If you’ve been in a car accident in Georgia, you may have experienced a broken sternum injury due to impact with a steering wheel, airbag, or being pushed up against the seatbelt. The severity of the impact can be a large factor in how badly insured you are, but we’ve seen big breaks happen from small impacts – so getting checked out is imperative to your health, and for building a case for settlement from the at-fault party’s insurance company.

 

What is the Average Broken Sternum in a Car Accident Settlement Amount in Georgia?

Here’s how to know what the average car accident broken sternum settlement amount in Georgia may be: According to the recent settlements shared on this page, the average payout in a broken sternum settlement is generally between $130,000 and $450,000. While this is the average for these cases, it’s important to remember that all cases are different, and your injuries and recovery may cost more or less to manage based on the severity of your injury, the long-term prognosis, recovery time, treatment plan, your medical expenses, and other factors due to the other party’s negligence. In other words, how much compensation you get for a broken sternum injury in Georgia varies.

 

Recent Fractured Sternum Car from Accident Compensation Amounts in Georgia by Kalka Law

$425,000 Settlement – Broken Sternum Compensation from Rideshare Accident in Georgia

Our Client was riding in a rideshare (ex. Uber or Lyft) vehicle on Interstate 85/75 when the rideshare driver had a heart attack, resulting in loss of control and a collision with the roadside wall. The driver died from their injuries. Our client, the passenger, sustained a broken sternum and required surgery for sternum repair. A settlement of $425,000.00 was reached with the rideshare insurance company.

$130,000 Settlement – Broken Sternum Compensation from Rideshare Accident in Georgia

Our client was a passenger in a rideshare when a drunk driver rear-ended the car. Our client suffered a broken sternum. After a lowball initial offer by the drunk driver’s insurance company, we were able to negotiate a settlement of $130,000 for our client.

$250,000 Settlement – Broken Sternum Compensation from Bike Accident in GA

Our client was run off the road on Silver Comet while riding their bicycle. They suffered a broken sternum, which required surgery to repair. After an extremely low initial offer from the driver’s insurance company of just $10,000. We were able to negotiate a settlement of $250,000 to cover pain, suffering, surgery and medical bills – as well as time off work.

$425,000 Settlement – Broken Sternum Compensation from Rideshare Accident in Georgia

A rideshare driver rear-ended our client, resulting in a broken sternum.

 

How Long Does Pain and Suffering from a Broken Sternum Last?

The healing time for a sternum injury after a Georgia car accident can vary, depending on several factors. It’s crucial to seek professional medical attention immediately following a car accident, especially if you suspect a sternum injury. A doctor can accurately assess the severity of the injury, recommend the appropriate treatment plan, and provide an accurate estimate of healing time based on your specific case.

Here’s some general information to keep in mind:

  • Most sternum injuries sustained in car accidents are fractures. The healing time for these fractures can range from 6 to 12 weeks, with an average of 10–12 weeks.
  • More severe fractures or those requiring surgery may take longer to heal, potentially several months.
  • Factors influencing healing time include the severity of the fracture, any displacement of bone fragments, your overall health, and adherence to the recommended treatment plan.

Remember, this is just general information, and it’s essential to consult a doctor for an accurate diagnosis, treatment plan, and healing time specific to your situation.

 

Is A Broken Sternum Considered A Serious Injury?

A broken sternum, also known as a sternal fracture, can range in severity and therefore seriousness depending on various factors. In some cases, it may be considered a serious injury, while in others it might be less concerning.

Factors influencing seriousness of a broken sternum injury in Georgia:

  • Severity of the fracture: Minor cracks heal faster and have fewer complications than displaced fractures with multiple bone fragments.
  • Associated injuries: If the sternum fracture occurs alongside other injuries to organs like the heart, lungs, or major blood vessels, the situation becomes much more serious.
  • Individual health: Age, pre-existing conditions like osteoporosis, and overall health influence healing and potential complications.

Don’t wait to get the compensation you deserve. Contact Kalka Law Group today for a free consultation.