Burlington Orthopedic Injury Attorneys
Orthopedic injuries can impact your ability to work, exercise, and spend time with your family. Whether you suffered a broken bone or a slipped disc in an accident, you deserve full compensation for your trauma if it was caused by someone else’s negligence. Sadly, insurance companies rarely pay out proper compensation for these types of injuries, dismissing them as minor when they are anything but. Your best option is to work with a dedicated Burlington orthopedic injury lawyer who will fight on your behalf.
If you suffered an orthopedic injury in an accident that was not your fault, contact our team at DiBella Law Offices, P.C. We have more than a decade of experience in personal injury law and understand how to deal with a dismissive insurance company after an accident. Our Burlington orthopedic injury lawyers can build a strong case for full compensation and advocate for your best interests. To get started on your case, call us at (781) 262-3338 to schedule a free consultation.
“Orthopedic injuries” refers to any injuries sustained to the musculoskeletal system of the body, which includes the bones, ligaments, tendons, joints, cartilage, and vertebrae of the spine. When these parts of the body are damaged, victims often suffer from mobility issues and chronic pain. Serious injuries may require surgeries to repair the damage, such as a slipped disc or hip fracture, while minor injuries may require long rest. During this time, victims can be put in a lot of pain, be unable to perform daily tasks, and must avoid strenuous work to fully heal.
At DiBella Law Offices, P.C., we have helped accident victims recover compensation for:
- Broken arms and legs
- Hip fractures
- Facial fractures
- Strains and sprains
- Slipped discs
- Spinal cord injuries
- Dislocated joints
- Soft-tissue damage
While some orthopedic injuries are the result of overuse, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, many are the result of acute trauma. Vehicle collisions almost always involve some type of orthopedic injury like soft-tissue damage, but falls, assaults, and other incidents can also cause orthopedic injuries. Most victims can rely on health insurance to cover their medical bills; however, if someone else caused your accident, you may be able to hold them liable for your injuries and recover full compensation in a personal injury claim.
Accidents that cause orthopedic injuries include:
- Car accidents
- Bike accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Boat accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Dog attacks
- Swimming pool accidents
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
After an accident, the last thing you want to do is deal with an insurance company. You want to be treated, get back on your feet, and get back to work as soon as possible. But no one can “walk off” a broken bone, and you know you need to rest and follow your doctors’ orders. As the bills stack up and your wages shrink, you might reach out to the insurance company of the person who injured you -- or even your own -- if you were in a car accident.
When you call an insurance adjuster, you want to be treated fairly and receive proper compensation for your injuries. Unfortunately, insurance companies are not interested in fairness, just profits. That means charging high premiums and paying out small settlements for claims, if anything. While adjusters may seem friendly and caring, the truth is that they are looking for any reason to deny your claim.
When it comes time for them to give you a hard answer, they’re likely to undercut your claim by a massive margin. Or they might start asking questions, inquiring if your injuries were preexisting or if you did something wrong in the accident. The end goal for them is to find an excuse to deny your claim and hope that you don’t try to fight back.
This is extremely common for orthopedic injuries, as insurance companies see them as “minor,” but you know there is nothing minor about them. Broken bones, joint pain, facial fractures – all these injuries come with high price tags, whether it be medical treatment or wages lost from having to take time off work. But an insurance company knows you just want to get your bills paid fast, so they may offer quick cash to get you out of their hair.
Instead of letting an insurance company shortchange you, reach out to a personal injury attorney who will not hesitate to fight for the full value of your claim. Your injuries are worth more than just your medical bills, and we can show you how to recover all the damages you have suffered in an accident, including:
- All medical bills, past and future
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If you or someone you love suffered an orthopedic injury due to someone else’s negligence, reach out to the Burlington personal injury attorneys at DiBella Law Offices, P.C. We have served clients throughout Burlington for more than a decade and successfully recovered compensation for their trauma. We can personally investigate the cause of your injuries and determine who is responsible for your accident. Then, we will go to work fighting for full compensation on your behalf, whether through an insurance negotiation or jury trial. To speak to our team in a free consultation, call us at (781) 262-3338.