Broken bones and lacerations are common in both car and motorcycle accidents.
Insurance companies would love for you to believe these injuries are routine. They love to downplay lacerations as “scrapes” and broken bones as a “normal” injury.
Yet these injuries can have serious, life-altering consequences. And if the other driver was at-fault, then you can get compensation for these injuries.
Yet you won’t be able to do it alone. Insurance companies do everything in their power to dodge, duck, and avoid paying these bills. They’ll do everything they can do to blame you for the accident. They’ll claim that your injuries aren’t as serious as you say they are. They’ll send lowball settlement offers, or they’ll just try to deny your claim over and over again until the limitations period runs out.
Fortunately, you don’t have to handle your personal injury claim on your own. Turn to the team at Merchant Law of Medicine Hat, AB. Our experienced personal injury team can help you get a fair settlement for these major injuries.
Take Broken Bones Seriously
Even one broken bone can be expensive. It can prevent you from working or going to school. In some cases a severe fracture is enough to threaten your independence for life. Bones that break in the face may require facial reconstruction surgery.
If broken bones heal incorrectly they can result in a deformity known as a “malunion” injury, which requires corrective surgery. They’re not just little injuries that many of us get as children, especially not when they’re incurred during a car or motorcycle accident.
Any time you have to go to the hospital or wear a cast, you have a personal injury case large enough to pursue. Fractures and lacerations count as “major injuries” under Alberta’s pain and suffering caps, which means you can get up to $370,000 in pain and suffering damages.
It’s also very rare for most of our clients to suffer just one broken bone or one laceration after a car or motorcycle accident. Most of our clients come to us suffering from multiple, severe fractures. They’re in intense pain and require surgical interventions such as screws and plates to function normally again in the future. Many spend weeks in traction.
Some fractures even create long-term complications such as vascular injuries, organ injuries, or arthritis.
Take Lacerations Seriously
Lacerations often require stitches. If the cuts go all the way to the bone, they become life-threatening potential infection sites. Car and motorcycle accident victims have been known to bleed out from massive lacerations. Some lacerations result in life-changing, disfiguring amputations.
And after a major car or motorcycle accident, internal lacerations are equally common. These can include life-threatening injuries to your heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, or gallbladder.
Major lacerations can result in surgery, months of healing time, and months of follow-up care. Many victims find it impossible to work while they are recovering from these major injuries.
Winning a Broken Bones and Lacerations Claim
The best way to win a broken bones and lacerations claim is to contact a Medicine Hat, AB personal injury lawyer as soon as you are medically capable of doing so. While you have two years to file your case, there is rarely any real advantage to waiting. Waiting tends to mean that witnesses become impossible to contact and evidence dries up.
When you call us, we will take a number of steps on your behalf:
- We can file the claim for you, which means you don’t have to talk to the insurance company.
- We shield you from insurance company tricks and lies that are meant to devalue your claim, or eliminate your right to make one.
- We know how to value your case, which means you’ll know when you’re being presented with an unacceptable, lowball offer.
- We can help direct you to additional medical professionals who can help you.
- We make sure all your injuries are taken into account, as well as any chronic conditions arising from your injuries.
- We investigate the case thoroughly, looking for all responsible parties and evidence which can help you win your case.
- If you can no longer work, we bring in occupational specialists who can help us maximize your loss of income and earning capacity claim.
- We negotiate with the insurance company, ensuring the highest possible settlement for your broken bones and lacerations.
- If necessary, we try the case in court.
When you work with our team, you only have to worry about two things: following our guidance and healing. We take care of everything else.
Why Merchant Law?
“Merchant Law Group handled an auto accident on behalf of my husband. The accident resulted in a hospital stay and the total loss of his automobile, and the firm took everything for us from the very beginning. Compassion and commitment as they guided us through a lengthy legal process. Strongly recommended.” -Charles Long
Working with Merchant Law means working with personal injury lawyers who have over 20 years of experience handling cases just like yours. We’ve helped thousands of Alberta residents obtain maximum compensation for their personal injury claims.
We are a responsive, caring team who will take the time to listen to you, and to both understand your point of view and investigate your case. We truly care about all the ways the accident has changed your life, and are here to help you navigate every legal challenge that might arise.
We work diligently to help you maximize your compensation. We’re known for being some of Canada’s toughest litigators and savviest negotiators. There is a reason we’ve brought back billions of dollars for our clients.
We work with an outstanding network of expert witnesses and investigators who will help us prove your case.
Don’t try to take on the insurance companies alone. Contact us to schedule a no-obligation case review today.