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Denver Broken Bones Attorney

Fractures are sustained in a variety of accidents, including car crashes, motorcycle accidents, and slip and fall accidents. If your bones have been broken in an accident caused by the negligence of another, you may have a claim for compensation. Contact the Denver broken bones attorneys at The Fang Law Firm as soon as possible for a consultation.

Denver Broken Bones Lawyer

Why Choose Us for Your Attorneys

  • We maintain a direct line of communication with our clients and remain available for questions or concerns any time of the day.
  • Our firm even has a phone call guarantee policy: We promise to return your call within 24 hours.
  • Our cases are handled directly by our Denver accident attorneys who want to give you their undivided attention.
  • We take a hands-on approach handling our cases and do not delegate to legal assistants or paralegals.

Why You Need a Denver Broken Bones Lawyer

Before accepting a settlement offer from an insurance company for your broken bone injuries, it is in your best interests to consult with an experienced Denver broken bones attorney. Our Denver personal injury lawyers have the knowledge and experience to assess the full extent of your losses and determine whether the settlement offer is fair and reasonable. If it is a lowball offer, we can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf or take your case to court if necessary.

Our broken bones attorneys can handle many key tasks for your case, such as:

  • Accident and injury investigation
  • Evidence preservation and collection
  • Hiring subject-matter experts, such as medical experts
  • Colorado’s claims filing procedures
  • Settlement negotiations with an insurance claims adjuster
  • Representation during an injury trial in Denver, if necessary

Our personal injury law firm has what it takes to handle even the most complex broken bone claim in Denver. Throughout the legal process, we will answer your legal questions and give you advice that you can trust. We know how difficult it is to deal with a broken bone after a preventable accident. We will be here for you and your family to guide you through the legal process from start to finish. We won’t let you go through the recovery process alone.

How Much Does an Attorney Charge?

Cost is often a concern for accident victims who are considering hiring an attorney. You are already dealing with expensive medical care, lost wages and other costs after being involved in a traumatic accident in Denver; the last thing you want is an additional expense in legal fees. At The Fang Law Firm, we understand what victims are going through. We make high-quality legal services affordable by operating on a contingency fee basis.

With this payment arrangement, our broken bones attorneys in Denver do not charge anything unless financial compensation is secured for the client. If you don’t win your case, you won’t pay us a dime in attorney’s fees. If we do secure financial compensation for your broken bone claim, we will deduct our fees as a percentage of the settlement or judgment award won rather than billing you directly. We will agree with you on the percentage of our fee before proceeding with your claim so that there are no unexpected surprises or hidden costs.

What Damages Can I Recover for Broken Bones in Colorado?

“Damages” refer to the financial compensation that may be available to a victim in a personal injury claim in Colorado. The losses that you suffered that may be eligible for reimbursement can be economic (tangible) or noneconomic (intangible). You and your family could receive a settlement or judgment award for a variety of losses associated with your broken bone. Depending on the severity of your injuries, damages in a personal injury claim for fractures may include:

  • Past and future medical expenses – any required medical care connected to your broken bone, including hospital visits, surgeries, casts, crutches, mobility assistive devices, follow-up appointments, physical therapy and rehabilitation.
  • Lost wages – the amount of money (and other employment benefits) that you lost from being unable to work, from the time of your accident to the time that you file a claim.
  • Loss of earning potential – an amount that may be available for a disability if your broken bone injury takes you out of work temporarily or permanently.
  • Pain and suffering – the intangible losses that you’ve suffered because of your injury, including physical pain and suffering, chronic pain, discomfort, and inconvenience.
  • Emotional distress – an amount to pay you for the mental, emotional and psychological harm associated with your accident and bone trauma, such as distress, anguish, grief and post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life – compensation for the loss of the ability to enjoy life or participate in daily activities because of your broken bone injury.
  • Punitive damages – an additional amount that can be awarded in cases where a defendant’s actions were particularly negligent or wrongful as a means of punishing that person.

Discuss the potential value of your broken bone claim in Denver before accepting a settlement offer by an insurance company. Initial settlement offers are often low, as the insurance company wants to save money on payouts. An attorney at The Fang Law Firm will review your case, estimate its value based on your specific circumstances and let you know if a settlement offer seems fair. If not, we may offer to represent you during future negotiations with the insurance provider to demand maximum financial compensation.

Types of Bone Fractures

A fracture is a broken bone. As stated by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), a bone may be fractured completely or partially in a number of ways, including lengthwise, crosswise, or in multiple pieces.

The type of bone fracture can determine the severity of the injury, how the victim is affected and the treatment options available.

