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Broken Bones & Fractures From Car Wrecks

The sound of your own bone snapping in an auto accident is one that you never forget. And the pain that follows can haunt you long after the bone has been set and begun to heal. Whether you have suffered broken bones in a catastrophic car wreck, a truck accident, a motorcycle crash, or as a pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle, you need an aggressive trial lawyer who takes your case as seriously as you take your injury.

The skilled Virginia catastrophic injury trial lawyers at Lichtenstein Law Group PLC have almost 100 years of combined legal experience. Our litigators have successfully secured maximum compensation for victims of serious injuries in cases throughout Virginia. In fact, firm founder John E. Lichtenstein himself has secured multiple trial verdicts and settlement results that exceed $1 million. Each individual case is different, but our dedicated litigation team has secured individual recoveries in excess of $1 million for clients across many different kinds of car accidents. As a leader in his field, Mr. Lichtenstein has served as President of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a strictly invitation-only organization of the most respected trial lawyers in the United States and Canada.

If you are coping with a catastrophic injury involving broken bones or complicated fractures from an auto accident, you likely know that you have an uphill battle ahead of you. And just as you will need the best medical care available to recover physically, you will need strong legal representation to recover financially. Let the Virginia catastrophic injury trial lawyers at Lichtenstein Law Group PLC take up the fight for you. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

What Our Lawyers Can Do for You

When you have suffered broken bones in a car wreck, you may feel pressure to settle your case as soon as possible just to get some immediate relief from the mounting costs of coping with such a catastrophic injury. Don’t let anyone minimize what you are going through by pushing you to take an inadequate settlement.

Through years of experience with these types of cases, the compassionate attorneys at Lichtenstein Law Group PLC have seen how much these injuries can impact a person’s life and livelihood. We believe that serious broken bone injuries deserve serious compensation, and the best way to accomplish this is to prepare your case for trial.

After our initial consultation and the formation of an attorney-client relationship, we will immediately start working to build your case.

  • Gathering the facts about the auto accident that caused your injuries, including collecting all law enforcement reports and insurance documentation, tracking down eyewitnesses, and requesting medical records.
  • Identifying all parties that may have contributed to your injuries and should be held liable in a court of law.
  • Meeting with our network of expert witnesses – such as accident reconstructionists, vehicle engineers, and medical professionals – to determine what testimony is needed to strengthen your case.
  • Hunting down every piece of evidence that we will need to prove your case.
  • Looking at your case as a whole to put together a powerful story that will resonate with the judge and jury.
  • Evaluating the best options during the jury selection process to ensure you get a fair trial.

While you are fighting your hardest to recover from your broken bone injuries after an auto accident, we will be fighting our hardest to recover maximum compensation on your behalf. You should know that although we want you to focus on the healing process, we will keep you updated every step of the way as we prepare for trial and engage in negotiations. After all, even though our team of master litigators has decades of legal knowledge and experience under our belts, we take our cues from you because it’s your case.

We have even found that in some cases, just the threat of a complicated trial will force some at-fault parties to offer an exceptional settlement package. Even if you decide to take a settlement right before trial, we consider all of our preparation to be worth it. At the end of the day, success only comes in the form of our clients’ satisfaction.

Types of Compensation We Pursue for Broken Bone Injuries

Broken bones are not an injury you simply bounce back from. Depending on the severity, broken bones may require surgery to stabilize them with wires, plates, nails or screws. You may be immobile for months, followed by months of physical therapy. To complicate matters, auto accident victims who suffer serious fractures and broken bones are often facing other severe injuries. On top of it all, there is no guarantee that a broken bone will heal properly, and could leave you with a lifelong disability.

In Virginia, the laws that determine whether car accident victims can recover damages are very strict. When we take your case to trial, we will argue aggressively that the other party is 100 percent at fault, and we will likely pursue several types of compensation, including:

  • Payment for past and future medical bills
  • Lost income and future wages
  • Damage to property such as your vehicle
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages (which are intended to punish the at-fault party in exceptional cases)

Pursuing maximum compensation in court requires exhaustive research, in-depth investigations, and serious commitments of time and resources. To get the justice you deserve, you will need a Virginia catastrophic injury litigation team that is willing to fight aggressively for your rights.

Common Causes of Broken Bone Injuries

In our years of experience helping victims recover compensation for their injuries, we have unfortunately investigated many types of horrific auto accidents. What makes these cases even more troubling is that the “accidents” could have been prevented if the at-fault party had not been so negligent and careless.

The most common types of broken bone cases that we handle involve:

  • Head-on collisions (sometimes involving wrong-way drivers)
  • T-bone crashes such as those occurring at intersections
  • Rear-end wrecks, particularly those that result in a pileup
  • Sideswipe crashes where drivers are forced into oncoming traffic or off the road
  • Rollover accidents involving serious and many times fatal injuries
  • Defective auto systems or auto parts that cause a driver to lose control
  • Motorcycle crashes in which the driver of a much larger vehicle was not paying attention
  • Heavy truck crashes such as those involving tractor-trailers
  • Pedestrian accidents where an innocent bystander is severely injured by a vehicle

If you have suffered a broken bone or multiple fractures, it is important to seek medical help and legal advice immediately. Just as time is of the essence in getting the proper treatment from a doctor, the clock is also ticking on the amount of time you have to start working on a Virginia personal injury claim.

Obtaining Medical Records on Your Broken Bone Injury

One of the most important pieces of evidence in your case will be the medical records describing your injury in detail. Your doctor will likely perform X-rays, an MRI, a CT scan, and other tests to determine the extent of your injury. In addition, records of all your treatments such as casts, splints, braces, and surgeries will be important. Plus, your attorney will likely collect documentation about any therapy or assisted mobility devices you need after the initial treatment for your broken bones.

Your treatment options and recovery path will likely depend on the type of fracture or broken bone you suffered in the accident. Common types of serious broken bone injuries include:

  • Complicated fractures that also involve damage to nerves, muscles, ligaments, or tendons
  • Comminuted fractures where the bone is shattered or broken in multiple places
  • Compound or open fractures where one or both ends of the bone pierce the skin
  • Simple or closed fractures where the bone is completely broken but does not break the skin
  • Impacted or buckle fractures where the bone breaks and the ends are driven into each other
  • Stable fractures where the bone breaks entirely but the ends of it are still aligned
  • Greenstick fractures where the crack does not penetrate the entire bone
  • Bowing fractures where the bone bends but doesn’t break

Catastrophic injuries can involve any broken bone in the body, as the risks of complications and infection are a factor in even the most top-notch medical facilities. Understanding the severity of your broken bone injury, actively pursuing treatment, and keeping detailed notes about your medical journey will play a huge factor in helping your attorney fight for compensation for you in court.

Let Us Help You Recover

The healing process for patients with serious broken bone injuries takes a lot of time and money. The same is true for waging a court battle for compensation for accident victims.  Taking the first settlement offer is definitely the easy way out, but it’s usually not the best option in the long run.

At Lichtenstein Law Group PLC, we have the time and the resources to dedicate to your car accident injury case. Our experienced Virginia broken bone injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we get paid only if and when we win your case.

So don’t waste time worrying about whether you can afford the fight for the compensation you deserve. Schedule a free consultation with the master litigators at Lichtenstein Law Group PLC, and let us put together a trial strategy for your catastrophic injury case. Whether you’re in Roanoke, Charlottesville, Richmond, Norfolk, or anywhere else Virginia, we are prepared to come to you to discuss your case.

Call us now or fill out our online form to get started.