How Can a Lawyer Help With Broken Bones?
How Can a Lawyer Help With Broken Bones?
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How Can a Lawyer Help With Broken Bones?
You may be eligible for compensation if you've suffered broken bones due to someone else's negligence. However, to increase your chances of obtaining reasonable compensation for your injuries, you need an experienced broken bones lawyer. Morgan & Morgan broken bones attorneys can help you get the compensation you need and deserve. All you have to do is fill out our free case evaluation form.
How Morgan & Morgan Broken Bones Lawyers Can Help
Hiring a Morgan & Morgan broken bones lawyer is one of the most important decisions after an injury caused by someone else's negligence. Here's how we can help.
Establishing the Cause of Injury
Broken bones injuries vary depending on the nature of the accident. Whether the injuries derive from a car accident or a slip and fall incident, our attorneys can help investigate the injury.
So why is it important to establish the cause of injury? Unfortunately, when it comes to personal injury cases, the other party doesn't always play fair.
For example, suppose you suffer broken bones due to a slip and fall incident at a grocery store. When you file a claim with the other party's insurer, they could argue that you're exaggerating your injuries. Some insurance companies will even accuse you of faking the injury. So when you contact Morgan & Morgan for a free case evaluation, the first thing we'll do is evaluate the nature of your injuries and the primary cause.
Creating a Legal Strategy for Your Case
It is important to have a legal strategy before approaching any case, and that's one thing our attorneys are good at. After establishing that you have a valid case against the other party, we'll decide on the best way to approach the case. This usually depends on the cause of the injury and several other factors.
For example, it may be necessary to appoint an experienced car accident attorney specializing in broken bones to handle your case. The same applies if you suffered broken bones due to a slip and fall incident at a grocery store or anywhere else. Our slip and fall attorneys will collaborate with broken bones experts to pursue the compensation you need and deserve.
Collecting Critical Evidence
It's nearly impossible to obtain compensation for your injuries if you don't have evidence that the other party's negligence caused your injuries. Unfortunately, not all kinds of incidents are straightforward. In most cases, you may need additional evidence to prove the other party's negligence.
This explains why you should always contact an attorney as soon as possible. In some cases, medical experts may need to reconstruct events that led to the injury. To do this, they'll need evidence collected from the accident scene.
But there's also another great challenge many attorneys face when collecting evidence after an accident leading to broken bones. For example, if it's a case of premises liability, the other party probably won't leave the evidence hanging around their premises after the accident.
Rather, they'll most likely try to cover it up. This could happen if the liable party realizes that you don't have evidence to support your claim. As a result, you may lose the chance to pursue compensation for your injuries. And when that happens, you'll most likely have to deal with piles of bills and other out-of-pocket expenses.
It's also important to note that the other party will most likely try to find a loophole in your case to avoid liability. They do this because they know there's a heavy price to pay for negligence. For this reason, chances are they'll also hire a defense attorney to defend their interests when you file a claim or a lawsuit.
Here's a hypothetical example.
John slips and falls at a grocery store and suffers several broken bones. However, when he files a claim with the company's insurer, the claims adjuster dismisses his injuries, citing insurance fraud. In that case, John decides to hire a Morgan & Morgan broken bones attorney to investigate the accident.
The attorney obtains video surveillance of the incident and interviews witnesses to establish the truth. After several weeks of investigations, the attorney files a claim with the other party's insurer, presenting them with new evidence proving the grocery store's negligence. As a result of the new evidence, the insurer agrees to settle the matter out of court.
Exercising Your Legal Rights
An experienced broken bones attorney can help you understand rights you never knew you had. The lawyer will analyze your situation and decide which laws best apply. As a result, you can rest easy knowing that someone experienced in these cases is in control of your specific legal matter.
An attorney can also advise you regarding what you should or shouldn't do after such an injury. For example, in this digital era, many people feel the urge to update their friends on social media about the progress of their cases.
But did you know that the other party could use whatever you post on social media against you? Here's an example:
John slips and falls at a grocery store and suffers several broken bones. He then files a claim with the grocery store's insurance company. In the claim, John states that the broken bones prevent him from hanging out with his friends. However, a few days after filing the claim, John posts pictures of himself and his friends at the beach.
While monitoring John's social media activity, the defense attorneys come across these photos. During the negotiations, the defense pulls out screenshots of John's posts, claiming that he lied about not being able to hang out with his friends because of the injuries. In a dramatic twist, the other party accuses John of insurance fraud.
