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:

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Location of fracture

Type of fracture

Impact on Plaintiff’s life

Average Settlement Value of Leg Fractures

Bone FracturedValue 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

RESULT

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

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