Some people have no time to prepare for a car crash. Others, however, have just a second or two prior to the wreck in which they brace for impact. This typically involves them planting their hands on the car door handle, dashboard, steering wheel or seat. When this act occurs, fractures of the arm and wrist often result.
When you suffer a broken wrist (also known as a distal radial fracture) in a Sarasota car accident, it may be a game changer. The injury is not only painful, but very restricting. You need your hand and wrist to write, type, work, drive, cook, brush your teeth and take care of yourself or others. The severity of your injury generally depends on the seriousness of the crash. Wrist injuries can range from a minor sprain to a serious fracture, and compensation for wrist injuries can also range accordingly.
In order to be compensated properly, you will need to evaluate the full picture of what this injury entails. Take into account your medical bills, any future medical expenses related to this injury, lost income, how the injury has affected your quality of life, and more. A skilled Sarasota personal injury lawyer can investigate your crash, review your medical records, and help you establish the value of your case.
The amount of compensation you receive for a broken wrist will be based primarily on how bad the wrist injury is and whether or not you can generate income while you are injured. Also, if there is nerve damage, loss of range of motion, or other permanent damages, compensation should be considerably higher.
To find out more about your rights and what a fair settlement offer is for your broken wrist, contact a qualified Sarasota accident attorney at the Mallard Law Firm. Call us today at 888-409-3805 for a complimentary case consultation.