Broken Bones and Fractures
Suffering a broken bone or fracture can be extremely painful and may interfere with your daily life. A broken bone or fracture as a result of a major trauma is considered to be a catastrophic injury. If you or a loved one has suffered a broken bone or fracture due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your harm. At Arfaa Law Group, our Baltimore catastrophic injury attorneys can help victims and their family pursue the maximum amount of compensation allowed by law.Seeking Compensation for a Broken Bone or Fracture
A fracture is the medical term for a broken bone. A fracture occurs when there is a break in the continuity of a bone as a result of excessive force or pressure. All bone fractures, regardless of cause, are classified into two major types: simple and compound fractures. A simple fracture, often called a closed fracture, is an injured bone that remains within the body and does not pierce the skin. A compound fracture, also known as an open fracture, is a broken bone that penetrates through the skin and exposes the bone. The treatment required for a fracture will vary depending on the type and location of the fracture.
Although most broken bones or fractures occur as the result of high force impact, such injuries can also occur as a result of a medical condition. Some common ways in which person a may break a bone or sustain a fracture include car or truck accidents, motorcycle crashes, pedestrian accidents, slip and falls, and workplace injuries.
If you suffered a broken bone or fracture in an accident, you may be able to file a negligence claim against the at-fault party. Negligence is the failure to exercise reasonable care that results in injury to someone else. Reasonable care refers to the standard of care that a reasonably prudent person would use in the same or similar circumstances. In order to prevail on a negligence claim, a plaintiff must establish that the defendant owed a duty to use reasonable care, the defendant breached this duty, and the plaintiff suffered actual harm as a direct result of the defendant’s breach. Each of these elements must be proven in order for a plaintiff to recover.
Under Maryland law, victims of medical negligence may pursue both economic and non-economic damages for their harm. Economic damages include medical bills, therapy costs, property damage, and lost income. Non-economic losses are defined as less tangible forms of harm, such as pain and suffering and disfigurement.Discuss Your Catastrophic Injury Case With a Baltimore Attorney
If you have been injured in an accident, we are here to assist you in receiving the justice you deserve. At Arfaa Law Group, our Baltimore catastrophic injury lawyers can meticulously examine the facts of your case and determine a legal strategy accordingly. We proudly represent victims throughout the state of Maryland. Call us at 410-889-1850 or contact us online to set up a free appointment to discuss your case with an experienced personal injury or wrongful death attorney.