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What Have Other Broken Bone Plaintiffs Recovered?

What Have Other Broken Bone Plaintiffs Recovered? Illinois plaintiffs with broken bone injuries receive more than the national average and have a median recovery of almost $100,000; however, they frequently obtain sums more than $1,000,000.

  1. What are the Average Recoveries for Broken Bone Cases?
  2. Will my Recovery Resemble any of Those Listed Above?
  3. Will I get More if I File in a Different County?
  4. Broken Bone Awards and Settlements
  5. Call Us Today to Hear About What Your Broken Bone Claim may be Worth

What are the Average Recoveries for Broken Bone Cases?

Here is what other broken bone victims have recovered according to data collected from Illinois jury verdict reporters and publicly reported settlements from personal injury cases:

Here is what other broken bone victims have recovered according to data collected from Illinois jury verdict reporters and publicly reported settlements from personal injury cases:

ACROSS THE NATION

  • RECOVERY RANGE
  • $0
  • $1-$50,000
  • $50,000-$100,000
  • $100,000-$200,000
  • $200,000-$500,000
  • $500,000-$1,000,000
  • $1,000,000-$2,000,000
  • $2,000,000-$5,000,000
  • >$5,000,000
  • PERCENTAGE OF PLAINTIFFS
  • 34%
  • 19%
  • 6%
  • 8%
  • 11%
  • 8%
  • 5%
  • 4%
  • 5%

ACROSS ILLINOIS

  • RECOVERY RANGE
  • $0
  • $1-$50,000
  • $50,000-$100,000
  • $100,000-$200,000
  • $200,000-$500,000
  • $500,000-$1,000,000
  • $1,000,000-$2,000,000
  • $2,000,000-$5,000,000
  • >$5,000,000
  • PERCENTAGE OF PLAINTIFFS
  • 38%
  • 20%
  • 6%
  • 6%
  • 11%
  • 8%
  • 5%
  • 5%
  • 1%

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Will my Recovery Resemble any of Those Listed Above?

It might but you shouldn't use the numbers above as anything other than general trends. Your case will get more, less, or the same than the numbers mentioned based solely on what happened to you. Facts drive verdicts. Past cases and even laws for that matter are landmarks for what you and your attorney should operate within when securing compensation. In fact, a skilled attorney should be able to highlight or dismiss them based upon the necessities of your case. Therefore, don't take them to heart. They won't dictate what you'll receive. However, don't ignore them because they also portray what is possible.

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Will I get More if I File in a Different County?

Certain counties in Illinois are known for more lenient or stingy juries. They vary across the state and across lawsuit category. Why do they differ so much? They differ because different courts have different rules, different judges have different ideologies, and different juries have different norms. Therefore, this might explain why we see different outcomes throughout Illinois. This makes it incumbent upon you and your attorney to research where it would be more advantageous for you to file your lawsuit before doing so. This will ensure you give yourself the best possible shot at recovery.

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Broken Bone Awards and Settlements

$1,300,000 ILLINOIS SETTLEMENT.

This accident occurred on Elmhurst Road in Illinois. The plaintiff was driving when another car swerved into his lane and hit him. That car was trying to avoid colliding with another vehicle. The plaintiff broke his heel. He also sustained ligament damage from that injury. He sued the driver that hit him. He argued that but for the driver’s negligence, he wouldn’t have gotten hurt. To fix the injuries he sustained, he had to spend thousands of dollars on medical care. Also, he missed lots of work while recovering. That meant he lost out on a lot of income. The defendant tried to point the finger elsewhere. Obviously, he only slammed into the plaintiff because of another driver’s negligence. However, that is not the plaintiff’s fault. The defendant still must pay what he owes the defendant. Then, he can go take it up with the other driver. That’s what he did here. The plaintiff and defendant settled for roughly $1.3 million. That included a little more than $300,000 for medical bills. Also, it accounted for a couple hundred thousand for lost income. The rest went to pain, suffering, and similar injuries. Yet, some of the money was deducted to the extent that he recovered under workers’ comp. You’re not allowed to double dip into both pots of money.

$2,945,141 ILLINOIS JURY AWARD.

