The type of fracture you suffer will determine the length of your recovery time, your physical restrictions, and what procedures will be necessary to achieve a full recovery. Types of bone fractures include the following:
- Open and Closed – An open fracture is when the bone breaks through the skin, while a closed fracture stays internal.
- Displaced Fracture – This is when the bone breaks and each piece moves away from the others.
- Comminuted Fracture – A bone that is broken in multiple places.
- Non-Displaced Fracture – A bone that breaks but remains in alignment.
Your Miami broken bone lawyer will work with your physician to determine the extent of your injuries, what medical care will be necessary, and if you will be able to make a full recovery. This provides the basis for valuing your injury claim.
Causes of Broken Bones
Regardless of whether your bone injury took place when you slipped and fell in a grocery store or when you were hit by a car, you can sue the negligent party for damages. Of course, it will first be necessary to identify all of the at-fault parties so that you can name them in your claim.
Depending on the type of accident you suffered a broken or fractured bone in, there could be any number of entities who owe you a settlement:
- Car, Motorcycle, or Truck Accident – The other driver, a parts manufacturer, or a government entity responsible for road maintenance
- Slip-and-Fall – The property owner, a renter, or another visitor to the property
- Construction Accidents – Third-party contractors or an equipment manufacturer
- Boating Accident – The boat’s operator or a port authority
Fault and Bone Injuries
Prior to filing a personal injury lawsuit, you should work with a Miami broken bone lawyer to determine who is legally to blame. In some cases, more than one party may be named in your lawsuit.
For example, if your bone fracture was caused by a truck accident, both the driver and the trucking company could share the responsibility. To find out, an investigation into what happened must be conducted and evidence and witness testimony will need to be collected.
If you were hurt while on someone’s property (business or personal), you could have grounds for a lawsuit against the owner of that property and the person responsible for maintaining it.
Even the government can be sued if they created a dangerous situation that led to your bone fracture. For example, if your child broke a bone at school due to an accident caused by stairs kept in disrepair, your family deserves to be compensated.
Compensation for a Broken Bone
By working with a Miami broken bone lawyer from our office, you can maximize the compensation you receive. Accident victims often make the mistake of settling too quickly and of asking for far less than they deserve.
A bone injury will impact multiple areas of your life, and you can be compensated for all of them:
- Lost wages and income, including a reduced earning capacity
- Cost of hiring a caregiver to assist you
- Transportation and travel expenses for medical care
- Medical devices and mobility equipment
- Physical therapy and long-term rehabilitation
- Pain and suffering
- Decreased enjoyment of life
Settling Your Claim vs. Going to Court
When working with a Miami broken bone lawyer from our firm, you will have someone negotiating your settlement on your behalf. By building a strong case for why you deserve compensation, the other party can be convinced to negotiate in earnest and settle your case.
If they make a fair settlement offer, you can choose to accept it and close the case. However, if they refuse to pay for necessary procedures, lost wages, or other losses, you could be best served by going to court.
If trial becomes necessary, evidence will be presented, witnesses interviewed, arguments heard, and so on. In the end, a jury will determine who was at fault for your bone injury and award financial compensation accordingly.
Contact a Miami Fractured Bone Lawyer
If you have suffered a broken or fractured bone in an accident, you deserve financial compensation for what you’ve been through. To explore your options for compensation, contact Lavent Law, P.A., PA at (305) 257-9464 or complete the form below to schedule a free consultation with a Miami broken bone lawyer.