Car accidents can leave you with severe and life-changing injuries, including broken bones. With injuries like these, you may be facing high medical costs and lost wages due to an inability to work, among other challenges.
To find out how you may be able to seek compensation, contact a Warner Robins broken bones and fractures lawyer from the Bader Scott Injury Lawyers. Call us today at (404) 888-8888 to schedule a consultation and learn about how you could seek compensation.
Costs from Broken Bones Injuries May Be Recoverable
No matter how minor they seem, you can seek compensation for your injuries after an accident. Broken bones can easily result from a car accident, and even broken bones can require doctor’s visits and other medical care costs. Such costs can be factored into the value of your claim.
In severe cases, broken bones or fractures may even require surgery. If you had to pay for such expenses as bone fracture surgery, you could be experiencing significant financial losses in addition to the pain of your injuries. Other severe types of fractures could include skull fractures. A closed head wound such as this might result in headaches, nausea, and additional impairment.
If you were injured in an accident, you should see a doctor. According to the Mayo Clinic, delays in treating broken bones could lead to complications with your injuries. Additionally, if you have medical records, you can demonstrate that the other driver’s negligence led to your injuries. You can give this information to your lawyer in support of your personal injury case.
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Your Lawyer Can Identify Who Is Responsible
Anyone who contributed to your injuries may be liable for negligence. Those who might be held responsible for your injuries include:
- Truck drivers
- Law enforcement officials
An attorney can review your case and determine who could be liable for your accident. If you have very little evidence, a lawyer may be able to speak to eyewitnesses or passengers in other vehicles who can explain what happened. An attorney might also obtain security camera footage that could corroborate your statements.
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You may be able to pursue compensation from anyone who was indirectly responsible for the accident. Common third parties in car accident cases include:
- Automotive manufacturers
- Parts manufacturers
- Government organizations
- Local businesses
- Construction companies
Automotive manufacturers and parts manufacturers could use faulty materials. Government organizations, local businesses, and construction companies can create dangerous road conditions. Construction companies are also required to use the appropriate signs and post speed limits. All of these scenarios could be forms of negligence. If your accident was indirectly caused by a third party, a lawyer can help you determine how to take legal action.
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Forms of Compensation
Compensation for your injuries or losses may be recovered either through an insurance settlement or trial. Your attorney will first file an insurance claim, and the responsible parties will respond. Common forms of compensation you could seek includes:
- Medical bills
- Recovery bills/physical therapy
- Lost income
- Reduced future income
- Emotional distress
- Legal costs
- Punitive damages
The attorney will build a case that addresses what you have lost. While it is often more straightforward to calculate your medical bills and lost income, your lawyer will also consider your non-economic damages when calculating a case value. Doctors and employers could even provide statements as evidence demonstrating the impact of your injuries. Allow your lawyer to explain how much they believe you can seek.
Under Georgia Code §13-8-20, compensation for your injuries may include punitive damages. Keep in mind that there are certain restrictions on the compensation you can receive from punitive damages. A lawyer can tell you more about how punitive damages may apply to your case.
Call a Warner Robins broken bones and fractures lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers at (404) 888-8888 to schedule a consultation. If you decide to work with us, we will learn about the details of your case, analyze your evidence, and provide you updates as we proceed with managing your case. We work based on contingency fees. In essence, we do not get paid until you have been paid through a settlement or judgment.
Communicating with all Interested Parties
Once your claim has been filed, your lawyer will communicate with everyone involved in the case. These parties might reach out to you or send letters. You can tell them to speak to your attorney.
The attorney will schedule settlement negotiations, and they will speak on your behalf. Each settlement offer will be explained to you, and you may choose to accept or decline. Settling closes the case faster, but you may want to go to trial to seek as much compensation as possible.
Your lawyer will also be present when you sign documents pertaining to the case. You are not tasked with reading and understanding legalese. By working with an attorney, you have time to focus on your recovery.
Negotiating with the Insurance Company
Insurance companies may refuse to pay claims or try to offer a low settlement amount. You do not need to speak to the insurance company. Your attorney will reach out to the insurance company and handle the necessary negotiations.
Call to Schedule Your Consultation
Broken bones and fractures can hamper your career and your quality of life. When you call the Bader Scott Injury Lawyers at (404) 888-8888, you can schedule a free consultation with a Warner Robins broken bones and fractures lawyer. Discuss your legal rights and learn how you could seek compensation for your injuries.