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Average Settlement for a Broken Leg After a Car Accident 

If you suffered a broken leg in a car accident, you might wonder what steps to take next.

A broken leg can keep an injured victim out of work for months.

It may be difficult to contemplate focusing on your recovery when your financial worries continue to mount. As more

medical bills arrive, your doctor may prescribe continued physical therapy to heal.

You should know you have a right to seek compensation from the party that caused your injuries. You may be curious about how much compensation you could receive for a broken leg.

Read on to learn about broken leg compensation payouts and factors that may impact these amounts.

What Are Common Types of Leg Injuries After an Accident 

When a crash occurs, the collision may cause your leg being crushed or squeezed on impact.

Even minor car accidents can cause devastating injuries that appear in the hours or days after an accident.

It’s vital to seek medical attention after a collision, even if you believe you have escaped your accident unscathed.

Common types of leg injuries include the following: 

  • Broken legs, feet, pelvis, or ankles;
  • Knee bursitis;
  • Torn meniscus; 
  • ACL injury;
  • Ligament injury; and
  • Lacerations. 

While most of these injuries heal over time, any injury requires considerable downtime and may prevent an injured victim from working or going about their daily life as usual.

It’s your right to recover compensation for the losses suffered as a result of an accident. Many victims feel overwhelmed by the thought of pursuing a personal injury lawsuit.

When you hire the right attorney, they care for everything so you and your family can focus on your recovery. 

Is There an Average Settlement for a Broken Tibia and Fibula? 

The average settlement for a broken tibia and fibula in a personal injury lawsuit typically ranges between $70,000 to $90,000. In comparison, fractures of the femur may receive double the compensation, with an average settlement value ranging from $150,000 to $175,000.

Injured victims often come to attorneys to inquire about an average settlement for a broken femur or other injuries commonly suffered in traumatic car accidents.

Most attorneys will tell you that settlement amounts depend on the unique facts and circumstances surrounding your accident.

While there is no average settlement, various factors commonly impact most settlements. 


As a plaintiff, you need to determine who handles your crash and your injuries.

However, in situations where you may hold some fault, California’s contributory negligence laws do not bar you from recovering financial support.

Even if you share some responsibility, you can recover compensation for injuries related to your accident—but your percentage of fault will reduce that compensation.

For instance, if you have $100,000 in damages but were 20% at fault, your compensation would be $80,000. 

Insurance Limits 

California law requires drivers to obtain the following minimum car insurance policy limits:

  • The first $15,000 of the damages to one injured person, 
  • Up to $30,000 to multiple injured people, and 
  • A maximum of $30,000 for property damage. 

For those suffering severe injuries, it is likely that these limits barely tap the surface of your losses.

If the liable party has higher insurance limits than the minimum, your broken tibia and fibula compensation may be substantially higher.  

Severity of Injuries 

A broken leg is a severe injury that may negatively impact your life for a considerable period. The more severe your injuries, the more you can expect to receive in a settlement. 

After an accident, obtain medical treatment as soon as possible. Retain all copies of your medical expenses, diagnoses, and treatments prescribed by your doctor.

These documents establish the seriousness of your injuries and validate your compensatory demand. 

Strength of Evidence 

Initial evidence you may work to retain after an accident includes photographs of the scene of the collision, your injuries, and the conditions of the surrounding area.

Additionally, getting the names and contact information of any witnesses to your accident also gives your attorney a lead on building a solid case on your behalf.

It’s vital to obtain strong evidence to support both the liability of the driver that caused your injuries and the severity of your injuries.

Strong evidence of this nature gives your attorney the upper hand in negotiations and can go a long way in getting you a fair settlement value. 

Emotional and Mental Trauma 

Anyone involved in a car accident knows that physical injuries are only one part of the harm an injured victim suffers. Many victims also suffer from emotional and mental trauma due to their experiences.

These psychological and emotional injuries cause severe anxiety and depression that may negatively impact your daily life. The more significant the impact, the higher your potential settlement value will be. 

What Makes Up Broken Tibia and Fibula Compensation Values? 

An average settlement for a broken leg consists of estimated compensatory damages in economic and noneconomic damages. 

Economic damages represent tangible losses directly related to your injuries. These calculable losses include the following:

  • Medical expenses, 
  • Loss of future earnings, 
  • Lost wages, and
  • Property damages. 

Retain all copies of receipts, invoices, pay stubs, and other similar documents to substantiate your claim for economic damages. 

Noneconomic damages include the emotional injuries suffered by a victim after an accident. These damages are intangible, not outwardly visible, and include the following:

  • Pain and suffering, 
  • Emotional distress, 
  • Loss of consortium,
  • Loss of enjoyment of life, and
  • Permanent injury or disability.

Due to their subjective nature, these damages are challenging to prove without an attorney.

However, many injured victims find that noneconomic damage awards are critical in getting proper compensation for their losses.

The importance of these losses should never be understated and are vital to recovering a fair broken fibula compensation amount. 

Don’t Miss Out On Working With World Class Attorneys – Call Today

At Peerali Law, we craft innovative and creative legal solutions for our clients involved in wrongful death and complex catastrophic personal injury matters.

At our firm, persistence, passion, and creativity bring outstanding results for our clients. When you choose Peerali Law, you secure a legal team that is personally invested in your end goal.

We understand where your case can go and take you there.

As you focus on your recovery, you can rest assured that the attorneys at Peerali Law are looking at the facts, interviewing witnesses and experts, and investigating to find every liable party and prove their responsibility. Contact our attorneys or call 818-600-0626 today. 

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Kristopher earned his J.D. at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law where he was a member of the Review of Law and Social Justice honors law journal and was awarded several scholastic honors.

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