If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, you could have suffered serious injuries, like broken bones. A St. Charles Parish broken bones lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help you seek compensation after this devastating car crash. To learn more and schedule a free case review, call our office today at (337) 777-7777.
How to Handle Broken Bones
According to the Cleveland Clinic, there are many types and severities of bone fractures. Symptoms may vary depending on which bone has been injured, but pain and swelling are common to most, if not all, fractures.
Bone fractures are common injuries, but they can cause complications. The Cleveland Clinic further states that some bone fractures may lead to shock, infection, blood clots, and more. Proper treatment and monitoring can help reduce the risk of such complications.
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Getting Compensation for Your Injuries
Victims of such accidents are permitted by law to sue the person(s) responsible for their injuries. The money awarded in such lawsuits—referred to as “compensatory damages” or simply “compensation”—can help you support yourself and your family until you get back on your feet.
With that said, compensatory damages are only available for a brief period of time. State law, as codified in Louisiana Civil Code (CC) § 3492, gives you one year from the date of the accident to file your personal injury lawsuit. After one year has passed, you may not be eligible for damages, no matter how serious your injuries might be.
Contact Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers as soon as possible to determine how much time you have to file your lawsuit and ultimately make sure that you do not miss out on your chance to collect damages. The number of our main office is (337) 777-7777.
Different Damages for Different Types of Injuries
Your broken bones and other injuries have caused you a great deal of physical suffering and inconvenience. Perhaps they—or the accident that caused them—even produced emotional or psychological distress.
These types of injuries are called non-economic damages. You may be entitled to non-economic damages if you experienced:
- Pain and suffering: Your fracture and other injuries were physically and/or psychologically painful.
- Disfigurement or scarring: Your injuries did not heal properly, or you needed major surgery that led to permanent scarring.
- Disability: You will never regain the full range of physical abilities you had before.
- Diminished quality of life: You will never fully heal from your broken bones, forcing you to seek help with some activities (e.g., dressing or bathing) and give up others (e.g., playing sports).
Not only are broken bones painful, treating them can be costly. You may have had to see several kinds of health professionals to ensure maximum healing. In addition, your injuries may have kept you home from work or, at the least, prevented you from working as much as before the accident. Maybe your injuries have left you permanently disabled, making it difficult, if not impossible, for you to work for a living.
These types of injuries are called economic damages. You may be entitled to economic damages if you lost money due to:
- Lost income: Your injuries prevented you from working (or from working as many hours as you usually do).
- Reduced earning capacity: Your injuries have knocked your career off-course, forcing you to work fewer hours or to accept a lower-paying job.
- Medical bills: You went to the hospital, had x-rays done, had a cast applied, filled a prescription, received physical therapy, and so on.
- Repair bills: Your car and other belongings were damaged in the crash and need repairs.
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You Are Not Alone
Car accidents can be frightening and traumatizing, especially if you also have to deal with serious injuries like bone fractures. It is easy to feel overwhelmed in such circumstances, but help is available. A St. Charles Parish broken bones lawyer can support you from the beginning of your lawsuit to the very end.
At Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, we are happy to assist you with all aspects of your lawsuit. We can:
- Explain your options: Lawsuits are so complex that it is sometimes hard to know what decisions to make along the way. We can tell you what your legal options are and help you decide which one may be best for you.
- Investigate accident causes: It is important to know, to the extent possible, how and why your accident happened. Your lawyer will launch an investigation to answer these questions.
- File your paperwork: Lawsuits can generate a lot of paperwork. We can handle it all, starting with notifying the liable party about your filing a lawsuit against them.
- Meet with the insurance company: You do not have to face the liable party or their insurance company alone. Your lawyer will negotiate for the compensation that you need.
- Go to court: Sometimes, it is just not possible to get a fair pretrial settlement. In those cases, we can and will take your case to court.
- Charge nothing upfront: Your lawyer will only collect their fee if and when you get your compensation.
Broken bones can be extremely painful—and expensive to recover from. A St. Charles Parish broken bones lawyer may be able to help you with all aspects of your case. To talk to a member of our team about your accident, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (337) 777-7777. We will assess your case at no cost and no obligation.