Denver Broken Bones Lawyer
Fractures and broken bones can result in a long term impact on your life. Our Denver broken lawyers help clients get the medical care they need and the compensation they deserve.
Fractures occur in a variety of accidents, including car crashes, motorcycle accidents and slip and fall accidents. If you suffered a broken bone in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may have a claim for compensation. The Denver broken bones lawyers at Front Range Injury Attorneys help clients recover compensation for their medical bills, lost wages and other damages. Contact our Denver personal injury attorneys today for a free case review.
Why Choose Front Range Injury Attorneys?
At Front Range Injury Attorneys we care about helping our clients throughout their cases. We believe clients are best served when our personal injury attorneys participate in their cases from start to finish. We help our clients get the best treatment for their injuries. By building up your case from the beginning, we build a strong case to get the best results.
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Watch this video to see managing attorney Adam Kielich discuss accidents involving broken bones and how our law firm can help you recover for your losses.
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Why you need a Denver broken bones lawyer
Before accepting a settlement offer from an insurance company for broken bone injuries, you should consult with an experienced Denver broken bones attorney. Our Denver personal injury lawyers have the experience and expertise to fully evaluate your case and determine whether a settlement offer is fair and reasonable. If the insurer gives you a lowball offer, which is most likely the case, we can negotiate on your behalf or take your case to court.
Our broken bones lawyers handle key tasks in your case, including:
- Accident and injury investigation
- Evidence preservation and collection
- Hiring subject matter experts, such as medical experts and accident reconstruction experts
- Colorado’s claims filing procedures
- Ensure all necessary insurance claims are open and pursued
- Settlement negotiations with an insurance claims adjuster
- Representing claims in an injury trial in Denver
Our personal injury law firm fights aggressively for victims of broken bone claims in Denver. We are experienced advocates of clients with complex injuries including multiple fractures, broken bones in joints and compound fractures. Through the legal process we will answer your legal questions and give you advice you can trust. You don’t have to go through difficult recovery and legal processes on your own. We are here to help.
How much does an attorney charge?
Cost is an important concern for accident victims considering hiring a personal injury attorney or law firm. With expensive medical bills, lost wages and other financial burdens due to your accident in Denver. The last thing you need is more financial burden in the way of legal fees. At Front Range Injury Attorneys, we understand the difficulty of your experience. We take the challenge of juggling legal fees out of the equation by operating on a contingency fee basis.
Under a contingency fee arrangement, our broken bones lawyers in Denver only charge legal fees when financial compensation is first secured for our client. If you don’t win your case, you don’t pay anything in attorney’s fees. If we secure compensation for your Denver broken bone claim, we deduct our fee as a percentage of the settlement or verdict award. We don’t bill clients hourly or require a retainer to start working on your case. We will agree with you on a fee percentage before proceeding with work so there are no surprises or hidden costs.
Additionally, by working on a no win, no fee basis, it also allows you and our attorneys to align financial interests. The law firm and our lawyers have the same financial interest as our clients to recover the maximum compensation under the facts of the case. At hourly fee law firms you not only may have to pay thousands before an attorney works on your case, but the law firm has an opposing incentive to bill as many hours as possible, no matter the outcome. Our Denver broken bone lawyer has the same financial interest as our clients in the outcome.
What damages can I recover for broken bones under Colorado law?
Damages is a legal term that refers to the financial compensation available for a personal injury claim under Colorado law. Damages available for reimbursement include economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages include tangible losses such as medical bills. Noneconomic damages include the intangible losses such as pain and suffering. You can recover a settlement or verdict award for multiple types of damages. Depending upon the severity and type of injuries, damages in a personal injury case for fractures may include:
- Past medical bills: any required medical care connected to your broken bone, such as hospital visits, surgeries, physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Future medical expenses: if your injuries require permanent or long term medical costs in the future, these may also be recovered as damages
- Lost wages: lost hourly or salary pay and other employment benefits lost as a result of your injuries or seeking treatment may be recovered as economic damages
- Lost earning potential: if you have a permanent or long term disability due to your injury that prevents you from working the same job or intensity, you may be able to recover for your future inability to earn the same pay
- Pain and suffering: the intangible effects of the injury, including physical pain and suffering, chronic pain, discomfort and inconvenience are recoverable damages
- Emotional distress: you can also recover for mental, emotional and psychological harm caused by the accident and bone trauma
- Loss of enjoyment of life: if your injuries prevent you from participating in activities you normally enjoy, that is a noneconomic damage you can recover for your broken bone injury
- Punitive damages: an additional amount awarded in some cases where a defendant’s actions involved extreme risk of danger
You deserve compensation for all legal damages experienced as a result of your injuries. Insurance companies frequently attempt to settle claims at a fraction of their value by denying or reducing the value of damages suffered. If an insurance company gets you to agree to a lowball offer, it saves money on payouts. An experienced attorney at Front Range Injury Attorneys can review your case, estimate its value and let you know if a settlement offer seems fair. If not, we may offer to represent you in negotiations with the insurance carrier to demand maximum compensation for your claim.
Types of bone fractures
A fracture is a broken bone. Bones can fracture completely or partially in many ways, including lengthwise, crosswise, in multiple pieces, or a combination of different types of fractures in the same bone. The type of fracture and the bone that fractured can determine the severity of injury, how it affects you and treatment options available.
