Ideally, you are reading this article before you, or your loved ones, have been injured in an accident. I tend to talk about auto insurance—a lot. But what you don’t know is where the bears might sneak up on you, what kinds of behaviors indicate the bears are agitated and might become aggressive, how to respond when a bear suddenly appears in your path, and what to do in a thousand other situations you can’t even anticipate. One night, my wife was in the river fly-fishing with a ranger.Read More
Broken Bones Injury
Wearing a cast is something that we are all familiar with. Bone fractures limit the victim’s mobility, and they can be very painful. Bones break when they suffer an impact that surpasses their bending capacity. The harder the impact is; the easier the bone cracks. Nevertheless, most of these aren’t too serious. Only a few required extensive medical treatments, that could include physical therapy. The main sources are traffic accidents and playing sports.
Fractures as a result of a person's negligence typically heals, without physical therapy, between 1 to 3 months. If you need rehabilitation or screws to fix the crushed bone, the healing process can take significantly longer.
All bones are made of the same tissue, but they are not equally strong. For example, the collarbone is longer than wider, so it could break easily. It is not a coincidence that this is the most common bone fracture.
The usage of certain body parts makes some bones prone to break. The most affected regions are:
To achieve compensation, you must prove that someone’s negligent actions caused your injury. By hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer, you won’t have to worry about anything during the process. He will be responsible for gathering the necessary evidence to support your claim. With his help, the odds of finding a great settlement for your broken bone injury claim are higher.
Too many things could change in two years, key witnesses could move or die, their testimony could fade away, the jury can change, and the laws can also change. This will put your claim in jeopardy because your personal injury attorney won’t be able to prove that you were injured by another person’s actions.
Don’t wait too long before making the claim! Start talking with our injury law firm today and let us help you in this process. Call us today for a free and confidential consultation with injury lawyer.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Jeffrey R. Hill
- Stephen M. Fernandez
- Marc Ginsberg
- Bradley M. Cosgrove
- J. Eric Chisholm
- Guy E. Mattson
- Thomas D. Robenalt
- Sergio Copete
- Cory S. Fein
- Michael Bersani
- Harrison Spires
- R. Shane Lazenby
Jeffrey R. Hill
The founder of his own firm located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jeffrey R. Hill focuses his practice on plaintiffs personal injury and wrongful death litigation. The firm accepts a limited number of cases for citizens who have suffered serious injuries or death as the result of automobile crashes, preventable falls, and violations of federally protected civil rights. Mr. Hill also provides representation to policyholders whose claims have been mishandled, delayed, and denied in bad faith by their insurance carriers. The firm is selective about the cases it accepts, so that Mr. Hill can spend substantial time with each of his clients.In 2010, Mr. Hill obtained a record-setting verdict, against Wal Mart Stores Inc. and was named a Lawyer of the Year by Lawyers USA. In 2011 he was named a Lawyer of the Year by Law Week Colorado.Mr. Hills successes in the courtroom and at the negotiating table have led to his receipt of a Distinguished peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Hill obtained his undergraduate education at Colorado State University, and in 1992, he received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in economics and philosophy, was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Mr. Hill then went on to attend Baylor Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1995. While he was in law school, he served summer internships with the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender in Ft. Collins. After graduation, Mr. Hill joined the Colorado Springs branch of that office, and he spent three years as a deputy state public defender, acting as counsel in dozens of misdemeanor and felony jury trials. From 2000-2001 he worked at the Boulder firm of Trine and Metcalf, representing people with asbestos-caused cancers. Admitted to practice in Colorado, Mr. Hill is a member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and The American Board of Trial Advocates. He graduated from Gerry Spences Trial Lawyers College in 1997, and has served on its volunteer faculty since 2002.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
640 Southpointe Court, Suite 200,, Colorado Springs CO 80906
Stephen M. Fernandez
