Long Island Fractures Lawyer
Experienced Fracture Attorneys Serving Long Island, NY
One of the first things a person may ask themselves after an accident is, “Did I break anything?” Fractures are very painful and can be very debilitating, often involving a long recovery and time off from work. A fracture happens when a bone undergoes an immense amount of stress that is more than the bone can take. Additionally, one occurring during a motor vehicle accident specifically is called a “traumatic fracture”. Unfortunately, the chances of experiencing a fracture only increases after the age of 30.
A fracture can either be open or closed depending on whether or not the bone has broken the skin. There are eight total types of fractures, with three only occurring in children. If your fracture was because of someone else’s doing, it is time to look into a free consultation with our experienced Fracture Lawyers.
Steven Palermo is the head of the legal team at Palermo Law. Every client who has experienced a fracture is personally attended to from start to finish. He has litigated hundreds of accident cases, with multiple million-dollar settlements for his clients. His success stems from a desire to help gain justice against the big insurance companies who downplay a person’s injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered from a fracture from another’s negligent or intentional actions and would like to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced Long Island Fracture Lawyer, contact us today.
Got a Broken Bone? Get Help
If you have suffered from a fracture from an accident in Suffolk County, Long Island, it is a good idea to consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Hiring an attorney early on in the process will help protect your legal rights, ensure your medical bills and lost wages are paid, and give you an advantage in building a strong personal injury case. An early investigation will also help preserve key evidence in your case.
Important deadlines to know for your case:
Medical bills and lost wages are paid through no-fault insurance. All no-fault insurance carriers require a no-fault application be filed within thirty days. Failing to do so may result in denial of your no-fault benefits and may make you personally responsible for the bills.
In car accident cases there is generally a three-year statute of limitations to initiate a lawsuit. However, that time period may be reduced to as little as 90 days if your car accident involves a municipal, state or federal entity. So, it’s best to check with a qualified car accident attorney as soon as possible.
How Much Is My Long Island Car Accident Case Worth?
The value of an injury suffered in a car accident is an accumulation of several different factors. These include any accident-related economic expenses such as lost wages and damage to your car as well as non-economic losses such as pain and suffering and mental anguish. At Palermo Law, our experience in handling thousands of car accident cases allows us to accurately assess the value of your case to determine the fairest settlement or jury award. In cases of long-term injuries, we partner with experts in the fields of medicine and economics to make sure that your compensation is adjusted for future inflation. This allows you peace of mind knowing that you will be compensated for years to come.
- Signs and Symptoms of a Fracture
- Loss of function or deformity.
However, you cannot know for sure if you have a fracture unless you get an x-ray, therefore requiring medical attention. It is very important that you seek medical attention anytime there is pain following a motor vehicle accident.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Serious is My Fracture?
Fractures can be categorized in a few different ways. First, there are displaced and non-displaced fractures that refer to the alignment of the fractured bone. In a displaced fracture, the bone snaps into two or more parts and moves so that the two ends are not lined up straight. In a non-displaced fracture, the bone cracks either part or all of the way through, however, it doesn’t move and maintains its proper alignment.
There are also open and closed fractures, also known as simple or compound fractures. A closed or simple fracture does not puncture the skin, while an open or compound fracture does break through the skin. Even if the bone recedes after breaking through the skin, it is still a compound fracture. Compound fractures are more serious because there is also a risk of bone infection.
Fractures can be labeled in subcategories as well depending on the way the bone has broken. Children can experience greenstick, buckle, and growth plate fractures. The dexterity in children’s bones make them unique in being able to experience these types of fractures.
There are other types of fractures that both adults and children can experience. A comminuted fracture is a displaced fracture when the bone breaks into several pieces. This can be especially complicated and sometimes requires surgery. A transverse fracture is when the fracture line is perpendicular across the longer part of the bone. An oblique fracture is when the break is on an angle through the bone. A stress fracture is a hairline crack and is the least serious type of fracture. Finally, a pathologic fracture is caused by a disease that weakens the bone.
What if I Got Fractured On Someone Else’s Property?
First, Seek Medical Attention. It’s important to do this right away, as well as document your injuries and begin the appropriate treatment.
Second, document the condition that caused the fracture. Take a picture of whatever it was that made you fall, whether it be a crack on a walkway or a slippery floor. Also, take pictures of the scene. The goal is to make it clear in the photo where you were when you fell.
Third, collect the names of any witnesses and their contact information. Often, people will stay around and offer to help. Ask for their contact information right away because once they leave the scene of the accident their identity may be lost forever.
Finally, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer right away. Insurance company representatives will try to get statements from you to protect their own liability. Make sure you have a qualified premises liability attorney representing you to ensure that these companies do not minimize the compensation owed to you.
What if my Fracture Was From a Car Accident?
First, assess your injuries and any injuries of your passengers, and if necessary, call 911 and seek immediate medical attention. Use your eyes to judge the severity of any injuries over how you feel. The adrenaline from the accident may serve as a painkiller, but any kind of swelling or slight disfigurement could be a fracture. In fact, you might have a broken bone without even being able to physically see it. The only way a fracture can be diagnosed is with an x-ray, so seeking medical attention when you have even slight pain is imperative.
