Our personal injury lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. frequently represent clients who have suffered a broken bones and bone fractures in a Michigan car accident. These serious injuries are both painful and disabling. Many of these injuries are life altering for both the accident victim and the supporting family.
Types of Bone Injuries
The bones are extremely vulnerable in a car accident due to the forces of the collision. In accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists, a bone fracture is almost certain. Common bone injuries suffered in a car accident in Michigan include:
- Hip fractures
- Leg fractures
- Pelvis fractures
- Broken bones in the arms and elbows
- Broken bones in the feet
- Fractured bones in the hands and wrists
- Fractured vertebrae in the neck and spine
Many of bone fracture injuries require surgical treatment to repair the bone. The recovery period from this type of orthopedic surgery can be long and extensive, especially if the patient is bed ridden after the surgery. There is often a need for assistance around the home during the period of recovery and assistance with activities of daily living.
Claims and Benefits for a Bone Injury
Under Michigan law, a car accident victim who suffers a bone injury in an auto accident in Michigan is entitled to several types of insurance benefits. The first claim is for Michigan no-fault insurance benefits, otherwise known as First Party or PIP benefits. These include payment of medical bills, lost wages, attendant care services, replacement and household services, and other benefits. They also include the cost of cognitive rehabilitation and training. These benefits can be substantial and many of them last for the lifetime of the injury victim.
Best Michigan Lawyers for Broken Bone Injury Cases
It is essential that the bone injury victim choose a top-rated accident lawyer to represent them in their claims. The attorney must have specialized knowledge of the medical issues involving bone injuries and as well as thorough understanding of the Michigan laws that can be utilized to obtain the best possible compensation for the injury, as well as battling the insurance company to pay all benefits due and owing under the No-Fault insurance laws.
Our Michigan lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. have obtained significant injury settlements for accident victims who have suffered broken bones and bone fractures. For more information after a Michigan car accident, call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced injury attorneys.