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Average Settlement Value of a Wrist Fracture Injury Lawsuit

Wrist fractures can be incredibly painful for those who have to suffer through them. They can be caused by a variety of accidents, but they can occur whenever there is intense pressure or force applied to the wrist. These wrist injuries can keep victims from returning to work and can affect the future functionality and ability of the victim’s wrist. If a wrist fracture was caused due to slipping and falling, a car accident, or any other case of negligence or misconduct, the victim has every right to sue the party at-fault for the damages that they had suffered. This compensation can help pay for past and future medical bills, a loss of wages, a potential loss of future wages, and any pain and suffering. However, those who have suffered these injuries and filed these lawsuits are often curious about the value of their case. Fortunately, our attorneys at Normandie Law Firm can assist you in not only determining the value of your case but can represent you and your case in court. If you have any questions after reading this article, please feel free to reach out to our law firm for a free consultation by one of our well-versed legal associates.

The Value of Your Case
When victims of wrist fracture injuries come into our law firm seeking representation for their case they often ask a wide series of questions regarding the value of their case. In most cases, those who ask for the value of their case often already have an attorney, yet are so far unsatisfied with the service that attorney has provided. Fortunately, at Normandie Law Firm our attorneys offer our clients all the resources they need regardless of whether they already have an attorney or not. Some of the frequently asked questions our wrist fracture clients ask are listed below:

  • What is the average value of a wrist fracture lawsuit?
  • What is the average settlement amount for a wrist fracture injury?
  • What is the average case value for a fractured wrist lawsuit?

With all lawsuits, how much your case is worth depends on the factors that make your case up. These factors can vary widely from case to case which makes it difficult to determine an accurate average settlement value. While our attorneys could determine a rough average, there’s no guarantee that your injury will constitute that amount. Using this average would do our clients a disservice, so instead, we try to calculate values and settlement amounts on a case by case basis.

However, that is not to say that determining a case value or settlement payout is impossible. The best way to discern the value of any case is to calculate the compensable damages that make up your specific case. These compensable values typically fall into three categories: monetary, nonmonetary, and punitive.

Monetary damages in almost all cases make up a majority of a case value. These are the easiest damages to discern as they have a definite monetary value. Some of these monetary damages are listed as follows:

  • Medical Expenses: These are the costs that a victim must endure for the hospitalization of the initial injury and any further treatment needed in the future because of this injury. These expenses often make up a significant portion of a settlement value.
  • Loss of Wages: These compensatory damages meant to reimburse the victim for any wages lost from the injuries. This amount can be determined through a thorough examination of the victim’s salary history and often includes sick and vacation time.
  • Loss of Potential Future Wages: Sometimes injuries can be so severe that the victim may lose the ability to perform at the same level they had before their injuries. To determine this amount, a complicated formula is used that involves the examination of the victim’s projected earnings and the impact that the damages may have had on the victim’s ability to find and perform future work.

Nonmonetary damages are a little more difficult to determine as they do not have a definable monetary value. For this reason, it is in your best interest that you seek the assistance of a skilled attorney to help in determining the non-monetary values in your case. Listed below are some of the nonmonetary damages that could be added to the overall value of your case:

  • Pain and suffering: This damage is compensated to a victim based on the pain and suffering they endured from their injuries. This amount is often calculated by the use of a pain multiplier that has the victim identify their level of pain on a scale of one to ten.
  • Emotional Distress: This form of compensation is offered to victims that have experienced any emotional trauma suffered due to the injuries. The compensable amount of emotional distress often varies from state to state.
  • Loss of Consortium: Loss of consortium is usually added to the value of your case when the injuries are so severe that the victim’s loved ones are deprived of a normal loving relationship and companionship

Punitive damages are possibly the most difficult to argue for out of all the damages that can be added to the value of your case. Punitive damages are added to the value of a settlement to punish the defendant for their actions and to deter them from engaging in similar conduct in the future. Lesser attorneys will typically settle a case without fighting for these damages. However, our skilled lawyers at Normandie Law Firm are committed to ensuring all of our clients receive all the compensation they deserve; punitive damages included.

