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Connecticut Finger and Hand Injury Settlements: What You Need to Know

Posted by James Aspell | Feb 29, 2024 | 0 Comments

Finger and hand injuries can have a significant impact on your life, and if you're seeking compensation in Connecticut, understanding the average settlements and verdicts in such cases is crucial. Here's an overview of what you should know:

Average Settlements and Verdicts Recent research indicates that the average jury award for finger and hand injuries across the United States is substantial, with a reported average of $629,382. However, it's essential to note that this figure can be skewed by exceptionally high verdicts. For a clearer picture, let's delve into median verdict data, which eliminates extreme values and provides a more accurate representation. The median verdict for hand and finger injury cases stands at $73,250. These injuries often occur in various contexts, including car, truck, and motorcycle accidents.

Real-life Examples Examining sample cases from different jurisdictions can provide valuable insights into the potential outcomes of finger and hand injury claims. Here are some notable examples:

  • $9,000,000 Verdict (Georgia 2023): In Fulton County, a child sustained a permanent hand disability due to improper treatment of a broken arm. The jury awarded $9 million, holding the treating doctor accountable.

  • $100,000 Settlement (Texas 2020): A construction worker in Texas received $100,000 in compensation after suffering a hand injury caused by a mechanical claw. The settlement addressed the worker's disfigurement and physical disability.

  • $55,406 Verdict (Washington 2020): A cyclist fractured his finger and metacarpal bone in an accident and was awarded $55,406 in damages.

  • $50,000 Settlement (New York 2020): A child experienced partial amputation of his finger at a local club due to negligence. The case settled for $50,000.

  • $148,001 Verdict (Illinois 2019): A restaurant patron sustained hand injuries from a ceiling fan and was awarded $148,001 in damages.

  • $451,000 Verdict (Ohio 2019): A man received $451,000 in compensation for a crush injury sustained at work due to his employer's negligence.

  • $400,000 Verdict (Florida 2019): A woman involved in a traffic accident received $400,000 for finger fractures and other injuries.

  • $350,000 Settlement (Oregon 2019): A cyclist obtained $350,000 in compensation for multiple injuries, including a fractured hand, due to a negligent driver and unsafe intersection design.

  • $430,775 Verdict (Florida 2019): A child sustained a crush injury at a gym, resulting in a $430,775 verdict against the facility.

  • $200,000 Settlement (New York 2019): A daycare negligence case resulted in a $200,000 settlement for a child's finger amputation.

  • $85,000 Settlement (New York 2019): A school negligence case settled for $85,000 after a student fractured her finger in a door accident.

  • $300,000 Settlement (Nevada 2019): A rental property owner settled for $300,000 after a child suffered finger injuries from a falling basketball hoop.

  • $328,287 Verdict (California 2019): A bar patron received $328,287 in damages for permanent hand injuries caused by a falling sink.

These examples demonstrate the varied nature of finger and hand injury cases and highlight the importance of seeking legal guidance tailored to your specific circumstances.

In Connecticut, consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney is essential to navigate the complexities of such claims and pursue fair compensation for your injuries. If you've suffered a finger or hand injury due to negligence, don't hesitate to seek legal assistance to protect your rights and secure the compensation you deserve.


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James Aspell

Principal since August 1, 2006 James F. Aspell is the principal and managing attorney of the firm which he started in 2006 following 20 years of litigation practice in a mid -size firm in Hartford, Connecticut. Jim focuses his practice in the areas of worker's compensation and personal injury l...


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