Los Angeles Collar Bone Fracture Lawyer
The Cost of Collar Bone / Clavicle Fractures
A broken collar bone, or clavicle, can be particularly painful due to its proximity to the shoulder and its importance for supporting the shoulder. Since it connects the shoulder blade (scapula) to the sternum (breastbone), it plays an important role in supporting the upper part of your body to enable your arms to move properly. As a result, healing of the clavicle requires placing the arm in a sling and immobilizing it as much as possible. As a consequence, recovery time for a broken collar bone can take months until full use of one’s arms is possible. At the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, we work with orthopedic specialists and other medical professionals in recovering damages for people suffering from a broken collar bone.
If a broken collar bone has left you with medical bills and lost wages, contact Los Angeles broken collar bone attorney Howard Craig Kornberg today to schedule an appointment and discuss your case.
Accidents and Broken Collar Bones
The Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg recovers damages for people suffering from a broken collar bone sustained in the following kinds of accidents:
- Car accident
- Truck accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Bicycle accident
- Pedestrian knockdown
- Sports injury
- Slips and falls
- Construction accidents
When an Insurance Claims Agent Calls
California is a pure contributory negligence state. In essence, this means that an injured person’s damages will be reduced by the percentage of their fault. For example, if your broken collar bone expenses total $20,000 but the court finds you 50% at fault, you can only recover $10,000. As a result, insurance companies have a financial incentive to try and shift as much blame onto you, the injury victim, in the hopes of reducing the amount they have to pay.
Towards this end, an insurance claims agent may call you shortly after your accident under the guise of checking up on you and offering help. After gaining your trust, they may then begin asking questions about your accident to see if you say anything they can use later to shift blame onto you.
Contact Los Angeles Broken Collar Bone Attorney Howard Craig Kornberg
A broken collar bone can involve months of recovery, physical therapy, and chronic pain in older adults. If you’ve broken your collar bone in an accident, contact Los Angeles personal injury lawyer Howard Craig Kornberg today to schedule an appointment and discuss your case.Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg