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Phoenix Broken Bone Attorney

Phoenix Broken Bones Lawyer

Broken bones can lead to extensive pain and suffering and long-lasting disabilities for a victim. These types of injuries are commonly the result of car accidents, slip and fall accidents, workplace accidents, and other types of incidents that can occur throughout the Phoenix area. When a person sustains a broken bone, they will need medical treatment in order to heal without suffering from permanent disabilities. However, some broken bone injuries are so severe that a victim will experience changes in their day-to-day lives.

At Torgenson Law, we are here to help if you need a Phoenix broken bone attorney by your side. We have extensive experience handling complex injury claims throughout Arizona, and we have the resources necessary to fully investigate the situation and help you recover total compensation for your losses. We are not afraid to stand up to aggressive insurance carriers or at-fault parties to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to.

Why Choose Torgenson? 

  • The Phoenix personal injury attorneys at Torgenson Law have extensive experience handling complex injury claims throughout the state of Arizona and have a track record of success securing full compensation for clients.
  • We handle broken bone injury cases with a client-centered approach, which means that we take the time to listen to the goals and needs of every injury victim so that we can formulate the best strategy moving forward.
  • We have a thorough investigative process that involves using a network of resources so that we can make sure that our clients are treated fairly throughout the entire injury claim or lawsuit process.

Why You May Need a Broken Bone Lawyer

Sustaining a broken bone is much more than just an inconvenience for victims and their families. These injuries often require a person to undergo medical care, surgeries, and extensive rehabilitation. This can lead to major setbacks, including lifelong disabilities, an inability to work, and a drastic change in day-to-day life.

Unfortunately, most broken bone injury victims do not have the resources necessary to stand up to aggressive insurance carriers in these situations. A skilled personal injury lawyer in Phoenix can step in and handle every aspect of the claim on behalf of their client. They can:

  • Conduct a complete investigation into the incident in order to gather the evidence needed to prove liability.
  • Make sure their client is evaluated by trusted medical experts who can treat the injuries and help calculate total losses.
  • Work with economic and financial experts who can look at the long-term losses a broken bone victim is expected to incur. 
  • Handle all communication and negotiation with the insurance carriers and legal teams of the other party.
  • Fully prepare to take the case to trial if necessary to ensure the broken bone injury victim is treated fairly.

Broken Bone Causes 

At Torgenson Law, our team helps clients who have sustained broken bones in a wide variety of ways. Our team understands that these injuries are relatively common, and we also know that they can lead to significant setbacks. Some of the most common ways that broken bones occur in and around the Phoenix area include the following:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Defective product incidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Dog bite cases
  • ATV accidents
  • Nursing home abuse cases
  • Daycare injuries
  • Workplace/construction accident 
  • School injuries

What is a Fracture? 

Fractures are just another way to say that a bone has been broken. There are various types of fractures that a person can sustain, and these fractures are classified by location and severity. We do want to point out that individuals should never assume that a fracture is minor or that they have not sustained a fracture at all. 

It is crucial for any person who has been involved in an accident to seek medical assistance as soon as possible. The only way to properly diagnose a fractured bone is for a doctor to conduct proper scans, including x-rays. Fractured bones can be deceiving, and individuals often do not realize the severity of their injuries until they have been diagnosed by a physician.

Types of Fractures

In general, we will see that broken and fractured bones are separated into different categories:

  • Stable fracture. This is where the fracture occurs and the bones barely move out of place.
  • Displaced fracture. This type of fracture occurs when the broken ends of the bone do not line up with one another.
  • Oblique fracture. This type of fracture indicates that the bones were broken at an angle. This type of fracture is often stable initially but becomes unstable over a period of time.
  • Transverse fracture. This type of fracture occurs when the bones do not line up and are incredibly unstable.
  • Spiral fracture. This type of fracture occurs when there is twisting force involved, and this is often seen in cases of abuse or with slip and fall injuries.
  • Open fracture. These types of fractures occur when the bone breaks through the skin. This can lead to additional complications, including severe infections.

Regardless of what type of fracture a person sustains, it is important to understand that medical care is needed. Fractures can take weeks or months to heal, and this can have a significant impact on a person’s life.

