Value of a Hand, Wrist, or Finger Injury in New York
Suffering a hand, wrist, or finger injury can have a profound impact on your daily life and overall well-being. At Stephen Bilkis & Associates, we recognize the value of your hand, wrist, or finger injury claim and are dedicated to helping you seek the compensation you deserve. Our experienced attorneys understand the complexities involved in assessing the worth of such injuries in New York. We consider factors such as medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and the physical and emotional suffering endured. With our knowledge of personal injury law and a commitment to client advocacy, our New York personal injury lawyers will diligently evaluate the true value of your claim and fight for your rights. We work closely with medical experts and other professionals to gather the necessary evidence and build a strong case aimed at securing maximum compensation. Contact us today for a consultation, and let us navigate the legal process on your behalf, seeking the fair value of your hand, wrist, or finger injury claim in New York.Examples of Hand, Wrist, or Finger Injury Verdicts in New York
The following cases are examples of verdicts related to hand, wrist, or finger injuries.
Case: Chase v. OHM, LLC, 75 A.D.3d 1031 (N.Y. App. Div. 2010)
Accident Type: Negligence
Case Summary: Plaintiff, 80 years old at the time of that fall, suffered a, supracondylar fracture of her right distal femur requiring open reduction and internal fixation using a, supracondylar femoral plate and inpatient rehabilitation. The day she was discharged from the rehabilitation center, plaintiff fell at home while attempting to transfer from her wheelchair to a walker and sustained a displaced right distal radius fracture of her wrist, which was treated with closed manipulative reduction and a short-arm cast. In upholding the verdict, the court noted that impact the injury had on the plaintiff’s life. She was no longer able to volunteer at the hospital, drive her car, ambulate without a walker or participate in trips with her family and friends. Under the particular circumstances herein, the award was not excessive.
Case: Gerbino v. Tinseltown USA, 13 A.D.3d 1068 (N.Y. App. Div. 2004)
Accident Type: Assault; negligence
Case Summary: Plaintiff, an off-duty police officer, was working part-time as a security guard at defendant Tinseltown USA. Plaintiff was assaulted by patrons while attempting to prevent the assault of one patron by another. Plaintiff sued seeking damages for the he suffered in the assault. Among other problems, as a result of the assault, plaintiff suffered wrist problems and a shoulder injury.
Hand, wrist, or finger injuries in New York can occur in various types of accidents. Motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall incidents, workplace accidents, sports-related injuries, and acts of physical violence are common causes. During motor vehicle accidents, the hands and wrists can be injured from impacts or being forcefully thrown against objects. Slip and fall accidents can result in fractures or sprains when individuals attempt to break their fall with their hands. Workplace accidents involving machinery or falling objects can lead to crush injuries or amputations. Sports injuries and physical altercations can also cause fractures, dislocations, or ligament tears in the hands, wrists, or fingers. If these injuries result from another party's negligence, consulting a skilled New York personal injury lawyer is important to understand the legal options for seeking compensation.Factors in Determining the Value of a Hand, Wrist, or Finger Injury
When determining the value of a hand, wrist, or finger injury in New York, several important factors come into play. However, one of the most significant factors is the extent of the injury and its impact on the individual's daily life and functionality.
The severity of the injury plays a crucial role in assessing its value. This includes evaluating the type of injury, such as fractures, dislocations, nerve damage, or amputations, as well as the extent of the damage. More severe injuries that result in long-term or permanent impairment, loss of function, or disability tend to result in higher compensation.
Another important factor is the impact of the hand, wrist, or finger injury on the individual's ability to work and perform daily activities. This includes assessing the limitations in fine motor skills, grip strength, dexterity, and overall functionality. It also considers the impact on the individual's occupation, employability, and earning capacity. Additionally, the evaluation includes the individual's ability to engage in hobbies, recreational activities, and personal care tasks. The level of pain, discomfort, and emotional distress associated with the injury is also considered. Other factors may include the need for ongoing medical treatment, rehabilitation, or therapy, as well as any economic losses incurred, such as medical expenses and lost wages.
To ensure a fair evaluation of the value of a hand, wrist, or finger injury claim in New York, it is crucial to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney in New York. They have the expertise to assess the severity of the injury, its impact on daily life, and the associated economic damages accurately. By building a strong case, an attorney can help maximize the value of the claim and ensure that the injured individual receives appropriate compensation for their losses.Contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates
Serious injuries to the hand, wrist, or finger can have a profound impact on one's ability to work, perform daily tasks, and enjoy life to the fullest. With our deep understanding of personal injury law, the experienced personal injuries attorneys serving New York at Stephen Bilkis & Associates are committed to fighting for maximum compensation and providing comprehensive support to our clients. Over the years our attorneys and of counsel have secured over $1 billion for our clients. Trust our experienced team to navigate the legal complexities and maximize the value of your claim, ensuring you receive the justice 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.