Examples Of Substantial Settlements In Claims Concerning Fractures And Further Injuries Due To A Motor Vehicle Accident

 By: J. Hernandez
One of the most typical type of injuries suffered by victims of auto accidents are fractures. Fractures often occur to the legs, arms, pelvis, ribs, spine and skull. And with bone fractures typically come a number of other injuries that may lead to permanent disabilities. Beneath we analyze 2 published lawsuits which involved fractures.

This accident occurred as a man was walking his dog along the side of a road. The plaintiff was hit by a motor vehicle fracturing his ankle. In addition, he ruptured his spleen which caused extensive bleeding internally. This, in turn, caused his kidneys to fail. Only 57 years old, the victim is now a candidate for a transplant and will have to have dialysis until he can get a transplant. The law firm that helped the man revealed that a $2.5 Million settlement was achieved for the victim.

In the 2nd claim a motor vehicle improperly went into an intersection and hit the passenger side of a different vehicle. This caused the forty-four year old female front seat passenger to sustain a variety of injuries. Her injuries included fractures to the pelvis, clavicle and several ribs. She also sustained closed-head trauma and a bladder laceration. She incurred roughly $85,000 in expenses for medical care. The plaintiff could no longer carry out her job as an administrative assistant making approximately $18,700 per year. This led to a loss of earning capacity totaling over $600,000. The motor vehicle insurance policy's personal injury protection coverage paid $36,000. The law firm that helped the victim reported that they reached a settlement in the amount of $1.1 Million (in addition to the $36,000) on behalf of the plaintiff

As these 2 cases demonstrate when a motor vehicle accident results in bone fractures it frequently also leads to more injuries: closed head injuries, bladder, spleen lacerations to name a few. The injuries may bring about irreversible disabilities. They can also result in a loss of earning income. The victims can be pedestrians as well as someone in the vehicle. Medical costs can be substantial and can amount to thousands and thousands of dollars perhaps even for treatment years in the future.

Given the nature and extent of the injuries and the cost of medical expenses recoveries may be substantial. Although insurance companies frequently respond as though each type of injury is worth a set amount the variables they consider and the values they assign can result in a considerable undervaluing of the plaintiff's lawsuit.

Experienced lawyers know the way to take a large number of aspects into consideration including the number and severity of the injuries, any permanent disability or scarring, the sum of past and future medical costs for treatment of the injuries, the amount of lost income or loss of earning capacity, the kind of witness the victim and the driver will make, and even the history of other claim settlements and recoveries in the case's venue. Experienced attorneys likewise know to investigate all feasible sources of recovery including not only the driver(s) but also anyone else who may have been responsible to the accident or be vicariously liable, for example, the driver's employer.

Should the insurance coverage not be enough it may be possible to reach the uninsured or underinsured provisions of any policies that cover the plaintiff. Under some circumstances it may also be necessary to go beyond insurance policies to other assets. Ultimately an experienced lawyer can make all the difference in the amount recovered.
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