Broken Bones and Fractures
Unexpected accidents are painful and stressful, no matter the extent of the harm that the victim suffers. In some instances, moreover, the injuries that a victim faces are severe and do not resolve in a short period of time. When it comes to serious injuries like broken bones and fractures, a victim is entitled to receive compensation for a wide variety of expenses associated with the accident and the ensuing injuries and costs. Knowing which expenses you may recover and how to go about ensuring that you receive the full amount of compensation that you deserve may be complicated. Columbia personal injury attorney Matt Uhrig has the knowledge and experience that it takes to help you ensure that your rights are asserted at every step of the process.Pursuing Compensation for Broken Bones and Fractures
If you have suffered broken bones or fractures in an accident, you may file a negligence claim against the individual or entity that caused your harm. Although these injuries may arise from a wide variety of accidents, they often result from car crashes, slip and fall accidents, or interactions with a defective product. To recover compensation in a personal injury case, the plaintiff usually must show that the defendant acted negligently. According to this legal principle, each of us has a duty to act with the same level of prudence and care that a reasonable person would use when faced with a similar set of circumstances.
You may prove negligence in a variety of ways, including by showing that the defendant was texting or otherwise distracted behind the wheel, failed to properly maintain and inspect its property, or produced an item that suffered from a manufacturing or design defect. In any of these situations, you also will need to establish that you were hurt because of the defendant’s inadequate care.
An important part of any negligence lawsuit is ensuring that you receive the full amount of compensation to which you may be entitled. In personal injury cases, a plaintiff is entitled to recover compensatory damages from one or more negligent defendants. These include any expenses that directly resulted from the defendant’s carelessness, such as medical bills, missed wages, and physical therapy costs. What may be less obvious to some plaintiffs, however, is that they may also seek compensation for less precisely quantifiable items, such as future medical care, diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering, and reduced quality of life. For example, if a broken bone results in a permanent impairment to the victim that affects their ability to perform their job duties, the victim probably will be entitled to compensation for that loss.Retain a Dedicated Personal Injury Attorney in the Columbia Area
Suffering devastating injuries is a challenging experience for a victim, both physically and emotionally. At the Law Offices of Matt Uhrig, we believe that our clients deserve diligent and assertive legal counsel, combining vigorous advocacy with personal attention. Columbia personal injury lawyer Matt Uhrig understands what your family and you are going through during this stressful time. He represents people in many areas of Missouri, including Ashland and Jefferson City. Call us at 573-657-2050 or contact us online to set up a free consultation today if you need a car accident attorney or representation in another personal injury claim.