Fractures / Broken Bones
A Chicago Injury Lawyer Serving Your Needs in Fractures and Broken Bones Cases
There are many different causes of fractures and broken bones, but you do have rights when your injuries are the result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence. As a victim, you can expect to incur hefty medical costs and may be unable to work, in addition to the pain and suffering that result from your injuries.
Pursuing the Rights of Chicago Victims for More Than Two Decades
If you’ve sustained fractures or broken bones in an accident that wasn’t your fault, it’s important to discuss your circumstances with an experienced injury attorney at Michael T. Friedman & Associates right away. Our lawyers know how these injuries impact many aspects of your life, so you can trust us to aggressively pursue the responsible party for compensation after you suffer a fracture or broken bone.
Illinois Law Protects Victims of Fractures and Broken Bones
Traffic crashes, workplace accidents, slip and falls, nursing home mishaps and other types of accidents typically involve a severe level of trauma, which can cause damage to the body’s skeletal system. The most common bone breaks that occur due to an accident include:
- Skull fractures;
- Broken bones in the arm, wrist, or hand;
- Fractures to the leg, ankle, or foot bones;
- Broken ribs;
- Fractured hips; and,
- Breaks to the delicate bones of the face.
The most severe type of broken bone is a compound fracture, also known as an open fracture, where sharp bone fragment actually penetrates through the skin. Infection becomes a serious issue for a victim, and there may be issues with medically uniting the sections of bone back together. In addition, the damage to the surrounding soft tissues makes for a long recovery.
Recovering Compensation for Your Losses
If you’re involved in an accident or incident that leads to fractured bones, you can recover compensation for the losses caused by your injuries. Typically, these cases are based upon negligence, which means that you must prove that the responsible person acted carelessly and you were hurt as a result. A successful claim may lead to a financial award for:
- The costs you incur for medical care and treatment;
- Your lost income, if you were out of work due to your injuries;
- Pain and suffering; and,
- Other types of compensation, depending on your case.
Consult with a Chicago Attorney for a Fractures or Broken Bones Injury
No matter what type of negligence or reckless acts caused your fracture or broken bone, you do have rights under Illinois law. The lawyers at Michael T. Friedman & Associates will pursue the person or entity responsible for injuries, so you receive full compensation for your losses. We’ve been representing injury victims in the Chicago area for more than 20 years, so we’ve amassed the experienced and knowledge necessary to protect your interests. Please visit our website or call us directly at 312-339-8816 to schedule a free consultation with an attorney.