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Broken Wrist Injury Lawyers

Broken wrist injuries can result from a variety of accidents. Though it may seem like a minor inconvenience at the time, a broken wrist can have a significant impact on your life. It can make simple daily tasks like putting on shoes or cooking dinner challenging. Depending on the extent of your injury, you may have large medical bills that may seem even more daunting to pay if your injury has affected your ability to work.

Broken wrists, also known as distal radial fractures or scaphoid fractures, can cause severe pain, swelling, and bruising. You may also experience torn ligaments and bone dislocations. Healing from a broken wrist injury can take a long time, and you will likely need a cast or other immobilizing device and a long period of physical therapy. In some instances, you may need surgery to help stabilize the break and promote healing. No matter what you need to do to let your injury heal, it often leads to major inconvenience and a potential loss of income.

If an accident or negligence led to your injury, a broken wrist injury lawyer can help you get financial recovery from the at-fault party. 

Damages in a Broken Wrist Injury Case

The extent of your wrist injury and its impact on your life can significantly affect how much you can recover in your case. While most people who have a broken wrist make a complete recovery, others may experience long-term pain and need ongoing physical therapy or other treatments. How much and the type of treatment you’ll need depend on your specific injury.

No matter the extent of your injury, you may be entitled to reimbursement for your losses. If you believe another person’s negligence led to your broken wrist, you have a right to pursue a personal injury claim against their insurance company. A broken wrist injury lawyer can help you prove that the other party was at fault for your broken wrist and that you experienced short- and long-term injuries and losses as a result. In addition to reimbursement for medical costs, you can also seek reimbursement for lost wages and lost earning capacity. 

Our Austin broken wrist injury lawyers can help you figure out what types of damages you may be able to recover, and they can work with your medical providers to show that an accident caused or contributed to your wrist injury. They will also ensure that you have documentation and medical records that show any tangible costs associated with your injury to help you get the best recovery possible.

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What Factors Can Affect Your Broken Wrist Injury Case?

Because every accident is unique, it’s impossible to determine the value of your settlement without having your case evaluated by a broken wrist injury lawyer. In addition the variations in the extent of your wrist injury and the impact it has on your life, there are many factors that can affect the amount of your settlement, including: 

  • Comprehensive medical records. When you are involved in an accident, it’s important to get medical treatment as soon as possible after it happens. If you wait too long, the other party may claim that your injuries either weren’t serious enough to seek treatment or weren’t related to the accident, which can reduce your chances of getting reimbursed for your medical costs. Be sure to keep any medical records related to your wrist injury, including X-rays, diagnoses, and prescriptions. 
  • Your inability to work. There’s a good chance you will need time off from work and other responsibilities to recover from your broken wrist. How much time depends on your injury, the type of treatment you need, and any ongoing complications. If your broken wrist injury significantly impacts your ability to work, you may be entitled to reimbursement of lost wages and future earnings. 
  • Long-term damage. When a broken wrist is more than a temporary inconvenience, you have a better chance at a higher settlement amount. That is because long-term damage can lead to chronic pain, loss of mobility, loss of independence, and an inability to engage in normal activity. 

Insurance payout limits. Most insurance policies limit how much they’ll pay out in damages. If your losses are above the coverage limits of the at-fault party, they may not have enough to cover your medical costs along with other costs and losses. A broken wrist injury lawyer can help determine the other party’s insurance amounts as well as other sources of recovery to get you the best recovery possible.

How a Lawyer Can Help with Your Broken Wrist Injury Case

Though they may seem relatively straightforward, broken wrist injury cases can often be very complicated. You’ll need to prove that the accident caused your injury and show the long-term consequences, both physical and financial — which can be difficult to establish. As an added complication, insurance companies may try to cast doubt on the accident to avoid paying damages.

An experienced broken wrist injury lawyer can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf and get all the evidence needed to support your claim. Your attorney can also work with experts who can prove the extent of your injury and help establish things like any future loss of income.

Based on all of this information, your lawyer will evaluate how much reimbursement is possible and work hard to get you the financial recovery you deserve.

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Why Hire FVF to Help with Your Broken Wrist Injury Case?

FVF’s Austin broken wrist injury lawyers have the experience and knowledge to provide comprehensive support during a painful and confusing time. We understand how traumatic an accident and any resulting injuries can be, and we are here to guide you through what is often a stressful situation. We offer free, no-commitment case consultations so that you can talk with someone who has your best interests in mind before you haggle with the insurance company or accept a lowball offer.

We aim to help you understand the best way to maximize your financial recovery so that you can move on from your accident. Contact us today to schedule your consultation. 

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