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Average Settlement Amount for Amputated Finger Injury

While the finger may appear to be only a relatively small portion of the body, fingers play a vital role in the normal mobility and function of an individual. When one of these ligaments is lost, either, through a medical procedure or by the negligent fault of another, the victim is likely to experience severe trauma from the loss. For this reason, when a finger is lost as a result of the misconduct or intentional harm of another, the victim has every right to file a lawsuit against the responsible party. At Normandie Law Firm, one of the top legal groups in Los Angeles, our skilled attorneys with experience handling finger amputation claims can guide you through the process of building your case and filing a claim for compensation. Contact our top-rated law offices today and receive a free consultation by one of our experienced lawyers.

Finger Amputations
Finger amputations are in some cases intentional. Often medical professionals will perform a finger amputation as a way to stave off infection and to treat deadly diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and gangrene. However, there are other cases where a finger amputation occurs as a result of the misconduct or negligence of others. When this occurs, a lawsuit can be filed against the party responsible for the damages incurred. Some common accidents that cause finger amputations are listed below:

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

These are just a handful of the incidents that can cause a finger amputation; however, the loss of a finger can occur at any time or anywhere. Treating a lost finger can be incredibly challenging, and in some cases can leave the victim with the burden of the medical bills from the extended hospitalization and physical therapy. When a finger amputation occurs as a consequence of the actions of another secondary party, that individual can be sued for the damages. Some of these damages compensable by filing a lawsuit are as follows:

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

Filing a personal injury lawsuit for a finger amputation is no easy task, however, and depending on the circumstances of the injury may require an attorney who is specialized in the circumstances that caused the injury. For this reason, it is vital that you seek appropriate legal assistance before pursuing a claim for compensation. Having a qualified attorney with expertise in amputated finger injury lawsuits can make the difference between filing a successful lawsuit against the guilty party and having your case dismissed from court. At Normandie Law Firm, we ensure that all of our clients receive the resources necessary to fight their case and receive the compensation they deserve.

You & Your Case
Clients who come into our law firm seeking representation for their finger amputation lawsuits often ask a wide variety of questions that are similar to the questions of other clients seeking the same thing. Some of these commonly posed questions are as follows:

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

In most cases, those asking for the potential value of their cases typically already have an attorney and might be considering switching attorneys. Regardless, our legal consultants give every one of our clients the time, resources and attention needed to answer any questions they might have. In regards to the prior questions, the value of any finger amputation case is difficult to generalize. For one, different fingers carry different values. For instance, the value of a wrongfully amputated pinky finger is going to be far less than a wrongfully amputated thumb or index finger. This is just one reason why estimating an average settlement amount would do our possible clients a disservice. Also, every case is different in not just nature of injury but nature of circumstance. The circumstances surrounding an accident make up a significant portion of what determines the value of a client’s case.

However, that is not to say that determining a case value is impossible. The best way to approximate the value of a case is to calculate the compensable damages. The compensable damages are typically separated into three categories: economic damages, noneconomic damages, and punitive damages. While one of our skilled attorneys may better assist 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. Consult with an experienced attorney for additional information.

Economic damages usually make up the bulk of a case as they are far easier to calculate and have values that are relatively easy to define. Some common economic damages are listed below:

  • 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 are 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 includes 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 referred to as general damages, provide monetary compensation for a victim’s nonmonetary losses. These nonmonetary losses are usually difficult to define without the help of an attorney, but some of these possible damages are listed below:

  • 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 through the use of a pain multiplier that has the victim identify their 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 their injuries. This compensable amount often differs from state to state.
  • Loss of Consortium: loss of consortium is often added to the value of a case when the injuries are so severe that the victim’s loved ones are deprived of a normal loving relationship and companionship

The final form of possible compensable damages is punitive damages. Punitive damages are usually added to the value of a case as a way to punish the defendant or to deter them from engaging in future conduct similar to that which caused the injury. These damages are often challenging to fight for, and lesser attorneys will settle a case without arguing for them. However, at Normandie Law Firm, our expert attorneys are committed to ensuring that all of our clients receive all the compensation they demand; including punitive damages.

About Normandie Law Firm
The loss of a finger can be a truly devastating injury to suffer from. If you or a loved one have suffered from the loss of a finger as a result of the misconduct or harmful intent of another you may be eligible to file a claim for compensation. An accomplished attorney who has experience in finger amputation cases can help.

FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: At Normandie Law Firm, our team of well-versed legal consultants can walk you through the process of earning the compensation that you deserve. As a further display of our commitment to you and your case, our firm operates under a strict zero fee guarantee policy. Under this policy, you don’t have to pay anything until we win your case. Already have an attorney? Don’t worry this policy also ensures free second case reviews for all of our clients. So, give us a call, and we can fight your case, so you don’t have to. A lawyer experienced in finger amputation cases will be available to assist you.

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