The Value of Your Broken Bone Injury
A broken bone occurs when excessive pressure is put on a bone and it breaks under the force. Technically, these breaks are called fractures. They are a common injury. In fact, the average person will experience two bone fractures in their lifetime. While many breaks heal well, others are more complicated. A particularly bad break can result in ongoing pain, missed time from work, and the inability to carry out daily activities. If you have suffered a broken bone due to another party's negligence, contact a New York City broken bone injury lawyer from Stephen Bilkis and Associates for guidance.
Symptoms of a broken bone include pain, tingling, limited mobility, swelling, bleeding and bruising. The severity of the injury will depend on the type of break (clean or compound), and its' location.
Physical therapy is often required after a break to restore mobility and strength. If it is a complicated break or crush injury, plates, screws and pins may be needed to hold the bone together while it mends.
If you have experienced a broken bone from a car or motorcycle accident, for instance, it is important to speak with our attorneys. Stephen Bilkis and Associates have decades of experience handling injury cases. Our settlements and jury verdicts range from 12 million dollars ($12,000,000) to sixty-nine million dollars ($69,000,000). Some of these verdicts were the biggest of their time.
Clients often ask us what they think their case is worth. Our broken bone injury lawyers serving New York City can help answer this question and give you guidance moving forward. It is important to act promptly to ensure your rights are protected. There are several issues that will need to be explored to determine a value.What is the Value of Your Broken Bone Case?
Damages are a money award that is paid to a plaintiff as compensation for the loss and injury they have suffered. The value of your broken bone case will be determined by a combination of the following factors:
Medical Bills: Depending on the type of injury involved, medical bills can get extremely expensive. Often people run into financial trouble because they are unable to work because of their injury, and the medical bills start piling up. You are entitled to compensation for your medical bills. This also includes future medical expenses such as physical therapy, or corrective surgery for instance.Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering considers the physical and emotional pain your injury has caused. You also may experience a loss of quality of life if your injury is permanent in nature. Loss of quality of life means that you will no longer be able to do activities you once enjoyed. A mathematical formula is used to arrive at a fair dollar amount.Lost Time from Work
Have you missed time from work because of your injury? Whether this was weeks, months or even years, the income that you have lost as a result is recoverable. If you are unable to return to your former job and must take a lower paying position, you can be compensated for the difference as well.Insurance
Every insurance company has different rules and procedures that your lawyer will have to contend with. Note that insurance policy limits are extremely important to your case. Sadly, if there is a low policy limit, this can impair your ability to get the full amount due. Sometimes however, there are other entities to pursue and other avenues of income to investigate.
The following are examples of case outcomes from the New York area:
Bronx, New York - $2,000,000 Verdict Construction wall falls on plaintiff crushing his hand.
New York County, New York - $1,750,000 Verdict Plaintiff electrician falls through hole resulting in spinal injury.
Schenectady, New York - $6,800,000 Verdict Plaintiff falls 20 feet from ladder resulting in a skull fracture.
Suffering an injury is a traumatic experience. It is important to take prompt action to ensure your rights are protected. Speak to a qualified broken bone injury lawyer from our New York City office for guidance and a free consultation. We will sort out the details of your case and advise you on the best course of action. We have offices to serve you throughout the New York area, including locations in Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County and Westchester County. Call us today to schedule a free consultation at 800.696.9529.