SETTLEMENT VALUE OF BROKEN LEG INJURIES
How Much Compensation Can You Get for a Broken Leg?
Valuing Broken Legs in Accident Cases
Auto accidents are one of the more common causes of broken leg injuries. A broken leg includes any fracture of one the 3 primary bones in the leg: (femur, tibia, and fibula). Bone fractures in the leg can be fairly serious injuries. Fractures of the femur can be particularly serious and even potentially fatal in some cases. For this reasons we consider broken legs a level II accident injury. The potential settlement value of a broken leg depends on several factors. The location of the fracture (upper or lower) is one of the most important factors.
FACTORS DRIVING THE VALUE OF BROKEN LEG CASES:
Location of fracture
Type of fracture
Impact on Plaintiff’s life
Average Settlement Value of Leg Fractures
|Bone Fractured||Value Range|
|Fiblua (calf)||$55,000 – $70,000|
|Tibia (shin)||$65,000 – $85,000|
|Femur (thigh)||$130,000 – 150,000|
Broken Leg Settlements & Verdicts
YEAR / STATE
CASE / INJURY SUMMARY
2019 – Maryland
Commercial truck accident. Plaintiff suffered fractures to his right femur and tibia. Also sustained nerve damage loss of feeling in right leg resulting in 46% impairment rating.
$2,458,000 – Verdict
2018 – Maryland
Truck accident in which plaintiff was crushed under tires. Plaintiff suffered hairline tibia fracture and a torn meniscus, requiring extensive surgery to repair.
$390,394 – Verdict
2018 – Maryland
Pedestrian accident in which plaintiff was hit in a crosswalk. Plaintiff suffered transverse femur fracture, that split across the femoral shaft (very bad type of fracture). Plaintiff was also pregnant and forced to have early c-section.
$875,000 – Verdict