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