Broken bones (fractures) are not only painful but costly as well. The long recovery period and mounting medical expenses can become an overwhelming burden. When broken bones are caused by the negligence of other parties, injury victims have a right to file a lawsuit to recover damages. If you or a loved one has suffered a broken bone injury, you need a skilled personal injury attorney in your corner.
J&Y Law represents broken bone injury victims throughout Northern and Southern California. Our legal team is highly regarded for providing our clients with powerful representation and caring, efficient service. When you become our client, our experienced attorneys will fight to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. We handle broken bone injury cases on a contingency basis, which means you don’t pay anything to us until we recover for you.
Common Causes of Broken Bones
The personal injury attorneys at J&Y have handled broken bone injury claims arising from a wide range of accidents, including:
- Bicycle accidents — Although bicyclists are required to obey traffic laws, all drivers in California must be aware of their surroundings and avoid causing injuries to others
- Car accidents — Minor car accidents frequently result in broken bones and fractures while high-impact collisions can result in catastrophic injuries such as crushed bones
- Construction accidents — Construction workers can sustain fractured arms, fractured legs and other broken bone injuries in falls and other construction accidents
- Pedestrian accidents — Despite the fact the drivers have a duty of care to operate their vehicles in a safe manner, pedestrian accidents are common in California, often resulting in broken bone injuries
- Slip and falls — All property owners in the state have an obligation to provide a safe environment to visitors. Nonetheless, slip and fall accidents caused by spills, cracked sidewalks, broken steps, and other hazards often result in broken bones in the hands, wrists, shoulders, and legs.
- Truck accidents — Commercial truck accidents often result in broken bone injuries to occupants of smaller vehicles, including multiple fractures and crushed bones
Regardless of the type of accident that caused your broken bone injury, J&Y Law has the skills and experience to demonstrate the other party’s negligence. Our attorneys have obtained significant settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of injury victims. Above all, we are dedicated to helping you obtain just compensation for your broken bone injury.
Types of Broken Bone Injuries
Common types of broken bone injuries include:
- Hairline fracture — a small crack in the bone that may not be detected in an X-ray
- Simple fracture — a fracture in which the bone does not pierce the skin
- Compound fracture — in which a broken bone splinters and pushes through the skin, often requiring surgery
- Avulsion fracture — in which a piece of bone separates or a tendon or ligament pulls away from the bone
- Buckle Fracture — in which a bone severely bends or “buckles” but doesn’t fracture entirely
- Transverse Fracture — a fracture that occurs across on the bone surface causing the bone to snap into two pieces
- Comminuted Fracture — in which bone is crushed or breaks into multiple pieces
Although minor fractures typically heal quickly, serious broken bone injuries may require surgery and extensive physical therapy. Victims who suffer multiple fractures or crushed bones may never regain complete mobility and use of the damaged body part. Given the lasting repercussions of broken bone injuries, it is crucial to have the aggressive legal representation J&Y Law provides.
Damages You Can Recover for a Broken Bone Injury
If you have sustained a broken bone injury that was caused by the negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct of another party, our experienced attorneys can help you obtain compensation that includes economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are designed to cover actual losses such as lost and future wages and medical expenses while noneconomic damages are meant to cover intangible losses, such as pain and suffering.
It is important to note that California is a pure comparative negligence state for purposes of personal injury claims. This means that you can still claim damages for a broken bone injury even if you were partially responsible for the accident that caused your injuries; the amount of damages awarded, however, will be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you.
As an example, if you suffered a broken leg in a car accident because the other driver ran a red light, but you made an improper turn, the other driver may be assigned 80 percent of fault, while you are found to be 20 percent at fault. Therefore, if the total amount of damages is $100,000, the amount of your award will be reduced by 20 percent to $80,000. Our legal team is well-versed in the applicable negligence laws and will leverage our knowledge and skills to mitigate any fault that may be assigned to you.
Contact Our Los Angeles Broken Bones Attorney
J&Y Law has extensive experience handling broken bone injury claims and a proven history of achieving successful outcomes, inside our outside of the courtroom. Although personal injury claims are often resolved through detailed and intricate negotiations with insurance companies, insurers often attempt to pay as little money as possible to protect their profits. If an insurer refuses to pay the full value of your claim, we are well-equipped to litigate your case. Regardless of the forum, we will fight for the maximum compensation you deserve. Please contact our office today to set up a free consultation.