How to Sue for a Broken Bone
A serious injury like a broken bone can be difficult to recover from. You may have suffered for weeks or months because of your injury, and the at-fault party hasn’t paid for the injuries they’re responsible for.
Worried about your recovery? Your NYC personal injury lawyer can show you how to sue for a broken bone. Here are a few steps you may need to take to file a lawsuit for your injury.
Identify the At-Fault Party
Before you take your broken bone claim to court, you need to know who’s responsible for your injuries. The answer can be complicated, depending on the details of your accident.
You may have been injured by a careless driver, for example, who’s responsible for their own actions. But if you’re hurt in a slip-and-fall accident, you may need to sue the property owner, not a cashier or other store employee. Your lawyer can help you identify who’s responsible for your financial recovery.
Calculate Your Damages
Your broken bone can be costly, but how much is your injury worth? If you’re not sure, it’s easy to accept less compensation than you’re due. Your compensation should include both your economic and non-economic damages, or the losses you suffered because of the injury. You can get the guidance you need to fairly calculate your damages from an attorney.
Know New York Injury Laws
But suing for a broken bone isn’t always simple. You also need to pay attention to state laws that can impact your lawsuit. For example, New Yorkers only have three years to file a lawsuit, or their claim may be dismissed without being heard.
You can also lose part of your compensation if you’re found partly at fault for the injury. For example, if you’re found 30 percent at fault for the injury, you may only receive 70 percent of your compensation. You may need help preventing these laws from impacting your claim in negative ways.
Get Representation in the Courtroom
When you’ve suffered a serious injury like a bone fracture, it can be difficult to focus on anything else. You may have trouble preparing any of the above information. Even preparing your paperwork can be difficult without help.
That’s where a broken bone lawyer can help. They have the experience you need on your side. Even better, they can handle the details of your claim and represent you in court. That limits the amount of time you need to think about your claim and maximizes your time focused on your health.
Talk to a Broken Bone Lawyer About Your Lawsuit
When you’re seriously injured, you may need help getting compensated fairly. You may not know how to sue for a broken bone, or you may be overwhelmed by the serious injury you’ve suffered. You may need a lawyer, like the ones at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, to step in.
Our lawyers are here to help. Take advantage of a free consultation by calling 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or filling out the online contact form below to learn more about how we can make your claim a success.