There are 206 bones in the human body. Unfortunately, any one (or more) of them can be fractured in a car accident. If you have had the misfortune to suffer a serious bone fracture in an Uber accident in Los Angeles, you need the services of the experienced Uber accident team of Compass Law Group, LLP. Because the already congested roads of Los Angeles have become overburdened by rideshare cars, our skills at defending Uber accident victims with bone fractures are well-honed.
Types of Bone Fractures Caused by an Uber Accident in Los Angeles
Not only are there a great many bones in the body — over 100 in the back, ribs, feet and hands alone — but there are also quite a number of ways for them to fracture. Below are the kinds of fractures differentiated by the medical profession, any of which may occur as a result of an Uber accident:
Simple or Closed Fracture
If the broken bone does not push into or out of the skin, it is categorized as simple or closed, but patients may still experience intense pain or a temporary loss of sensation, swelling, bruising, and loss of function. If the bone break is below the waist, patients may be unable to put weight on it or to walk.
Compound or Open Fracture
When a bone breaks through the skin at the point of impact, it is considered a compound or open fracture. The puncture through the skin and the bleeding that accompanies it create a serious risk of infection since contaminants can enter the bone and/or the bloodstream through the open wound.
Incomplete or Partial Fracture
A partial fracture occurs when the bone bends and breaks only partially. In a partial fracture, it is possible that a splint, rather than a cast, may be all that is needed for a full recovery. Nonetheless, depending on its location, patients may be in a fair amount of pain and unable to resume their normal routine.
A complete fracture is actually “a broken bone” since the bone is actually severed. Complete fractures are severe and usually require implantation of surgical hardware to heal.
Compression fractures, though not the most common bone breaks associated with car accidents, can be the result of blunt force trauma and may cause impacted vertebrae to press on the spinal cord and adjacent nerves. This can cause serious damage by restricting the flow of blood and oxygen to the spinal cord.
No matter which type of fracture you sustained, our accomplished Uber accident attorneys will do whatever it takes to support you, both during the early days after your accident and until your case is resolved. We have a remarkable record of successful outcomes and will charge you no attorneys’ fees until we recover damages for you.
Our Los Angeles Uber Accident Attorneys Are Dedicated and Effective
We know that trauma exists in all serious car accidents — not only in terms of physical injury but in terms of emotional distress and economic challenges. Bombarded by high medical bills, lost income, and all kinds of unexpected expenses, victims need resources to cope as they adjust to their new normal, whether it is temporary or involves permanent disability.
Compass Law Group’s Uber accident attorneys have the strength and know-how to fight for your rights as you recover from the accident by:
- Investigating the site of your accident
- Reviewing any surveillance footage
- Examining the police report and your medical records
- Preparing all necessary legal documents
- Interviewing witnesses
- Negotiating with opposing counsel and insurance adjusters
Beyond all of these services, we are well-equipped to prepare a winning strategy for trial that may provide us with enough leverage to obtain a suitable settlement without ever entering the courtroom
Who is legally responsible for bone fractures in an Uber accident?
Negotiations concerning Uber accidents are more complicated than those of other car accidents since liability is less clear-cut. If an Uber driver is at fault for the collision, the Uber corporation itself will also have vicarious liability, but only if their driver is “on the app” at the time of the crash.
If the Uber driver who injured you was off the clock, we will be suing the driver and his/her insurance company, not Uber, for damages. It is also possible that another party will be the defendant in our lawsuit. This might happen if the person driving another car was responsible for the collision, or if the crash was caused by road damage or a missing traffic sign. If so, we will be targeting the government agency in charge of road repair or maintenance of traffic signs and signals.
As you can see, navigating a bone fracture case that involves an Uber vehicle requires in-depth knowledge of the law and familiarity with complex negotiation and litigation techniques. This is why it is essential to get in touch with an experienced Uber accident law team as soon as possible.
Our Uber Accident Attorneys Are Determined to Win You Damages
We are well aware that you and your family may be feeling the pinch of high medical bills and lost income. You can depend on us to fight strenuously to obtain the compensation you need and deserve for:
- Medical expenses (past and future)
- Lost wages/lost earning power
- Rehabilitation costs
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
If you have lost a loved one to wrongful death following a severe bone fracture sustained in an Uber accident, we will assist you in obtaining compensation for final medical costs, end-of-life suffering, funeral or memorial services, and loss of financial and emotional support. Though we know this will never be enough to assuage your grief, we hope to provide you with a sense of justice.
Contact Our Experienced Los Angeles Uber Accident Attorneys Today
As soon as you get in touch with us, you will know that you have connected with the right legal team. We have the strength and the skill to navigate the complexities of the judicial system and the empathy for your situation that will help keep you afloat during this difficult time. Contact our office today to schedule a free initial consultation.