Stephen Fernandez graduated with honors from the University of Florida School of Law. While there, he focused primarily on personal injury and trial practices. He now serves clients as a member of the Florida law firm of Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh. Mr. Fernandez is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida and the U.S District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He is licensed in both the state of Florida and the state of Georgia. He has extensive experience in personal injury law and has handled cases involving motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, assault and battery and insurance denials, among many others.Stephen was named as one of the Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Organization and maintains a Superb rating by Avvo. Mr. Fernandez has authored a variety of publications focusing on his field and is a member of the Florida Justice Association, the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association of Justice and the Sarasota Bar Association. He also serves on the Manasota Trial Lawyers Association Board of Directors. Attorney Stephen Fernandez is also honored as an AV Preeminent lawyer by the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory.In addition to his professional dedication, Stephen is an outdoorsman who serves on the Board of the Sarasota Bay Watch, which is a nonprofit organization focused on the preservation and restoration of the Sarasota Bay. His writing has been published in Fisheries Magazine, Saltwater Fly Fishing, and Florida Sportsman. When he is not advocating for his clients, Mr. Fernandez enjoys fly fishing in the inshore waters off Floridas West Coast.AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Attorney Profiles,Marc R. Ginsberg,Marc R. Ginsberg was born in 1958. Following graduation from the University of Florida, with Honors; Mr. Ginsberg attended the University of Florida Law School graduating in 1981. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1981 and immediately entered the active practice of law.In 1992, following successful completion of the rigorous trial, practice, and testing requirements mandated by the Florida Bar; Mr. Ginsberg was awarded the privilege of Florida Bar Board Certification in Civil Trial Law. Mr. Ginsberg has consistently met the requirements to be re-certified during each ensuing five year re-certification date. In addition, Mr. Ginsberg holds the highest AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell and has been recognized as a Top Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters.Board Certification authorizes Mr. Ginsberg to represent that he is an expert and specialist in Civil Trial Law. Mr. Ginsberg focuses his civil trial practice in the areas of Medical Malpractice; Product Liability; Automobile Accidents; Truck Accidents; Boating Accidents; Drowning Accidents; Cruise Ship Accidents; SCUBA; Jet Ski, & Parasailing Accidents; Ocean, Fresh Water, and Swimming Pool Accidents; Sports Accidents ;Electrocutions; Industrial, Transportation Facility, and Construction Site Accidents; Premises Liability; Premises Security; Aviation Incidents; Insurance Bad Faith; and insurance coverage litigation.Mr. Ginsberg has litigated cases in many Florida Circuit Courts including the Circuit Courts of Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, Pinellas County, Marion County, Duval County, and other counties as well. Mr. Ginsberg is a member of the Federal Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and has litigated and tried cases in that court, as well as litigated cases in the Middle District of Florida and the Northern District of Georgia. Mr. Ginsberg has been involved as an Appellate attorney in the Florida and Federal Appellate courts, including the Third District Court of Appeal, the Fourth District Court of Appeal, the Florida Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Bradley M. Cosgrove
Bradley M. Cosgrove is a Chicago medical malpractice attorney, personal injury attorney, and partner at Clifford Law Offices. He is an experienced trial attorney in the areas of medical malpractice, trucking accidents, automobile collisions, personal injury, and wrongful death who believes that results speak for themselves.Brad was raised on Chicagos South Side in the Beverly-Mt. Greenwood area. He graduated from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He went on to John Marshall Law School in Chicago on an academic scholarship. It was there that his love for the area of personal injury law began and where he honed his skills as a member of the trial attorney team. He is married and lives with his family on the South Side of the Chicago land area.Brad Cosgroves reputation as a fair, tough and successful advocate for those in need has made him a proud addition to the Clifford Law Offices legal team as a partner at the firm.Click ,here, to learn more about Brad.
J. Eric Chisholm
J. ERIC CHISHOLM received his undergraduate degree cum laude from Salem State College and his law degree from Suffolk University Law School. He was an enlisted member of the Massachusetts Army National Guard from 1995 until 2001. While attending Suffolk University Law School, Eric was a member of the Voluntary Prosecutors Clinic representing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a 3.03 certified Assistant District Attorney where he obtained direct and valuable courtroom experience.Eric began his legal career working for a national Social Security Disability firm representing claimants throughout the country filing for SSDI benefits. From there, he moved onto one of the more prestigious workers compensation insurance defense firms in the Commonwealth representing large insurance companies and self-insured entities. Craving a return to helping those in need, and with the direct knowledge of how insurance companies operate, Eric transitioned to one of the more respected employee/plaintiff firms in the state and remained there for over a decade. During his tenure, Eric received industry wide recognition for his work helping injured workers with an AVrating from Martindale Hubbell, a 10.0 rating from AVVO, and was also recognized by Top Lawyers Magazine as one of the best workers compensation attorneys in the Commonwealth under 40 years old from 2008-2012. (Rising Stars).
