If you sustain serious orthopedic injuries, you need lawyer who will get you fair compensation. All types of accidents can cause severe orthopedic injuries. You want a law firm versed in all areas of personal injury law, including construction, motor vehicle, and premises accidents.
A Motor Vehicle Accident
In a recent case involving severe orthopedic injuries brought by a lawyer, a 59 year old man was struck by a motor vehicle. The accident occurred while the man crossed in the designated cross-walk and the driver attempted a left turn. The man sued the driver of the vehicle.
The man alleged the driver was negligent in the operation of his vehicle. The driver contested the man’s allegation and claimed the man should have yielded the right of way to the driver. He further argued that he could not stop his vehicle and that the man suddenly jumped in front of his vehicle. The man sought summary judgment against the driver. Because the accident occurred in the cross-walk, the judge agreed with the man and granted him summary judgment.
Serious Orthopedic Injuries
As a result of the accident the man sustained serious orthopedic injuries which his lawyer claimed in the lawsuit. He sustained a fracture of his left femur. Because of the severity of the orthopedic injury he required an ambulance to get to the hospital. Once at the hospital, he underwent emergency orthopedic surgery. This consisted of an open reduction internal fixation surgery. A rod and several screws needed to be implanted.
Following surgery, he required eight days of hospitalization and over 100 days of inpatient rehabilitation. During that time, the man developed deep vein thrombosis. He needed a filter implanted to prevent a pulmonary embolism. His lawyer quickly recognized the severity of his orthopedic injuries.
Two years after the surgery, the man had the hardware removed. He claimed that he continued to suffer severe pain. The man also suffered a loss of range of motion in the injured leg. He argued that the injury had prevented him from returning to work, and that it would continue to do so.
The defendant’s lawyer argued that the man did not suffer a permanent orthopedic injury. The man sought damages for past and future pain and suffering and economic damages. The case settled before trial for $1,300,000.
If you sustain a serious orthopedic injuries, contact the knowledgeable lawyers at The Platta Law Firm.