Fractures & Ligament Injuries
More than 6.3 million Americans break bones each year, according to the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey from the American Academy of Orthopaedics.Each year, Americans make 3.5 million visits to hospital emergency room for broken bones, with more than 880,000 requiring hospitalization.
Some medicines can be responsible for fractures, like the drug Fosamax and other bisphosphonates, which can weaken the femur in the thigh and lead to breaks.
Bone fractures, torn ligaments and other similar injuries can be common after many different types of incidents, including car crashes, motorcycle wrecks and workplace accidents.Slips and falls can also result in broken bones, while tripping can cause someone to tear ligaments in their leg.
Sometimes fractures and ligament injuries are the result of dangerous outdoor conditions. For example:
- Inadequate Outdoor Lighting: can lead to pedestrian injuries in parking lots or on sidewalks. The property owner can be held liable if they knew or should have known about the dangerous situation and failed to remedy the problem in a reasonable amount of time.
- Sidewalks: Most sidewalks are owned and maintained by the city or county. However, if a public sidewalk is used exclusively by the property owner’s clientele, the owner can be held liable for the sidewalk’s dangerous conditions.
- Parking Lots: Parking lot owners are legally responsible for maintaining the safety of their lots. This includes any protrusion in the surface of the parking lot that contributes to an injury.
- Falls and Falling Objects: We represent clients who have fallen on spilled merchandise in stores, slipped on wet surfaces or ice and tripped over uneven pavement or turned-up rugs. When merchandise falls from a store shelf, a hotel room television falls from a shelf or construction supplies fall onto passersby, the property owner may be liable.
- Inadequate Safety and Security: If you or your loved one was injured because inadequate safety and security measures contributed to a violent attack, we will pursue financial compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, rehabilitation expenses and lost wages or income.
Coker, Schickel, Sorenson, Posgay & Iracki attorneys can help you recover full financial compensation for your losses, including medical and rehabilitation expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages or income.