I fractured my fingers in a fall. Is it really worth it to file a lawsuit?

If the only damage you suffered in a fall was a broken finger, you may think you escaped with a “minor” injury. However, just because your accident did not cause life-threatening consequences does not mean that you will not suffer significant losses as a result.

You may want to consider an injury lawsuit if the fracture occurred:

  • In your dominant hand. A broken finger will take immobility and rest to heal, affecting your ability to earn a living. If the bones were not properly aligned, you may suffer a loss of strength in the finger after it has healed, making it difficult to grip or pinch objects. Improper healing can also cause deformities, such as an inability to flex or bend the finger, a lump in the bone, or a shorter finger than before the injury.
  • In your thumb. A thumb fracture is potentially more serious than a break in other finger bones, as it can result in damage to the thumb joint. Severe thumb fractures often require internal fixation surgery to implant pins or screws into the bones to help them heal straight. This not only increases healing time, but requires casting and physical therapy to retain the best possible function in the hand.
  • In multiple fingers. If your hands absorbed a large amount of the impact from the fall, you may have suffered small fractures in many of the bones in your fingers. The more breaks that have occurred, the likelier it is that a victim will suffer loss of dexterity, lost grip strength, hand deformities, or arthritis.

The success of your case will depend on many factors, including the extent of your injuries, your occupation, and how much time you lost from work. For an honest legal assessment of your case, fill out the short contact form on this page and our office will get in touch with you. You can also learn more about your rights to compensation in our free guide, 7 BIGGEST MISTAKES That Can Ruin Your California Injury Case.

 

Peter Steinberg, Esq.
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982