Broken legs are the most commonly reported fractures resulting from car, truck, or motorcycle accidents and occur when the legs come in contact with a hard surface such as a dashboard, car door, or pavement.
Treatment of these types of injuries depends on their severity.
Surgery is often necessary and implant devices such as screws or pins may be needed to keep the bones properly aligned while they heal.
In the most severe compound fractures, doctors will use external rods, braces, and attachments to stabilize the fracture and allow it to fuse properly.
Leg fractures requiring external hardware for stabilization have significantly higher values because they are extremely painful and tend to lead to long-term arthritis.
Recovery of lower extremity fractures can take anywhere from several weeks to over a year.
Even when a broken leg doesn’t require extensive surgical procedures, it can still limit a person’s ability to work or do the things they used to enjoy until the fracture is fully healed.
You may not be able to work at all. Or you may have to miss work frequently to attend doctor appointments and physical therapy.
Being out of work for weeks or months at a time is bad enough. And in some cases, a broken leg never fully heals, and patients must contend with a long-term disability and a lifetime of pain.
In cases of extreme severity, amputation may be necessary.
How much compensation will I get for a broken tibia and fibula?
Because each accident is different – different types of vehicles involved, different circumstances that led to the crash, different insurance policies, different treatment plans needed, etc. – there is no set number for determining the compensation that you will receive for a broken leg.
Remember, the facts of the case are the most important factor in any personal injury case.
If your accident was caused by another person’s negligence, you are entitled to recover damages for the cost of your immediate medical treatment, any surgical procedures, long-term care, lost wages, out-of-pocket expenses, and pain and suffering.
What is the average settlement for a broken leg?
You cannot negotiate with the insurance company for a fair settlement for your injury until you have an idea of what your broken leg claim is worth.
The average settlement value for a fibula or tibia fracture in a personal injury lawsuit is around $70,000 to $90,000.
Broken femurs get twice as compensation with an average settlement value of $150,000 to $175,000.
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