If you or a loved one broke a bone while in a car accident in New Orleans, you may be able to sue the other driver if their negligence caused the accident to happen.
Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (504) 777-7777 to hire a New Orleans broken bones lawyer for your car accident claim or lawsuit. The first call is free and gives you a chance to have your case reviewed by a member of our team.
Victims May Be Able to Get Compensation for Their Bone Injuries
Bone injuries can lead to several forms of damages, which your New Orleans broken bones lawyer can list and define when demanding compensation on your behalf. Whether you are filing a claim or lawsuit, you may be able to get compensation for different categories of damages, provided you present evidence that shows the extent of loss you suffered.
You can call (504) 777-7777 for a free case review and to sign up with our law firm to commence the legal process. A team member may ask a series of questions to gauge how much loss you endured and whether you might expect to experience further loss as we start litigation procedures.
The following are examples of the types of damages car accident victims may receive after suffering a broken bone injury.
The most obvious damage to claim after fracturing a bone is medical expenses. Your lawyer may request access to your medical records and receive copies of your medical bills to calculate the total costs for the treatments your bone fracture required. Note that not every medical expense will come from a hospital or clinic but may also include costs from pharmacies and medical equipment stores.
Medical-related damages may include costs for:
- An ambulance ride
- Emergency treatment care
- Hospital stays and inpatient services
- Imaging exams, such as X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans
- Casting and follow-up appointments
- Prescription medicines, such as painkillers
- Support devices, such as wheelchairs, slings, crutches, and walking boots
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
If your bone fracture occurred during a car accident, another damage you might claim is property damage to your vehicle. Property damage can also extend to other forms of property, such as bicycles, trailers, and valuable possessions inside the vehicle. With these types of losses, you may be able to receive compensation for the costs to repair your property or the cash value of your property if it was destroyed beyond repair in the collision.
Depending on where your bone fracture is in your body, it might prevent you from fulfilling certain work duties. In many cases, your doctor may instruct you to stay home and rest, which might prevent you from collecting income if you work part-time, hourly, or do not have enough paid time off (PTO) to cover your sick leave. If you were forced to lose wages because of your bone fracture, you may be able to receive compensation for this loss.
Pain and Suffering
Losses that do not have a monetary value are generally referred to as non-economic damages. These damages may cover losses ranging from physical pain, such as chronic arthritis you developed from the fracture, to emotional pain, such as losing the ability to engage in a favorite activity because of your fracture (e.g., sports or dancing).
For a free legal consultation with a broken bones lawyer serving New Orleans, call (504) 777-7777
Louisiana Gives Plaintiffs a Short Amount of Time to File Their Lawsuits
Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §3492 gives people who have suffered a bone fracture in a car accident about one year to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver or another liable party. When you are dealing with a fracture, which can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to months to heal (not including physical rehabilitation), you might not view the legal process as an immediate priority. However, you risk losing your opportunity to file for compensation by not acting now.
People who fail to meet the personal injury statutory deadline may have their case dismissed. This means any financial damage you incurred may have to be paid out of your own pocket. Call our law firm today to have a lawyer begin this process for you. You can focus on your recovery while we manage your case.
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Contact an Attorney Today About Your Broken Bones Injury Case
If you fractured a bone in a car accident caused by a negligent party, reach out to a New Orleans broken bones lawyer to head your case. When you call (504) 777-7777, you get an opportunity to speak with one of our team members, who can listen to the facts of your car accident and learn about the damages your bone fracture caused. We want to help you recover your damages, so call as soon as possible.