Man speaking with his attorney after a broken bone accident

If you sustain a broken bone injury as a result of someone else’s neglect, the last thing you should have to worry about is paying your medical bills. 

However, even as fractures are a common reason that injury victims sue for damages, an injury alone is not enough proof that you deserve compensation. Many factors must be considered before the legitimacy and value of a personal injury claim can be decided upon. 

Evidence that proves someone else was responsible for your broken bone is key to a successful lawsuit. But collecting that evidence on your own is difficult, especially when you are trying to recover. That’s where the assistance of a personal injury attorney becomes crucial.

If you or someone you love has suffered a broken bone injury due to negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. An experienced Houston personal injury attorney from Hernandez Sunosky, LLP will fight to make sure the responsible party is held liable for your injuries, working hard to collect the evidence that’s needed to provide you with the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation. 

What to Do if You Have Suffered a Broken Bone Injury

At the time of an injury, things are often chaotic, meaning chances are high that an accident victim will be confused and in too much pain to stop and collect statements from witnesses. That is why it’s important to contact an experienced broken bone attorney as soon as possible. 

Whether your injury is the result of falling from a ladder at work or of a slip and fall on someone else’s property, your attorney can work quickly to begin preserving the evidence that will be vital to your case. 

If you are unable to call an attorney, have a friend or loved one do it for you. Important evidence may be lost before you know it, and details could fade from memory, so the sooner an attorney gets to work on your behalf, the better case they will be able to build. 

Attorneys know where and how to find information that the average person does not. Medical experts can reconstruct the mechanics of an accident and explain how your bone was broken. And witnesses may be able to remember details when interviewed by legal experts. 

Consultations with our lawyers at Hernandez Sunosky, LLP are always free, so you have nothing to lose and much to gain by scheduling a consultation, even if your accident was not recent. 

What Is the Value of Your Broken Bone Injury?

Calculating the value of any injury is a complex process. But in general, damages in personal injury cases may be awarded based on the following factors:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of income, including future losses
  • Medical bills, including ongoing care
  • Incurred costs
  • Punitive damages

With these in mind, it’s understandable that a broken finger bone may not cause you to receive much in the way of a financial reward, seeing as you wouldn’t miss much work or require long-term therapy. But you may still be entitled to some form of compensation if another person’s neglect is what caused the accident.

Compare that to the compensation from an open fracture in the femur that requires surgery to repair and ongoing physical therapy to recover from, which may be far more significant. 

Regardless of the case, experienced personal injury attorneys fight to make sure their clients receive fair compensation that reflects the severity of their injuries and the impact that they have and will have on their health, income, and quality of life. 

Should You Take a Settlement?

Reaching a settlement can happen at any point during the legal process. Insurance companies often prefer to agree to a settlement in order to avoid the time and hassle involved with going to court. However, whether a settlement is the right choice for you depends on several factors. 

Many clients do decide that a settlement agreement is in their best interests, primarily because settlements offer a faster solution than going to trial. Broken bone injury victims may receive compensation in less than six months, while a trial regarding their damages can drag on for many months, even years. 

The most important thing to remember is that agreeing to a settlement is a non-reversible decision, and it absolves the defendant of liability. You will not be able to renegotiate if you experience complications in the future. Your attorney will help you weigh all the information and make the decision that is best for you. 

Discussing a settlement does not obligate you to accept the defendant’s offer, either. Your attorney will advise you on whether the settlement is fair or if they feel confident that you will receive more by going to court. 

Contact Our Houston Personal Injury Attorneys

When you need legal representation for a broken bone injury, Hernandez Sunosky, LLP will fight for you. We serve clients throughout the Houston area, and we don’t charge a fee unless you are compensated. Call us today for a free consultation.

Based in Kingwood, Hernandez Sunosky LLP serves clients in Houston, Atascocita, Humble, New Caney, Porter, Pearland, and across Texas. Our experienced personal injury attorneys are here to support you in your time of need, providing the guidance you require to seek justice and compensation.