Have you been hurt in an accident that resulted in a broken bone or fracture? These can not only cause tremendous pain but can affect victims in more significant ways, causing them to lose time at work and inhibiting their ability to perform ordinary activities. If you have suffered a broken bone in the area around Queens and are interested in pursuing the party responsible for causing the accident, the injury lawyers at The Cassisi Law Firm can help assert your rights. We understand the difficulties that you are experiencing, and we are dedicated to seeking appropriate compensation for accident victims. The Cassisi Law Firm has represented numerous individuals from throughout the New York metropolitan area, including in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties.Seeking Compensation after Suffering a Broken Bone
People often think that broken bones are not serious because they associate them with simple fractures. However, these injuries can include not only simple fractures, but seriously debilitating and painful fractures that may cause permanent disfigurement or disability. Every broken bone is the result of some kind of impact or undue stress. Some types of fractures are very easy to detect, while others can go undetected without an X-ray or other diagnostic image. Bones can also break in many different ways. “Greenstick” fractures occur when a bone gets bent, “comminuted” fractures are when a bone is broken in several places, and open fractures are when a bone actually protrudes from the skin. Some fractures may require surgery, while others may require immobility or extensive physical therapy to heal.
One or more broken bones are among the most common injuries suffered by people involved in vehicle accidents and in falls on other people’s property. Sadly, many of these accidents are caused by someone’s negligence. In law, negligence may occur when one party owes a duty to another party. This is most often defined as a duty of reasonable care, which requires each of us to take sufficient precautions to avoid posing unnecessary risks of harm to others who could be affected by our conduct. For example, drivers need to follow traffic rules and avoid engaging in reckless behavior behind the wheel, while owners of retail establishments need to fix or warn of dangerous conditions that could injure unsuspecting customers.
If the party charged with the duty breaches it, and the breach results in an accident that causes someone to suffer harm, the breaching party often may be held liable for all the quantifiable damages that are incurred. These may include medical costs and lost income as well as disfigurement, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other types of compensation depending on the situation. In some instances, a victim may be partly responsible for causing an accident through his or her own carelessness. Even when this happens, however, a reduced compensation award still may be available that is proportionate to the defendant’s degree of responsibility.Discuss Your Options after an Accident with a Lawyer in Queens
If you or a loved one has suffered a broken bone as the result of a car accident or another incident of negligent conduct, you can contact the Queens attorneys at The Cassisi Law Firm for a free, no-obligation consultation. You can call us at (718) 441-5050 or use our online form to set up your appointment and find out how we can help you.