Broken Bone Attorney Serving Riverside & San Bernardino
When a bone cannot withstand too much stress or force, it will break. Broken bones are common injuries we see at DeWitt Algorri + Algorri, PC, as they can occur in almost any type of accident. Car crashes, slip and falls, sports incidents, and getting caught in or between objects can all lead to bone fractures. We know how interruptive a broken bone can be to a person’s life. We want to help by taking care of the insurance or personal injury claim process in pursuit of financial recovery. Learn more by signing up for a free consultation in Riverside or San Bernardino.
Can You Sue for a Broken Bone?
Broken bones are not minor injuries. They can be very painful, and often require weeks to months of healing in a cast or brace. Some fractures are serious enough to require surgeries. Someone with a broken bone may not be able to perform his/her work duties, resulting in loss of income. A fracture in the wrong place, such as the spinal cord, can even cause permanent damage to the nerves. If another person or entity contributed to your broken bone injury, you can and should look into suing for compensation. Here are the elements you will likely require:
- Duty. The defendant owed you a duty of care. Duties can be general, such as everyone’s duty not to intentionally harm others, or specific, such as a doctor’s duties to his/her patients.
- Breach. Breach of duty is the act of negligence or misconduct the defendant committed that led to the accident. A breach of duty can take many shapes and forms in broken bone cases, and require different forms of evidence.
- Causation. The defendant’s breach of duty was the primary cause of your broken bone injury. If the defendant was negligent, but something else caused the accident that caused your injury, you do not have a case against the defendant.
- Damages. It is typically easy to prove damages in a broken bone case, as it is impossible to argue with x-rays that show fractures. Damages can include pain and suffering, hospital bills, and lost wages.
Not every bone fracture gives rise to a personal injury claim in Riverside or San Bernardino. You must have the above-mentioned elements. Luckily, an attorney can help you gather and present these elements to an insurance company and/or courtroom at a trial. The lawyers at DeWitt Algorri + Algorri, PC have plenty of experience proving negligence on behalf of injured clients. We may be able to help you secure full compensation.
Why Choose DeWitt Algorri + Algorri, PC?
To prove fault and go home with compensation for a broken bone, you need a lawyer who can navigate the local justice system. At DeWitt Algorri + Algorri, PC, we have strong relationships with fellow law firms and judges. In fact, 95% of our business comes from referrals. We are the firm for local experience and expertise. When in comes to going up against a negligent driver, employer, company, property owner, or product manufacturer, we have what it takes to bring your claim to the next level. Call (855) 946-6464 to learn more about how we can help you after suffering a broken bone.