Slip & Fall @ friend’s house
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Slip & Fall @ friend’s house
Monetary claim value range lowest to highest? E/R treatment, Surgery post e/r treatment, follow up, admision to hospital 1 day, permanent injury/severed tendons right leg:rare injury per med line, prognosis:80% usage recovery. Permanent scarring right leg. Age:39/male/Healthy-Avid sponsored racing cyclist-unable to race 09 season,Occupation: white collar sedentary: approx out of work 8-10 wks,Unable to drive,/impaired daily duties: cook/clean etc-0 weight bear on leg, projected treatment over 26 weeks:dr visit & pt-3 time per wk.
Asked on May 4, 2009 under Personal Injury, Rhode Island
B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 14 years ago | Contributor
There is more information that would be needed to give an estimate of what this case is worth. To begin with, the lost wage claim would depend, of course, on how much you earn, which you quite properly did not put into the question, and how long you are actually out of work. It sounds like the motorcycle racing is essentially a business, and if you can't race again, or aren't able to get sponsored when you go back to racing, you might be able do prove some loss there as well.
The value will also depend on just how much permanent loss of use there is, which you won't know until you've been through rehabilitation.
Another question will be whether or not you share any part of the fault for the accident, if (for example) you weren't watching where you were going, and might have avoided the fall if you had been more careful. If you are found to be (for example) one-third at fault, your damages will be reduced by that fraction.
It does sound as though your case has substantial value, and you should be able to get someone experienced in personal injury to take the case. If you need to find a lawyer, you can do that at http://attorneypages.com
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