Phoenix Broken Bone Injury Lawyer
The Phoenix broken bone injury lawyer team at Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys are no strangers to how much this situation can impact victims’ lives. Broken bones, though sometimes viewed as minor injuries in certain cases, can lead to surgeries, mental anguish, years of physical therapy, and even permanent impairments or lifelong disabilities.
Even if you suffered a fracture, the effects can last a lifetime. That’s why, if you’ve been injured due to negligence, it’s important to seek the assistance of a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury lawyer. The attorneys at Lerner and Rowe can help you seek compensation for that injury. Compensation may cover medical bills, lost wages from time off work, and more.
To start the broken bones claim process, simply call 602-977-1900 and set up your free case evaluation and consultation. We’re committed to providing excellent communications around the clock, which means that you can also fill out this FREE online form or text through LiveChat 24/7.
13 Broken Bones and Fractures in Phoenix, AZ
Fractures and broken bones happen in Phoenix, AZ all the time for a number of reasons. Here are just some of the possible injuries that have occurred as a result of another party’s negligence:
- Complete fractures–a classic “broken bone” occurs when a bone snaps into two pieces.
- Comminuted fractures–a little worse than a complete fracture a comminuted fracture occurs when the bone breaks into three or more pieces.
- Hairline fractures–a “stress fracture” happens when a bone cracks.
- Stable fractures–an “easy to heal fracture” arises when a bone cracks, but does not move out of place.
- Displaced fractures–opposite of a “stable” fracture, this type of fracture follows when the crack occurs but the bones no longer align.
- Incomplete fractures–the opposite of a “complete” fracture, this fracture appears where the bone does not completely snap apart.
- Compound fractures and open fractures–one of the most shocking breaks, a compound fracture presents when a bone punctures the skin and can sometimes be seen by the naked eye.
- Transverse fractures–similar to a displaced fracture, except the bones are even more unstable. A transverse fracture is characterized by its horizontal line.
- Oblique fractures–similar to a transverse fracture, but characterized by a diagonal line.
- Simple fractures–an “umbrella” term for comminuted, impacted, oblique, transverse, and hairline fractures.
- Spiral fractures–a break that follows a twisting, corkscrew pattern (often caused by slip and falls).
- Greenstick fractures–when a bone bends, then cracks, remaining one piece.
- Segmental fractures–when a bone breaks into two or more pieces and a piece is left unconnected to any other bone
Any one of these breaks, or combinations of breaks, can significantly affect a victim’s life. In fact, what happens after a broken bone injury can change plans you and your family have made for the future.
Common Causes of Broken Bones and Fractures in Arizona
Broken bones and fractures in Arizona can occur during:
When this occurs, a Phoenix broken bone injury lawyer at Lerner and Rowe will be able to look at the details of the case and determine whether or not another party was liable.
What Happens When You Suffer a Broken Bone Injury?
Depending on the severity of your broken bone injury and/or accident, a few things may happen.
- You may need to call 911, ask another party to call 911 for you, or seek a ride to the emergency room.
- You may need to undergo emergency treatment. This may include x-rays, scans, bones being set, emergency surgery, and more.
- Depending on the prognosis, you may face months of limited mobility, frequent doctor visits, surgeries, physical therapy, and prescription medications.
- You may miss days, weeks, or even months off work while your broken bone heals.
- During this time, you may experience a variety of symptoms like swelling, pain, bruising, and more.
All of this comes at a price, both literally and figuratively. You’ll face piles of medical bills. You’ll have to adjust your family budget. You may even have to pull from your retirement savings to alleviate the financial burden.
However, if your broken bone injury happened due to the negligence of another, you may be able to seek compensation that will help offset these costs by filing an injury claim with the help of a Phoenix broken bone injury lawyer.
What Is the Phoenix Broken Bone Injury Claims Process?
When you reach out to our Phoenix broken bone injury attorneys you’ll receive a free case evaluation and consultation to share more about your accident and related injuries. Then, after to agree to receive legal representation:
- Your attorney will look at all the evidence and documentation you provide. This might include photos of the accident scene and copies of medical bills.
- With the help of other experienced team members and specialists, interviews may be conducted on your behalf to include talking to eye witnesses and seeking out video surveillance of the area.
- Your attorney will calculate an appropriate amount of compensation owed to you by taking into consideration all the financial burden now placed upon you and your family.
- A demand letter may be written and sent to the responsible party’s insurance company to establish fault and negotiate a fair settlement agreement for your losses, injuries, and other entitled damages.
- If necessary, your attorney may represent your case in court. This doesn’t always happen, but we’re no stranger to fighting insurance companies that go out of their way to undervalue your injury claim.
However, for this process to work, you need to act fast. There’s a time limit on claims made in Arizona, called the statute of limitations.
What Is the Phoenix Statute of Limitations?
If you suffered broken bone or fracture, you typically have two years from the date of your injury to file your claim. Time moves quickly after an injury, so don’t wait to contact a lawyer.
Contact a Phoenix Broken Bone Injury Lawyer
The Phoenix broken bone injury lawyers at Lerner and Rowe are available 24/7 and even on weekends. We’ve represented over 150,000 clients, and recovered billions on their behalf in Phoenix and beyond.
Don’t wait! Make one call to 602-977-1900 today.