If you have been in an accident, whether as a passenger in a vehicle, a pedestrian, a motorcyclist, a bicyclist, or otherwise caused by another person’s carelessness (“negligence”), you are entitled to compensation for your injuries, including any and all broken bones you may have suffered. A broken bone takes a while to heal. In some cases, the bone may not mend correctly and surgery may be required to reset the bone.
Some bones will require a plate with screws or even an artificial replacement, such as an artificial hip. If you have suffered a broken bone because of another person’s negligence, you do not want to settle the case too quickly or without an experienced lawyer helping you throughout the claim. You want to wait to see how the bone heals and whether there will be any permanent damage, such as a limp, for which you deserve to be monetarily compensated. You may need future care and therapy. Don’t settle your case without talking to a lawyer first.