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Value of a Broken Jaw Injury in New York

Suffering a broken jaw injury can be a distressing and life-altering experience. The pain, physical limitations, and emotional toll associated with such injuries can have a significant impact on your daily life, leaving you with mounting medical expenses and uncertainty about your future. If your broken jaw injury was caused by someone else's negligence or wrongful actions in New York, it is essential to understand the value of your claim and the legal options available to seek fair compensation. At Stephen Bilkis & Associates we are dedicated to helping our clients navigate the complex legal landscape to obtain the compensation they deserve. Our experienced team of New York personal injury lawyers understands the unique challenges faced by those who have suffered broken jaw injuries, and we are committed to providing compassionate guidance and aggressive representation throughout the legal process. Our attorneys and of counsel have secured over $1 billion in compensation for our clients who suffered serious injuries. When determining the value of a broken jaw injury in New York, various factors come into play. These factors consider not only the physical impact of the injury but also the emotional and financial consequences that you may endure. Our firm has a deep understanding of these factors and utilizes our expertise to build a strong case on your behalf.

Examples of Broken Jaw Injury Verdicts in New York

Here are examples of verdicts where the plaintiff suffered broken jaw injuries.

Case: Bruni v. City of New York, 2 N.Y.3d 319 (N.Y. 2004)
Accident Type: Premises liability
Verdict: $1,600,000
Case Summary: Plaintiff fell due to a hole in the street. There were no cones or sawhorses warning of the hazard. Plaintiff suffered a broken jaw and other injures and sued the City of New York for negligence.

Case: Wojeski v. Favero, 17 A.D.3d 1024 (N.Y. App. Div. 2005)
Accident Type: Auto accident
Verdict: $25,000 for past pain and suffering
Case Summary: Plaintiff sustained injuries when a vehicle owned and operated by defendant turned left into the path of her vehicle. Her injuries included cartilage displacement in her jaw, causing frequent, significant pain, inflammation, limitation of motion, and difficulty speaking and eating, and requiring medication, injections, oral appliances and ultimately surgery.

Types of Accidents that Lead to Broken Jaw Injuries in New York

A broken jaw injury can occur in various types of accidents, resulting in significant pain, medical expenses, and the need for extensive treatment and recovery.

Motor Vehicle Accidents. Motor vehicle accidents, including car crashes, motorcycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents, are a leading cause of broken jaw injuries in New York. The impact of a collision can exert immense force on the face and jaw, leading to fractures. Factors such as high-speed impacts, head-on collisions, and side-impact crashes can increase the likelihood and severity of a broken jaw injury.

Slip and Fall Accidents. Slip and fall accidents are another common cause of broken jaws. When a person falls and lands on their face, the impact with the ground or a hard surface can result in fractures. Slip and fall accidents can occur in various settings, including sidewalks, parking lots, workplaces, and premises with hazardous conditions like wet floors, uneven surfaces, or inadequate lighting.

Assaults and Physical Altercations. Unfortunately, assaults and physical altercations can lead to broken jaw injuries. Punches, kicks, or blows to the face can cause fractures and severe damage to the jaw. These incidents can occur in various settings, such as bars, nightclubs, public spaces, or even domestic violence situations. Note that a civil personal injury lawsuit brought by the victim with the help of an experienced New York personal injury lawyer is separate from the criminal case, if any.

Workplace Accidents. Certain work environments pose a higher risk of accidents that can result in broken jaw injuries. Industries such as construction, manufacturing, and transportation involve potential hazards, including falls from heights, being struck by objects, or being caught in machinery accidents. These accidents can lead to significant facial trauma, including broken jaws.

Bicycle Accidents. Bicycle accidents can result in severe injuries, including broken jaws. Collisions with motor vehicles, falls from bicycles, or crashes involving pedestrians or other cyclists can cause direct impact to the face, resulting in jaw fractures.

If you have suffered a broken jaw injury in any of these types of accidents due to the negligence or wrongful actions of another party, it is important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney in New York. They can assess the circumstances of your case, gather evidence, and guide you through the legal process to seek fair compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages.

Factors in Determining the Value of a Broken Jaw Injury

When pursuing a personal injury claim for a broken jaw, several factors are taken into consideration to determine the value of your case. These factors help assess the impact of the injury on various aspects of your life and calculate fair compensation. Understanding these factors is essential for evaluating the potential worth of your claim. Here are key considerations that can influence the value of a broken jaw injury claim:

Severity of the Injury. The severity of the broken jaw injury is a crucial factor in determining its value. Factors such as multiple fractures, the need for surgical intervention, the presence of complications such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, which can cause chronic jaw pain, limited jaw movement, and the duration of the healing process all play a role in assessing the severity.

Medical Expenses. The medical expenses incurred as a result of the broken jaw injury significantly contribute to the value of your claim.

Pain and Suffering. Pain and suffering resulting from a broken jaw injury are important considerations in evaluating the value of your claim. A broken jaw injury can result in significant pain and suffering, including physical discomfort, difficulty in eating and speaking, emotional distress, and the overall impact on one's daily life activities.

Lost Wages and Impairment of Earning Capacity. If your broken jaw injury has caused you to miss work or has affected your ability to earn a living, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages and potential future earning capacity. The extent and duration of your inability to work and the impact on your career prospects are taken into account.

Long-Term Effects and Disability. If your broken jaw injury results in long-term effects or disability, such as chronic pain, limited jaw function, difficulty eating, or speech impairments, it can significantly impact the value of your claim. The degree of permanent impairment and the need for ongoing medical treatment are important factors to consider.

By consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney in New York, you can better understand how these factors apply to your specific situation. They will assess the details of your case, gather necessary evidence, and advocate on your behalf to ensure you receive fair compensation for your broken jaw injury.

Contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates

if you have experienced a broken jaw injury in New York due to someone else's negligence, seeking fair compensation is crucial. By partnering with the experienced personal injury attorneys serving New York at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, you can navigate the legal process with confidence, ensuring your rights are protected and maximizing your chances of obtaining the compensation you deserve. Contact us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW (1-800-696-9529) to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Staten Island, Suffolk County, and Westchester County.

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