Average Settlement for a Broken Jaw

An accident that leaves a victim with a broken jaw is a traumatizing event. If you’ve been in an accident that resulted in a broken jaw injury, you deserve to be compensated, not just for your medical expenses, but also for the pain you endure on the road to recovery. The following provides more information on what an average settlement for a broken jaw looks like for most personal injury cases in Florida.

The Umansky Law Firm is made up of experienced and professional personal injury attorneys who are passionate about helping accident victims get back on their feet. We handle the insurance companies and negotiate the most favorable settlement possible for our clients. While many personal injury cases settle out of court, we are prepared to go to trial and fight for our clients’ rights. If you’ve been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, our Orlando personal injury lawyers will work diligently to get your full and fair compensation for your losses.

What are Common Causes of a Broken Jaw?

A broken jaw is a severe injury that entails a long road to recovery. A broken jaw sometimes results from the worsening of another physical ailment, such as cancer or bone loss through infection. Most times, however, a broken jaw is the result of a severe accident. The following are the most common types of accidents for a broken jaw:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Face-first falls
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Assaults

A broken jaw is often accompanied by another injury – such as tooth or spinal damage. Any victim suffering from a jaw fracture must seek medical help immediately. This injury is usually assessed at a hospital. After being involved in any of the previously stated accidents, go to the emergency room to be examined and treated.

How Much Compensation Can I Receive in My Settlement for a Broken Jaw?

Depending on the severity of your injuries and the facts surrounding your case, you can be compensated for the following:

  • Economic Damages
  • Pain and suffering

The amount of compensation that you deserve depends on the nature of the claim and the extent of your injuries. Your injury attorney will present the medical reports from the hospital that treated your injuries as evidence to demonstrate how severe they were to increase your claim. If you didn’t cause the accident, you’d surely receive economic damages – or compensation for the financial burden that the accident has caused. Economic losses can include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Costs for ongoing treatment
  • Property damage
  • and any other loss directly tied to the accident that caused your injury.

Damages for pain and suffering consider what you’ve endured since the accident, and what you might face in the future because of the accident. Some personal injury cases result in $25,000 to $50,000 for pain and suffering. Amounts can be higher or lower depending on the extent of your injuries and the facts surrounding the accident. An experienced personal injury attorney can shed light on how much your case, individually, might be valued at for pain and suffering.

What Could Increase a Settlement for a Broken Jaw?

Typically, compensation for pain and suffering and economic damages increases the amount of a settlement. The following circumstances are all valid grounds for improving your settlement amount for a broken jaw:

  • Needing surgery
  • Having a plate and screws put into your jawbone
  • Further injuries or multiple fractures in the jaw
  • Permanent consequences or disabilities because of accident

Many jaw injuries are accompanied by further complications, like a broken tooth or herniated disc. In your suit for compensation, the full extent of your injuries will be considered when negotiating a settlement.

What Could Decrease a Broken Jaw Settlement?

Because Florida is a comparative negligence state, any liability that you have for causing the accident will be deducted from your settlement amount. If, for example, you were found to be 25% at fault for an accident that’s valued at $100,000, you will only receive $75,000 of that settlement amount. Comparative fault can significantly decrease the compensation that you’re awarded in your settlement, sometimes reducing the value by 80%. Your injury attorney will be able to help you understand whether your case will be deducted for comparative negligence or not.

Contact Orlando’s Expert Personal Injury Attorneys to Help With Your Claim

Far too often, accident victims who accept a payout from an insurance company receive a much lower amount of compensation than what they’re owed. At The Umansky Law Firm, our injury attorneys work tirelessly for our clients to reach a settlement that will help victims get their lives back on track.

We have more than 100 years of combined experience helping our clients receive the compensation they legally deserve. If you’ve been hurt in an accident in Central Florida, call Umansky and his team of attorneys to help. Your first consultation is free, and we won’t charge a penny until a settlement is reached. Call (407) 228-3838 at any time or complete our contact form.


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