Sacramento Bone Fracture Lawyer
Most people consider bone fractures to be minor injuries. Although fractures usually heal completely, they can still leave you in pain, force you to misswork, and deal with a growing pile of medical bills. This can be particularly frustrating if someone else’s careless behavior was the cause of your injury. The inconveniences, expenses and pain you’ll suffer from a broken bone can still put a significant strain on your finances and cause a great deal of stress. Meanwhile, you want to focus on your recovery. The stress of wondering how you’ll pay your expenses while missing work is not going to help you heal. Working with a Sacramento fracture lawyer can be the best way to relieve the stress so you can take it easy and concentrate on your physical recovery.
Most Common Types of Bone Fractures
During the course of your medical treatment, you’ll hear several terms. Technically, there is no difference between a fracture and a break; fracture is simply the medical term for a broken bone.
Some of the terms you’ll hear may include:
- Greenstick fracture. This type of fracture refers to a break in which the bone is broken on one side, but merely bent on the other. These types of fractures usually occur in children.
- Transverse fracture. In a transverse fracture, the broken portion of the bone is at a right angle to the bone’s axis.
- Oblique fracture. In an oblique fracture, the break features a sloped or curved pattern.
- Comminuted fracture. This type of fracture involves the bone breaking into several pieces.
- Buckled fracture or impacted fracture. These fractures result in two pieces of bone being driven into each other. These are commonly the result of forceful injuries, and the may result from slips and falls.
Some fractures take much longer to heal than others do, and in some cases, victims never recover full range of motion – especially when the fractures occur near joints.
Who’s Liable for Damages?
Any person or company whose carelessness or irresponsible behavior caused your fracture can be held accountable, and should be held legally liable, for the expenses and pain you’ve suffered as a result.
If you can demonstrate that someone caused you harm, and that you experienced losses because of that harm, the law may compel him or her to compensate you for your fracture or other injury.
Your lawyer will need to demonstrate that:
- The defendant was negligent in some way
- The defendant’s negligence caused your injuries
- You experienced losses because of the injury
The defendant could be a homeowner, business or property owner, the manufacturer of a defective product,a negligent driver, or anyone whose irresponsible action (or inaction) caused your fracture.
The Value of Your Broken Bone Case
In all likelihood, the insurance company will simply plug numbers into a formula to come up with an initial settlement offer. Because every accident and injury is different, the amount they offer could be far less than the true value of your case. What’s worse is that the insurance company may even try to deny any responsibility for the accident – and they may try to deny you the compensation you deserve.
It’s usually best to talk to a fracture lawyer in Sacramento if you’d like to determine how much your case is worth.
Working with a Sacramento Fracture Lawyer
Your lawyer will be able to take the legal aspects of your case off your shoulders so you can focus on what’s really important: your recovery.
Your lawyer will be able to:
- Decipher confusing insurance paperwork
- Document all your expenses and other financial losses
- Obtain police reports and other supporting documentation
- Negotiate with insurance adjusters
- Prepare your case for court, if necessary
How Can an Attorney Help Fracture Victims?
Don’t make the mistake of thinking you have no legal recourse after an injury because it’s “just” a fracture. You don’t have to have a lifelong disability to be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The law protects people who’ve been injured because of someone else’s recklessness or thoughtless disregard for others’ safety. However, the law also limits the time you have to file your claim. Call us at 916-303-2800 or get in touch with us online for a free case evaluation. You may be entitled to compensation, and if you are, we can help you get it.