Sacramento Personal Injury Attorneys

Broken Bone Injuries Attorneys in Sacramento

Our experienced Sacramento personal injury attorneys have been representing broken bone injured victims for the last several decades. Our team of highly qualified attorneys, paralegals, and admins have top-rated experience and skill when it comes to making sure that our clients get the help they need. 

To speak with our attorneys, contact our Sacramento office today to schedule a one-on-one complimentary case evaluation. A case evaluation is also known as a case consultation and is a great way to discuss your case without having to worry about hiring an attorney. Our consultations are essentially risk-free, and offer a great way for our clients to get to know our attorneys while also discussing whether you have a strong claim.

A broken or fractured bone is a very severe injury, and if it was caused by a negligent party, the injured victim is eligible to file a claim or lawsuit. We understand how difficult it could be to have to heal from a broken bone. Some broken bones may not offer a speedy recovery, so the injured victim may have to be out of work for several months. You may be eligible to recover compensation for lost wages if you have been out of work because of your broken bone injuries.

What causes broken bone injuries in sacramento?

Broken bones are a result of various accidents that can take place in Sacramento. For example, the most common causes of broken bone injuries include:

How can I prove a broken bone lawsuit in Sacramento?

In order to have a strong broken bone claim or lawsuit against the negligent party, there are specific factors that you must have to show were present during the incident. You must show:

  • Duty: your attorney must prove that the negligent party had a duty to be safe. This duty depends on the circumstances of the accident. For example, if the accident was a car accident, then the other driver had a duty to drive in a safe manner. If the accident was a slip and fall accident, then the landowner had a duty to make sure that the floors were not a slipping hazard.
  • Breach: a breach of duty must be proven by the party that is filing a lawsuit. In order to show breach, you must prove how the other party failed to do the right thing. If the accident was a car accident, you must show that the other party breached their duty by speeding or driving under the influence.
  • Causation: you must prove how the other party caused the accident. There must be a form of direct causation.
  • Damages: you must prove that the injured party suffered damages. This is usually easy to prove since the injured party may have suffered injuries and was later treated by a medical professional.

Should I get medical help after an accident?

After you have experienced any accident, you should be evaluated by a medical provider immediately. Usually, broken bones are determined by a CT scan or through an X-ray or MRI. These types of imaging are ideal in order to show and prove what injuries the party suffered.

What are the different types of broken bone injuries?

  • Hairline fractures: hairline fractures are small cracks in the bone, and usually are considered minor fractures. Usually, these fractures are so thin that they are not easily detectable through imaging.
  • Simple fractures: a simple fracture is the most common type of fracture, and may take a couple weeks to a couple months to heal.
  • Compound fractures: a compound fracture occurs when the bone goes through and pushes the skin. This requires immediate surgery.
  • Avulsion fracture: avulsion fracture occurs when the bones separate from the tendons, and also requires immediate medical surgery.
  • Buckle fracture: this occurs when the bone bends, but does not necessarily break. This usually results in nerve damage.
  • Transverse fracture: this occurs when the bone snaps in two pieces, and the fractures are vertical.
  • Comminuted fracture: this type of fracture occurs when the bone is crushed. This will require immediate medical intervention.

How can our Sacramento broken bone attorneys help you?

If you have been involved in an accident that has led to broken bone injuries, we recommend that you talk to our lawyers as soon as possible for more insight on how you can move forward by filing a lawsuit. You could file a lawsuit to recover a variety of damages and compensation.  But, this usually depends on the case, and having an experienced attorney on your side will help ease the process. Our attorneys will:

  • Investigate the circumstances of the accident. From investigating the accident, we will then determine who the responsible parties may be.
  • Gather all the necessary evidence, such as interviewing witnesses, gathering police reports, and gathering medical records to prove what your damages are.
  • Work with experts to determine any medical assistance that you may need in the future and any lost wages that you may also suffer in the future.
  • Negotiate with the other party or insurance company to make sure that you get the maximum compensation available for your broken bone claim. 
  • When necessary, go to trial for you and represent you in court. Our trial attorneys have decades of experience and are ready to go to court for you. 

What compensation could I recover for my broken bone injury in Sacramento?

The compensation you could recover depends on the circumstances of the accident, but generally, you can recover:

  • Medical expenses: this refers to past medical expenses, along with any future medical treatment that you may need. 
  • Lost wages: last wages are the wages that you missed out on because of your injuries. For example, those who have a broken arm or a broken hand may not be able to return to work so quickly. 
  • Loss of earning capacity: sometimes, broken bones may lead to permanent injuries which make it hard for the injured to return back to work. This will then limit the amount of opportunities and positions that the injured could have in the future.
  • Future rehabilitation: usually, broken bones and fractures may require physical and occupational therapy. This is one of the most common medical expenses.
  • Pain and suffering: this is the emotional distress that the injuries took on you. Usually, there is frustration, along with depression that an injured person may feel.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life: broken bones could usually lead to a loss of enjoyment of life, as the victim struggles. 

Contact a Sacramento broken bone injury attorney today to schedule a one-on-one case consultation.

Our attorneys have a successful track record in holding parties responsible for their negligence. We believe that all parties who caused an accident should be held responsible for the injuries they have caused. To see how we can help you, give us a call today.