Los Angeles Broken Bone & Fracture Attorney
Fractured or broken bones are not only painful to endure but can be costly as well. It can take weeks to heal or even months if surgery is required. And you may be unable to fulfill your duties at work, leading to financial constraints.
Every year, millions of people across the United States sustain fractured or broken bones in trauma-related accidents. Some of the most common causes include the following:
If you or a loved one sustained a broken bone or fracture injury in an accident, you might be entitled to compensation.
We help clients who have sustained a broken bone or fracture injury caused by the negligence of another to receive the compensation they deserve.
With over 45 years of experience, Cohen & Marzban has already recovered $2,000,000,000+ for our clients. Our successful track record makes us one of the top Los Angeles broken bone and fracture injury attorney firms.
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Broken Bone and Fracture Injuries
The severity of bone fractures vary from person to person, but according to Cleveland Clinic, they typically fall into one of the following categories:
- Closed or open fractures: If the injury doesn’t break open the skin, it’s called a closed fracture. If the skin does open, it’s called an open fracture or compound fracture.
- Complete fractures: The break goes completely through the bone, separating it in two.
- Displaced fractures: A gap forms where the bone breaks. Often, this injury requires surgery to fix.
- Partial fractures: The break doesn’t go all the way through the bone.
- Stress fractures: The bone gets a crack in it, which is sometimes tough to find with imaging.
Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Tests
Symptoms of a fracture include swelling, pain, and difficulty using the limb.
In most cases, you’ll know something is wrong with a bone and that you might have fractured it.
The extent of the damage is often more difficult to determine, and you should always seek medical attention. If your injury isn’t treated right away, it might worsen. A fracture injury lawyer might argue that you’re partly at fault for neglecting to be examined by a healthcare provider sooner.
A broken bone fracture can cause nerve damage, muscle damage, internal bleeding, blood clots, organ damage, infections, and skin lacerations to name but a few.
Your healthcare provider will typically have one or more tests done before your injury can be fully diagnosed. Tests include X-rays, bone scans, CT scans, and MRI.
Always keep copies of all medical reports, test results, and invoices for your bone fracture injury attorney.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I be compensated for?
The bone fracture injury lawyers at Cohen & Marzban can help you recover money for various claims, including:
- Emergency medical expenses
- Hospitalization and surgeries
- Ongoing medical treatment
- Past and future lost income
- Walking aids
- Pain and suffering
- Physical therapy
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Psychological counseling
- Permanent disfigurement
What is the deadline for filing a personal injury claim in California?
The California statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years as per the California Code of Civil Procedure, Section 335.1. that states:
“Within two years: An action for assault, battery, or injury to, or for the death of, an individual caused by the wrongful act or neglect of another.”
If your claim is against a government entity such as the City of Los Angeles, California Government Code Section 911.2. gives you six months to file a notice of claim from the date you sustained your bone fracture.
Consult an experienced broken or fractured bone attorney in Los Angeles for more information. At Cohen & Marzban our attorneys will gladly walk you through the process of filing a claim.
Should I accept an insurance settlement offer?
Insurance companies always try to limit their liability. They are known to make lowball settlement offers, hoping they will be accepted. They might even try to convince you it’s the highest offer they can make.
Do not accept any settlement offer without first speaking with an experienced personal injury lawyer to determine if it is fair based on the bone fracture you sustained.
The broken bone and fracture injury lawyers at Cohen & Marzban stand ready to help you.