A broken wrist is a common type of injury that can happen as a result of a slip and fall accident. This type of injury can be painful and affect your ability to work or do daily activities. When you break your wrist, you may need surgery and ongoing treatments such as physical therapy. If you suffered a broken wrist in a slip and fall accident, contact an experienced personal injury attorney to determine if you are able to file a lawsuit against the negligent property owner and receive compensation for your injuries.
What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident
After a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, there are several things to do to ensure that your legal rights are protected. You will want to seek immediate medical attention for your injuries and obtain a copy of the medical report that explains your injuries. Broken wrists may require an x-ray to diagnose the severity of the break and may need to be stabilized with a splint or cast while it heals. Depending on the severity of the break, the wrist may require surgery to realign the fractured bones.
In addition to seeking medical attention after the accident, you will want to contact a personal injury attorney to determine if you have a case. You should avoid talking to insurance adjusters who may want to settle your claim for as little as possible.
How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
If you suffered a broken wrist due to a slip or fall on someone else’s property, you may be able to recover compensation for your injury and hold the negligent property owner liable. Slip and fall accidents can occur at a variety of places such as parking lots, retail stores, sidewalks, restaurants, stairwells, and homes. Slip and fall accidents can result from the following situations:
- Stairs that are broken or uneven or have missing handrails
- Uneven flooring or walkways
- Spills on floors that are not cleaned up immediately
- Dim lighting that impairs visibility
In order to recover damages for a slip and fall accident, you will need to prove the following:
- There was a dangerous condition that the property owner knew about or should have known about, and they failed to repair or fix the condition or provide a proper warning.
- Your injury was the result of a specific condition that was not taken care of properly.
- You had a legitimate reason to be on the property.
An experienced slip and fall attorney can help determine whether or not you can pursue a lawsuit for your broken wrist accident. An attorney will advise you of your legal rights and take the necessary steps to protect your potential recovery. An attorney will negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf and determine a fair value for your case.
Broken wrist injuries can be serious and have long-term consequences. A broken wrist can make it difficult to work and impact your financial situation. An injury to the wrist can cause bruising, swelling, severe pain and:
- Circulation problems
- Nerve damage
- Loss of motor controls
If another party was negligent and responsible for your broken wrist injury, you may be able to recover damages such as:
- Past, current, and future medical expenses
- Lost income and wages
- Pain and suffering
- Out-of-pocket expenses
To find out whether you can pursue a claim for your broken wrist injury, contact Hupy & Abraham today. We are available 24/7/365 and if you can’t come to our office, we can come to you. To set up a confidential appointment in any of our 11 Midwest law offices located throughout Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois, you can fill out our convenient contact form online or call us at 1-800-800-5678. We have won over $1 billion for our injury clients and can do the same for you.