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Broken Finger Lawyer NYC
Broken fingers are painful, but the worst part? You can’t use them until they’re healed.
We usually take our fingers for granted… until we can’t use them. Something as simple as opening the refrigerator or texting a friend become huge chores, especially if the broken fingers are on your dominant hand, and it’s difficult to re-learn to conduct day-to-day activities with just one hand.
Smashed, Crushed and Snapped Fingers
Your finger bones are among the thinnest and smallest in your entire body, so it’s no wonder that they’re some of the most commonly broken. Many people break their fingers during a fall while trying to catch themselves; it’s also common for fingers to become trapped in machinery, resulting in crushed bones, or for them to be slammed in doors that cause fractures in more than one bone. Even car accidents can cause broken fingers for a number of reasons.
What to Do if You Suspect Your Finger is Broken
You use your hands for nearly every daily activity, and they need to be intact. That’s why it’s so important to see a doctor right away; don’t depend on your bones to knit themselves back together the right way. Seeking medical care will ensure that everything straightens out the way it should, and your doctor may also prescribe you pain medication if you need it.
Negligence and Broken Fingers
Many people suffer from broken fingers because someone else was negligent. Yes, we all trip and fall in our own homes, and usually that’s our own fault – some accidents are truly accidents. However, lazy landlords may not fix a broken step or paint the step up on a curb; negligent employers may fail to train employees on dangerous machinery. A store employee might neglect to put out a “Caution: Wet Floor” sign, or the city may ignore an uneven sidewalk that trips up everyone who walks over it.
If you’ve broken your fingers because of someone else’s negligence, it’s a good idea to talk to an attorney. You could be able to hold the responsible party liable for your medical bills, as well as the wages you’ve lost as a result of not being able to work. You may even be able to sue for pain and suffering, as well as a number of other things that your broken fingers have affected. It can’t hurt to call for a free consultation; the personal injury lawyer you talk to will let you know whether you have a case so you can make the best decision moving forward.