Chicago Accidents Resulting in Broken Bones
The human skeleton is more fragile than it looks, and bones can break in a variety of ways. The most common cause of bone fractures, at least those that trigger compensation claims, are car wrecks and slip and fall accidents. When the accident was caused by someone else’s misconduct, you need to take legal action – and you’re going to need assistance.
The Importance of Knowing the True Value of Your Claim
Many personal injury victims are dangerously unaware of the true value of their claim. In all likelihood, you are entitled to far more than reimbursement for your medical expenses. You may be entitled to compensation for future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and perhaps even punitive damages. We can help you calculate the true value of your claim.
Malman Law – the Winning Edge
At Malman Law, we let the numbers do the talking for us:
- We win 95 percent of our clients’ cases
- We have successfully represented over 15,000 clients
- Our clients have won literally hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation
Enough said? We hope so.
Most of Our Clients Win without Ever Going to Court
Upwards of 90 percent of our personal injury clients walk away with negotiated settlements. All bargaining, however, takes place “in the shadow of the law.” To win a decent settlement, you must prepare a case featuring admissible evidence that strikes fear into the heart of the opposing party whenever you mention the option of going to court. That’s our specialty.
“Kent and his team were fantastic!! They helped us with all our questions and resolved our case with Great Results!!! Highly recommend this firm!!!!” — Patti C.
Some of Our Related Practice Areas
At Malman Law, we represent victims of any type of personal injury. We always represent victims, never defendants. The following are some of our related areas of practice:
- Vehicle Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Driving While on Bluetooth
- Arguing While Driving
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What are some defenses and counterarguments against broken bone claims?
There are too many to list here. The following are some of the most popular:
- Comparative fault (the accident was partly or mostly your fault).
- The statute of limitations deadline has expired.
- The defendant’s negligent behavior did not actually cause the accident.
- The victim is exaggerating the extent of his disability.
How can social media accounts such as Facebook put my claim at risk?
Do not post on any of your social media accounts until the case is over. You can expect the other side, especially the insurance company, to be monitoring them. If you broke your foot, for example, a newly uploaded photo of you standing – even if it was taken before the accident – can be used to assert that your injury is not as severe as you are claiming.
What are some other tricks that an insurance company might use to deny or minimize my claim?
The list is long and distinguished – the following are only a few examples:
- Making a “lowball” offer while you are still in the hospital
- Issuing a low settlement offer and then giving you an arbitrary deadline to respond with a yes or no answer
- Lulling you into missing the statute of limitations deadline through a series of delays
Which laws govern broken bone claims in Chicago?
Many different areas of the law might come into play, depending on the circumstances of your case. Possible examples include:
- Negligence law
- Product liability law, if you are claiming that a defective product caused your injury (defective auto airbags, for example)
- Medical malpractice law, if you are claiming that your bone fracture was improperly diagnosed or treated.
- Trucking regulations, if you broke a bone in a truck accident
It’s No Problem If You’re out of Money – We Only Bill You If You Win
Malman Law is not an exclusive country club for rich people, and we don’t look for excuses to inflate “billable hours.” In fact, we don’t bill by the hour at all – our bill is calculated as a percentage of the compensation you receive. That means you can afford to retain us without a dime to your name. It’s the quality of your claim that matters, not the size of your wallet.
Start Fighting Back Today
If you have suffered injuries such as fractured or broken bones in a Chicago accident, that may have been someone else’s fault, you might have a valid claim under Illinois law. Claims don’t enforce themselves, however: you have to fight for them. Call us today at 1-888-836-5975 or simply fill in our online contact form so that we can schedule you a free initial case consultation.