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Value of an Arm Injury in New York

An arm injury can have a significant impact on daily activities, affecting an individual's ability to perform routine tasks and participate in various aspects of life. For example, a fracture or dislocation may limit the ability to grasp, hold, or lift objects, making it challenging to perform simple chores, work tasks, or hobbies that require manual dexterity. Injuries to the shoulder or upper arm can restrict arm movement, hindering activities such as reaching, lifting, or carrying objects. At Stephen Bilkis & Associates, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that arm injuries can have on victims as well as their families. If your arm injury was caused by the negligence of another person, you have a right to seek compensation. Contact an experienced New York personal injury lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates. We will meticulously assess your case to determine the value of your arm injury claim. With our extensive knowledge of New York personal injury law, we will vigorously advocate for your rights, leveraging our negotiation skills and litigation expertise to achieve the best possible outcome. With over 20 years of experience, our attorneys and of counsel have secured over a $1 billion in compensation for injured victims.

Examples of Back Injury Verdicts in New York

The following cases are examples of verdicts related to arm injuries.

Case: Saunders v. State, # 2012-038-113 (N.Y. Ct. Cl. Dec. 21, 2012)
Accident Type: Assault
Verdict: $80,000 for past and future pain and suffering
Case Summary: Claimant, an 65-year old individual incarcerated in a state correctional facility, seeks to recover damages for injuries he sustained during an altercation with a correction officer at Great Meadow Correctional Facility. The primary injury sustained by the claimant was a fracture of the right humerus, which is the large bone between shoulder and elbow. Note that in determining the damages the court considered the decedent’s life expectancy of 15 years, her overall poor physical health, and that he was an incarcerated individual.

Case: Fortuna v. Roth, Supreme Court, Suffolk County, January 31, 2014
Accident Type: Auto accident
Verdict: $4,000,000 for past and future pain and suffering
Case Summary: 24-year old plaintiff who sustained severe injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Plaintiff claimed permanent impairment due to multiple significant injuries including a fractured right humerus requiring open reduction and internal fixation surgery.

Types of Accidents that Lead to Arm Injuries in New York

Various types of accidents can lead to arm injuries in New York. These injuries can range from minor sprains and strains to more severe fractures, dislocations, and ligament tears. Here are some prevalent scenarios:

Motor Vehicle Accidents: Car, motorcycle, and truck accidents are cited as among the leading causes of arm injuries. The impact of a collision or being forcefully thrown from a vehicle can result in fractures, dislocations, nerve damage, and soft tissue injuries. Pedestrians struck by vehicles can suffer significant arm injuries due to the impact of the collision. The arms can absorb a significant amount of force, leading to fractures, dislocations, and severe soft tissue damage. In some cases, nerve damage may occur, resulting in long-term impairment or loss of sensation in the affected arm.

Slip and Fall Accidents: Slippery or uneven surfaces, poorly maintained premises, or hazardous conditions can lead to slip and fall accidents. When individuals try to break their fall, they often extend their arms to brace themselves, resulting in fractures, sprains, or ligament tears in the arms.

Workplace Accidents: In industries such as construction, manufacturing, or manual labor, workers are exposed to potential arm injuries. Accidents involving heavy machinery, falling objects, improper handling of equipment, or repetitive motions can cause arm fractures, crush injuries, amputations, or cumulative trauma disorders.

Assaults or Acts of Violence: Unfortunate incidents involving assaults, fights, or criminal acts can result in severe arm injuries. Physical altercations, being struck by objects, or defensive actions can lead to fractures, nerve damage, or other traumatic injuries.

If you or a loved one have experienced an arm injury due to any of these accidents, it is important to consult with a knowledgeable New York personal injury lawyer. They can evaluate the circumstances of the incident, gather evidence, and determine liability to pursue compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages associated with your arm injury.

Factors in Determining the Value of an Arm Injury

When determining the value of an arm injury, several factors come into play. While each case is unique, two of the most important factors that significantly influence the evaluation of an arm injury's worth are the severity of the injury and its impact on the individual's daily life and future prospects.

Severity of the Injury: The severity of an arm injury plays a crucial role in determining its value. Factors such as the type and extent of fractures, dislocations, nerve damage, or soft tissue injuries are considered. More severe injuries that require surgical intervention, extensive rehabilitation, or result in permanent impairment or disability generally attract higher compensation. Medical documentation, diagnostic imaging, and expert opinions are often crucial in establishing the severity and long-term prognosis of the injury.

Impact on Daily Life and Future Prospects: The impact of the arm injury on an individual's daily life and future prospects is another critical factor. This includes assessing the extent to which the injury affects the person's ability to perform daily activities, work, and pursue hobbies or recreational activities. It also considers the potential for future complications, such as chronic pain, limited range of motion, or the need for ongoing medical treatment or assistive devices. Evaluating the loss of earning capacity, career opportunities, and the overall impact on the individual's quality of life is essential in determining the value of the arm injury.

Other factors that can influence the value of an arm injury may include the age of the injured person, pre-existing medical conditions, the availability of supporting evidence, and the skill and experience of the legal representation involved. Consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney in New York is crucial to thoroughly assess these factors and ensure that all aspects of the arm injury are considered when seeking fair compensation.

Contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates

In New York, determining the value of an arm injury involves careful consideration of various factors, including understanding how the injury impacts the individual's ability to perform daily activities, work, and pursue their interests provides insight into the overall impact on their quality of life and potential loss of earning capacity. Expert medical opinions, supporting evidence, and the guidance of experienced legal presentation are vital in navigating the complex process of valuing an arm injury and seeking fair compensation. Contact a skilled personal injury attorney serving New York 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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