A personal injury lawyer can play an integral role if you or your loved one has suffered several broken bones due to someone else's negligence. This is because in personal injury cases, the existence of injuries isn't enough to guarantee compensation. Instead, it's the evidence that counts.
Even if you've been injured by someone else's negligent actions, you may not be able to hold them accountable if you don't have solid evidence to prove their involvement. That's just one of the many ways a personal injury attorney may be able to help.
What Broken Bones Mean to Your Case and How an Attorney Can Help
The nature and severity of your injury determine the value of your case. If you've suffered broken bones in an accident or incident caused by someone else's negligence, this could significantly increase the value of your claim. All you have to do is establish a link between your injuries and the other party's negligence. Your attorney will evaluate your case and determine whether there's a good reason to file a claim with the other party.
Collecting Medical Evidence in Broken Bone Cases
As mentioned before, you need proof that you suffered broken bones due to the other party's negligence. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you obtain crucial medical evidence linking your injuries to the other party's negligence. Without such evidence, the other party could dispute your claim because they know you may not be able to win the case in court.
At Morgan and Morgan, our attorneys can help you get the medical evaluation and treatment you need to prove your injuries. We've been serving clients all over the United States for more than three decades and have established relationships with medical experts from different fields. So whether you need a massage therapist, a chiropractor, an X-ray expert, or anything in between, you can trust our attorneys to help you find the medical attention you need.
Calculating the Value of Your Injuries
Broken bone injuries vary from case to case. For example, if you broke your finger, the compensation might not be the same as a broken leg. A seasoned personal injury lawyer can help calculate the value of your injuries, ensuring that you receive the compensation you need and deserve.
The type of injury is not the only thing the attorney will look at when estimating the value of your injuries; factors such as your profession could also come into play. For example, if you're a mailman, you may not be able to carry mail to your client's destination with broken fingers. More specifically, you may not be able to go to work.
The attorney will consider this aspect when calculating the nature of your injuries. The same logic will apply if you're an athlete and broke your leg due to someone else's negligence. In that case, you may not be able to compete professionally and earn a salary to provide for yourself or your family while you recover from the broken bones. First, the attorney will examine the nature of your injuries and their impact on your life. Then, they'll use his information to establish reasonable compensation for your injuries.
If you had a prior injury that put you at a higher risk of developing a similar injury, this could significantly reduce the value of your claim. The defense could argue that the prior injury is the main reason you got injured in the first place, effectively relieving themselves from liability to a certain extent. But what happens if your prior injury had nothing to do with the current broken bones you've suffered?
As expected, insurance companies don't always play fair. Instead, they'll try to find any reason to blame you for the accident or incident or at least share some degree of responsibility. That's why you need an experienced personal injury attorney to fight for you. The attorney will examine the case and identify the party responsible for the injuries and to what extent.
Determining the Best Course of Action
Many people assume that personal injury attorneys handle all types of cases. On the contrary, personal injury is a wide area of law. For this reason, each case requires a unique approach.
This explains why Morgan & Morgan has a team of over 800 attorneys specializing in different areas of personal injury law. And when it comes to matters regarding broken bones, the nature of the case determines the best legal pathway to take.
An experienced personal injury attorney can examine your case and determine the best approach. For instance, various types of accidents can lead to broken bones.
Here's a hypothetical example:
John works at Company X. While heading to his office, he slips and falls down a couple of stairs and breaks his leg. Investigators discover that a poorly-designed staircase was the reason he slipped and fell. After several medical tests, John's doctors conclude that he's suffered a few broken bones and will require surgery.
Such a case is best handled by a worker's compensation attorney. This is because the injury occurred at John's workplace while he was on shift. Although the incident itself falls under personal injury, a workers' compensation lawyer possesses unique knowledge and understanding of employment laws at the federal and state levels. As a result, you can bet on such an attorney, particularly one from Morgan & Morgan, to help you secure the compensation you need to manage the injuries.
But what happens if John slips and falls at someone else's property, such as a grocery store, after clocking out at work? In that case, a premises liability attorney could be the best legal expert to handle this type of case. A premises liability lawyer is the kind of attorney who fights for the rights of individuals who've been injured due to a dangerous condition on someone else's property.
