A frightening accident on a California interstate or a fall down a flight of poorly maintained stairs might leave you with bumps and bruises or even worse. The femur bone in your leg might fracture, leaving you with a disabling injury in the short or long term.
A femur break will take a while to fully heal from and can also lead to a long-term or permanent disability. Paying the outrageous costs of medical care isn’t something patients trying to heal from a major leg injury should have to stress over.
And when a driver’s recklessness or a property owner’s negligence is to blame for a personal injury accident, victims can seek full support from those at fault.
Contact a California Femur Injury Attorney for a Free Consultation
Earning the maximum in compensation from your femur injury claim starts with being informed about your rights as a victim and every benefit available. Schedule a no-risk, free consultation with a real California traumatic injury lawyer to learn what your fractured bone should be worth.
Contact Maison Law of California for this confidential case evaluation that comes with no obligation for you or your family. It’s the best way to learn about and secure every benefit available to you as you heal.
The Dangers of Femur Fractures in California Accidents
The Femur bone (or Thigh Bone) is the largest and strongest bone in your body. It takes an incredible amount of force to fracture these bones. So, when a femur break is part of the diagnosis it’s always very serious.
Femur injuries can occur in the immense force of a car collision. The legs often endure the most powerful forces in an impact and a thigh can absorb enough to reach the breaking point. It’s a case that would certainly leave California accident victims able to request support from the driver’s car insurance provider.
A fall from a height or down a set of stairs with a loose handrail or an injury on a theme park ride could also cause a California femur injury. In these cases, the property owner or business operator could be held fully accountable for every hardship the victim endured.
Compensation is available, but it’s not automatic. Victims must make every effort they can to ensure they receive the maximum support for their injuries. A California Traumatic Injury Lawyer is a great resource to give victims the best chance of earning what’s fair for what they’ve endured.
How Long Does a Femur Fracture Take to Heal?
Femur breaks can lead to severe pain, physical deformity, and the loss of the ability to walk. Injuries are usually set with a splint or cast and patients are provided with plenty of pain medication.
In the most serious cases, a bone may not break cleanly or heal correctly and surgery is necessary. Victims of an average femur fracture can walk with help after a few weeks, but full recovery can take anywhere from four months to a year.
How Much Does Femur Surgery Cost in California?
Treatment during a trip to an emergency room will include ambulance fees, X-Rays, and medical equipment needed. With a cast and a return to have the cast removed, your cost can easily reach over a couple thousand dollars or more. If physical therapy is needed, several thousand more in charges can be expected.
A femur break involving surgery can cost anywhere from $16,000 to $35,000 and that likely doesn’t include the surgeon’s fee. Prices will, of course, vary according to where you live in California.
For more information on the different types of femur fractures in personal injury accidents, visit our informational page here.
What Kinds of Damages Are Compensated in a Femur Injury Insurance Settlement?
Coverage for all of your current medical bills is fairly standard for injury victims seeking support. But insurance companies for liable parties are often able to rob victims of compensation by not mentioning every benefit available. They will leave many factors off your femur injury settlement check if you let them.
That’s why you and your California femur injury attorney will work to make sure all of your hardships are included in your claim for damages.
Your attorney will also be checking to make sure these factors are not purposely left off of an insurance settlement:
- Injury Relapse: Victims without legal representation often forget about the real possibility their injury flares back up. After they’ve signed off on an insurance settlement, they can’t ask for more money later. If surgery is necessary or additional physical therapy is required, the cost comes straight from the victim’s pocket. This is why a California personal injury lawyer works to make sure current costs are totaled and any care that might be necessary down the road gets estimated accurately.
- Lost Hours at Work: It’s the same idea with the paychecks you miss at work. Those missed paydays while you recover can be totaled, but what happens if you have a femur injury that heals out of alignment? You miss additional time at work with no way to earn that money back.
- Permanent Disability or Disfigurement: The amputation of a leg, losing your ability to walk, or a permanent leg deformity should all contribute to your settlement award. These injuries can need a lifetime of care, therapy, and equipment. You also may never be able to return to work. These expenses and others must be estimated over decades and demanded from insurance providers.
- Emotional Trauma: Accident victims can suffer bouts of depression and anxiety over a frightening accident and the difficult journey through a femur fracture recovery. A loss of enjoyment of life and the loss of an intimate relationship with a spouse or partner can also contribute greatly to an insurance settlement total.
Contact a California Femur Injury Accident Lawyer
It’s your personal injury lawyer’s duty to ensure you receive fair treatment and earn the most in a settlement over your femur injury claim. That duty is particularly important with a major leg injury. Patients could need help with medical bills in the years ahead as well as extended support if they must continue to miss work hours.
Martin Gasparian, the founder of Maison Law, offers a free case evaluation for all victims in California suffering from broken legs. It’s a no-risk way to find out what your injury is worth and how to best secure everything you need to rebuild your life. Contact Mr. Gasparian to schedule a free consultation and talk to a real lawyer today.