Broken bones are common injuries associated with car accidents. If you think your bone fracture resulted from another party’s negligent actions, you have the right to seek fair compensation.
A car accident lawyer in Hammond from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help you with your broken bones injury case. Our legal professionals will establish who was liable for the accident and help you pursue damages.
Damages Vary for Every Case
Like most car accident victims, you probably want to know how much compensation you may be able to receive for your injuries. However, there is no exact answer for that. The final payout differs for every claim, even if you think your case bears similarities to others.
In general, victims may be able to recover compensation for their economic and non-economic damages:
Economic damages are losses that carry a calculable monetary value. Medical expenses are a major type of economic damage in car accident cases. You may be able to recover compensation for your:
- Doctor’s consultations
- Physical therapy
- Estimated future costs of medical care
You may also get compensated for:
- Damage to your property
- Lost wages if your injuries prevent you from working now and in the future
Injured victims may also seek non-economic damages, which are often subjective and not easily quantifiable. You may be entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering, trauma, and mental anguish in certain instances.
The amount of awarded damages is often highly contested by insurance companies and lawyers of the offending party. A Hammond car accident lawyer from our firm can help you determine the appropriate amount of compensation for you to request for your broken bone injuries.
Who is Liable for Your Broken Bone Injury?
If another driver caused your car accident by violating a traffic law, they might be liable for your broken bone injury. Determining liability for your injuries is often challenging—who is at fault might not always be clear-cut, especially if the accident involves multiple parties. Besides another driver, the liable party in your case may be:
- The at-fault driver’s employer
- A negligent mechanic
- The manufacturer of a defective automobile component
- The municipality in charge of maintaining the road
A Hammond broken bones lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help you sort out liability. We are willing to pursue multiple parties for compensation on your behalf if necessary.
Pursuing Compensation Even if You are Partially at Fault
Sometimes, you may hesitate to seek compensation because you think that the accident was partially your fault. However, having partial fault for the accident may not stop you from recovering damages in Louisiana.
Under the CC §2323, all parties involved in the accident could still have a valid claim, even if they are partly responsible for the incident. However, any portion of the liability they bear will reduce their final payout. For example, if a driver was 20% at fault for the accident, they may only receive the remaining 80% of their damages.
Our firm can collect supporting evidence to limit your share of the blame.
Steps to Take After Suffering an Injury
What you do following the accident or injury could significantly impact your injury claim. Below are a few considerations to make:
Get Medical Treatment
You will only know the extent of your injuries when you seek medical attention after the incident. If you delay getting treated, the at-fault party might argue that your injuries resulted from another incident and not their negligent actions. As such, they could deny your claim.
Receiving immediate treatment also ensures no further complications like infections, misaligned bones, and damaged internal organs arise from your fracture injury. Not only can these complications prolong your recovery, but they can also add to your financial burden.
Seek Legal Help
We can help you protect your legal rights when you reach out to our firm for a free consultation. Once your lawyer sees you have a valid case, they will advise you on how to proceed.
Steer Clear of Social Media
It may be in your best interest to avoid social media after a car accident. When pursuing monetary damages for your fracture injury, refrain from posting updates online—insurance adjusters and lawyers often use social media posts to deny personal injury claims.
Even if you are careful in filtering friend requests and keeping your posts private, the other party may still find traces of evidence via your account that could undermine your case. Limit interactions and communications and inform your lawyer if you come across something that may hurt your claim.
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Can Protect Your Rights
A Hammond car accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help you with all aspects of your broken bones case, including:
- Collecting evidence
- Communicating with all other parties for you
- Filing your insurance claim or lawsuit
- Negotiating for a settlement
- Going to trial, if necessary
- Giving you case updates and answering your questions.
Let us fight for compensation on your behalf while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
Contact Our Attorneys Today
Since we work on a contingency fee basis, you do not have to worry about up-front payments. We only collect attorney’s fees if you get compensated. If we are unable to help you win your case, you do not pay us any fees.
For a free, no-obligation initial consultation with a member of our team, get in touch at (337) 777-7777.