schedule a free strategy session to discuss your case.

Why Do I Need a Broken Bones Injury Lawyer in California?

If you want to receive compensation for your expenses, you need an experienced San Diego broken bones injury lawyer. 

Compensation for medical expenses, therapy and rehabilitation costs, wages lost due to your inability to work, and pain and suffering may be included in these damages. It’s important to remember that California is a no-fault state. Individuals could recover monetary damages even if they were partially to blame for the accident.

Our firm takes pride in developing close relationships with our clients and their families throughout California. We have extensive experience representing clients who have suffered fractured bones in accidents or falls, as well as negotiating with insurance companies on their behalf. 

We are also prepared to file a lawsuit on your behalf to protect your rights. For a free strategy session, please contact us by phone or email.

What Are Broken Bones Injury?

Accidents that cause a significant impact on the body result in broken bones, including fractures. The force must be powerful enough to break or fracture something as solid as your bones. 

Bones can shatter into multiple fragments, become disjointed, or become misaligned. The procedure for repairing broken bones is divided into two steps: the first involves repairing the bone if it is partially or completely broken. The next step is to realign the bone to fit back into its original position and not interfere with your posture or daily movement.

What Are the Most Common Broken Bone Injuries?

Broken bones and fractures are classified according to severity, recovery time, and prognosis. The severity of the injury will be determined primarily by the force of impact as well as the victim’s condition – elderly people are more prone to severe injuries because their bones are more brittle.

Here are a few of the most common types of broken bone injuries:

Displaced Fractures

When a bone has a displaced fracture, it is broken and split into two or more pieces. 

Non-Displaced Fractures

A non-displaced fracture occurs when the bone cracks (partially or completely), but the alignment remains intact. 

Stable Fractures

The structure of the bone remains mostly intact in a stable fracture.

Open Fractures

Open fractures, also known as “compound fractures,” occur when the bone punctures the skin, creating an open wound. 

Closed Fractures

In the case of a closed fracture, the bone does not penetrate the skin. 

Simple Fractures

A simple fracture is a clean break between bones with minimal separation. 

Greenstick Fractures

A greenstick fracture is a broken bone injury in which a portion of the victim’s bone bends rather than breaks. 

Transverse Fractures

This is a simple fracture occurring at a right angle. 

Oblique Fractures

These fractures occur at an angle that is slanted or curved. 

Linear Fractures

It is a fracture that extends through the bone and is notoriously painful for the victim.

Spiral Fractures

Spiral fractures are characterized by twisting patterns. 

Comminuted Fractures

It occurs when a bone is fractured from multiple impact points. This is frequently referred to as the “shattering” of a bone.

What to Do Following a Broken Bone Injury?

If you were involved in an accident that resulted in broken bones, you might choose to take the following steps:

Seek Medical Assistance

Following any injury, the first step is to seek professional medical care. Because broken and fractured bone injuries are frequently severe, prompt medical attention is required. Inform the medical professional of the nature of your injury, as well as how and where it occurred, before receiving treatment. 

 

You may have a better chance of recovering as quickly and effectively as possible if you seek medical attention immediately.

Record the Incident

Documenting the accident is a crucial but often overlooked step in the post-injury process. Documenting an accident involves storing and organizing all pertinent evidence about the accident. 

This action could help you keep track of significant events related to your claim and strengthen it. Important details to retain for your records include:

  • Photographs of your wounds
  • Photographs of the accident scene
  • If available, a copy of the accident report
  • Copies of any witness statements
  • Copies of all medical records associated with the incident
  • Copies of estimates for vehicle repairs or other property damage

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer

Finally, you should consider speaking with our skilled San Diego broken bones injury lawyer about your case. We may wish to speak with you in person or over the phone to collect the pertinent details of your case. Thereafter, we may be able to provide you with legal counsel regarding your situation.

Benner Law Firm offers a free strategy session. We are aware that a catastrophic injury can have lasting effects on your family. Let us help you pursue compensation for your injuries and damages.

What Are the Common Complications of Broken Bone Injuries?

