It can happen from any type of accident. A car accident, motorcycle crash, truck wreck, slip and fall, dog attack, nursing home abuse or neglect, or another type of accident can cause a broken bone. While a broken bone may not sound as scary as some other types of injuries, it can be serious, it can be painful, and it can be expensive.
If someone else has caused you to suffer this type of injury then it is important to know more about your injury and your recovery. You have a limited amount of time to take legal action to protect your rights, but if you know what to do and how to get help then you can make the decisions that best protect your future.
The Truth About Broken Bones
If you experience any pain, swelling, deformity, or loss of function after an accident, then it is important to contact your doctor for an accurate diagnosis of your injury. Common broken bone injuries that result from accidents include:
- Broken hips.
- Broken arms, elbows and wrists.
- Broken legs, knees and ankles.
- Broken tailbones.
The recovery from a broken bone injury depends on many factors including which bone was broken, the complexity of the break, and your overall health.
Don’t Rely on Your Health Insurance to Make a Full Recovery
If you were hurt due to your own negligence or by an act of God, then you may have no choice but to rely on your health insurance for your broken bone recovery. Your health insurance should cover your medical costs (except for any copayments) after your deductible has been met, but that is all that your medical insurance will cover.
A broken bone caused by someone else’s negligence, however, is a different story. You may be able to pursue a legal recovery and have the defendant or the defendant’s insurer compensate you for all of your past, current, and future expenses that result from your accident injury. This may include all of your:
- Medical expenses (including your deductible and copays).
- Lost income.
- Out-of-pocket costs.
- Emotional pain and physical suffering.
Even if someone else’s negligence caused your broken bone injury, recovering for these damages will not be automatic. Instead, you need to fight for them and our experienced personal injury lawyers can help you do just that. For more information about your rights after a broken bone injury—or any type of accident injury—please contact us online or call us directly at 800.800.5678 for a free and confidential consultation.