A Negligence Lawsuit Can Help You Recover Losses from Broken Bones and Fractures
Broken bones and fractures can have a serious impact on your life for many years, causing you to be unable to work and often requiring painful physical therapy. If you or a loved one has suffered from broken or fractured bones as a result of someone else's negligence, the Law Firm of Roger 'Rocky' Walton, P.C. in Arlington, TX, can fight for your compensation while you make a full recovery. For decades, our attorneys have successfully represented clients in our community with their catastrophic personal injury claims. We look forward to helping you find justice and regain your quality of life.
Negligence Lawsuits for BROKEN BONES AND FRACTURES
Negligence is defined as the failure to provide reasonable care that results in the injury of another person. If a party breaches their due responsibility, they can be held accountable for their carelessness if the negligence directly causes damages to another party.
Broken or fractured bones are one of the most common injuries in any kind of accident, ranging from vehicle crashes to slips and falls on the job. These types of personal injuries often require extensive medical treatments and therapies, which can become overwhelmingly expensive. Through a negligence lawsuit, the victim can recover medical costs and receive compensation for pain and suffering.
Broken or fractured bones are one of the most common injuries in any kind of accident.
What Causes Fractures and Broken Bones?
Virtually any type of trauma can cause fractures or broken bones. Depending on the situation, age, and overall health of the client, broken bones can be mild or severe. The three primary types of bone breaks include:
- Complete Fractures: This type of fracture occurs when the bone breaks in two.
- Compound Fractures: Also called an open fracture, a compound fracture occurs when the bone breaks through the skin.
- Simple Fractures: This type of break includes stress, oblique, hairline, impacted, and comminuted fractures.
The more severe the trauma, the more extensive the medical treatment can be. In some cases, a fracture is so catastrophic that it requires a surgical procedure in which the doctor repairs the break with internal rods, screws, and plates. This procedure is called an open reduction internal fixation.
Negotiating a Settlement
In most cases involving fractures or broken bones, both the plaintiff and defendant typically agree on the monetary damages, such as out-of-pocket costs, lost wages, and medical bills. However, compensation regarding non-financial factors such as enjoyment of activities or pain and suffering can vary based on the plaintiff’s livelihood, personal traits, and hobbies. For example, a construction worker may be awarded more than an accountant, simply because he or she significantly relies on his or her physical ability to make a living. Therefore, both attorneys in the case will thoroughly assess the integrity of the plaintiff to determine compensation.
Another factor that can affect a broken bone or fracture case is a pre-existing condition. For example, if the plaintiff had a prior injury or health issues, the defense attorney could claim that the injury in question was exacerbated by a previous trauma or other extenuating conditions. Alternatively, the plaintiff could claim that his or her pre-existing condition was permanently intensified by the negligence of the defendant.
Board-Certified Injury Lawyers
Roger “Rocky” Walton and Ron W. Walton are board-certified in the area of Personal Injury Trial Law. Our attorneys are ready to fight for your rights and represent you at trial when necessary. We are aggressive in our practice while adhering to the law and our ethical ideology.
Contact Us Today
Since 1987, the Law Firm of Roger 'Rocky' Walton, P.C. has helped numerous clients in our community. If you or a loved one has suffered a broken bone or fracture as a result of negligence, we can help you receive the compensation you deserve. To schedule a consultation, call our law office at (817) 429-4299 or contact us online.