Broken bones, also called bone fractures, happen when an excessive force applied to the bone causes it to break or shatter. Many broken bone injuries are caused by preventable accidents, including car accidents, slip and fall accidents, and workplace accidents. Recovering from a serious broken bone injury may require surgery, rehabilitation, time off from work, and prolonged suffering of pain.
Serious broken bone injuries can cause permanent disabilities. You may be entitled to compensation if you’ve suffered a broken bone in an accident caused by another person’s negligence. Don’t hesitate to contact the New York personal injury attorneys at CDH Law PLLC. We have a proven track record of successfully obtaining compensation for clients who suffered broken bones and other serious injuries due to the careless actions of others.
Bone Fracture Cases We Handle
Many types of accidents can cause bone fractures. If you’ve been injured in an accident in New York that resulted in a serious bone fracture, you may be entitled to full and fair compensation. CDH Law PLLC’s skilled negotiators are prepared to pursue the total amount of compensation you deserve. We’ve successfully represented clients in a wide range of accidents, including:
- Car accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents
- Recreational vehicle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Boating accidents
- Falls from a great height
- Direct blow from a falling object
Types of Bone Fractures Caused by Accidents
A break in the bone of any size is diagnosed as a bone fracture. A compound fracture is one of the most serious types of bone fractures, which occurs when the bone punctures the skin. After an accident, it’s crucial that you receive medical care as soon as possible. Any violent impact or force placed on the bone can cause one of the following types of bone fractures:
- Closed or simple fractures: more minor fractures that don’t break the skin
- Displaced fracture: the pieces of the bone move out of alignment
- Complete fracture: when the bone splits into separate pieces
- Open or compound fracture: the bone penetrates the skin
- Hairline fracture: a narrow break in the bone
- Incomplete fracture: a significant break that doesn’t completely break the bone
- Comminuted fracture: the bone fractures into smaller pieces
- Compacted fracture: a fracture caused by bones being driven into each other
Broken Bones and New York’s No-Fault System
There are two main ways to obtain compensation after an accident: an insurance settlement or a personal injury lawsuit. Under New York law, victims have a right to pursue compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Individuals who suffered broken bone injuries can pursue a settlement from the at-fault party’s insurance provider as long as they meet the threshold of a serious injury under New York law.
Filing a claim outside New York’s no-fault system can result in recovery and more significant compensation. For example, when you file a claim outside of the system, you can pursue non-economic damages such as lost quality of life in pain and suffering. When you file a claim with your insurance provider, you won’t be able to pursue compensation for non-economic damages.
Proving Liability After a Broken Bone Injury
Successfully obtaining compensation after a broken bone injury requires proof of liability. In other words, the victim will need to prove that the defendant’s negligence or recklessness resulted in the accident that caused their broken bone. When you work with CDH Law PLLC, you will benefit from our professional network and negotiating skills.
Our attorneys will immediately investigate the facts that led to your broken bone injury. We will gather evidence and determine who is liable for your injuries. There may be one or more parties you can hold financially responsible for your damages. Suppose a negligent driver caused a car accident that resulted in your injuries. You may be able to hold the driver’s employer liable if they acted in a negligent manner when hiring the employee.
You will also need to prove that you have suffered real compensable damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, disability costs, and pain and suffering. We will identify the best strategy for obtaining the total amount of compensation you need and deserve. Depending on the facts of your case, you may be able to hold one or more of the following parties liable:
- A driver
- A company
- An employer
- A property owner
- A product manufacturer
Compensation Available After a Broken Bone Accident
Serious broken bone injuries can result in extreme pain, prolonged medical treatment, and expensive medical bills. Individuals who’ve suffered from broken bones may not be able to return to work right away or may have permanent disabilities due to their injuries. Whether your injury happened from a fall, motor vehicle accident, or another type of accident, you’re entitled to hold the responsible party accountable by filing a personal injury claim and demanding compensation.
If you’ve suffered a broken bone injury in New York because someone else was negligent or reckless, it’s crucial that you understand your rights. You only have a limited amount of time to pursue compensation for your injuries. The amount of damages to which you may be entitled depends on multiple factors, including the severity of your broken bone injury and the amount of future damages. Successful plaintiffs in personal injury cases can pursue the following types of damages:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost income due to an inability to work
- Loss of future earning capacity due to disability
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and mental anguish
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
Contact a Skilled Personal Injury Attorney in New York
The personal injury attorneys at CDH Law PLLC have decades of experience maximizing our clients’ claims for compensation. We will carefully review the circumstances of your broken bone injury and quickly begin investigating your case and building an effective legal strategy. Contact CDH Law PLLC to schedule a free consultation with our broken bone lawyer and learn more about your legal rights and options.
Carden Dotzler Hammond, PLLC represents broken bone injury victims in Syracuse and in the following towns and villages of Onondaga County: Camillus, Cicero, Clay, Dewitt, Elbridge, Geddes, Manlius, Marcellus, Onondaga, Salina, Skaneateles, Baldwinsville, East Syracuse, Fayetteville, Liverpool, North Syracuse, and Solvay.