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Broken Bone Injury Lawyer Serving San Francisco, Oakland CA and the Bay Area
Broken bones, or fractures, can be simple or complex. Simple or non-displaced fractures (broken parts do not separate – but have a “hairline fracture”) usually heal without long-lasting effect in about 6 weeks. Badly broken bones, however, as in displaced fractures (broken parts separate) or more seriously shattered bones, as in spiral fractures or comminuted fractures, frequently require surgery that uses screws, plates or rods. These surgeries may be internal, where the surgeon opens up the patient, sets the broken parts of the bones in their correct position and secures them in place with hardware. This surgery is called ORIF, for “open reduction and fixation”, and has a much longer healing time, and may have long-lasting ill effects which can limit a person’s functioning. In the case of severely broken bones the complex surgery may involve hardware that comes through the skin as well, and is referred to as “external fixation”. External fixation surgeries can have complications due to infections and may cause permanent disability and a lifetime of pain and suffering.
At Blackman Legal Group, we have experience representing victims of serious accidents who have suffered a wide variety of serious fractures, including many who required complex surgical repairs, as well as many individuals that were placed in casts while their broken bones healed.
The Blackman Legal Group brings over 32 years of specialized experience to people who have been injured because of the negligence, careless or illegal acts of another person or company, including people who have suffered broken bones or fractures. We combine our extensive experience with a commitment to thorough preparation, paying attention to every detail as we work to get full and fair compensation for all your losses.
Because of our meticulous preparation and our excellent reputation in the field of personal injury litigation, we are often able to settle claims at insurance policy limits, and in cases of insurance bad faith have recovered settlements for clients in excess of the policy limits. We have recovered multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients who suffered serious fractures requiring surgery and causing long-term disability. In a recent lawsuit involving an elevator accident, we recovered a settlement of over $6.4 million for our seriously injured client after a jury trial in San Francisco.
Contact our office or call us at 415-585-5200 (toll free at 866-692-8126). to set up an appointment. We provide a free case evaluation.
Protecting Victims of Fractures and Broken Bones
If you have suffered a fracture, you will most likely be fit with a cast and may require rehabilitation or physical therapy once the cast is removed. In cases of comminuted fractures, or spiral fractures, or other displaced fractures, there is frequently the need for internal fixation surgery (where plates and screws are used) or in more severe and complex fractures where external hardware is used in conjunction with the internal fixation to maintain stability while the broken bones heal. In some situations, a broken bone may not properly heal or knit together. We will work with you throughout the course of your injury and recovery, making certain that you receive full and fair compensation for any long-term effects.
Over the last 32 years, we have built strong relationships with other professionals, including accident reconstruction experts, bio-mechanical experts, orthopedic surgeons, spinal surgeons, other medical specialists, life-care planners and financial experts, all of whom help us put together the best case to demonstrate to an insurance company or a jury the full extent of your injury and why you deserve a substantial settlement as compensation.
Our Record of Success
Our lawyers have obtained many successful awards for clients who have suffered broken bones because of the negligence of others, including::
- $10 Million verdict for a construction worker who suffered a badly broken leg (complex fracture of the femur – upper leg bone) at a construction site as a result of faulty equipment (product liabilty) and was permanently disabled
- $2.5 Million settlement for a pizza delivery driver who suffered serious fractures and internal injuries in a broadside collision, which resulted in paraplegia and permanent disability
- $1 Million verdict an elderly shopper who suffered a broken hip in a grocery store accident
- $842,000 to a motorcyclist who broke ribs when hit by a van
- $630,000 to a cab driver who suffered broken ribs when hit by a drunk driver
Contact a Skilled Personal Injury Attorney at the Blackman Legal Group
Our skilled broken bone injury lawyers represent clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area including Oakland, San Rafael, Mill Valley, Sausalito, Redwood City, San Mateo, Daly City, Fremont, Hayward, Walnut Creek, Richmond and Berkeley, CA. To schedule an appointment or arrange for a free case evaluation, contact the Blackman Legal Group by e-mail
or call us at 415-585-5200 (toll free at 866-692-8126).
- San Francisco Office
1 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111
Toll Free: 866-692-8126
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2317 Broadway St.
Redwood City, CA 94063
Toll Free: 866-692-8126
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1300 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Toll Free: 866-692-8126
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