What Is the Average Settlement For a Broken Leg in California?
As personal injury attorneys, we have seen broken legs resulting from car accidents, workplace accidents, construction zone accidents, and many other types of accidents.
If you were in an accident and suffered a broken leg, you may be wondering about the average personal injury settlement for a broken leg.
If so, you should find this article helpful as we discuss some basics about personal injury claims and the average settlement for a broken leg.
In addition, if you are thinking about suing for a broken leg injury, you should know that Starpoint Law has a team of experienced personal injury attorneys that can assist you in building a strong legal claim.
To schedule a free consultation, you can reach out to us by phone at 310-997-4273.
Common Types of Broken Leg Injuries
The term “broken leg” is a general term that is used to describe a fracture or crack in one of the bones in your leg. Some broken leg injuries are more serious than others, and some require surgery in order to heal properly.
And, generally, the average settlement for a broken leg with surgery will be higher than if you did not need surgery.
Some common types of leg fractures, or broken leg injuries, include:
- Stress fractures, which are tiny cracks in the bone;
- Hairline fractures, which are fractures to the bone without serious damage to the surrounding tissue;
- Displaced fractures, which occur when two parts of the broken bone have moved apart;
- Comminuted fractures, which happen when the bone shatters into several pieces; and
- Compound fractures, which occur when the bone has broken through the skin.
If you have suffered one of the above or another type of leg injury due to an accident, we recommend that you reach out to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
How Can I Sue for a Broken Leg Injury?
If you were the victim of an accident, you likely have a legal claim in which you can seek justice and compensation for your injuries.
In the case of a broken leg, you can recover damages relating to the injury, treatment, and suffering you incurred.
A personal injury attorney can help you by filing a legal claim against the at-fault party on your behalf. They will then build a case by gathering documentation and information about your injuries.
This documentation and information will be critical evidence down the line.
Then, most commonly, the at-fault party will offer you a settlement to avoid the lawsuit process.
However, in some instances, the at-fault party will opt to go the lawsuit route in order to have a judge determine how much damages you are entitled to.
What Is the Average Settlement for Broken Leg?
What is the average settlement for broken leg? To be honest, there is no real reliable way to determine the average settlement for a broken leg. This is because every case is unique as each injury differs in severity, treatment, and cost. However, it may be helpful to know the factors that can generally affect your settlement amount. These factors include:
- The severity of your injury,
- The amount of time you had to take off work,
- The type of treatment your injury required,
- The costs of treatment,
- Any pain and suffering that you incurred, and
- Who was at fault in the accident and to what level.
These are just some of the factors that may go into determining how much your settlement amount could be.
How Can Starpoint Law Help You?
If you are wondering how much your broken leg injury settlement might be worth, you can always reach out to us for a free case evaluation.
Once we review the details of your case, we will be able to give you a more accurate estimate of how much you might be able to recover for your broken leg.
At Starpoint Law, we have experience dealing with broken leg cases and we promise to provide you with the best representation possible.