Broken bones are one of the most common injuries suffered by accident victims in the Chicago area. Over the years, Stein & Shulman’s experienced team of attorneys has helped accident victims in the Chicagoland area recover millions of dollars in damages to compensate them for broken bones and other accident-related injuries.
We go to battle against the people and organizations that caused our client’s injuries, as well as insurance companies that try to downplay the seriousness of broken bones. Whether your bone or bones were broken in a vehicle accident, a slip and fall incident, by a dog, or in some other way, we are ready to help.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Chicagoans are always on the move, and all that driving around puts us at risk of getting into an automobile accident. The rise of device-distracted drivers and the state of our roads, which seem to be constantly under construction, doesn’t improve the odds of arriving at your destination safely.
The experienced automobile accident attorneys at Stein & Shulman have helped the victims of car, truck, motorcycle, and Uber/Lyft accidents seek compensation for various types of bone fractures:
- Sternum/breastbone and ribs — Your seatbelt may have saved your life, but it may also have broken these bones, which protect your heart and lungs.
- Clavicle — This thin bone that runs across the top of your rib cage is often fractured in auto accidents, especially if the airbags deployed and pushed the driver or passenger backward.
- Vertebrae in the back or neck — When your body hits your seatbelt or airbag, or you experience whiplash, cracking a vertebrae is common. These are very serious fractures that can even be fatal.
- Broken legs — The force of the wreck may cause a car frame to buckle, crushing your legs and breaking your bones.
- Pelvic — Pelvic fractures are incredibly common occurrences in motor vehicle accidents.
- Skull — Hitting your head on the steering wheel, dashboard, or window often causes cranial or facial fractures.
Slip and Fall
Most of the time, slipping and falling is just an embarrassing accident, but sometimes it can cause serious injury. If you break a bone in a slip and fall accident, you should not hesitate to seek compensation for your injury.
There is no shame in seeking compensation for a serious injury that was caused by someone else shirking their responsibilities. Most serious slip and fall injuries that result in broken bones are caused by negligent property owners who fail to keep their property safe. These property owners must be held responsible, or who knows how many more people their carelessness will hurt.
Innocent victims should not be afraid to stand up for their rights and seek compensation if they are bitten or attacked by a dog and suffer a broken bone. Although it can be difficult to ask a friend, neighbor, or loved one to pay up because their beloved dog misbehaved, not doing so may put other people at risk of suffering a similar attack.
Our team can work on your behalf to negotiate a fair settlement with the pet owner, other attorneys, and all the insurance companies involved so you can get the compensation you deserve to help treat your injuries.
Fighting On Behalf Of The Most Vulnerable
Many of our clients who suffer broken bones are young children and older adults. Children are more prone to breaking bones because their bones have not fully grown or hardened. Older adults suffer because their bones have weakened.
Just because you are more susceptible to injury does not mean you should forgo compensation. It is not your fault that your bones are not as strong as the average person’s. The Stein & Shulman team works with victims of all ages, backgrounds, and health histories to get them the full compensation they deserve based on the extent of their injuries.
Fighting For Your Full Monetary Compensation
If your broken bone was the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation. Whether you have a hairline crack, or a compound fracture that necessitates extensive surgery and rehabilitation, the pain you have gone through and continue to endure is almost always accompanied by financial difficulties. As attorneys, it is our job to help people like you get the money they need to treat their injury and move forward with their lives. Generally, the worse you have been injured, the more money you can expect — both in economic and noneconomic damages.
Economic damages include:
- Medical expenses – both costs already incurred and future expenses
- Lost income
- Decreased future earnings
- Property damage
These can all be precisely calculated, or may be documented by your doctors and employer. Our team will gather the evidence necessary to support your claim for damages.
Noneconomic compensation includes fair compensation for things like:
- Physical pain
- Emotional anguish
- Permanent disfigurement or disability
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
The Stein & Shulman team will work with experts who can provide a fair estimate of how much noneconomic harm you have suffered.
Documenting and estimating costs accurately is important because the defendant and the defendant’s insurance company are not going to want to pay you anything. To persuade them otherwise, we gather evidence that demonstrates the severity of the injury, and the circumstances surrounding whatever accident or circumstances caused it. In a typical case, the Stein & Shulman team will:
- Investigate the precise circumstances surrounding the accident or injury;
- Thoroughly examine all medical and police reports available;
- Consult, as necessary, with medical specialists and other experts; and
- Bolster your court case with the testimony these experts provide.
Contact Our Broken Bone Attorneys Today
Putting together a strong case obviously takes a lot of time and energy, but our clients don’t pay us a cent up front for the work we do on their case.
Stein & Shulman represents Chicagoland clients with broken bones on a contingency fee basis. This means we do not get paid unless you do, and our fee will always be just a portion of what we recover on your behalf.
If you have suffered a broken bone and are interested in seeking compensation, we are here to help. Whether you are ready to take legal action now, or are just curious about what options are available to you, we are ready to take your call. Please contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.