Los Angeles Broken Bones Lawyer

Joshua W. Glotzer, Esq

Managing Partner

It can be especially traumatic to experience a broken bone after an accident. Understandably, you may feel a flurry of emotions as you recover from your injuries. You may be unable to work and maintain your daily responsibilities.

Los Angeles broken bones lawyers know that it may be difficult to focus on recovery as the medical expenses mount. But, when someone else causes your injuries, you have a right to recover compensation for your injuries. The road ahead may feel difficult now, but a Los Angeles broken bones lawyer is here to help you through it.  

Common Causes of Broken Bones

Los Angeles lawyers handle many broken bones injury claims arising from a wide variety of accidents. Some of the most common causes of broken bones include the following:

Bicycle Accidents

Although all drivers must be aware of bicyclists on roadways, many broken bones occur due to bicycle accidents. Owing to the vast difference in size and weight, when involved in an accident with a car, bicyclists may be left with devastating injuries. A Los Angeles broken bones attorney understands the importance of establishing liability to support your claim for recovery. 

Car Accidents

Any car accident holds the potential to cause injuries like broken bones. Catastrophic injuries like crushed bones commonly occur in high-speed accidents or head-on collisions.

Construction Site Accidents

Construction sites are dangerous places. Construction workers and others may suffer broken bones due to falling equipment and unsafe conditions. A broken bones attorney in Los Angeles works to establish whether someone’s negligence caused your injuries. 

Pedestrian Accidents

Although drivers possess a duty to operate their vehicles reasonably, pedestrian accidents continue to occur daily. And given the lack of protection, pedestrian accidents almost always result in serious injury, frequently broken bones.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents occur even though property owners have a duty to keep their property in a safe condition. Working to establish this negligence takes the assistance of a Los Angeles broken bones attorney. 

A broken bone can happen in countless other ways too. After suffering a broken bone in an accident, it’s important to promptly contact a Los Angeles lawyer to discuss your options. 

Types of Fractures and Broken Bone Injuries

Broken bones range in severity. However, all broken bones require some period of recovery that may disrupt your everyday routine, including your ability to work.

Common types of broken bone injuries include:

  • Hairline fractures are relatively minor and are often not detected by X-ray. The majority of these fractures heal on their own. However, they require you to refrain from straining the area. 
  • Simple fractures do not puncture the skin. These fractures may be complete, where the bone breaks, or incomplete when the bone cracks but not all the way through.
  • Compound fractures occur when the bone breaks through the skin. Compound fractures can be incredibly unsettling and painful and usually require weeks—and in many cases, months—to heal.
  • Avulsion fractures happen when a small part of the bone attached to a ligament pulls away from the prominent bone. Doctors may recommend surgery to heal this type of broken bone.
  • Transverse fractures describe a severe injury where the bone breaks at a 90-degree angle. These fractures usually require a trauma surgeon and require an extensive recovery period.
  • Comminuted fractures occur when the bone breaks in more than two places. Comminuted fractures typically represent the most serious breaks and require a lengthy recovery time. 

Even when you follow all the doctor’s orders for your broken bones, your injury may never completely heal. Some victims never regain complete mobility or experience constant pain.

Los Angeles broken bones attorneys understand the seriousness of these injuries. Even with a favorable prognosis, broken bones suffered in an accident disrupt your life and cause considerable pain and suffering. 

What Damages Can I Recover?

After your injury diagnosis, you may wonder what damages you can recover in a lawsuit. California divides compensatory damages for personal injury cases into economic damages and non-economic damages.

A Los Angeles broken bones attorney fights for the compensation you deserve by an analysis of your damages within this criteria. 

Economic Damages 

Economic damages seek to compensate you for financial losses directly related to your injuries.

These types of damages include the following: 

  • Past and future medical expenses, 
  • Lost wages, 
  • Loss of future earnings, 
  • Rehabilitation,
  • Medication,
  • Property damage. 

A broken bones lawyer in Los Angeles gathers all of your receipts, invoices, pay stubs, and other tangible evidence to support your demand for economic damages. Therefore, it’s essential to retain all records related to your injury to ensure you obtain the economic damage award you deserve. 

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages represent subjective and personal losses related to your injury. These damages vary significantly from person to person and cannot be supported by tangible evidence like receipts and invoices.

Commonly awarded non-economic damages include the following: 

  • Pain and suffering,
  • Emotional distress, 
  • Disfigurement and scarring,
  • Loss of enjoyment of life,
  • Anxiety and depression,
  • Loss of consortium.

The difficulty in proving non-economic damages does not make them any less critical. Non-economic damages often provide victims with the support they need in the long term as they deal with their injury’s emotional and physical consequences.  

Contact Us

With over 50 years of combined legal experience, the legal team at Glotzer & Leib, LLP has worked tirelessly to assist accident victims in holding negligent people accountable when they cause harm.

It doesn’t matter if your broken bone injury occurred in a car accident, a work accident, or a slip and fall accident; we are here to help you. We focus our practice on empowering our clients to move toward recovery while we work diligently on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.

We know how difficult it is to suffer an injury due to another’s conduct. You deserve to get your life back. Let us help you. Contact the attorneys at Glotzer & Leib today to get answers to your questions. We offer free, no-obligation consultations.

We look forward to hearing more about your case and how we can help you.


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    714 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 632
    Los Angeles, California 90015 (213) 309-3050

    Our Los Angeles office is conveniently located at the junction of the 110 and 10 freeways and in the heart of the downtown entertainment district.