San Jose, CA Broken Bones Injury Lawyer

Young girl who suffered a broken bone injury

Broken bones or fractures are painful and costly, often resulting in expensive medical bills and a lengthy recovery. When a broken bone injury is due to another party’s negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct, victims can file a lawsuit to recover damages. If you or a loved one has suffered a broken bone injury due to someone’s negligence, turn to BoyesLegal APC.

You can trust our experienced personal injury attorneys to fight for the compensation you need and deserve. We handle all claims on a contingency basis, meaning you pay nothing to us until we recover for you. Call us today for a consultation. We represent bone injury victims throughout California.

About Broken Bone Injuries in California

The broken bone injury attorneys at BoyesLegal regularly handle injury claims arising from all types of accidents, including:

  • Bicycle accidents — While bicyclists must follow traffic laws, all drivers in California must be aware of their surroundings and avoid causing injuries to others
  • Car accidents — Minor car accidents frequently result in broken bones, but a high-impact collision can result in catastrophic bone crush injuries 
  • Construction accidents  — Construction workers are frequently injured in falls and other worksite accidents, resulting in broken arms, legs, and other injuries
  • Pedestrian accidents — All drivers have a duty of care to operate their vehicles in a safe manner and avoid causing injuries to others, yet California leads the nation in pedestrian accidents that often result in broken bones
  • Slip and fall accidents — Property owners have an obligation to provide a safe environment to visitors, however, slip and fall accidents caused by spills, cracked sidewalks, and broken steps often result in broken bones in the hands, wrists, shoulders, and legs. 
  • Truck accidents — Commercial truck accidents often result in severe broken bone injuries to occupants of smaller vehicles

Regardless of the type of accident that caused your broken bone injury, we have the skills and experience to get you just compensation. Our firm has an impressive track record of success, having achieved substantial settlements and jury verdicts.  

Different Types of Broken Bone Injuries

There are various types of broken bone injuries, such as:

  • Hairline fracture – This injury involves a small crack in the bone that may not be detectable through an X-ray examination
  • Simple fracture – In this type of fracture, the bone breaks but does not pierce through the skin.
  • Compound fracture – Here, the bones not only break but also splinter and protrude through the skin, often necessitating surgical intervention.
  • Avulsion fracture – This occurs when a piece of bone separates, or when a tendon or ligament pulls away from the bone.
  • Buckle fracture – In a buckle fracture, the bone severely bends or “buckles,” but does not completely fracture.
  • Transverse fracture – This type of fracture occurs across the bone’s surface, resulting in the bone snapping into two separate pieces.
  • Comminuted fracture – A comminuted fracture involves the bone being crushed or breaking into multiple fragments.

While minor fractures generally heal relatively quickly, severely broken bones may require surgery and extensive physical therapy. Individuals who sustain multiple fractures or crushed bones may never fully regain mobility or complete use of the affected body part. Given the lasting consequences of broken bone injuries, having the aggressive representation our firm provides is crucial.

Available Damages For Your Bone Injury

After a broken bone injury, you may be entitled to compensation that includes economic and noneconomic damages, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages (present and future)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Permanent disability/disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Notably, the rules of comparative negligence can impact your personal injury claims. You can still claim damages for a broken bone injury, even if you were partially responsible for the accident that caused your injuries; however, your award will be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you.

For example, if you suffered a broken leg in a car accident because the other driver was speeding, but you made an improper turn, a court or claims adjuster may find you to be 30 percent at fault. If the total amount of your damages is $100,000, the amount of your award will be reduced by 30 percent to $70,000. 

Although personal injury claims are often resolved through settlement negotiations with insurance companies, insurers often attempt to pay as little money as possible, If the insurer fails to honor your claim, we will take your case to trial. Above all, we will fight for the maximum compensation you deserve in or out of the courtroom. 

Talk To An Experienced Broken Bone Injury Attorney in San Jose

At BoyesLegal, we have extensive experience handling broken bone injury claims and will work to achieve the best possible outcome. Contact our office in San Jose today so we can start working on your claim.