Types of slip and fall broken bone settlements
As briefly explained above, a settlement is a single payment made to an injury victim to resolve their legal case. When it comes to broken bones or bone fractures, slip and fall settlements often involve:
- Broken leg
- Broken arm
- Broken wrist
- Broken hip
- Broken ankle
- Broken elbow
The bottom line is you should be compensated for all your injury-related expenses. This includes the total cost of your medical care (including surgery if necessary), replacement income if you need time off to recover and other, future expenses.
Add all these expenses up and you may be eligible to receive thousands of dollars or significantly more.
Slip and fall broken leg settlement
How much money you receive for a broken leg due to a slip and fall accident depends on the severity of your injury and the length of your recovery. This is why it’s important to have a doctor carefully diagnose and treat your injury as soon as possible.
Common broken leg injuries due to a slip and fall accident often include:
- Incomplete fracture (bone is only partially broken)
- Complete fracture (bone snapped in two)
- Compound fracture (broken bone breaks through the skin)
- Closed fracture (broken bone remains contained inside the leg)
- Displaced fracture (broken bone fragments not properly aligned)
Whatever type of leg injury you sustained in a slip and fall accident, make sure you get the medical care you need to fully recover. Your lawyer can worry about demanding the maximum financial compensation you deserve.
Average settlement for broken arm slip and fall
A broken arm due to a slip and fall accident can have a serious impact on your life. How much money you receive for your bone fracture can depend on which bone in your arm you broke, whether you need surgery and how much time off you need from work to recover. If you can’t work due to your arm injury, you should be compensated for your lost income.
Some serious slip and falls result in a broken humerus (upper arm bone). If your injury involves your forearm (between your elbow and your wrist), you may have broken your ulna or radius. Your doctor can take an X-ray of your arm and determine if you broke a bone in your arm.
Slip and fall broken wrist settlement
The wrist contains eight primary bones:
- Capitate bone
- Hamate bone
- Lunate bone
- Pisiform bone
- Scaphoid bone
- Trapezium bone
- Trapezoid bone
- Triquetrum bone
If you break one or more of these bones in a slip and fall accident, you might need surgery and time to recover from your wrist injury. All of these issues need to be taken into account when determining your settlement amount.
Slip and fall broken hip settlement
An estimated 300,000 people each year fracture their hip, making broken hip injuries one of the most common bone fractures, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Broken hip injuries due to slip and fall accidents are especially common among older adults and can have a serious impact on a person’s life. If not treated properly, a hip fracture might not heal correctly, resulting in difficulty walking and performing other necessary tasks.
Broken hip fractures may involve any one or several of the bones located in and around the hip, including:
- Pelvis or pelvic bone
- Femur (upper leg bone)
- Acetabulum bone, which is a small, curved bone located in the hip socket
Whichever hip bone you broke, your slip and fall lawyer can demand the financial compensation you deserve to fully recover.
Slip and fall broken ankle settlement
Broken ankles may involve fractures in the tarsus (a cluster of seven bones that make up the ankle and heel), including the talus bone (ankle bone). They may also involve fractures of the lower portions of the tibia and fibula (lower leg bones).
An X-ray, computed tomography (CT) scan and/or magnetic resonance imagery (MRI) may be necessary to determine the severity and exact location of your ankle injury. Surgery may be necessary depending on what type of ankle fracture you sustained in a slip and fall accident.
The most common ankle fracture is a lateral malleolus fracture, which involves breaking the bone located on the outer side of your ankle. Whatever type of ankle injury you sustained, make sure you receive the necessary medical care to facilitate a full recovery. Your lawyer can then focus on getting you the maximum broken ankle settlement.
Slip and fall broken elbow settlement
Elbow fractures often go hand-in-hand with slip and fall accidents. Depending on how you fell and other circumstances, you may have fractured one or more bones in your elbow.
Your elbow contains three main bones. As a result, the three most common elbow fractures include:
- Olecranon fracture – The olecranon is the pointy part of the elbow that sticks out when the arm is bent. It’s part of the ulna, which is the bone that makes up the outside of the forearm (on the same side as the pinky). Olecranon fractures are quite common since the bone is not protected by any muscles.
- Radial head fracture – Located inside the elbow, the radial head is the knobby end of the radius, which is the other forearm bone located on the same side as the thumb.
- Distal humerus fracture – This is a fracture in the lower end of the humerus (upper arm bone) near where it connects to the radius and ulna.
So how much is your broken elbow settlement worth? Again, the money you receive should cover all your injury-related expenses, including future, anticipated expenses involving your medical care and replacement income, especially if you need time off from work to recover from your injury. Broken elbows often result in missed work because most people need their arms to do their jobs. Your settlement should include compensation for that time, as well as your pain and suffering and other losses.
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Remember, you didn’t do anything wrong. You broke a bone in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property. And if your bone fracture occurred due to an unmarked hazard or another dangerous condition, you should not have to pay for your injury expenses. You can and should be fairly compensated.
That’s our job – to get you the money you deserve. Discover what a dedicated Las Vegas slip and fall accident lawyer can do for you. Contact our Las Vegas law firm and schedule a free consultation right now. We work on a contingency fee basis. That means you only have to pay if we secure a financial settlement or verdict for you. It’s that simple. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.