Broken Bones and Fractures
Injury Attorneys Serving Fort Myers and the Surrounding Area
Have you or a loved one recently been in an accident that left you with broken bones? Suffering a fracture is undoubtedly a painful experience, and it can also cause a difficult interruption to your work and daily routine. At Lusk, Drasites & Tolisano, our Fort Myers injury lawyers can work diligently to help you seek the justice and compensation that you deserve for your harm. In any Florida personal injury case, it is important to act quickly because you have only a limited time window within which to take action after an accident.
Pursuing Compensation for a Broken Bone
A fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the continuity of a bone. This injury can affect almost any bone in the body. A fracture can happen in one place or in multiple places on the same bone. A simple fracture takes place when the bone breaks but does not pierce the skin. By contrast, a compound fracture happens when the bone breaks and pierces through the skin. There are many specific types of fractures that can be extremely painful and debilitating.
Broken bones can result from a variety of accidents, including motor vehicle collisions, slip and falls, encounters with defective products, and nursing home negligence. In these types of situations, the harm typically takes place because someone was negligent. Generally speaking, this means that they failed to exercise reasonable care in their actions, or they did not use the same level of precaution that an ordinary, prudent person would use in the same circumstances. This legal doctrine is intended to discourage people and entities from engaging in conduct that poses a foreseeable risk of harm.
For example, if a speeding driver causes an accident in which you are hurt, that person likely will be deemed negligent for failing to drive as a prudent driver would drive in the same situation. It should be foreseeable to a prudent person that speeding could cause an accident and injure others on the road.
Once a negligence claim is established, a plaintiff may be able to recover compensation for hospital bills, pain and suffering, rehabilitation costs, lost income and benefits, property damage, and any other costs and losses arising from the accident. However, it is important to note that victims usually must file their personal injury cases within the statute of limitations. Under Florida law, a negligence claim must be filed within four years from the date of an accident. This is a critical step to take in preserving the right to compensation.
Explore Your Options with an Injury Lawyer in Fort Myers
If you or a loved one has suffered a broken bone due to an accident, you should seek the guidance of a skilled Fort Myers injury attorney at Lusk, Drasites & Tolisano. We are well-versed in virtually all aspects of negligence claims and can put our knowledge to use on your behalf. You can rest assured that our accident attorneys will provide you with compassionate, personalized attention. We also proudly serve injured individuals in Naples, Port Charlotte, Lehigh Acres, and Sarasota, among other cities. Call us toll-free at (800) 283-7442 or contact us through our online form to set up a free consultation.