While there are hundreds of thousands of car crashes across the country every single day, there are tens of thousands of people who are injured daily in such accidents. General bone fractures are a common injury from such accidents.
If you suffered a bone fracture in a crash caused by another driver, you can pursue a personal injury claim against the other driver to recoup compensation for your damages caused by the bone fracture.
A Bone Fracture Could Have Lasting Effects
If you have suffered a bone fracture in an auto accident, it could bother you for years to come. It can cause arthritis, require surgical intervention, or necessitate physical therapy and rehabilitation.
Sometimes lasting bone and joint pain or joint popping occurs. Bone fractures can also lead to arthritis in the years to come. That can cause lasting pain and restrictions on an individual’s activities.
You will need to maintain documentation to show your losses and damages. That means you will need medical bills, medical records, proof of missed work and lost wages, information about the need for any medical care in the future, documentation about how your daily activities are affected and restricted, and so forth.
Prescription receipts, repair estimates, photos of damages and injuries, and witness statements are also very beneficial.
Determining The Other Driver’s Liability For The Crash That Caused A Fractured Bone
When you pursue a personal injury claim, you will need to show that the other driver was liable for what resulted. There are four elements of negligence, and all four elements must be proven for a successful personal injury claim.
Any driver has a duty or a responsibility to protect others from harm and to adhere to the traffic laws, so that is the first element. Next, you will need to show that duty was breached by the driver’s actions.
The third element is to show that the breach of duty caused the crash. As an example, the driver ran the stop sign – which was a breach of traffic laws – and crashed into your vehicle.
The last element is to show that the crash or accident is what caused your damages and that those damages wouldn’t exist if the crash hadn’t occurred. You must then show your damages and calculate your losses.
Consult With A Personal Injury Attorney
If you suffered a bone fracture from a car crash that was caused by someone else’s wrongdoing or negligence, you should consult with a personal injury lawyer who is licensed to practice in your state.
An accident injury lawyer is familiar with the negotiations process and understands the laws surrounding personal injury claims in your state.
An attorney can help you recover compensation for your losses. Personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, so you have nothing to lose. Your lawyer will not be compensated until you are paid for your losses.
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