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Tacoma Fracture and Broken Bone Injury Lawyer

On Behalf of | Jun 9, 2023 | Personal Injury

Broken bones are among the most common injuries sustained in accidents. Each year, thousands of people are treated throughout Washington for fractures. And while bones often do heal over time, in some cases, the victim may sustain a permanent impairment that affects their ability to resume their normal activities of daily living.

When a broken bone is the result of someone else’s negligence, the victim has a right under Washington law to seek compensation. A qualified Tacoma fracture and broken bone injury lawyer can help. At Alliance Law Group, we represent accident victims who are forced to deal with broken bones through no fault of their own. We can represent you in dealing with negligent defendants and their insurance companies to secure a settlement or court judgment that compensates you for your losses.

Broken Bones Are Not Always “Minor” Injuries

There is sometimes a tendency to write off a bone fracture as a “minor” injury. In some cases, that can be accurate. For example, if you suffer a simple fracture of your arm or just a finger, you may only need to wear a cast or splint for a few weeks to help the bone heal on its own. There may be significant inconvenience but nothing life-altering in the long run.

Unfortunately, there are many broken bone injuries that are far more serious. A fractured hip, for instance, often requires surgical intervention and potentially a hip replacement. Or a fractured rib may puncture a person’s heart or lungs, which can lead to potentially fatal internal bleeding if not immediately treated.

Some other potentially catastrophic consequences of bone fractures include:

  • A sudden blow to the head can fracture the skull and cause or exacerbate a traumatic brain injury or concussion.
  • A fracture of the orbital bone can damage the eyes and lead to a loss of vision or total blindness.
  • A broken bone in any part of the body may damage the surrounding nerves; an arm or leg fracture may, therefore, lead to some degree of paralysis.

It is also important to note that some people are more susceptible to bone fractures. An elderly person shopping at a store is more likely to suffer a bone fracture in a slip-and-fall accident than a teenager. And the elderly person will almost certainly take more time to recover.

How Can Our Tacoma Fracture and Broken Bone Injury Lawyers Help You?

In the context of personal injury law, we commonly see broken bones in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls on private property, and intentional acts such as assault. Regardless of the situation, however, if someone else caused your bone fracture, you can seek compensation not only for your medical bills and ongoing rehabilitation costs but also for your pain and suffering and other out-of-pocket expenses.

The Tacoma fracture and broken bone injury lawyers at Alliance Law Group are happy to sit down with you and review your case. Contact us today to schedule a no-obligation consultation.