Wisconsin Broken Rib Injury Attorney
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Broken rib injuries are one of the most common injuries after a chest trauma accident. Broken ribs are usually left to heal on their own over a few months, but come with severe pain and the potential for serious complications.
If your injury and complications were the fault of someone else’s actions you could be entitled to seek a fair settlement. Personal injury lawyer Steve Caya has over 30 years of experience to get you the compensation you deserve.
How To File A Claim For A Broken Rib
Record & preserve evidence of your broken ribs
Evidence is the most important aspect of determining liability. The other party’s insurance and legal team will do whatever they can to prove your fault.
Seek medical attention
Get medical treatment, even if you're not sure of the extent of your injury.
Hire a personal injury lawyer
Their insurance is going to fight to pay as little as they can. Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney like Steve Caya will help ensure no stone is left unturned to get you the settlement you deserve.
Document your expenses
Having a complete list of your financial losses due to your broken ribs is the best way to help your attorney determine the settlement you deserve.
Do not talk to the their insurance company
After your claim is filed, the other party’s insurance will begin an investigation to determine liability. It is in their best interest to put any percentage of fault they can on the victim. They will use everything they can from your conversations to do so. Leave any contact with them to your experienced attorney.
Negotiate a settlement
Though difficult in some cases, it is important to remain patient and allow your lawyer to negotiate the best possible settlement. Insurance companies will do what they can to get you to quickly accept their first offer, even more so if you are experiencing financial hardships and need that money quickly. Steve Caya and his experienced team will fight for every dollar you deserve.
Causes of broken rib injuries:
An accident can be a disorienting event, but that pain in your chest could be the result of a broken rib.
Case study: Steve Caya secures a $575,000 settlement for an elderly car accident victim with broken ribs
How to know if you have a broken rib
Experiencing pain in your chest doesn’t necessarily mean that your rib is broken. Cracked ribs can be painful, but are less dangerous than broken ribs. The pain associated with broken ribs usually happens when you:
- Press on the affected area
- Twist your body
- Take a deep breath
Chest pain after a car accident can be caused by a number of injuries, some of them life-threatening. Always get it checked out by a medical professional to protect your health and injury claim.
Some common broken rib injury complications include:
- Torn or punctured aorta
- Punctured lung
- Lacerated kidneys, liver or spleen