Accidents that lead to broken bones can occur out of the blue and almost always have an impact on your health for years to come. A serious broken bone can impact your ability to do daily activities or participate in sports for several months. If you have received a broken bone due to the negligent actions of another person, you should seek the legal advice of a Richmond broken bones lawyer at Pendleton Law once you are able. You may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries.
Broken Bone Injuries
Broken bones come in a wide array of severity. The more common types of broken bones include:
- Displaced fracture
- Non-displaced fracture
- Closed fracture
- Open fracture
In a displaced fracture, the bone snaps into two or more pieces and moves, sometimes called a comminuted fracture. In a non-displaced fracture, the bone does crack, but it does not move and maintains its alignment. A closed fracture occurs when the bone breaks but does not pierce the skin. An open fracture occurs when the bone breaks through the skin and is a severe break which could lead to bone infection. Serious fractures can additionally have an impact on blood vessels and the health of the bone.
While broken bone injuries may sound like a childhood ailment which just requires a cast and a little bit of downtime, our knowledgeable Richmond broken bones attorneys understand that the severity of broken bones unfortunately only increases as you get older. It is not your fault that a negligent party ran into your car, and the negligent driver should be held liable for all the resulting injuries that occurred after the horrible car accident.
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Personal Injury Claims
Virginia is a contributory negligence state, which means that if a victim is found to be just one percent at fault for the resulting accident, the victim could risk losing the claim. It is, therefore, important to understand the entirety of the personal injury claim. Broken bones can often lead to costly medical expenses and even time off work for individuals who must be able-bodied to perform all of their job’s requirements. For a family which is dependent on this individual’s income, the loss of a few weeks of wages could prove devastating.
The victim of an accident resulting in broken bones can include the following in a claim for damages:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Lost wages
- Future earnings
- Pain and suffering
The experienced Richmond personal injury lawyers at Pendleton Law can assist you in projecting out the amount of damages you are entitled to receive after your accident. As the victim of an accident, you should not be forced to cover the resulting expenses which you would not have had to pay, but for the actions of the negligent party.
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If you or a loved one have suffered broken bones after a serious accident, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys at Pendleton Law. Our lawyers have years of experience in handling personal injury claims and will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Broken bones are serious injuries and can impact each facet of your life. Contact our Richmond, VA law firm today for your free legal consultation.
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