If you or a loved one suffered a bone fracture in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you might be entitled to compensation. Did your accident occur in Los Angeles, California? Call (888) 522-6291 to speak with a team member at Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices about your case. If you decide to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit, we can assign a Los Angeles broken bones lawyer to handle your case on your behalf.
Many Types of Accidents Can Cause Physical Trauma and Bone Fractures
You may qualify for a personal injury case if your bone fracture was caused by a:
- Motor vehicle accident, including accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists
- Slip and fall or trip and fall
- Construction accident
- Boating accident
- Industrial accident
Cases involving bone fractures can apply to any bone in the body, but many cases typically involve bone fractures in the arms and hands, legs and feet, hips, spine and neck, head, ribs, and pelvic area.
No Bone Is Too Small if Its Injury Personally Affected Your Life
One mistake that many people make is underestimating the potential of their case. There is no harm in asking for legal advice, so do not dismiss your case before a legal representative reviews it.
Broken bones are generally considered a serious injury, but beyond that, you must consider how your injury affected your life afterward. For example, a broken finger or toe might seem like a minor injury at first, but it might not look as minor if the injury also:
- Prevented you from driving to work
- Prevented you from performing work tasks, such as typing, climbing ladders, or lifting objects
- Caused you to take time off work to go to doctor’s appointments
- Caused you to incur emergency room or hospital care costs
- Caused you to develop chronic pain or arthritis even after the fracture healed
Consider who caused these grievances in your life. California Civil Code (CC) §1714 asserts that people are responsible for their willful actions and negligence, especially if they have a duty to keep others from harm. If you were injured on someone else’s property, in a workplace environment, or in an accident, you might have grounds to hold the at-fault party liable for their actions or inactions.
Still not sure your injury qualifies for a claim or lawsuit? Call Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices representatives at (888) 522-6291 and describe what happened to you, including how the accident occurred, the injuries you sustained, and the damages you experienced afterward. Once we gauge the extent of your situation, we can let you know whether a Los Angeles broken bones lawyer from our firm may be able to help you fight for compensation.
You Might Be Entitled to Receive Compensation for Different Damages
Breaking a bone can result in inconvenient issues, and in some cases, lingering effects of trauma. Our legal team can look into your situation and assess how your bone fracture personally affected your life, both financially and generally.
Depending on the circumstances of your case and the evidence you provide to prove what damages you experienced, you might be able to secure compensation for a variety of medical expenses, such as:
- Costs for emergency care or hospital stays, including ambulance travel
- Costs for X-rays or other imaging scan and diagnostic tests
- Costs for casting or splints
- Costs for medical support devices, such as slings, wheelchairs, and crutches
- Costs for physical therapy and rehabilitation treatment
- Costs for prescription pain medicines
- Costs for doctor’s appointments, including mileage costs to travel to and from appointments (or fare costs if you require alternative transportation)
You may also be entitled to collect damages pertaining to other financial consequences of the bone fracture accident, such as:
- Costs to repair or replace your property if it got damaged in the accident
- Any wages you lost while having to take time off from work to treat or heal from your injuries
- Future medical costs for your injury
- Future wages you expect to lose due to your injuries
- Costs for alternative modes of transportation if you were or are unable to drive
- Costs for home care, childcare, and other lifestyle services if your injuries prevent you from doing these tasks
Your lawyer might also suggest non-economic damages to include in your demand letter, which may cover various forms of pain and suffering you experienced as a result of the accident. Pain and suffering can cover both physical and emotional pain, which means you might be able to list lingering chronic pain and psychological trauma as damages, among others. Your lawyer may explain this portion of your compensation demands in more detail.
Remember to File Your Lawsuit on Time
The California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) §335.1 dictates that you must file your personal injury lawsuit within two years of the accident that caused your bone fracture. If you do not file your case by this deadline, your case might be vulnerable to dismissal should the opposing party find out about your late filing and request a judge to set aside your case.
Your lawyer can use your accident report to determine when you must file your case.
Get a Los Angeles Broken Bones Lawyer from Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices
If someone else’s negligence or recklessness caused you to fracture a bone, the team at Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices wants to help you prepare your case to hold the liable party accountable. There is no excuse to cause harm to others in an accident that could have been avoided. We want to stand by your side during your pursuit of compensation and be the legal support you need to have your side of the event heard.
Call our firm at (888) 522-6291 for a free consultation with our team, and learn more about the services we offer on a contingency-fee-basis. We can start setting up your case file from the moment you call.