Broken bone personal injury settlements can range from several thousand dollars to millions of dollars. If you are suffering from broken bones from an injury that you strongly believe was caused by the actions or negligence of another person, you may be able to take legal action to seek compensation for your injuries.
Having a broken bone, or a fracture, means your bone may be completely broken through or partially cracked in more than one place. The severity of your fracture depends on the force that caused the break. If you only experienced a minor force to your bone, then the bone may crack rather than break all the way through. If the force is extreme, such as in an automobile crash or a direct blunt force trauma (such as a slip and fall), the bone may shatter.
Commonly Reported Causes of Bone Fractures Include:
- Blunt Force Trauma: A slip and fall, a motor vehicle accident, or a direct assault can all result in fractures;
- Osteoporosis: This bone degenerating disease weakens bones and makes them more likely to break;
- Overuse: Repetitive motion can weaken joints and place more friction on the bone. This can result in stress fractures. Stress fractures can occur while performing daily functions at work or regularly engaging in high-impact activity.
Many fractures are very painful and may prevent you from moving the injured area. Often, symptoms include swelling and tenderness around the injury, pain in the joints, unexplained bruising, or a physical deformity. For example, a limb may look badly angled or a part of the bone may puncture through the skin.
What if I Have Broken Bones Resulting From Trauma?
When accidents and injuries happen, it is important for victims to seek justice as soon as possible to protect their rights. There are time limitations for filing lawsuits in Alaska, so if you are an Alaska resident and believe that you have a potential case, we encourage contacting a personal injury attorney right away. If you or a loved one were involved in an accident and are suffering from serious related injuries, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical bills and suffering. Under Alaska personal injury law, a negligent driver or employer can be held liable and required to pay compensation if he or she injures another person.
Alaska residents, if you have broken bones and were involved in a motor vehicle accident, a slip and fall, or any work-related accident, consult with an experienced Alaska personal injury lawyer to learn about the compensation you may deserve. We understand that the immediate goals after going through such trauma are to get medical bills paid and covered, to make sure you or your loved ones do not suffer financially because of any lost wages, and to make sure the appropriate person will pay for future treatment relating to your injury.
Email Power & Power Law at email@example.com, or a fill out online contact form for a free initial consultation. We will fight to get you maximum compensation for your injuries.