Possible Case Values for Clients Who May Require Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
When our firm first meets with new clients, our lawyers always explain that it can be very difficult to provide early estimates regarding a case’s settlement value since so much depends on each case’s unique facts. Furthermore, the main factors that can help us determine the possible range of recovery include whether your injuries are permanent, extensive and require surgery.
We must also find out the total cost of your medical treatments – and then use that figure to help us calculate our request for your pain and suffering. It’s also important to discover if we have clear evidence of the defendant’s liability. If we cannot easily prove liability and your injuries are not extensive, the likely settlement value may not be very high.
Here are some useful definitions of medical terms often referenced in these types of cases, along with a list of situation that can increase (or decrease) the settlement value of a knee injury lawsuit. Information is also shared about the range of recovery in these types of cases.
Common terms often involved with knee injuries & arthroscopic knee surgery cases
performed to correct the damages or imperfections in a knee’s bone. It involves implanting chondrocyte cells grown in a lab and then placed into defective knee bones. Before performing this procedure, the surgeon must first remove a sample of such cells from the patient’s own knee;
This is just a partial list of the many types of knee damage that people often suffer due to serious slips and falls, auto accidents, sports injuries and falls from great heights.
Factors or events that may affect the value of a plaintiff’s knee injury settlement
Possible recovery amounts clients can receive in knee injury lawsuits
By researching jury verdicts in these cases online and through other sources, you can find recovery amounts ranging from zero (often related to problems with proving the defendant’s liability) to other lawsuits settling for $75,000 after arthroscopic knee surgery. Amounts between $120,000 to $250,000 can also occur when a child is hit by a vehicle or when an adult suffers a terrible slip-and-fall injury that leads to a total knee replacement.
Another case settled for over $2,500,000 where the plaintiff suffered a meniscus tear following a bad fall (due to a slippery substance on the floor). One plaintiff found to be 40 percent at fault for the injury still received over $100,000. However, another person who suffered an extremely serious knee injury in a car accident that might require one or more surgeries – received an amount well under $30,000. Difficult insurance adjustors and unpredictable jurors can also affect a case’s outcome.
As you can see, settlement amounts and jury verdict damages can vary widely – all due to the facts involved with your unique case, the clarity of the medical records and other factors.
Rest assured, we always work very hard to thoroughly prepare each case so we can justify as high and fair a financial recovery as possible.
If you’ve suffered a serious knee injury due to another person’s negligence, perhaps due to an auto accident, please contact our New York City knee accident law firm. We can help you decide if a personal injury lawsuit should be filed on your behalf. We always fight hard to win the maximum compensation available for every client. Our firm wants you to recover for all lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering and other losses.