Understanding Broken Ribs from Car Accidents
Injuries, Settlements, Compensation and Legal Assistance
A broken rib is a common injury that can occur in a car accident. The ribs are a set of 12 pairs of bones that protect the vital organs in the chest and upper abdomen. In a car accident, a broken rib can occur from the impact of the seatbelt or from the steering wheel, airbag, or dashboard. Broken ribs are serious and painful injuries that can make it difficult to breathe, move, or perform daily activities.
Compensation for broken ribs depend on the circumstances of the accident and the severity of the injury. Most settlements for broken rib injuries are between $20,000 and $80,000, but they can be as low as a few thousand dollars or as high as well over $100,000 depending on factors such as the degree of disability, the length of recovery time, and the amount of medical expenses incurred. Factors that can affect the settlement amount include the severity of the injury, the degree of permanent disability, and the amount of lost wages.