Compensation for Broken Bones and Fractures
Accidents can happen to anyone at any time. Whether we’re walking through town, driving on the highway, or visiting a favorite restaurant, there’s always a chance of something going wrong. While some accidents are harmless and lead to minor scrapes and bruises, some are more serious and can lead to severe damage to arms, legs. limbs, back, neck or head.
Broken bones can seriously impact your day-today life, keeping you from work or spending time with your loved ones. If your broken bone injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Call the attorneys at Cravens and Noll to discuss your case. Our lawyers have decades of experience in personal injury cases and can help you find the best way to move forward.
Types of Broken Bone Injuries
When one or more of your bones are fractured, they can break in several different ways. It’s important to understand the type of broken bone injury you have sustained, as it can affect your healing process if not taken care of properly.
The most common broken bone types are:
- Displaced Fracture: In this case, the bone breaks into two or more parts and moves, forcing the two ends to not line up straight.
- Non-displaced fracture: Here the bone cracks partly or all the way through, but it does not displace, maintaining its proper alignment.
- Closed fracture: While the bone breaks, it does not break through the skin.
- Open fracture: When the bone breaks, it breaks through the skin.
There are also many ways in which the bone can fracture in different patterns. No matter what fracture pattern or bone displacement you’re experiencing, a broken bone is a serious medical emergency and should be treated by a doctor immediately.
By getting your broken bone examined at a hospital or emergency room, you can figure out exactly how your bone fractured and prevent further damage to your body. If left untreated, broken bones can affect your blood vessels and health of the bone itself.
Common Broken Bone Accidents
Unfortunately, broken bones are a common injury in many accident cases. When someone fails to do their job or pay attention, the results can be devastating for anyone involved. In personal injury cases involving broken bones, there are some common causes.
- Car Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Government Negligence and Error (Federal Tort Claims)
In many of these scenarios, someone else is at fault for your injury. In Virginia, negligence laws follow the rule of contributory negligence. This means that if the victim contributes to the accident or injury in any way, then the accused party cannot be held responsible.
Having to prove that the accused party is 100% responsible makes it difficult to argue a broken bone case in Virginia court. Despite this, you should still meet with a personal injury attorney to discuss if you do have a case after your accident.
Compensation for Fracture Injuries and Broken Bones
You might not like the idea of calling a personal injury lawyer and initiating a lawsuit. But if someone else’s negligence or the incompetence of a doctor has caused you to suffer fractures or broken bone injuries, you deserve compensation for everything you’ve suffered.
Damages for broken or fractured bones include:
- Medical Bills
- Physical Therapy Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Trauma
Broken bones can have long lasting effects on your health. Not only do they cause financial problems and affect you emotionally, but they can also lead to underlying medical conditions. If not treated properly, there can be permanent damage with your bone or part of the body where the fracture occurred.
Because of the seriousness of the injury and its long-term effects on your life, you drive proper compensation for your pain and suffering. The negligent party should be held accountable, whether they’re a person or company.
Skilled Personal Injury Attorneys on Your Side
When you’ve been involved in a severe accident that leads to a broken bone injury, you should call the experienced personal injury attorneys at Cravens and Noll. Our attorneys have been handling broken bone cases for decades and know how to defend your rights in court.
More importantly, we care for your wellbeing above all else. When we sit down with you to discuss your case, we take everything into account. We help you find the best resources and options for your specific case.
Our goal is to get you back on your feet again so you can do what you love.
Contact Our Attorneys in Richmond, VA or Harrisonburg
Schedule your consultation with the personal injury lawyers at Cravens and Noll. Our determined and experienced attorneys will do everything in their power to argue your case in court and get you the compensation you deserve.