The personal injury attorneys at Kohan Law Group are adept at handling cases in which clients have been injured because of another person’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct. Since there are 206 bones in the human body, our legal team frequently fights for the rights of clients who have suffered broken bones and are seeking damages. Our broken bones attorneys provide personalized service to clients in the five boroughs of New York, Nassau County, and throughout Westchester and Rockland Counties.
Types of Bone Fractures
There are a number of ways a bone can break, none of them pleasant:
- Closed fractures are the most usual bone breaks in which the skin remains intact but the surrounding tissue swells extensively and becomes deeply bruised.
- Open (compound) fractures (not for the faint-hearted) are bone breaks in which the bone pierces the skin. Because such breaks immediately make the body vulnerable to systemic infection, these bone breaks require especially urgent medical treatment.
- Complete fractures are ones in which the bone actually snaps into two or more parts.
- Incomplete fractures involve a crack in the bone rather than an actual “break.”
- Displaced fractures occur when split bone fragments are not aligned. This type of bone fracture often requires surgery and implantation of surgical hardware to heal correctly.
- Greenstick fractures, named after the vegetation they resemble, most often occur in children whose bones are much more flexible than those of adults.
- Stress fractures are tiny cracks in the bone that result from repetitive force or overuse, most often as a result of sports activities or osteoporosis rather than accidents.
How long do broken bones take to heal?
As you might expect, different types of bones heal at different rates. Age is also a major factor in length of recovery. Generally speaking, while a broken toe can heal in 6 weeks, larger bones, like arms and legs, take considerably longer. For adults, a broken leg, depending on the severity and type of break, can take from 3 to 6 months to heal, though children may heal in half the time. Complications, of course, can lengthen recovery time or keep the patient from fully recovering at all. In many cases, broken bones result in premature arthritis at the site which can result in further pain or new injuries.
Damages We Fight for to Secure Your Future
It should be remembered that even minor bone breaks can prevent patients from working or performing necessary chores. This means more impact on family finances due to lack of income and/or the cost of replacement services. As we seek damages in your case, we will pay close attention to your particular prognosis to make sure we are realistic in assessing what your future needs may be.
Depending on your specific circumstances, we will work diligently to obtain compensatory damages for:
- Medical and rehabilitative costs
- Lost income – present and future
- Property damage
- Medical transport
- Replacement services
- Alterations to make your home accessible
- Pain and suffering
- Ongoing disability
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If the defendant has behaved in an especially egregious manner, we may be able to persuade the court to also award you punitive damages.
When Broken Bones Become a Legal Matter in Nassau County
While in many cases broken bones are the result of accidents in which no fault can be assigned, a large number of fractures occur due to the negligence, impairment, poor judgment, or intentional misconduct of others. In such cases, you need a strong, knowledgeable law team to protect your right to fair compensation.
If your bone break happened as a result of any of the following, our attorneys are prepared to battle opposing counsel and insurance companies to see to it that you receive the compensation you are entitled to. Common causes of broken bones for which others are at fault include:
- Car or truck accidents in which distracted or impaired drivers precipitate a crash
- Premises liability in which harm comes to the plaintiff as a result of poorly maintained private or public property
- Medical malpractice in which a doctor misdiagnoses a break or a nursing facility fails to follow safety protocol to prevent falls
In situations in which another individual or entity failed to protect you from harm as a reasonable person would do, you have the right to sue for damages.
How Our Nassau County Broken Bones Attorneys Can Help
At Kohan Law Group, we have the legal assets necessary to win your case, including:
- Strong communication skills to negotiate and/or litigate with opposing counsel
- Sharp investigative instincts to uncover meaningful evidence in a timely manner
- Well-honed ability to create winning courtroom strategies
- A well-developed network of expert consultants to call upon to testify in your favor
Most of all, knowing that you need to heal emotionally as well as physically, we have the compassion to provide you with the support you need during your ordeal.
Contact Our Experienced Nassau County Broken Bones Attorney to Protect Your Rights
If you have suffered any broken bones as a result of someone else’s actions or inaction, our capable personal injury attorneys will fight vigorously to get you just compensation. Don’t let yourself be taken advantage of by opposing lawyers or tight-fisted insurance companies. Make sure you have the consummate professionals at Kohan Law Group working for you. Contact our office today!
Kohan Law Group represents broken bones victims throughout Nassau County as well as in New York City, including Queens and Brooklyn, from their Manhasset office in North Hempstead.