If you are suffering from broken or fractured bones due to someone else’s negligence, call us at (855) 529-0269 for legal help. At the Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, we will help you to file your compensation claim because we understand that time is of great importance in personal injury cases.
Every claim is unique and demands adequate preparation, independent investigation, and negotiations with insurance companies. A Miami broken or fractured bones lawyer can help you from the beginning of your case to the end. We offer all clients a free consultation. You have nothing to lose by calling our team. We do not charge unless and until we win compensation (or settle a negotiation) on your behalf.
We Help Victims of Multiple Types of Bone Fractures
Although bones do not always break in the same manner, there are some distinct types of broken bone injuries. As such, the kind of injury you have will determine your form of treatment, time of recovery, and other physical restrictions.
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) reports that there are several types of broken or fractured bones, such as:
- Open or compound fracture: Whereby the bone breaks through your skin
- Closed fracture: Occurs when the bone breaks but does not pierce your skin
- Displaced fracture: After breaking, each piece of a bone moves away from others, leading to this condition
- Non-displaced split: When the fractured bone remains in alignment
- Transverse fracture: When break takes place at a right angle to the axis of the bone
- Impacted fracture: A bone is driven into another bone after it breaks
- And more
A lawyer will work closely with your doctor to determine the extent of your injury, the necessary medical treatment, and your chances of making a full recovery. This forms the foundation of determining the value of your claim.
After such an injury, you will require various forms of medical treatment and therapies. Your type of bone fracture, the affected bone, and the seriousness of the condition determine the types of medical intervention you will need. Your medical care will make up one aspect of the compensation you can seek from the defendant.
Health Risks Associated with Breaking or Fracturing a Bone
Never ignore or trivialize breaking a bone, advises our Miami broken or fractured bones lawyer. A bone fracture can lead to severe damage to your health, and your life might never be the same again. Subject to the extent of your injuries, bone breaks can affect your mobility and health for the rest of your life. For example, the damage can destroy the joint, thus requiring a costly surgical replacement. These future health and emotional consequences also affect the damages you can seek. You may be unable to work in the future, so lost wages may be a potentially recoverable damage in your case.
The human body is a delicate and convoluted network of tissues and nerves that the skeletal system holds together. Physical injury to your skeletal system can cause permanent consequences, as some fractures pose serious risks.
Such injuries can prove deadly, as the elderly are more likely to have brittle bones and more than one out of four older people falls each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). You may want to hold the at-fault parties accountable for your injuries to get closure. If you lost a loved one after they suffered a broken or fractured bone in Miami, you generally have two years to file a lawsuit (according to § 95.11 of the Florida Statutes).
Our injury lawyer can help you pursue compensation. Call Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers at (855) 529-0269 to get started on your case.
Potentially Recoverable Compensation for Broken or Fractured Bones
When another individual or company’s negligence causes you to suffer a broken or fractured bone, you can pursue compensation for damages that may include:
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Loss of future earnings due to physical limitations
- Medical costs—past, current, and future expenses
- Physical limitations
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of wages during your recovery period
- Disability and a change in standard of living
For an ordinary simple fracture that has healed (or will heal), you can pursue reimbursement for therapeutic and medical costs, pain, and suffering. However, accidents that result in a complicated injury may allow you to pursue additional medical care (and thus allow you to pursue additional costs, like the cost of a mobility aid, for instance).
Speak with a Miami Broken or Fractured Bones Lawyer
A lawyer can help you explore all your options. We may be able to help you consider avenues to pursue damages (of which you may not have been aware without our help). Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers understands what it takes. We have won cases like yours for other clients before. We will protect your legal rights and design your case plan.
Do not wait to reach out. We may be able to pursue multiple parties for compensation. For instance, if you broke a bone in a multi-car accident, we can file a lawsuit against both drivers, if we can prove they were both negligent. We could do this by checking their phone records to be sure they were not texting, looking at security footage of the accident, interviewing eyewitnesses, and consulting expert witnesses who could give their professional opinions about how the accident occurred.
To get started on your claim, contact us today. We will answer your questions, evaluate your application, and enlighten you on all possible legal options: call (855) 529-0269 to speak to us. If you are seeking compensation for your injury, you may only have four years to take action. You will work with both partners, Jason and Debbie Chalik. They are hands-on and care about the outcome of your case.