What Compensation Am I Due for a Broken Bone in a Car Accident?

  • Added By :Robert Greenstein
  • Category : Personal Injury Law
  • Article Id : 2485
  • Added On : 12/06/2020
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When you’re in a car accident, severe, painful injuries such as a broken bone are common. If you didn’t cause the accident that resulted in your broken bone, what can you do? You shouldn’t have to pay out of pocket for damage someone else caused, right? How much do they owe you? 

But you may be unsure what your claim is actually worth. If you have questions about the costs of your broken bone, your car crash lawyer in New York City can help you seek compensation and overcome the losses you’ve suffered. 

Medical Care and Financial Damages

When you’re hurt in a car accident, you may have suffered damages that could impact your finances in a serious way. When you’re dealing with a broken bone, you may have to wait a long time for those injuries to heal. That means more medical bills, more time away from work, and more lost income. 

For example, if you broke your leg, all that time in a cast could affect your mobility. That means you may need some physical therapy for your injuries. That’s not to mention your immediate healthcare needs, such as surgery to place pins to secure the bone. 

You may also need compensation for any household accommodations you could need. Let’s say your leg is broken and you’re in a wheelchair. If your house has stairs, it may be impossible for you to go home, or to access the house itself, without a ramp. Other accommodations may make it possible for you to live independently, without constant care. You shouldn’t have to pay for those.

Pain and Suffering

It’s not just the money, when you’re seriously injured. A severe injury such as a bone fracture can be extremely painful. You’re already dealing with a serious injury, but you may need surgery, an uncomfortable cast, and a lot of time without moving much. That takes a hefty mental and emotional toll on a person. 

But you may have some trouble calculating the costs of a broken bone after a car accident. These damages, called non-economic damages, typically don’t have a set monetary value. These damages are instead based on the impact your injuries have had on your life.

For example, if you had a severe broken bone that left you in months of pain, you may receive more compensation than someone who suffered a minor break that healed within a few weeks. Your car accident lawyer can help you determine what your pain and suffering is worth before you head to court. 

Discuss Your Injuries with a Car Accident Lawyer

When you’re hurt in a car accident, a bone fracture can put a damper on your life for some time after the accident. But you don’t have to just accept your losses and soldier through your expenses and pain. Your lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP can help you get compensated for your broken bone, starting with a free consultation. Give us a call at 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or visit us online to learn more.