Legal Help When Negligence Causes Serious Bone Fractures
Like other bones in the body, the bones of the head and face are susceptible to injury. A sudden blow suffered in an accident can fracture the skull or the bones of the face. This can lead to brain damage or significant disfigurement, with life-altering consequences for victims. The road to recovery is a long and difficult one. It can years, or even a lifetime.
We at the Tenge Law Firm, LLC have seen firsthand just how devastating an injury to the face or skull can be. This kind of injury can lead to lifelong disability and disfigurement, which can be difficult to emotionally recover from. If your fracture was caused by an act of negligence, then the person or company responsible should be held accountable for their actions. With years of personal injury claimsexperience under our belt, we may be able to help. Call our Fort Collins orthorpedic injury attorneys today at (970) 212-4777 and tell us about your case.
What Types of Head and Facial Fractures Do Accidents Cause?
Sadly, facial and skull fractures can be caused by all sorts of accidents. For example, you may have been involved in a motor vehicle crash, or you slipped and fell onto a hard surface, or you suffered from a workplace accident. No matter the cause, you have likely been left in a great deal of pain, and are now faced with mounting medical debt. We have seen this in other clients. The most common types of fracture’s our clients have experienced are:
- Fractured skull
- Broken nose
- Fractured lower or upper jaw
- Fractured cheekbones
- Orbital fractures (broken bones around the eyes)
- Fractured frontal bone (forehead)
Fractures are categorized by their shape, how deep they go, and whether or not they have cut through the skin. Different types of factures mean different levels of injury and different amounts of recovery time. Knowing what kind of fracture, you have suffered can be vital in your case, especially when determining how much to seek in damages. The different categories of fracture include:
- Simple: The bones are broken, but the skin remains intact.
- Liner: The break in the skull or facial bone is thin and straight.
- Comminuted: The fracture is complex, with the bones pushing through the skin.
- Depressed: The bone is not only broken, but also crushed and pressed in toward the brain.
What Are the Long-Term Consequences of Skull and Facial Fractures?
Recovery can be lengthy after a skull or facial fracture. This type of injury often requires extensive medical and surgical treatment. If the injury causes severe damage to the brain, it can lead to even greater costs for rehabilitation, medications, therapy, and medical equipment. Traumatic brain injury can cause permanent mental and physical disabilities. It can result in challenges with work and completing once routine tasks, and affect the victim’s relationships and personal life. In some severe cases, victims are left entirely dependent on caregivers.
Even in the best-case scenarios, where you recover fully and no obvious scars are left behind, you’ve likely lost out on wages during your recovery time, and have been left with high medical bills as a result of your treatment. You don’t deserve to be paying for someone else’s negligence. The first step in recovering the damages owed to you is hiring an experienced personal injury attorney. The second is determining exactly who is liable for your injuries.
Who Can Be Held Liable for Skull and Facial Fractures?
Liability for skull and facial fractures will depend on whose negligence caused the accident. This cannot be determined on a webpage, as it relies heavily on the facts of your case. If you want to know exactly who you should hold accountable, contact us and let us help you figure it out. Some examples of what we often see with the clients we take on are:
- If your injuries were sustained in a motor vehicle crash caused by a negligent driver, the at-fault driver may be held liable for your losses.
- If you were injured in a workplace accident, you should be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
- If your injuries were caused by intentional or egregious conduct on the part of your employer, you may have a personal injury claim for compensation.
- If a third party (other than your employer) contributed to your on-the-job head injuries, you may be entitled to recover compensation from that party.
- If your head injuries were sustained in a slip and fall or another type of accident on someone else’s property, the owner or manager of the property may be liable if a hazardous condition existing on the property caused your accident. This applies to both private and public property.
Why You Need a Lawyer
You may be facing extensive medical treatment, lost earnings, and permanent disability after skull and facial fractures caused by someone else’s negligence. It is important to your recovery to seek the maximum compensation available under the law from the responsible parties. Your best chance of prevailing in a personal injury claim for compensation is to have an experienced attorney on your side.
The Tenge Law Firm, LLC Can Help
Our Fort Collins personal injury attorneys have a history of success for our clients. We have recovered tens of millions of dollars in settlements, arbitration awards, and verdicts. We are a boutique, full-service firm that will help you will everything involved in your case, including getting medical providers and rental cars or handling health insurance, employment, credit rating, or disability issues.
Our firm was founded in 1992, meaning we have extensive experience representing injured Colorado people. Contact the Tenge Law Firm, LLC at (970) 212-4777 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation if you have suffered skull or facial fractures through the negligence of another.