It is not unusual to suffer broken ribs in a car accident in Mission Viejo or across Orange County even if you are wearing safety restraints. Broken ribs are one of the more common injuries in a car accident. At the Law Firm of Rivers J. Morrell we have represented accident and injury victims for more than 40 years from our offices in Mission Viejo and Irvine. I can tell you, first hand, you will need a proven personal injury attorney to successfully achieve a fair injury claim for broken ribs in a car accident.
It takes a substantial period of time before anyone can truly establish the amount of any insurance settlement or verdict which should result from broken ribs in a car accident. One of the challenges in these cases that many insurance adjusters try to convince the victim that the value of a claim is established by the extent of the medical bills. This is simply not true.
Many cases involving broken ribs simply don’t require a lot of medical treatment or generate substantial medical bills. In fact, broken ribs are often allowed to mend without being set and the primary prescription in these cases is plenty of rest and regular ice application. However, the pain of broken ribs and recovery from this injury is terrible. Our clients have often told us “it hurts to breathe, let alone move, get dressed, cough or even laugh.” Suffering broken ribs in a car accident will usually result in the patient missing a lot of work. This can lead to significant lost wages.
My name is Rivers Morrell and I can tell you from decades of experience not to listen to insurance adjusters if you have suffered any injury such as broken ribs in a car accident in Mission Viejo or throughout Orange County. Adjusters always offer a much lower settlement in these cases than is warranted by California law. We hold insurance companies fully accountable for the nature and extent of our client’s injuries to ensure they receive the best possible outcome in their case. Any verdict or settlement must reflect all past, present and future medical expenses as well as the realistic challenges our client is forced to endure.