Las Vegas Bone Fracture Lawyers

Motor vehicle collisions are one of the leading causes of broken bones which may range in severity from simple breaks to complex fractures requiring surgery. When a broken bone occurs because of an accident resulting from another party’s negligence, an injured person may be entitled to reimbursement for the resulting losses. In Nevada, an injured party has two years from the date of loss to file a case if their claim has not yet been resolved with the opposing party. Retaining legal counsel can greatly simplify the legal process.

At Southwest Injury Law, we represent clients in accident cases involving all types of bone fractures. Clients deserve full financial recovery, and our goal is to maximize compensation. If you have any questions about your potential case, contact our Las Vegas office to discuss your situation in a free consultation. We take cases on a contingent fee basis which means we do not charge upfront fees for our services and only get paid if we win your case.  

Case Study Evaluating Bone Fractures in Motorcycle Accidents

In a study conducted by Ashie, et. al, the trauma registry of a level 1 trauma center was queried to locate cases of orthopedic injuries associated with motorcycle accidents. The three age groups included the elderly (over 60), middle-aged (between 40 to 59 years old), and young (under the age of 40). These groups were evaluated based on length of stay at the hospital, injury severity score, fracture location and type, Glasgow Coma Scale, motorcycle helmet use, mechanism of crash, weight, and gender.

During January 1, 2008, to December 31, 2014, a total of 567 patients were treated for injuries from a motorcycle accident. There were 84 elderly patients, 264 middle-aged patients, and 219 young patients. The study found that the age group with the higher incidence of bone fractures included the elderly. There was no indication of differences between age groups in terms of broken bone injury severity. It was concluded that the mechanism of the crash had a considerable influence on fracture location and type when compared to age.

Common Types of Accidents Causing Bone Fractures

An experienced Las Vegas broken bone attorney can investigate the facts and circumstances of the accident to determine how the incident occurred, the mechanism of injury, and who should be held responsible for the resulting losses. Following are some of the common accident cases involving fractures:

  • Traffic Collisions: Vehicle ejections, falling off a motorcycle, and the impact of a broadside collision may often result in fractures in the hips, shoulders, and ribs. A pedestrian that is struck by a car, regardless of vehicle size, at any speed may potentially sustain fractures in any part of the body.
  • Premises Liability: Common reasons for bone fractures due to slip and falls include uneven flooring, insufficient lighting, poorly built stairs, wet floors, debris on the floor, and other dangers that would cause an individual to fall, trip, and slip.
  • Construction Accidents: Broken bones may occur for a wide array of reasons on a construction job site, including faulty power tools, explosions, machinery accidents, falling objects, and other high-risk work zone dangers.

Treatment of a broken bone may include splints, braces, and plaster casts. In some cases, traction may be necessary to manipulate the bone into its original position. Surgical management may be indicated in fracture cases where other mobility methods have proven ineffective.

Financial Compensation in a Broken Bone Case

Here are some of the economic and non-economic damages your Las Vegas bone fracture attorney can help you recover if applicable to your personal injury case:

  • Past and future costs of medical treatment
  • Lost earnings if time was missed from work for recovery and treatment of crash-related injuries
  • Diminished earning potential if the plaintiff is permanently unable to work or return to the same line of work because of their bone fracture
  • Pain and suffering for the emotional distress and physical pain caused by the broken bone injuries

What Factors Influence the Value of a Bodily Injury Claim?

Various factors may influence the value of a personal injury case involving serious injuries, such as broken bones. These include:

  • Total medical bills incurred
  • Duration of the recovery period
  • Extent and location of the broken bone
  • Permanent injury or disability caused by the incident
  • Impact of the bone fracture on the plaintiff’s quality of life
  • Evidence demonstrating the other side was responsible for the incident
  • Available liability coverage and uninsured/underinsured motorist protection
  • Disfigurement from severe broken bones, particularly in open fracture cases
  • Medical recommendations for future treatment that is reasonable and necessary
  • Amount of time away from work due to recovery and treatment for accident-related injuries

Is There Enough Insurance for a Bone Fracture Case?

In Nevada, all motorists are required to carry auto insurance with liability coverage meeting state minimum limits. These include $25,000 for bodily injury or death to one individual, $50,000 per accident, and $20,000 for property damage. State minimum liability coverage limits may not go far, particularly in crashes involving serious injuries, such as broken bones. In these cases, uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM) may prove extremely useful.

UM and UIM coverage are designed to cover losses if an at-fault driver has no auto insurance, or the other motorist’s liability insurance limits are insufficient to cover damages incurred. As experienced Nevada personal injury lawyers, we strongly encourage everyone to include UM/UIM coverage as part of their auto insurance policy. For more information on uninsured and underinsured motorist protection, contact our legal team at Southwest Injury Law for a free consultation.  

What is the Time Limit for an Injury Case in Nevada?

If you suffered a broken bone in an accident because of someone else's negligence, you may be eligible to bring a bodily injury claim forward. To be eligible for compensation, Nevada law requires plaintiffs to file their cases within two years of the date of the incident if a settlement agreement has not yet been reached. Do not delay and reach out to our experienced bone fracture attorneys serving Las Vegas today about your potential case.

Schedule a Free Consultation with a Las Vegas Broken Bones Attorney

Contact the skilled Las Vegas bone fracture lawyers at Southwest Injury Law today to get answers to your questions. Our legal team provides free consultations. Call (702) 600-3200 or submit an online contact form. We have extensive experience representing clients who have sustained serious injuries, such as broken bones, in accidents and dealing with difficult insurers on their behalf.

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If you have been hurt in a car accident, Southwest Injury Law is the best personal injury law firm in Nevada and Arizona. Get off the phone with insurance adjusters and focus on healing. Leave the legal work to Southwest Injury Law, your trusted Personal Injury Lawyers In Las Vegas, NV, Phoenix, AZ, and surrounding areas.