Broken bones are some of the most common accident-related injuries in Los Angeles. Even the least severe fractures can disrupt your life for a significant period of time. The financial cost of your broken bone injury should not be overlooked. Medical bills can add up quickly, and lost wages can just make things worse. If someone else caused your Los Angeles accident you have the right to demand compensation. Our Los Angeles broken bone attorneys can help you maximize your financial award. Call us today to schedule a free case evaluation and learn more.
Types of Broken Bone Injuries
There are 206 different bones in the body. You may think that a broken bone is a broken bone, but there are actually many different types of fractures. The seriousness of your broken bone injury will depend on:
- Which bone(s) are broken
- The degree of force used to break the bone, and
- How the bone itself fractures.
Common types of broken bone injuries include:
Stable/Simple Fracture: Stable fractures tend to be one of the least serious broken bone injuries. The fracture does not cause the ends of the bone to move. Stable fractures can typically heal when they are set and immobilized for a period of time.
Compound Fracture: A compound fracture means that the skin is torn during the injury. This could happen when the skin is pierced by an object that then breaks a bone. Alternatively, a compound fracture can involve the bone itself tearing the skin. Bones can be visible when you suffer a compound fracture.
Oblique Fracture: Oblique fractures involve an angled or diagonal fracture pattern.
Transverse Fracture: Transverse fractures occur when there is a straight break across the bone.
Comminuted Fracture: Comminuted fractures occur when the bone shatters into at least three, if not more, different pieces.
Avulsion Fracture: An avulsion fracture occurs when a bone is broken because of pressure or strain from a connected muscle or ligament. The force is so strong that the muscle or ligament pulls on the bone and causes the fracture.
Greenstick Fracture: Greenstick fractures are most common among children who still have soft developing bones. This type of fracture occurs when only part of the bone becomes fractured. The bone remains intact, with just one part sustaining damage.
Segmental Fracture: A segmental fracture occurs when a bone is fractured in two different places. The middle of the bone then floats between the other two
Spiral Fracture: A spiral fracture occurs when the break spirals around the bone.
Causes of Broken Bone Injuries in Los Angeles
Broken bones can occur when force is applied to the body. The force of impact in any type of accident can be more than our bones can sustain. Age and overall health can play a role in whether or not an accident victim suffers a broken bone injury. The elderly, smokers, and individuals suffering from arthritis are more likely to suffer a fracture in an accident.
Accidents that are likely to cause broken bones and fractures include:
- Bicycle Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Negligent Security
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Sexual Assault
- Uber and Lyft Accidents
- Workplace Accidents
- Defective Products
- Defective Airbags, and more.
Have you suffered a broken bone in a Los Angeles accident? Contact Citywide Law Group for help understanding your legal rights. Our attorneys will fight to help you recover the money you deserve.
Recovering Compensation Even if You Share Fault for Your Fracture
Many times, more than one person causes an accident. You may have even played a role in the accident that caused your broken bone injury. It’s important to know that fault does not automatically prohibit you from recovering compensation. In California, you can recover damages as long as someone else is also to blame. However, the amount of money you can get will be limited by your role in the accident. If you were 20 percent at fault your damages will be reduced by 20 percent.
If you share fault for your accident it is important to speak with an attorney immediately. You’ll want an attorney who knows how to find evidence that minimizes your role in the accident. At Citywide Law Group, our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your accident and determine all possible causes. This will allow us to identify who is responsible for the crash. We’ll gather evidence that shifts blame away from you. The less fault you share, the more money you can get.
Damages Available to Broken Bone Injury Victims
Broken bone injuries can be expensive. Serious fractures can require extensive medical care, rehabilitation, and threaten your ability to work. You may even find that your broken bone is so severe that you develop arthritis, have difficulty moving your joints, and are unable to return to your line of work. As a result, costs can add up quickly. Studies show that most Americans don’t have enough saved away to cover the cost of a $500 emergency. What can you do when medical bills and the impact of lost wages reach into the tens of thousands? Many times, filing a personal injury lawsuit for damage is the best option.
At Citywide Law Group, our attorneys will aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf. We will fight to recover both economic and non-economic damages, including those for:
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Disability (temporary and/or permanent)
- Chronic pain
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
Call our Los Angeles broken bone lawyers today to schedule a free consultation. We will review your case, determine potential strategies, and answer any questions you may have.
How Our Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help
Suffering a broken bone can be painful and cause a lot of stress in your life. Hiring an attorney to handle your legal case can help to make life a little bit easier. Instead of trying to figure out a complex legal claim, you can focus on getting better.
Here’s how our Los Angeles broken bone attorneys can help you with your legal case.
1. Protect You From Insurance Companies
If you’ve been injured in an accident, chances are you’ll be dealing with the at-fault party’s insurance company. These companies will do everything they can to limit the amount of money you get. Some will deny responsibility altogether. Others will offer an early settlement in the hopes that your case goes away for a fraction of what it is worth. The last thing they want you to do is hire a lawyer. At Citywide Law Group, our attorneys will make sure that insurance companies are forced to pay you a fair and reasonable settlement. We’ll approach negotiations with evidence and an argument that is specifically designed for your case. Their manipulate tactics won’t work when we are by your side.
2. Determine Liability and Maximize Recovery
It’s important to conduct an independent investigation into your accident. Why? We need to determine each and every possible cause of your accident. Understanding why your accident happened can allow us to identify who is to blame. We will pursue damages from anyone who contributed to your accident. This will help us to maximize your financial recovery.
3. Ensure Your Case is Valued Properly
Who gets to decide what your case is worth? How should your pain and suffering be valued? The truth is that insurance companies want to be in charge of answering these questions. Don’t let them. They want to minimize your recovery, so they will probably undervalue your claim. Our attorneys work with experts to assess the true value of your case. We don’t just look at your costs today, but also identify how your broken bone injury may affect you in the future.
Los Angeles Broken Bone Injury Lawyers
Have you suffered a broken bone or fracture in a Los Angeles accident? Contact Citywide Law Group for help. Since 2005, our attorneys have been advocating for accident victims across Los Angeles. We understand how an unexpected broken bone injury can affect your life and are here to help you get the money you deserve. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid until we win your case. Call us today to schedule a free consultation with our skilled legal team.