The bottom line is that personal injury law is broad. There's no one-fits-all approach to these cases. So if you find an attorney who claims to know it all, they'll not get you the compensation you need and deserve. Instead, such attorneys tend to settle for low settlements just to close the case. When that happens, you may end up paying expensive medical costs and other expenses out of pocket.
But that's not something you should be concerned about when working with Morgan & Morgan attorneys. Since we have over 800 attorneys specializing in different aspects of injury, you can rest assured that we'll assign the best attorney to your case. This alone significantly increases your chances of obtaining a favorable compensation.
Negotiating on Your Behalf
When the other party's insurance company is financially responsible for your damages, you need an experienced negotiator to help you secure the compensation you deserve. That's one of the major benefits of working with a Morgan & Morgan personal injury attorney.
As mentioned before, insurance companies don't always play fair. They morph into bullies when they realize they owe you financial compensation for their insured's negligence. Things could go from bad to worse if you don't have an attorney representing you.
Don't expect the insurance company to inform you about your rights and the actual value of your claim. This is because when it comes to matters concerning broken bone injuries, insurance companies know that they might have to pay more than medical expenses.
Earlier on, we discussed how you might be eligible for compensation for economic damages, such as the loss of wages due to the injury. But this is not something you'd expect your insurance company to tell you. Similarly, it's not the only type of damage that deserves compensation.
When insurance companies realize that you don't have a personal injury attorney working on your case, they'll play different tactics to frustrate the entire process. For example, they'll delay processing your claim while hoping that your bills will pile up, forcing you to accept less than what you deserve as compensation.
Some insurance providers will simply refuse to compensate you for your losses, citing various reasons such as underlying medical conditions that might have contributed to the injury. They'll do this even if they know they don't have any facts to support their allegations.
But that's not all - some will dare you to take the case to court. They know that you'll most likely not have the time, energy, or resources to pursue your claim. Moreover, because you don't have an attorney handling your case, insurance providers will also assume that you are unaware of your legal rights.
Unfortunately, not so many personal injury victims understand their rights. This is because personal injury is a wide area of law. Secondly, people don't go to work or run errands hoping that they'll get injured.
When you have a personal injury attorney fighting for your rights, you don't need to worry about complex legal terms or studying heaps of paperwork to understand your legal options. Instead, you can rest easy knowing that your case is in safe hands.
However, one thing most people don't realize is that not every personal injury attorney qualifies to solve their cases. Similarly, insurance companies are not intimidated by just any personal injury attorney. It takes the intervention of an established, proven, and results-oriented law firm to fight the big bullies.
That's where Morgan & Morgan — the largest personal injury law firm in the United States — comes in. Even though we have a team of over 800 attorneys, you can rest assured that we only hire the best in the industry. This is because we take our client's rights seriously.
We understand how much such cases mean to our clients. Most of our clients are hardworking people who just want to live a comfortable life while caring for their loved ones. And when their livelihood suffers a massive blow due to someone else's negligence, we step in to fight for their rights against the big bullies.
Representing You in Court
It's always our goal to try and solve most of these cases out of court. But sometimes, it may be necessary to take the matter in front of a judge. This happens when the other party refuses to cooperate or offers low compensation for your injuries.
If the insurance company refuses to settle, we'll take the case to court by filing a lawsuit. This process aims to ensure that you receive what you are entitled to as compensation.
But why would you need an attorney to represent you in court when you can just do it yourself and save the attorney fees? This is one common question our clients ask.
The answer is simple - the other party will most likely have an attorney. The last thing you want is to face the defense attorney without legal representation. Even if their client is at fault for the accident, the defense knows countless legal loopholes they could exploit to deny you the compensation you deserve. And in cases where you clearly deserve compensation, the other party's legal team will still look for ways to reduce the settlement amount.
When the case has been settled, you'll still have huge medical bills and other expenses to pay out of pocket. This will leave you even more frustrated, knowing that you can't pursue additional compensation for your broken bones once the case has been settled.
Contact a Morgan & Morgan Broken Bones Attorney
Insurance companies pocket billions of dollars every year as profits. The amount you need as compensation could be a fraction of what insurance companies make. But still, they'll want to frustrate you into accepting a low settlement or no settlement at all. So when you suffer broken bones due to someone else's negligence, talk to a Morgan & Morgan attorney to help fight for your right to compensation.
We provide our services on a contingency basis, meaning you don't pay unless we win. And the best part of it is that we offer free case evaluation with no obligations.