Common fracture types include:

  • Stable fractures – broken ends of the bone line up, barely out of place.
  • Displaced fracture – the bones break and move apart, so the broken ends no longer line up.
  • Open compound fractures – the skin may be pierced by the bone or by the blow that caused the break. The bone may or may not be visible in the wound.
  • Transverse fractures – a horizontal fracture line characterizes this type of fracture.
  • Oblique fracture – this type of break has an angled pattern.
  • Spiral fracture – the break spirals around the bone, such as in a twist injury.
  • Compression fracture – a crushed bone, causing it to be flatter or wider in appearance.
  • Comminuted fracture – the bone is shattered into three or more pieces.
  • Greenstick – an incomplete fracture, where one side of the bone bends. These are most common in children since their bones are softer and more flexible.
  • Segmental – segments of the bone have fractured away and are “floating.”
  • Depressed fracture – when broken bones get pushed inward, such as in a skull fracture.

Bone fractures are most often caused when a force is exerted against the bone that is too great for it to withstand. Too much force applied to a bone can cause it to crack, fracture, split or break. Broken bones can cause painful and debilitating symptoms such as severe pain, difficulty using the limb or affected area, swelling, bruising, redness, warmth, tenderness, or a physically apparent deformity.

Complications From Fractures or Bone Trauma

Minor broken bones typically heal completely within several weeks. However, severe bone fractures can come with complications that lengthen a victim’s recovery time and can even cause permanent damage or disability. Some broken bones are catastrophic injuries, such as a spinal fracture that results in permanent paralysis. Potential complications from bone trauma or fractures can include:

  • Vascular damage – damage to the vascular system when a bone is broken, such as damage to the femoral artery or pelvic arteries.
  • Pierced lung or pneumothorax – potential complications associated with rib fractures.
  • Blood clots or thrombosis – a complication connected to long-term immobility during recovery from a bone fracture, especially a hip fracture.
  • Bone infections – infections due to bacteria entering the body, such as with a compound fracture that breaks the skin.
  • Bone deformities – bones that may heal in abnormal positions from not being aligned properly for the healing process.
  • Delayed union and nonunion fractures – broken bones that take longer than usual to heal (delayed) or a fracture that fails to heal (nonunion).
  • Myositis ossificans – the development of calcifications and bony masses within muscle tissues that can cause pain, tenderness, and joint and muscle problems.

The symptoms associated with bone fracture complications include pain, chronic pain, tenderness, limping, swelling, difficulty with mobility, drainage from a wound or fever. A victim may need additional medical treatments – including surgery – to treat these complications. If you encounter any complications with your broken bone injury, consult with our attorneys about a potential injury claim.

Common Causes of Fractures/Broken Bones

Bone fractures can occur in traumatic accidents as well as due to overuse or repetitive motions. Traumatic accidents can result in too much pressure or force being exerted against one or more bones, such as in a direct blow to the body. The overexertion of one part of the body can also place too much pressure on the bone, causing stress fractures. This may occur in athletes or workers with jobs that require repetitive motions.

Many broken bones are caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of others. Examples include:

If someone else was negligent and this caused your bone fracture, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Negligence means the failure to act with normal or reasonable care. If a driver texts behind the wheel, for example, he or she has been negligent. When negligence gives a victim a broken bone, he or she has the right to pursue an insurance claim or injury lawsuit against the at-fault party in Colorado.

Who Can be Held Liable?

If your bones have been fractured in an accident that was someone else’s fault, the responsible party may be liable for your injuries. For example:

  • If your bones were broken in a car crash caused by a negligent driver, you may have a claim for compensation against the at-fault driver.
  • If your fractures were sustained in a Denver slip and fall accident caused by a hazardous condition on someone else’s property, you may have a premises liability claim against the property owner.
  • If an act of violence caused your broken bones, you may have a civil personal injury claim against the perpetrator, in addition to any criminal prosecution.

Proving a Broken Bone Injury Claim

Proving a broken bone injury case requires clear and convincing evidence that the defendant was negligent. The four elements of proof necessary are that the defendant owed the victim a duty of care, breached this duty of care, caused the victim’s bone fracture and that the victim suffered compensable losses as a result. Evidence to support a broken bone case often includes:

  • Accident report or police report
  • Eyewitness statements
  • Photographs and video footage
  • Physical evidence from the scene of the accident
  • Records and documents, such as cell phone records
  • Medical records and x-rays
  • Accident reconstruction
  • Testimony from experts

A Denver broken bones attorney from The Fang Law Firm will work hard to prove your case by collecting any available evidence of negligence or fault and using compelling storytelling to demonstrate how your broken bone injury occurred. We are not afraid of going up against any defendant, big or small. Although most personal injury cases reach settlements, we are capable of presenting evidence in court, when necessary.

Contact a Denver Broken Bones Attorney in Colorado Today

At The Fang Law Firm in Denver, we have dedicated our practice to helping injured people. Contact us today if you have suffered broken bones because of someone else’s negligence or harmful acts.