Fractured Femur Verdicts and Settlements
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Finnegan, LLC on Dec 29, 2008 in Personal Injury
Metro Verdicts Monthly just published the median verdicts and settlements involving fractured femurs in Maryland ($75,000.00), the District of Columbia ($250,000.00) and Virginia ($187,500). These statistics are based on cases set forth in Metro Verdicts Monthly since 1987.
In August 2008, a Goldberg Finnegan partner settled a case for $455,000 on behalf of a Maryland man who suffered a fractured femur. While each case is different, and the results of any particular case depends on the facts, we are proud of the fact that our firm obtained a settlement of that is over 6 times the published median settlement amount for Maryland fractured femur cases.
Quite often, the settlement value of the case depends on the strength of the liability against the defendant, the venue in which the case is pending (cases in Prince George's County and Baltimore City, Maryland are worth more than cases in Montgomery County and Anne Arundel County, Maryland), and the impact that the fractured femur will have on the claimant.
If you or someone you love suffers a fractured femur as a result of a car accident, medical malpractice or the negligence of another person or corporation, we would be glad to discuss how we can help you. We believe that fractured femur lawsuits are significant because the femur is known to be amongst the biggest and strongest bones in the human anatomy.
The femur is essentially the thigh bone and it extends from a person's hip to their knee joint. It generally takes a very significant impact to fracture the femur and such fractures are often caused by high impact car accidents, tractor trailer accidents, falls from heights and work related injuries. Individuals with osteoarthritis or weak bones are subject to femur fractures at lower thresholds than those with normal healthy and strong bones.
If you or someone you love suffered a femur fracture call us at (888) 213-8140. Our Maryland Personal Injury Lawyers generally handle femur fracture cases on a contingency fee basis which means that there is no attorney fee if there is no recovery in the lawsuit.