A broken or fractured bone may seem minor compared with other serious injuries, but broken bones can cause extreme pain, prevent you from working for weeks or months, and usually require extensive physical therapy. In some cases, the break may be so severe that surgery is needed. If your injuries were the result of someone else’s negligence, you may have a personal injury claim and be entitled to compensation. At the Law Offices of Sean M. Burke in Orange County, CA, we can handle your personal injury and broken or fractured bones claim while you focus on making a full recovery.
Why File a Personal Injury and Broken or Fractured Bones Claim?
The medical expenses for a broken or fractured bone can add up quickly:
- Transportation from the accident to the emergency room
- Cost of x-rays and other imaging scans
- Surgery to place pins or make other repairs
- Setting the bone and placing it in a cast
- Pain medication to ease discomfort
- Follow-up visits to monitor healing
- Physical therapy to restore mobility
Depending on the type of work you do, a broken bone could leave you unable to work for an extended period of time. Once those medical bills come in and you are taking time off work without pay, you will feel the harsh economic burden.
If another party was at fault for the accident that caused your injuries, however, they may be liable for some or all of these costs and more. By talking with the attorneys at the Law Offices of Sean M. Burke, you can find out if you are entitled to compensation. If so, they can help you file a claim to recover these expenses.
What Types of Personal Injury Cases Result in Broken Bones?
There are different types of accidents that can result in broken bones. To qualify as a personal injury claim, you must be able to prove the other party’s negligence caused the accident. At the Law Offices of Sean M. Burke, we can handle all of the following personal injury cases that result in broken bones:
- Motor vehicle accidents, including cars, large trucks, and motorcycles
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice, such as failing to protect patients who are fall risks
- Birth injuries
- Elder abuse in nursing homes and other facilities
Determining and Proving Liability
In some cases, it is clear which party is liable for the injuries caused, such as a drunk driver. In other cases, liability is not so clear-cut. Whether it is clear or not, you should work with an experienced attorney. At the Law Offices of Sean M. Burke, our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case, gathering evidence of liability. After pinpointing the negligent party, we can file a claim to hold them liable for your damages. They will use their expertise to ensure you receive compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages, as well as your pain and suffering.
Call Us Today
If you suffered one or more broken or fractured bones in an accident, contact our law firm to schedule a consultation with one of our expert personal injury attorneys.