What You Could be Compensated For

Broken bones can lead to significant expenses for victims. At Torgenson Law, our attorneys regularly help clients recover compensation for these types of injuries. This includes recovery of both economic and non-economic losses. Some of the most common types of compensation that we are able to help clients recover after sustaining a broken bone include the following: 

  • Medical expenses. Broken bones can become incredibly costly for victims. Some of the types of medical expenses that we help clients recover compensation for include emergency room care, doctor’s office visits, physical therapy and rehabilitation, prescription medications, medical devices, surgical procedures, and more.
  • Lost wages. It is not uncommon for broken bone victims to be unable to work while they recover from their injuries. That is why we work diligently to recover compensation for lost wages after these injuries occur. This can include compensation for the time from when the injury occurs to when a person can return to work as well as compensation for loss of future earnings if a disability prevents a person from working at all.
  • Property damages. If there was any property damaged in the same accident that caused the broken bone, such as a wrecked automobile, we will work to recover compensation for all property damage expenses. This could include the repair of the property or the replacement of the property.
  • Pain and suffering. We understand that broken bone victims often suffer from various types of unseen injuries. This can include physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of quality of life, and more. We work diligently to properly calculate these non-economic losses so victims can secure full compensation.
  • Punitive damages. In the event these injuries were caused by the grossly negligent or intentional actions of someone else, it may be appropriate to ask for punitive damages. Punitive damages are not awarded in all personal injury cases, and we encourage you to speak to your personal injury lawyer when moving forward in these situations.

The total amount of compensation awarded to a broken bone injury victim in Phoenix will vary depending on the circumstances surrounding each particular claim. There are various factors that can affect how much compensation a person receives, including the severity of the initial injury, the medical treatment the victim needs, the length of time it takes to recover, the level of the victim’s pain and suffering, and more. An attorney will work with trusted medical and economic experts to help properly calculate total expected losses to ensure that their client recovers the compensation they are entitled to.

Time Limit for Filing These Claims

It is important to understand that there are time limits involved when filing these cases in court. The Arizona personal injury statute of limitations is two years from the date an injury occurs. If a broken bone victim fails to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent party within this two-year time frame, they will not be able to recover any compensation for their losses.

Additionally, if there are any insurance carriers involved in these claims, there are likely very strict deadlines in place. Most insurance carriers require that claims be reported within a day or two after an injury occurs.

What if You Are Partially At-Fault?

Even if you are partially at fault for causing your injuries, you will likely still be able to recover compensation. The state of Arizona operates under what is called a “pure comparative negligence” system. This means that a person can recover compensation even if they are up to 99% at fault for the injury. However, the total amount of compensation a person receives will be reduced based on their percentage of fault.

For example, if a person sustains a broken bone as a result of slipping on a broken jar of pickles at a grocery store and sustains $10,000 worth of medical bills and other expenses, they may be entitled to compensation. However, if it is determined that the injury victim was 40% responsible for the incident because they were staring at their phone screen and failed to see the spill, they will receive reduced compensation. Instead of the full $10,000, they would receive $6,000 to account for their percentage of fault. The 40% of responsibility will take away $4,000 from the total.

Steps to Take After Sustaining a Broken Bone

Steps to Take After Sustaining a Broken Bone

If you have sustained a broken or fractured bone caused by the actions of someone else, there are various steps that you can take to ensure that you recover the compensation you are entitled to. This includes:

  • Seeking medical care. It is crucial that you seek medical care as soon as you are involved in an accident that could result in an injury. The initial severity of an injury may not be immediately apparent, including a fractured bone. You need to let a doctor conduct the tests necessary to determine whether or not you have sustained a broken bone.
  • Gathering evidence. If you can safely do so at the scene of the incident, you can gather various types of evidence. This includes taking photographs of what caused the incident, the injury itself, and more. If there were any eyewitnesses, you need to get their names and contact information.
  • Reporting the incident. Depending on how the broken bone occurred, you need to report the incident to the appropriate authorities. This could include the police for automobile accidents or property managers for premises liability claims. An accident report needs to be filled out and turned over to the insurance carriers.
  • Contacting an attorney. A skilled broken bone injury attorney in Phoenix will be able to handle every aspect of the claim on your behalf. The sooner an attorney gets involved, the more likely you will be able to recover full compensation for your losses.
  • Continuing all medical care. You need to continue all medical treatment recommended by your doctors until they say you have reached maximum medical improvement. Discontinuing care before this point could result in the insurance carriers denying your claim.

Affording a Broken Bone Attorney in Phoenix

At Torgenson Law, our team proudly takes these cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients will not have to pay any upfront or out-of-pocket costs for their broken bone case, and they will not owe any legal fees until after we recover the compensation they are entitled to. If we do not win the case for our clients, they will not have to pay anything at all.

Contact a Phoenix Broken Bone Attorney today

If you or somebody you care about has sustained a broken bone caused by the careless or negligent actions of another individual, company, or entity, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. A Phoenix broken bone attorney will be your advocate throughout the entire case. They will investigate your claim, gather evidence to prove liability, and handle negotiations with aggressive insurance carriers. At Torgenson Law, our goal is to make sure that you recover full compensation for your losses. You can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here to fill out our contact form or calling us at (602) 641-3007.