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How do I calculate the slip and fall knee injury

How do I calculate the slip and fall knee injury average settlement amount?

You may qualify for filing a personal injury lawsuit if you have suffered a knee injury in a slip and fall accident because of the careless and negligent actions (or inactions) of another person. An overriding question most plaintiffs have is what their knee injury settlement is worth. While there is no standard answer to this question, understanding the basic parameters involved in the settlement calculation can help you plan for the future in a better manner.

Knee injuries from slip and fall accidents can sometimes be minor. Based on this, if you had a severe fall, you may end up with a possible lifelong injury, which can impair your quality of life, and even prevent you from working to your full capacity in future. In such situations, a financial settlement can not only help you pay your medical bills, but also allow you to recover from the financial blow of lost income apart from compensating you for your pain and suffering.

New York Jury Awards Woman $60 Million for a Botched Plastic Surgery

Bronx resident Alison Hugh was left permanently disabled after a botched thigh lift surgery by NYC plastic surgeon Dr. Ferdinand Ofodile. The procedure went wrong with no chance of a corrective surgery either. Hugh sued the surgeon, and a New York jury awarded her $60 million for her pain and suffering, both past and future.

$45.6 Million to Bronx Parents for Surgery Causing Son’s Death

Michael Beloyianis and Virginia Beaton lost their 22-year old son, Edward Beloyianis, in 2010, years after he had a spinal surgery to fix an abnormality. The botched surgery left him impaired, eventually causing his death. Edward’s parents sued the New York Presbyterian Children’s Hospital and one of its surgeons over preventable problems that may have saved their son from paralysis and subsequent death eight years later. The jury ordered the defendants to pay $45.6 million to the victim’s parents for the suffering and pain caused by medical negligence. 

Do Seat Belt Failures Cause Personal Injury in New York?

Seat Belt Failures Cause Personal Injury in New York

Seat belts are a major safety factor that can prevent injuries in an accident. According to data from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), wearing a seat belt reduces the risk of critical injury by 50 percent. In the more severe accidents, failing to use a seat belt can often be the difference between life and death. However, there may be instances where seat belts may not function as intended and sometimes, they may even be the cause of injury to car occupants.

Can a Traumatic Brain Injury Cause Autoimmune Disease?

Traumatic brain injury is quite common in major accidents that involve a strong blow to the victim’s head. This type of an injury is often the cause of permanent disability. Data from the New York State Department of Health shows that every year, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is responsible for the death of more than 2000 persons living in the state.

Who is Liable For Your Rollover Accident in New York?

In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of lightweight trucks, vans, and Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) on the roads in the United States. Although they have been growing more popular, it is vital to remember that such vehicles with a higher center of gravity are more likely to be involved in rollover accidents.

Vehicle or Road Defects Can Cause Your Auto Accident in New York

While data shows that human error is the most common cause of road accidents in New York, there may often be other significant reasons for the crash. Cars are complex machines made up of several parts that perform a particular function. If there is a problem with the design of the automobile parts or some part fails to function as intended, it can lead to disastrous consequences.

Causes And Prevention of NY Railroad Crossing Accidents

Railroads are a major mode of public transport and are used to carry people as well as cargo. The United States is home to more than 500 railroads and this translates into close to 210,000 railroad crossings in the entire country. Unfortunately, a majority of railroad crossings are unprotected and these places are responsible for more than 50 percent of the railroad accidents.

Is Human Error The Key Cause of Auto Accidents in New York?

With almost 280 million vehicles in active operation, the roads in the United States are among the busiest in the world. But this great volume of traffic has a downside. Close to 12 million vehicles were involved in collisions in 2018. An analysis of these auto accidents shows that human error is often the key cause and understanding these errors can help prevent them in the future.