But there's always another side to a story. What if the photo was taken before the accident? What if John doesn't have the original photos (he probably deleted them or even lost his phone) after posting? What if he was still in pain when he and his friends took the photo and that he just needed to step out of the house and enjoy some fresh air after weeks of being bedridden?
These are just some examples of how a social media post can be misunderstood. So rather than making the entire case all about social media and diverting from the main issue, your broken bones, it is always advisable to be careful about what you post online. An experienced broken bones attorney can help you understand this aspect of the personal injury claim process, significantly increasing your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome.
Negotiating on Your Behalf
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, you may be eligible for compensation for more than just the broken bones. A seasoned broken bones lawyer can analyze the nature of your injuries and their impact on your life. The attorney will then file a claim with the other party and negotiate on your behalf.
Negotiating is a crucial part of the personal injury process. Some experts even claim that it's the most important part of the process. It decides how much you'll pocket as compensation for your damages. So if you don't work with an attorney with excellent negotiation skills, you won't recover the actual value of your injuries.
After agreeing with the other party and signing the Release of Settlement agreement, you can't file another claim with the insurer over the same incident. This is because this agreement is final. The only way you may be able to negotiate is if you can prove that the other party committed fraud during the negotiations.
Therefore, you need an attorney to negotiate the best possible settlement for your injuries, factoring in your economic and non-economic damages, etc. Typically, you may be able to recover the following damages if you've suffered broken bones due to someone else's negligence:
- Medical bills
- Cost of medical equipment
- Household services such as childcare
- Damage to personal property
- Physical disfigurement or impairment
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
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How Much Is My Broken Bones Case Worth?
Broken bones cases are never the same. The value of your case depends on the specifics of the case. For example, the kind of treatment required after injury could determine how much your case is worth in most cases.
Injuries that require complex medical procedures, such as surgeries, usually attract higher compensation. When you seek medical attention after the injury, your doctor will conduct several tests to determine the severity of the injury, and propose a treatment plan.
The level of negligence could also influence the value of your case. In some cases, the court might award punitive damages to the plaintiff. This happens when there's enough evidence to show that the other party acted extremely negligently, causing severe damages to the plaintiff.
Why Should I Contact an Attorney Right Away?
As mentioned earlier, your attorney will need time to collect and analyze evidence before filing a claim. Also, broken bones cases are time-sensitive. For example, you have up to two years to file a claim with the other party's insurer in most states. The time begins to count from the moment you suffered an injury or should've known that you got injured. While an attorney can help you file a claim, your chances of winning the claim significantly drops if the claim is time-barred.
What Are the Complications Caused by Broken Bones?
The complications associated with broken bones vary depending on the nature of your injury. Suppose you've suffered serious injuries. In that case, you may experience any of the following complications:
- Internal blood clots
- Swollen muscles
- Nerve and blood vessel damage
- Stiff joints
Seeking immediate medical attention can help control some of these complications. Your doctor will analyze the injuries and determine the best treatment option.
What Are the Major Causes of Broken Bones?
Different types of accidents can lead to broken bones. However, these are the most common:
Slip and Falls
Slips, trips, and falls account for almost 700 deaths a year in the United States. These accidents happen mostly in public places, such as restaurants, shopping malls, grocery stores, etc. If you or your loved one has suffered broken bones due to someone else's negligence, talk to Morgan & Morgan. You may be eligible for compensation.
Pedestrian accidents accounted for about 17 percent of car crash deaths in 2020. Most of these accidents usually occur due to negligence on the driver's side. Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents include drunk driving, distracted driving, careless driving, not stopping or yielding when required, etc.
Negligence at the workplace can lead to severe injuries. According to the BLS, at least 4,700 workers lost their lives due to workplace accidents in 2020. Examples of workplace accidents that could lead to broken bones include slips and falls, vehicle accidents, repetitive motion injuries, "caught in" accidents, "compressed by" accidents, etc.
Contact a Morgan & Morgan Broken Bones Attorney
Morgan & Morgan is the leading personal injury law firm in the country. We have been practicing personal injury law for more than three decades. For this reason, you can trust us to fight for your rights in and out of court.
If you or your loved one has been injured by a negligent party, you need an attorney who will fight for your rights aggressively. The attorney should be able to:
- collect crucial evidence to support your claim;
- interview witnesses;
- help you find the right treatment;
- gather expert opinion;
- explain your legal options;
- and so much more.
The exact procedure required to pursue your claim depends on the specifics of your case. Contact a Morgan & Morgan broken bones lawyer today for a free case evaluation. Remember, you don't owe us anything unless we win, and you won't need to pay any consultation fees to speak with one of our legal representatives.