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When Can I Seek Additional Compensation for Bone Fractures?

Posted by NY Legal News | Nov 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

Whether your bone fractures were caused by a car accident, workplace incident, or slip and fall, you might be eligible for additional compensation. This all depends on how severe your bone fractures were and what other damages resulted. Filing a lawsuit is not always easy but could help you cover all your medical expenses and damages. Do not hesitate to ask a New York City personal injury lawyer for guidance if you are ready to take this step.

Types of Bone Fractures

The type of bone fracture you suffer is often what determines whether you could be eligible for additional compensation. Some bone fractures are mild and can heal within a month while others may take several months. Bone fractures that are complex, require special treatment, and take longer to heal are more likely to warrant additional compensation.

Transverse and oblique fractures tend to be the easiest types of broken bones to treat. Oblique fractures happen diagonally while transverse fractures happen in a straight line. Examples of complex bone fractures that often involve longer treatments include:

  • Comminuted fractures
  • Compression fractures
  • Impacted fractures
  • Spiral fractures

Comminuted fractures rank highest on the list because they involve shattered bones. The damage from this type of fracture is often so severe that metal rods and screws are required to replace bones or hold bones together. Compression fractures may also require similar surgeries since they involve crushed bones.

Impacted and spiral fractures are less severe. Spiral fractures involve the fracture spiraling around the bone while impacted fractures describe bones being driven together. Some of these fractures may require multiple surgeries with extended hospital stays. As you may know, the medical bills for this can add up fast.

When Am I Eligible for Additional Compensation?

You could be eligible for additional compensation if your bone fractures are severe enough. Severe usually means you have experienced:

  • Prolonged medical treatments
  • Extended hospital stays
  • Future medical expenses
  • Prescription medications
  • Months of healing time
  • Pain and suffering
  • Multiple surgeries
  • Complex medical procedures
  • Various medical complications

What you could be eligible for is called compensatory damages including economic and non-economic damages. Proving you suffered these damages could give you financial compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Future medical expenses

Consider contacting a New York City personal injury lawyer if you think you might be eligible for additional compensation. An experienced lawyer will know what other evidence you will need to prove your need for this compensation. Your lawyer can also represent you in court if your personal injury claim is challenged.

New York City Personal Injury Lawyer

Filing a lawsuit for additional compensation can be tedious and often confusing. Call the Sullivan and Brill Law Firm today at (212) 566-1000 to speak with a New York personal injury attorney for a free consultation. Our experienced team of lawyers in San Juan might be able to help you obtain additional compensation for your injuries and lost wages. We serve clients throughout New York City, Long Island, Kings, Bronx, Queens, Richmond, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, and Rockland Counties, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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