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Average Value of a Lost Toe Case Lawsuit

While the toe may appear to be a somewhat small portion of the body, losing a toe can be an incredibly devastating experience for those who suffer from such an injury. The initial injury may not last long, but the repercussions of said injury can last an entire lifetime. If you or a loved one has suffered from the wrongful amputation of a toe, you may be eligible to file a claim for significant financial compensation. At Normandie Law Firm our team of well-versed personal injury attorneys can assist, you in building your case and filing your lawsuit against the party responsible. Contact our law offices today to receive a free consultation, and we can discuss the incident, the damages, the aftermath and the best path towards claiming compensation for your lost toe.

Toe Amputations
In some cases, toe amputations are surgically performed by a health care professional to stave off infection and to treat disease. These intentional amputations are mot commonly used to treat diabetic foot and to treat infections like gangrene. Intentional toe amputations are usually performed by general, vascular and orthopedic surgeons, especially those that specialize in foot and ankle surgery. While toe amputations can be performed intentionally for treatment purposes, they can also occur accidentally as a result of the misconduct, or intentional harm of others. Some of these common accidental causes include:

  • Car Accidents
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Agricultural Accidents
  • Firearm/Explosives/Firework Accidents
  • Electrocution Accidents
  • Ring Traction Accidents
  • Building and Car Door Accidents

These are just a few of the common incidents that result in a toe amputation; however, these injuries can occur at any time or place. When these injuries occur as a result of the fault of another party, a lawsuit can be filed against that party to ensure compensation for the damages. Some of these compensable damages are listed below:

  • Loss of wages
  • Loss of potential for future income
  • Past & Future medical expenses
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Emotional trauma such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD
  • Punitive Damages

Filing a lawsuit for a severed toe can be incredibly challenging depending on the circumstances of the incident. For this reason, it is vital that you seek proper legal consultation before pursuing a claim for compensation. Having a skilled attorney on your side can mean the difference between filing a successful lawsuit and having your case thrown out of court. At Normandie Law Firm, we ensure that all our clients receive all the resources necessary to fight for their case and receive the compensation that they deserve.

You & Your Case
When clients come into our law firm seeking representation for their toe amputation case they usually ask a broad range of questions that are often quite similar to the questions of other clients. Some of these frequently asked questions are listed below:

  • What is the average settlement value for a lost toe case?
  • How much is the value of my lost toe case?
  • How much is a toe case worth?

In most cases, those asking for the value of their cases usually have an attorney and might be considering switching attorneys. Regardless of this, we give every one of our clients the time, resources and attention to hopefully answer any questions they might have. In regards to the prior questions, determining the value of any one case depends on some factors that make up the potential amount of a case. These factors are the compensable damages of a case. The best way to estimate a value of a case is to calculate the possible value of these damages. For this reason, it ‘s hard to generalize a potential value or even an average as there is no guarantee that amount will fit into the parameters of a client’s case.

These compensable damages are usually separated into three categories: economic damages, noneconomic damages, and punitive damages. While one of our skilled attorneys would better help you in determining the amount of each of these categories for your particular case, it is helpful to define what these damages are and whether or not they are present in your case.

Economic damages typically make up the bulk of any one case. They are usually far easier to calculate and have values that are relatively easy to define. Some common economic damages are as follows:

  • Past & Future 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 Income: 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 Income: 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.
  • Noneconomic damages often called general damages, provide compensation for a victim’s losses that are sometimes difficult to place a monetary value upon. A skilled attorney may help in discerning this amount. However, some of these noneconomic damages can include the following:
  • 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 often 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.

The last forms of possible compensable damages are punitive damages. Punitive damages are paid to a victim as an away to punish the defendant or deter them from engaging in similar conduct in the future. These damages are often difficult to argue for, and lesser attorneys will settle a case without fighting for them. However, at Normandie Law Firm, our injury attorneys are committed to ensuring that all of our clients receive the damage compensation they demand; including punitive damages.

How Normandie Law Firm Can Help
If you or a loved one has suffered from the damages of a wrongful toe amputation, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit against the party responsible. At Normandie Law Firm, our experienced personal injury attorneys are wholly committed to our clients and our clients’ cases. Our attorneys practice in San Diego, Orange County, Riverside, Bakersfield, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento and throughout the state of California. If you contact our law offices today, we can walk you through the complicated process of filing your claim and earning the compensation you deserve. As a show of our commitment, under our zero fee guarantee policy our clients don’t pay for our services until we follow through on our promise and win your case.  Already have an attorney? Don’t worry, under our zero fee guarantee policy all second case reviews are free of charge.

 

 

 

 

 

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