Second, gather the contact information for any witnesses. Don’t rely on the police to do this as they often do not do it right and witnesses are lost.
Third, contact your insurance carrier to report the accident. Since New York is a no-fault state, it is your insurance carrier that will be paying for any medical treatment and lost wages even if the accident is not your fault. Keep in mind that you only have 30 days to complete a no-fault application.
Finally, if your fractures are a result of someone else’s driving, you should call our Suffolk County car accident law firm right away. This will not only protect your legal rights, it will also make your life easier as we handle all no-fault and property damage issues for you while we fight to get you the most compensation possible this way you can concentrate on your recovery.
Do I Still Have A Case if I Didn’t Immediately Seek Medical Attention?
This is a very common situation. Many people do not feel pain from an accident immediately. When you are in an accident, adrenaline can often cause you to not feel or notice the pain right away. Therefore, the real pain develops in the hours, and even days, following an accident. It is never too late to seek medical treatment. However, the sooner that you seek necessary medical treatment the better off you are for several reasons. First, medical treatment will help in diagnosing injuries and provide relief of pain. Second, it is easier to prove that the injury was caused by the accident, if you receive treatment close to the time of the accident.
There is absolutely no cost to hire our law firm. We work on a contingency basis. That means that if we are not able to win your case there is no charge. If we are successful in winning your case, we earn a fee of 1/3 of the recovery for your bodily injury claim. We never charge additional fees for handling No-Fault and property damage issues. We also will lay out all of the litigation expenses in the case. This way there is no financial risk to you.
Finally, we always offer a free initial consultation at any of our six locations throughout Suffolk and Nassau Counties. Further, we offer in-home or hospital initial consultations for our Suffolk and Nassau County Fracture Injury Clients. It is always our goal to be the best personal injury law firm in Suffolk County and Nassau County. Therefore, we’re always willing to go the extra mile for our clients.
Why Hire Palermo Law?
- We always offer a free no-obligation consultation.
- We never charge a fee unless we win your case.
- We provide personal one-on-one attention to every client.
- We handle all no-fault insurance communications and paperwork for you free of charge.
- We have over two decades of experience litigating car accident cases on Long Island.
- We have obtained numerous million-dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Palermo Law was founded in 1994 as a general practice. In 1997, Steven Palermo joined the firm and by the early 2000s, the law firm shifted its primary focus to personal injury law. Steven Palermo focuses his entire practice on Personal injury law, with a large majority of those cases being Suffolk County car accidents. He personally oversees every car accident case that the firm handles. He brings to each case over twenty years of experience, numerous successful trial verdicts, and a passion for helping Suffolk County fracture victims in their fight for justice against large insurance companies.
While Steven and his team are proud of their record of achievements in the courtroom, they are equally excited about how their clients feel about their experiences with the law firm. The firm has over two hundred positive reviews from former clients on various websites such as Google, Lawyers.com, Avvo, and Facebook. Palermo Law takes particular pride in the fact that they have some of the best reviews in Suffolk County. If you would like to set up an appointment for a free initial no-obligation consultation with an experienced Suffolk County personal injury attorney, feel free to call today.
Service We perform
- Identifying all potential sources of recovery including no-fault insurance limits and all bodily injury insurance limits.
- Complete investigative services including the gathering of all relevant documentation such as accident reports and witness statements, medical records, and reports. We often engage the help of experts in the field of accident reconstruction, medicine, and economics to help support your claim.
- We will handle all no-fault insurance communications and paperwork free of charge.
- We litigate your case. If your case cannot be settled we will litigate it in court. It is always our goal to obtain fair compensation for our clients without the need for trial. But rest assured, if your case does not settle we will be prepared to take your case to trial.
Trial Ready Strategy
Most personal injury lawsuits are settled out of court at some point before a trial. Many personal injury law firms on Long Island don’t fully prepare their cases for trial when anticipating a settlement. This weakens their position when it comes time to negotiate a settlement. At Palermo Law, we always fully prepare every case as if it is going to trial. This level of preparation gives us the leverage to negotiate the highest possible compensation for our clients and puts us in a strong position should a trial become necessary.
Focused on Helping the Injured
We realize that being really well-versed in any one area of law takes focus. Personal injury law is no exception. That’s why our Long Island personal injury lawyers only handle personal injury cases. Steven Palermo, our managing partner, has been exclusively handling personal injury cases for the last two decades. We handle all types of personal injury cases for the injured, including car accidents, slip and falls, and work-related accidents. We have never represented an insurance company and never will. We do what we do because we love helping people.
We offer every potential personal injury client a free, no-obligation consultation at any of our five locations throughout Long Island. During the consultation, we will discuss your case in detail and give you our opinion on the chances of success. We will also discuss our potential strategy and our process for handling your case. If after fully discussing your case we feel it is a good fit for our Long Island Personal Injury law firm, we will discuss our fees and give you the option of moving forward with us as your lawyers.
Call Our Long Island Fracture Injury Lawyers
We have litigated hundreds of accident cases over the last two decades. As a result, we’ve become very proficient in handling all aspects of accident litigation including no-fault and property damage claims. We know all the ins and outs of Long Island accident claims and will use our experience to make sure you receive full compensation. We handle all Suffolk county accident cases on a contingency basis. This means we never charge an upfront fee and only get paid if we win your case.
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