Broken Ribs

How Much Is a Broken Rib Worth?

Insurance companies usually offer personal injury attorneys $2,000-$4,000 per broken rib because they wrongly think broken ribs are a minor injury that only causes a lot of pain for a few weeks. But we won’t settle for that. A broken rib is a serious injury!

Note: Broken ribs and rib fractures are two different words for the same injury. A fracture, bone break, and broken bone are all the same.

Why Insurance Companies Offer $2,000-$4,000 For a Broken Rib

  • Usually, a broken rib heals in 6-8 weeks
  • Usually, the pain is gone after a broken rib heals so there is no future lifelong pain
  • Usually, there is little to no medical treatment for a broken rib
  • Many personal injury attorneys will convince injured clients to accept the offer because they don’t know how to prove a broken rib is worth more money.

Pain, Symptoms, and Treatment of Broken and Fractured Ribs

Broken ribs can cause lifelong pain. Just because there isn’t much medical treatment for a broken rib, that doesn’t mean that the injury is minor and not worth much money for a settlement.

There are many other very serious injuries worth a lot of money although the claimant may not have received much medical treatment.

See a funny but serious video showing the pain caused by a broken rib, symptoms of broken ribs, and treatment of broken ribs.

How To Get A Big Settlement Offer For A Broken Rib

To get the maximum settlement value for our client’s broken rib, we created this 3-D color video from the 2-D black and white CT scan taken in the hospital. We showed it to the insurance company and they offered $150,000.

This is one of the videos we made and how we get real money to settle your case.

Evidence like a 3-D color video can get a great settlement offer for broken ribs but f they don’t pay us what you want, we’ll show it to a jury at trial.

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Different Types Of Rib Fractures

There are different types of rib fractures. Two common types are a non-displaced fracture or a displaced fracture.

Non-Displaced Rib Fracture

Most broken ribs are not displaced. In a non-displaced fracture, the bone breaks, and the two ends are lined up straight together.

Displaced Rib Fracture

In a displaced fracture, the bone breaks and moves so that the two ends are not lined up straight together.

The three images below show one broken rib that is fractured in two places (both rib fractures are displaced). The images were taken from the 3-D color video of the 2-D black and white CT scan of the chest to make large color blowups for settlement purposes or to show the jury if we could not settle the case.

The image below shows the two displaced rib fractures as a vertical red line.

This 3D color image made from a 2D black and white CT scan shows a broken rib with two displaced rib fractures in one rib

The image below shows the end of the break on the left side of the rib is not lined up straight together which is why the broken rib is displaced.

The displaced broken rib shows the displacement of the rib fracture from left side of the break on a 3D color image made from a CT scan of the rib fracture

The image below shows the break on the right side of the broken rib is not lined up straight together which is why this broken rib is displaced.

This broken rib has a displaced fracture shown on a 3D color image made from a CT scan of right side of the break in the rib

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Mr. Franckel has been a personal injury lawyer since 1989, Founding Partner of 1-800-HURT-911® New York, President of 1-800-HURT-911, Inc., and a former Member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He has a 10 Avvo Rating, Avvo Client’s Choice Award with all 5-star reviews, and Avvo Top Contributor Award. See Mr. Franckel’s bio.

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