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Broken bones can cause lasting pain, permanent disabilities, and lifelong health complications. They can also be the basis of legal claims, giving victims a way to hold negligent parties accountable for the harm they have caused.

At Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers, we have vast experience representing injured people just like you in bone fracture cases. No matter how complex a case may be, our injury attorneys have the experience, dedication, and skills to provide fierce representation when it matters most.

We are proud to offer the same counsel we would want in your shoes, and we are relentless, respected advocates in and outside the courtroom. That’s how we’ve earned a winning record, a stellar reputation, and the know-how for maximizing our clients’ recoveries.

Whenever you need answers or advice about a potential bone fracture case, we are here for you, ready to help 24/7.

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Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers has recovered millions

in all types of bone fracture claims and catastrophic injury cases. Your claim and recovery could be our next victory.

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How Does Negligence Cause Broken Bones?

Careless actions and failures to take essential safety precautions can cause all types of accidents and, in turn, bone fractures. Generally, these accidents involve:
Here’s a closer look at how each of these events can involve negligence that results in broken bones.
Broken Bones in Falling Accidents

Falls are the leading cause of bone fractures caused by injury, as opposed to a disease, like osteoporosis (source: The Lancet). These falls, which often lead to permanent disabilities, can occur:

  • From elevated areas: Falls off of stairs, scaffolding, decks, balconies, and other elevated areas can easily break bones and cause other catastrophic injuries.
  • On the same level: Slips, trips, and falls can lead to bone fractures, especially in elderly individuals or those with certain underlying conditions.
  • In various settings: Residential, commercial, industrial, and public properties can all be the sites of falling accidents that end up causing bone fractures.
Traffic Crashes & Bone Fractures

The second leading cause of injury-related bone fractures is traffic accidents. In fact, when motor vehicle crashes cause bone fractures (sources: III & NCBI):

  • Multiple bones are broken in the crash. In other words, few victims experience a single fracture only.
    Among males, the femur is the single most common bone fractured auto wrecks.
  • Among females, the humerus is the most common bone fracture sustained.
  • In head-on collisions, leg fractures are the most common type of broken bone suffered.

When motor vehicle crashes cause bone fractures:

  • Motorists and/or others can be at fault: Driver distraction, impairment, and failures to comply with traffic laws can lead to crashes and broken bones. So can dangerous roads, vehicle component failures, and other negligence.
  • Victims tend to suffer other catastrophic injuries too: The crashes that cause broken bones tend to be severe in nature. That’s why it’s common for broken bones to occur alongside traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and other catastrophic injuries.
When Work Accidents Cause Broken Bones

Falling and traffic crashes are daily risks for some workers, like those in the roofing, construction, offshore drilling, and trucking industries. Tragically, that’s just the beginning when it comes to risky jobs and occupational accidents that can cause severe bone fractures. Others can include (and aren’t limited to):

  • Crushing accidents
  • Entrapments
  • Machinery accidents
  • Struck-by incidents
  • Repetitive motion injuries (resulting in stress fractures)
Bone Fractures from Other Traumatic Events

Along with the above incidents, other events that can cause serious bone fractures can include:

  • Accidents caused by faulty equipment or dangerous products
  • Accidents at unsafe premises, which could include private, commercial, industrial, or public properties
  • Sports accidents or criminal assaults
  • Other accidents or events involving negligence
Aggressive driving

Reckless motorists may speed, tailgate, blow through red lights, and improperly change lanes. Those and other risky actions behind the wheel can easily cause aggressive drivers to hit others from the side, especially when there’s more traffic on the roads.

Who Can I Sue After an Accident Causes Bone Fractures?

Did your bone fractures happen in a work accident? What exactly caused the accident that injured you? And when did the incident occur?

Those are just a few questions that need to be answered in order to determine:

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    If you have a claim:

    When bone fractures happen on the clock, the injured may have a worker’s compensation case and/or another claim.
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    Who you can sue over bone fractures:

    The negligence involved will determine fault and liability. In many cases, clarifying the options for filing bone fracture lawsuits starts with a careful investigation of the accident.
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When you’re considering filing a bone fracture claim, here are a few key things to know:

  • The window of time to file your case can be closing right now:

    Statutes of limitations for these cases are set by state law, and there are different time limits for filing a worker’s compensation case versus a personal injury claim. If you wait too long, you run the risk that the statute of limitations will expire. If that happens, you can miss out on option(s) to seek recovery.
  • You can’t count on others to admit or accept liability:

    At-fault parties can fight liability hard, using various strategies to try to divert blame. If you’re the one with broken bones, that can lead to frustrating or infuriating experiences, especially if the at-fault parties are wrongly trying to blame you for your broken bones.
  • Medical care is key:

    No matter who you end up suing for bone fractures, medical care will create records of your injuries, treatments, and losses. That can all be helpful evidence when you need to establish damages and the severity of bone fractures.

When Should I Talk to a Bone Fracture Lawyer?

ASAP is the best time to contact an attorney if you have this question and/or:
Here are some key reasons to talk to a bone fracture attorney sooner, not later:
  • The other involved parties are not on your side:

    That means that without an attorney, you can be left to face the process alone. If you have to go up against insurance companies or others who deal with these claims all the time, you could be at a significant disadvantage trying to negotiate the process and compensation alone.
  • Misstatements, missed deadlines, and other mistakes could create more problems for you later:

    They could even derail a case. A bone fracture lawyer can help you avoid these and other missteps, putting your potential claim on track for success.
To talk to a 5-star bone fracture lawyer 24/7, just contact Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers for a free consultation.

What Compensation Can Be Paid for Bone Fracture Claims?

Financial recoveries for bone fracture claims depend on the claims filed, the severity of the injuries, and other factors. Specifically:

With these cases and recoveries, it’s also critical to know that:

A Bone Fracture & Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Is Ready to Help You 24/7

After you or a loved one suffers bone fractures in any type of accident, don’t wait to get answers or advocacy. Time and insurance companies can be working against you, but you can rely on a 5-star bone fracture lawyer at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers for help. We are skilled at winning all types of bone fracture cases, and we can help you recover.

Tireless, strategic, and known for excellence, our injury attorneys are proud to offer exceptional representation to the victims of negligence. Discover the difference our team can make in your case and recovery by contacting us today.

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