This case arose at a bar in Willowbrook, Illinois. A man and woman were enjoying their time there. They were drinking and playing pool. The guy started a game with another man. The woman used this time to go smoke a cigarette outside. At some point, both men got into an argument. When the man tried to go get his girlfriend outside and leave, the other guy jumped them and attacked them both. He punched them and kicked them until they were unconscious. He was eventually arrested. The man and woman sued him and the bar. They argued the business was liable because it failed to stop the attack. It should have trained its staff to deescalate the situation. Plus, the aggressor had a reputation for violent behavior. This meant they should’ve been on notice. The two plaintiffs needed multiple surgeries to fix their broken bones, scars, and other injuries. Now, they had disabilities, pain, and trauma. After a trial on the merits, a judge rendered a verdict of more than $2 million. That figure covered the following damages.

  • Medical bills.
  • Lost normal life.
  • Lost wages.
  • Suffering and pain.
  • Disfigurement.

$500,000 ILLINOIS SETTLEMENT.

The victim here worked in construction. His job site was just south of Chicago. He hurt himself one night as he exited the area. He tripped and fell over a curb. The problem was that the curb should not have been there. The path should have been smoothed out. It wasn’t. He got hurt because he wasn’t looking for it. The issue centered on who owned the land. If his company did, it’d be a workers comp claim. If someone else owned it, he’d possibly be able to sue. Illinois requires most work-related claims to go through the comps process. That limits the kinds of compensation you can seek. Luckily for this man, it was off company premises. He sued the owner for negligence. He claimed the defendant unreasonably maintained his property. That conduct led to his injury and his damages. His damages weren’t small either. He needed extensive surgeries. Recovery kept him away from work which cost him a lot. The defendant filed a summary reply. It said all the things you’d expect: it did nothing wrong; the plaintiff was negligent himself; the case should be dismissed. However, as the days marched closer to trial, settlement seemed preferably. The two sides found agreement at $500,000. That money helped the plaintiff with the following losses.

  • Past and future medical bills.
  • Disability and long-term pain.
  • Lost income.

$225,000 ILLINOIS SETTLEMENT.

This case resembles a lot of others across Illinois. Store owners face many legal risks. Each day, business exposes them to a number of different pitfalls. Here, it was a common one: slip and fall. A customer exited the building. Along the way, she slipped on a wet floor. It was right outside the entrance. She sued the store. She claimed it was negligence. Her suit contended it should have either better dried the area or put a sign up. It didn’t do either and she fell because of it. She sought damages for treatment, pain, and lost income. Her recovery was relatively quick. She got back to work in a matter of months. There wasn’t any contention of disability. The matter was relatively confined to the harm of the fall and immediate aftermath. The defendant offered a reply. Yet, just about 6 months later, they settled. That’s indicative of just how clear-cut this case was. Generally speaking, store owners are liable for slip-and-falls absent putting up a sign or taking reasonable steps to clean the area.

$350,000 ILLINOIS SETTLEMENT

This case could have turned into something much more serious than it actually was. A dog jumped onto a little boy as he rode his bike down a sidewalk. The scene was in a small town north of Chicago. Before the big animal could do real damage, a passerby stopped it. Yet, this didn’t mean the boy was unscathed. He broke a few bones. He also had a number of scrapes. The kid’s parents sued the owner of the dog. They argued the owners should have better handled it. They sought relief for the kid’s pain, medical bills, and future costs. The defendants originally resorted to a first-time offense. Normally, most owners are free from liability the first time a dog attacks someone. Here, though, the situation was a bit different. The animal was allowed to roam the town. Apparently, it had gotten loose from its fenced-in yard. This pointed tilted the case in the kid’s favor. He received the sum listed for his damages.

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Call Us Today to Hear About What Your Broken Bone Claim may be Worth

If you have been involved in an accident and broke a bone in your body, you might be able to recover for your damages. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC specializes in helping victims of personal injuries recover the maximum amount allowed under Illinois law. Plus, we offer our services on contingency so that you will be spared every expense until you are happy with the award or settlement. Call our offices and our team at the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can open your case today!

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