Yes. If you suffer a minor injury in an accident, you probably won’t need a lawyer. But if someone’s mistake caused a serious injury, like a broken leg, a lawyer helps you secure what you need to recover.
Suffering a fractured leg in a crash on a California freeway can leave you in need of major financial support to recover. Suffering a leg injury in a trip-and-fall on a hazard left on an aisle at a store like Walmart can also leave you desperate for financial help.
You’ll want to earn compensation to pay your hospital bills, but you’ll also need to think about future complications that may arise with a leg injury. Your California personal injury lawyer can help you seek full support in an insurance claim.
Seek Out a Free Consultation with a California Personal Injury Lawyer
Insurance companies can usually be trusted when an accident involves some car damage and maybe a few bruises. But when a serious injury like a broken bone or brain trauma is involved, the medical costs go much higher, and insurance companies fight even harder to avoid taking responsibility. They either reject claims outright or try to convince you to accept far less than you need to financially recover after an accident.
Contact a real California personal injury lawyer for a free case consultation to find out how to hold an at-fault party fully accountable for every hardship suffered with a broken leg. There’s no obligation for this case review and it’s a chance to find out about the benefits available that an insurance adjuster won’t be mentioning.
Should I Call a Lawyer After Suffering a Leg Fracture in a California Accident?
Leg injuries affect your mobility. Patients may also require physical therapy to learn to walk again. They often require the use of medical equipment while they recover. And with any fracture, surgery is always a possibility if a bone doesn’t heal fully aligned or becomes infected.
These and other critical factors set broken bones apart from minor scrapes and bruises and a crumpled fender on your car. Insurance companies have standardized how they help car accident victims get their vehicles repaired and body damage smoothed out. An insurance adjuster may not challenge victims when they go to an emergency room once to get a minor injury checked out. The expenses for these low cost damages are usually paid without question.
However, when a broken leg is involved in an accident claim, insurers immediately start to work to protect themselves from having to pay out major compensation. A broken bone increases the stakes. Insurance adjusters will look to shift the blame to an innocent party. They may also downplay the injuries a victim has, all to save their parent companies money.
A broken leg suffered at work or at a business can mean corporate owners get involved and that might mean corporate lawyers are called in. As these teams of lawyers work to question what happened and limit your compensation, you’ll need a California broken leg accident lawyer safeguarding your rights.
Compensation Available for Broken Leg Personal Injury Victims
Once you allow a personal injury lawyer to handle your case, you can relax and focus on healing. Your attorney goes to work investigating your accident and identifying every party that contributed to what happened.
Then, all evidence is collected firmly showing who was at fault for causing your broken leg. This evidence and witness testimony is submitted in an insurance claim. The claim asks for specific help with every hardship you and your family have suffered through. These are physical, financial, and emotional damages that will be ignored unless you and your lawyer submit them.
These are just a few of the factors in your case that can help increase the amount you’ll see on a settlement check:
- All medical bills
- Lifelong support for a permanent disability
- Money for travel costs to medical appointments
- Support for the pain patient’s suffer
- Support for the emotional trauma forced on victims
- Replacement of lost paychecks
- Reimbursement for property damage
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I have to go to court to get compensation for my broken leg?
Not usually. A large majority of personal injury claims are settled before they reach a courtroom. Insurance companies hate the expense of a trial. Your lawyer represents the threat of a lawsuit, making insurers work harder to please you in a settlement offer.
How long do I have to file a fractured leg injury claim?
Two years. California has a statute of limitations of two years for filing an injury claim. Take action as soon as possible so that evidence and witnesses don’t disappear.
What if I can’t afford to hire a California personal injury lawyer?
You don’t need any money to hire a Maison Law representative. We don’t get paid unless we win your case for you. Then our fee comes out of the compensation you are awarded.
Contact a California Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one have suffered a broken leg in a personal injury accident, talk to Maison Law before speaking with any insurance representative. You should know about every benefit available to you before an insurance provider tries to steer you into accepting nothing at all.
Contact attorney Martin Gasparian to schedule a free, no-obligation case consultation for your family. It’s a no-risk way to find out what your injury is really worth and how to hold insurance companies and negligent businesses fully accountable.