After an accident or injury, there could be a variety of consequences. The risk of complications is highly dependent on the severity and location of the fracture, the quality of treatment and care, and the fracture’s complexity. Following a bone fracture, the following are some of the most common complications:

Nerve and Tissue Injury

Without proper care, a bone fracture can cause permanent damage to the surrounding tissues, skin, and nerves, resulting in chronic nerve pain.

Respiratory Issues

When a person sustains a fracture in the chest or ribs, they risk developing breathing problems, such as a painful cough, bruising, or sharp chest pain while breathing.

Delayed Bone Healing

In some instances, the initial injury may not result in permanent damage, but the healing process may. If the healing process is delayed or improperly cared for, you may experience persistent pain, limping, and fever.

Vascular Injury

Some car accident victims who sustain fractures may experience vascular damage, such as a blood supply disruption in the femoral artery. This type of injury can be fatal if untreated.

These are only a few complications that can arise after an accident-related bone fracture. Some of these are severe and, if left untreated, can cause permanent damage. Your health should always be your top priority. As soon as possible after sustaining a fracture, consult a healthcare professional.

How Do I Know If I Have a Broken Bones Injury Case?

Always begin by determining whether another party caused the accident. In other words, can someone be held legally accountable for your fractured bone? If you caused your injury, you might have no legal recourse.

A brief consultation with our knowledgeable San Diego broken bones injury lawyer may shed additional light on whether or not you should pursue legal action.

Who Can I Hold Legally Liable for My Broken Bones Injury?

The person or entity responsible for the accident’s occurrence should be primarily liable. For example, if an irresponsible driver strikes you, you may be able to file a claim against that driver. You might be able to file a claim against the grocery store if you were injured in a slip-and-fall accident there.

If a defective product injures you, you might be able to hold the manufacturer accountable in court. You might be able to file a claim against an employer if you were injured by an employee acting within the scope of their employment.

Determining liability is not always straightforward. There may be multiple parties who can be held accountable in complex cases. Discussing the facts and circumstances of your case with our skilled personal injury lawyer may facilitate the filing of claims against the appropriate parties.

What Are the Damages I Can Recover for My Broken Bone Injury Case?

In a broken bone injury claim, you may be entitled to economic and non-economic compensatory damages.

Economic Damages

Economic damages, also known as special damages, are awarded for actual monetary losses related to your injury, such as:

  • Medical costs incurred in the past and the future
  • Lost income
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Rehabilitation cost
  • Damage to property

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages, also known as general damages, are intended to compensate you for intangible losses such as:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Permanent impairment
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • Loss of life’s pleasure

In addition to compensatory damages, you may be awarded punitive damages if the defendant’s conduct was particularly egregious or illegal (e.g., DUI, assault). These damages punish the offending party and deter others from engaging in similar conduct.

How Long Does It Take to Settle a Broken Bones Injury Claim?

The settlement and negotiation process typically begins after the victim has completed medical treatment. In certain instances, settlement negotiations can begin before the conclusion of medical treatment, particularly when the injured party has reached the point of maximum recovery.

Once the settlement has begun, the victim’s lawyer may collect and organize all relevant medical records to support the victim’s claim. This can take one to four months, depending on the severity of the injuries and the amount of medical care received.

Almost certainly, the insurance company will conduct its investigation. Even though some insurance companies move faster than others, this process will likely take several weeks. After both parties have gathered and reviewed all pertinent information, formal settlement negotiations can start.

Call Us If You Sustained an Accident-Related Broken Bones Injury

If you or a loved one has suffered a broken or fractured bone injury due to someone else’s negligence, Benner Law Firm can assist you in recovering compensation for medical expenses and other losses. We have represented victims in San Diego and throughout California for years. We work to secure favorable settlements or judgments for our clients.

Contact our skilled San Diego broken bones lawyers today for a free strategy session to determine the various litigation strategies we can employ for your case. We will fight for the maximum possible compensation for you. Our personal injury attorneys are skilled negotiators who can handle insurance companies and the opposing party while you focus on healing your broken bones.

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