The Value of Foot Injury Cases: Median National Jury Verdicts
According to a recent Jury Verdict Research analysis, based on plaintiffs’ verdicts nationally over the last ten years, the overall median award for foot injuries is $98,583. Multiple fractures to the same foot increase the median to $144,000. In foot injury cases where both feet are fractured, the median rises to $296,940. In another Jury Verdict Research study back in October, it found that 39% of the foot injuries cases that go to verdict were suffered in auto, truck or motorcycle accidents. In fact, a full 11% of these injuries were in motorcycle accident cases. This is incredibly high given the number of driver miles on a motorcycle versus the number logged in cars and trucks. Then again, your risk of dying in a motor vehicle accident 28 times more likely if you are riding a sports bike than if you are enjoying the comforts of a car or truck. (The lesson, as always: don’t ride a motorcycle.)
Overall, accordingly to a 2010 study, the average (as opposed to the median) foot injury award was $703,703. Thirteen percent of foot injury awards were in excess of $1 million.
|Our law firm has successfully handled scores of serious foot and ankle injury accident cases. If you want someone who knows this injury and will fight for you, call 800-553-8082 or get a free Internet consultation.|
Foot and ankle injury cases command quality verdicts because foot injuries are difficult to diagnose and even harder to treat. The foot is composed of 26 “major” bones that are important to mobility and hard to repair. When you add the fact that there are 56 ligaments and 38 muscles in each foot and there are four distinct ranges of motion in the foot, there is a lot that can and does go wrong for people who suffer a foot injury from trauma.
Our traumatic foot injury lawyers handle accident and medical malpractice cases not only in Maryland but throughout the United States, achieving victories by settlement and at trial. If you have suffered a serious foot injury as the result of negligence of someone else, call 800-553-8082 or click here for a free consultation. Our lawyers handle only serious foot accident/malpractice injuries.