Common fracture types include:
- stable fractures: broke ends of the bone line up barely out of place
- displaced fracture: bones break, move apart and the broken ends no longer line up
- open compound fractures: skin may be pierced by the bone or blow causing the break
- transverse fractures: horizonal fracture lines across the bone
- oblique fracture: an angled break in the bone
- spiral fracture: the break spirals around the bone, often from a twist injury
- compression fracture: a crushed bone that becomes flattened by the impact
- comminuted fracture: the bone shatters in three or more pieces
- greenstick: incomplete fracture where one side of the bone bends
- segmental: complete break in the bone results in segments disconnected and floating
- depressed fracture: broken bones are pushed inward, common in skull fractures
Broken bones often occur when a force is exerted against the bone too great to withstand. Force can cause a bone to crack, fracture, split, or break into pieces. Fractures can cause severe pain and debilitating symptoms including difficulty using a limb, swelling, bruising, redness, tenderness, or a deformity. In the case of a skull or spinal bone fracture, the fracture can result in brain injury or spinal cord injury.
Complications from fractures and bone trauma
In most cases, minor broken bones heal within weeks. Severe bone fractures can cause complications that lengthen your recovery time or even cause permanent damage and disability. Some broken bones are catastrophic injuries, such as skull fractures and spinal fractures. Potential complications you may face include:
- Vascular damage: the vascular system can be damaged when a bone breaks, such as damage to the femoral artery or pelvic arteries
- Blood clots or thrombosis: long term immobility during recovery, such as a hip fracture, can cause blood clots
- Pierced lung or pneumothorax: lung and other internal organ damage can occur due to a rib fracture
- Bone infections: bones can suffer infections due to bacteria entering the body, a particular risk with compound fractures that break the skin
- Bone deformities: bones that do not heal in the same shape and location can lead to skeletal problems
- Delayed union and nonunion fractures: broken bones that take longer to heal than usual or fail to heal
- Myositis ossificans: calcifications and bony masses in muscle tissues can lead to pain and joint or muscle problems
Symptoms of these complications can vary but often include pain, chronic pain, tenderness, limping, swelling, mobility problems, drainage from wound and fever. You may require surgery or other additional procedures to treat complications. This is an important reason why you should not accept an immediate settlement offer from an adjuster. Consult with our Denver bone injury lawyers about your claim.
Common causes of fractures/broken bones
Bone fractures often occur in traumatic accidents but can also occur due to overuse or repetitive motions. According to the Mayo Clinic, over 3 million people seek care for a fractured bone each year. Traumatic accidents almost always involve extreme forces exerted on the body. Overexertion of one body part can place too much pressure on bones, leading to stress fractures. Athletes experience these fractures but so can workers with jobs involving repetitive motion.
Broken bones often occur in negligence-based accidents, including:
- car accidents
- motorcycle accidents
- truck accidents
- bicycle accidents
- pedestrian accidents
- boating accidents
- slip and falls
- struck by falling objects
- sports injuries
- swimming pool or diving accidents
- workplace accidents
- defective products
- acts of violence
If someone else was negligent and caused your fracture injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Negligence is a legal term that means a failure to act with reasonable care or the standard of care appropriate under the circumstances. Most personal injury claims in Colorado involve acts of negligence. Personal injury law in Colorado allows victims of negligence to pursue claims for compensation. Contact our experienced Denver personal injury lawyers for a free evaluation of your claim.
Who can be held liable for my injuries under Colorado law?
If your bones suffered fractures in an accident caused by somebody else, the responsible party may be liable for your injuries and damages. For example,
- If your broken bone occurred in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, you may have a personal injury claim against the driver.
- Broken bones that occurred due to a workplace accident likely allows you to pursue a workers’ compensation claim for treatment and lost wages.
- Fractures sustained in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property may result in a premises liability claim against the property owner.
- If an act of violence caused broken bones, you may have a personal injury claim against the offender in addition to seeking criminal prosecution.
Our knowledgeable Denver broken bone lawyers will evaluate your case to determine who is at fault and whether you can legally pursue that party for your damages. Contact our Denver law firm for your free case review.
Proving a broken bone injury claim under Colorado personal injury laws
In most personal injury claims you must prove the defendant negligently caused your injury before you can recover compensation. (Certain claims involving workplace accidents, defective products and other specific claims follow different liability standards.) Legal negligence requires proving four elements: the defendant owed the victim a duty of care; defendant breached that duty; the breach caused the bone fracture; and the injury resulted in compensable damages. Evidence in broken bone cases often involves:
- Medical records and bills
- Other records of lost wages and other financial losses
- Accident reports and 911 call logs
- Photos and videos of the accident or aftermath
- Eyewitness statements
- Physical evidence from the scene of the accident
- Records and documents
- Accident reconstruction
- Expert testimony
Your Denver broken bones attorney will work hard to prove your cause by collecting evidence during our investigation, using effective negotiation tactics and compelling storytelling to explain your injury and claim for compensation. Although most personal injury claims resolve by settlement, we are not afraid of filing lawsuits and holding negligent defendants accountable in court.
Contact a Denver broken bones attorney in Denver, Colorado
At Front Range Injury Attorneys, our legal practice is dedicated exclusively to helping people injured in Colorado seek justice. Contact our Denver law firm today if you suffered broken bones due to someone else’s negligence. Our Denver broken bones attorney can review your case at no charge.