Bones are broken or fractured every day, in a variety of different ways. But when the cause of a break or fracture is another person or entity, you are entitled to compensation. A broken bone attorney pursues justice against the responsible party by examining the facts of your case and demanding reimbursement.
For help with a fractured and broken bones case in Houston, TX, contact attorney Michael E. Shelton. He and his team have the specialized knowledge you need to prepare and pursue a claim from start to finish and will aggressively pursue maximum recovery for your injuries.
Do You Really Need an Attorney for a Broken Bone?
When bones are broken in an accident, they must be set properly in order to heal. This requires specialized medical attention, which is costly. Hiring an attorney to pursue recovery of the damages caused by a fractured or broken bone is beneficial because:
- Recovery covers the cost of both immediate and long-term medical care.
- Reimbursement for damages suffered gives the victim the time needed to make a full recovery without the added anxiety of suffering a financial blow.
- Being compensated for injuries caused by another person allows victims to focus on a healthy recovery while still providing for the needs of their family.
The cost of both immediate and future care for physical therapy or other treatments is high. If a person is injured at the hands of someone else, the victim should not be made to bear these costs. The law provides for recovery of costs and expenses from the negligent party, which can be maximized through the assistance of a qualified personal injury attorney.
Broken bones can have a serious impact on your health, your finances, and your day-to-day life.
In order to recover damages from a defendant, liability must be established by demonstrating the person in question was either negligent in their duty or intentionally injured the plaintiff. This is done by proving that:
- Duty: The defendant had a legal duty toward the plaintiff. For example, an employer is legally required to ensure a safe environment for workers.
- Breach: The defendant must have breached this duty. In the case of an employer, they may have failed to follow safety standards in the workplace, such as providing traffic cones for roadside construction workers.
- Causation: The defendant's breach of duty must have led to the plaintiff's injury. For example, a lack of traffic cones may make it impossible for a driver to identify an upcoming area with roadside work and lead to a worker getting hit.
- Damages: The resulting injury must lead to monetary damages. If a worker is hit by a car and requires medical attention or misses work, the employer may be held liable.
When safety standards are breached and an injury results which costs the victim money, the party responsible for following the rules can be held liable.
Help From a Personal Injury Attorney
An attorney can help your case by outlining how the accident happened and establishing who was at fault, by demanding full reimbursement from the negligent party, and by taking your case to court if an acceptable agreement is out of reach. In order to maximize the amount of compensation you deserve, it is crucial to provide evidence supporting the wages lost, the cost of therapy and rehabilitation, expenses for prescriptions, and details regarding pain and suffering including depression and anxiety. Michael E. Shelton knows what pieces of the puzzle fit together best and presents your case to the Court or to an adjuster for compensation.
Contact our Office
Broken bones can have a serious impact on your health, your finances, and your day-to-day life. For more information about the options available for recovery from fractured or broken bones, contact us online, or call us in Houston at (713) 807-0700.