Broken ribs are painful injuries. If you have been involved in a car accident that caused broken ribs, you might be able to receive compensation for the damages from the accident by pursuing a personal injury claim against the liable party. Broken ribs will lead to medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Talk with a personal injury lawyer about pursuing an accident injury claim after an auto accident that has left you with broken ribs or other injuries.
A Broken Rib Could Have Lasting Effects
Broken ribs can take several months to heal. The severity of the break and whether internal organs are affected will come into play regarding the recovery process. Sometimes surgery might be required, but often a brace is worn around the ribcage and healing must be done naturally over time.
During the recovery process, the individual cannot lift, bend, or do other manual labor or activities. Be sure to keep any notes from your healthcare provider regarding restrictions or time off work.
You will need to continue with medical care and keep copies of all medical records, medical bills, prescription bills, and receipts for medical equipment and devices. Maintain thorough documentation, such as proof of missed work and lost wages.
Also, keep proof of missed work and lost wages. Keep a journal that details your restrictions and limitations as to how your daily life is affected.
Determining the Other Driver’s Liability for the Crash That Caused a Broken Rib
Liability is the pivotal aspect of a personal injury claim. You must prove that the other party is at-fault for the crash, making them liable for all damages that resulted. If you can prove negligence, your claim will be successful.
All four elements of negligence must be met. The four elements of negligence are duty, breach of duty, causation and damages. Sometimes negligence is easy to prove.
Your personal injury attorney will build your claim and show how negligence came into play and prove that the other party is liable. When you can prove that the other party is liable, you can recover compensation for your losses from the other driver and their insurance carrier. Make sure you have calculated all your damages when you pursue a claim for your damages.
Consult With a Personal Injury Lawyer
Broken ribs are very painful and require extensive healing. You should consult with a personal injury attorney if an auto accident has left you with broken ribs. Maintain thorough documentation to support your claim.
Your lawyer will conduct an in-depth investigation into your accident, gather evidence and documentation and work to negotiate a settlement with the other party’s insurance company.
Your lawyer will not be compensated until you get a settlement or judgment for your damages. Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page to have your claim details reviewed by an attorney in your area so you can get your claim on track.