Guy E. Mattson
Attorney Guy Mattson has been working in plaintiffs personal injury law since 2004. With extensive litigation experience and numerous trial verdicts, Guy has successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients. Guys practice is focused solely on protecting the rights of those injured in accidents or helping those who have lost loved ones due to the carelessness of others. He has represented injured clients nationwide. His experience includes all types of auto accidents, including those involving semi-trucks, motorcycles and pedestrians. He also handles wrongful death claims, dram shop, dog bite, premise liability claims, and other catastrophic injury claims.
Thomas D. Robenalt
The founder of The Robenalt Law Firm, Inc. Thomas D. Robenalt brings more than two decades of experience to his clients throughout northern Ohio. Located in Westlake, he focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, assisting people who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties in cases arising out of medical or legal malpractice, premises liability, defective drugs and other products, truck and other motor vehicle accidents, and workplace injuries. Mr. Robenalt also has experience in cases involving nursing home abuse and neglect, and he assists policyholders whose claims have been denied in bad faith by their insurance companies. He has been able to obtain numerous favorable settlements and verdicts on behalf of his clients.Mr. Robenalt attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and in 1988, he received a Bachelor of Arts with a major in political science and a minor in Japanese. His legal education came at the Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law, where he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1991. Mr. Robenalts private practice career began in 1993, when he joined an insurance defense firm. This experience has enabled him to anticipate the types of tactics that defendants will often employ in personal injury cases. He moved to a plaintiffs law firm in 1997, where he was a partner until opening his current firm in 2014. Mr. Robenalt is admitted to practice before all Ohio and Florida state courts, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Highly regarded by his peers, he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. He is active in a variety of legal and community organizations.
23550 Center Ridge Road, Suite 103,, Westlake OH 44145
Attorney Sergio Copete is the owner and founder of Copete Law Firm in Santa Ana, California. Mr. Copete practices in a variety of areas, including civil litigation, criminal defense, immigration and personal injury. He has experience with matters involving automobile accidents and other catastrophic injuries as well as evictions and other legal issues faced by tenants. He serves clients throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties.Mr. Copete earned a bachelors degree in political science from San Francisco State University and received his law degree from California Western School of Law. He obtained his license to practice law in California in 2013, allowing him to appear in all California state courts.In addition to running his law practice, Mr. Copete stays involved in his legal community through membership in different professional legal organizations and bar associations. He is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He is also active in the Orange County Bar Association and belongs to the associations Young Lawyers Division.Passionate about helping his community with their legal needs, Mr. Copete provides aggressive and personalized service. He strives to consistently deliver high-quality legal representation at reasonable rates.Mr. Copetes knowledge of various areas of law allows him to assist and defend clients in a variety of types of lawsuits. He has experience assisting clients with their business needs, defending them against felony or misdemeanor charges, helping them avoid eviction, resolving their immigration disputes and handling many types of civil litigation actions.
Cory S. Fein
The founder of his own law firm located in Houston, Texas, Cory S. Fein has developed a well-deserved reputation as a leading commercial trial attorney. Providing representation to clients throughout the greater metropolitan area, he divides his practice among class action lawsuits, whistleblower cases governed by the federal False Claims Act, general commercial litigation, and plaintiffs personal injury and wrongful death cases arising out of defective products.Mr. Fein has been able to obtain many high-dollar settlements and jury awards during his distinguished career. In one of his class action cases, he represented nearly 5,000 class members who were suing a well-known car title lender for improperly obtaining personal and financial information from the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. While most class actions end up being settled, this invasion of privacy case went to judgment, and the ultimate award was more than $12.3 million. Mr. Fein served as co-counsel in a lawsuit based on the False Claims Act and involving fraudulent Medicare claims submitted by a leading Nevada health care provider. It ended up being settled for $9.5 million.As an undergraduate, Mr. Fein attended The University of Texas at Austin and was inducted into The Phi Beta Kappa Society after receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1988. Remaining on campus, he pursued his legal education at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor with honors in 1991. After graduation, Mr. Fein spent several years at a leading Houston law firm, where he represented defendants in commercial lawsuits. He then gained significant experience at a plaintiffs class action firm before founding his own firm in 2014. Mr. Fein is admitted to practice in Texas and California as well as before numerous federal trial and appeals courts.