To give you an idea of how much your case could settle for we’ve compiled a list of verdicts from other cases for your reference:

  • A woman who was seventh months pregnant was awarded $150,000 for her damages after a police car hit her causing severe damages to her wrist.
  • A plaintiff was awarded $86,000 after they stepped into an empty tree well and injured their wrist.
  • A 30-year-old plaintiff was awarded $185,000 after she was hit head-on by another driver, tearing soft tissues in her wrist
  • A 54-year-old plaintiff was awarded $120,000 when she tripped and fell on her wrist, fracturing it
  • A 78-year-old plaintiff received $42,000 after a car accident fractured her wrist
  • A plaintiff received a $43,000 settlement when she fractured her wrist as a result of a car collision.

Wrist fractures can result in extensive hospital treatment and even surgery depending on the severity. For this reason, victims of wrist fractures should receive all the compensation that they deserve for their damages.

Wrist Fracture Injuries
Wrist fractures or broken wrists can leave a victim with lifelong conditions that affect their functionality and ability to use their wrist fully. Wrist fractures can be determined as stable, or ‘non-displaced’ breaks, wherein the bones do not move out of place. They can also result in ‘displaced’ breaks, which need to be put back into place, or can be treated through the use of a cast or a splint. In more severe cases, a wrist fracture can be considered unstable which means that even if the bones are put back into place, the bone pieces tend to move or shift into bad position before they can fully heal. This can leave a victim with a permanently crooked wrist. Some symptoms of a wrist injury include:

  • Swelling
  • Heat/warmth in the affected area
  • Pain
  • Discoloration
  • Limited mobility in the joint
  • Deformity

Wrist fractures can be caused whenever there is an intense force applied to the joint. However, they are more commonly caused by slip or trip and fall accidents and car accidents. Treatment for a wrist fracture can vary depending on the severity. Some of the factors that play into a wrist fracture’s treatment are listed below:

  • Type of fracture
  • Age, job, hobbies, activity level of the victim
  • Whether it was the dominant hand
  • Overall general health of the victim
  • Presence of other injuries

If you or a loved one have suffered a wrist fracture after falling on the floor, a car accident, or any other accident involving the negligence or misconduct of another you have every right to file a lawsuit against the party at fault. However, when pursuing legal action against another party, it is in your best interest that you seek representation from an attorney well-versed in cases of this nature.

How Normandie Law Firm Can Help
Having a skilled attorney on your side can make the difference between filing a successful claim for compensation and having your case dismissed from court entirely. Those who file their case with our Los Angeles law firm could find some if not all of the following damages compensable to them:

  • Past and Future Medical Bills
  • Loss of Wages
  • Loss of Potential Future Wages
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Emotional Distress (depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc…)
  • Punitive Damages

Victims of wrist fracture after a fall, car accident, or other accidental cause can contact our law offices to receive further information regarding suitable compensation. At Normandie Law Firm our experienced attorneys can assist you in not only fighting our case but helping you determine the settlement average or value for your wrist fracture case. Our attorneys practice in San Diego, Orange County, Riverside, Bakersfield, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento and throughout the state of California.

Free Second Opinions
Some attorneys are lazy, and will sign you up to their firm but will disappear once your name is on the paper as they are busy signing up more cases. In these instances, their business is based more on volume and will attempt to sign up as many cases as possible. In turn, they will spend less time on cases resulting in severely reduced settlements. Our firm will not treat you like a number. We will be in communication with you throughout our lawsuit and will treat you like family. So if you already have an attorney don’t worry, we’ll give you a second review of your case 100% free of charge.

Zero Fee Guarantee-No Upfront Fees Ever
If you contact our law offices today, we can walk you through the complicated process of filing your claim completely free of charge. As a show this commitment to you and your case we offer our clients the benefits of a zero fee guarantee policy. Under our zero fee policy, all clients don’t pay for our services until their case is won. If you feel in need of a second opinion, second opinion case reviews are also free under this policy. Please, feel free to give us a call, and we can guide you down the path of receiving proper compensation for your damages.

 

 

 

 

 

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