Michael Bersani is an attorney with the Michaels & Smolak law firm in Auburn, New York. A top-rated, award-winning trial advocate with more than 26 years of legal experience, Mr. Bersani represents the rights and interests of clients throughout Cayuga County and the greater Syracuse metro area who suffered an injury or loss as the result of another partys negligent, reckless or unlawful actions.Mr. Bersani obtained his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law in 1993. While there, he served as editor for the schools law review, and he accepted induction into the Order of the Coif and the Justinian Society for his exceptional academic achievements. A talented and prolific writer, he also earned the Scribe Award for his work, and since entering private practice, he has continued to publish books and articles on personal injury law and other related subjects.Over the course of his career, Mr. Bersani has achieved considerable success advocating on behalf of those with personal injury, wrongful death or tortious claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, medical and legal malpractice, defective products, animal bites, dangerous property conditions, construction accidents, and other acts of negligence or wrongdoing. He has recovered millions of dollars for his plaintiff clients, earning his membership in the prestigious Multi-million Dollar Advocates Forum.In addition, Mr. Bersani has received numerous accolades from his peers, including an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and a listing in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He has also received consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America, as well as many positive testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.Active in his legal community, Mr. Bersani currently serves as board director of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, and he conducts lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of topics related to his practice area. Mr. Bersani also supports his local community through his service with the Worker Justice Center of New York, where he serves on the board of directors, and with the Geneva Human Rights Commission, where he once served as chair.He also volunteers his time and services with the Auburn YMCA and the Boys & Girls Club of Geneva, New York, and he offers Spanish-speaking pro bono legal services to migrant workers and others throughout his area.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.Best Lawyers® and The Best Lawyers in America© are registered trademarks of BL Rankings, LLC d/b/a Best Lawyers and Co. LLC. The names, logo, and database are protected under the trademark, copyright, and fair use laws of the United States of America. Any use of name, including in electronic form, must be made only by permission and under the guidelines of BL Rankings, LLC d/b/a Best Lawyers and Co. LLC.
Attorney Harrison Spires is a Partner with the The Simon Law Firm, P.C. in Atlanta, Georgia. A top-rated trial lawyer with more than eight years of experience, Mr. Spires devotes his practice exclusively to personal injury and wrongful death claims resulting from car, truck and other types of accidents caused by someone elses negligent, careless or unlawful actions.Serving clients throughout Georgia, Mr. Spires has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of those in need. A former insurance defense attorney, he has invaluable insight into the tactics insurance companies use to reduce or deny claims, which enables him to build the strongest, most effective cases possible on his clients behalves to help them secure the full amount of compensation to which they are entitled.Throughout his career, he has recovered numerous substantial awards for those he has served, earning his reputation as one of the top trial advocates in the region. Recognized for his success, he was named among the Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers in 2017, Rising Star by Top Lawyers in 2018, Rising Star by Top Lawyers in 2019, and he has received other awards and honors for his professionalism and service.A 2005 graduate of the University of Georgia, Mr. Spires attended Mercer University School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2009. A deans list scholar, he twice received the CALI Award for Excellence, one for Evidence and another for Torts, and he also earned his Certificate in Advanced Legal Writing. He received his license to practice from the State Bar of Georgia in 2009.Regarded as an emerging leader in his field, Mr. Spires maintains blogs and conducts lectures throughout his region on a variety of legal topics related to personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice claims. He is also highly active in his legal community, as evidenced by his membership in several local, state and national bar associations.
R. Shane Lazenby
Shane is a caring and compassionate advocate with a simplistic focus: obtaining justice for the injured and those whove lost loved ones from the negligence of others. Whether it be a trucking accident, a motor vehicle accident, a poorly designed product, a slip and fall, or a negligent healthcare provider, he tirelessly works to ensure the best resolution possible is obtained for all of his clients. Irrespective of the size of the case, Shane ensures that all clients are treated fairly and equally. The virtues learned from his 21 years in the military serve his clients well.Experience, Integrity, and Dedication remain his watchwords and dictate his approach to every case. After more than a decade of defending insurance companies, whether your case arises from injuries in a trucking accident, a motor vehicle accident, or from a product liability, a slip and fall, or medical malpractice, Shane has the experience necessary to help those in need.