Is My Injury Serious Enough to Sue in 2024?

We’re known in New York as accident lawyers who get serious money for people injured in accidents, even for injuries that aren’t serious!

You can get a good idea here of what we might think is a serious injury, and you can see the types of accidents that cause injuries for which we represent clients.

But there are some cases even we won’t take

Accident Cases Even We Won’t Take

If you’re wondering, is my injury serious enough to get a personal injury lawyer? It’s likely that your injury is serious enough, but there are some cases even we won’t take.

We had to decline this inquiry through Avvo from someone who was injured at McDonald’s. The reason we couldn’t take this case is that the injury was only temporarily painful, and the value of the injury is not enough to go against a large corporation. If it were against a homeowner’s or small store’s insurance, we would have taken the case.

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Serious Money for Injuries That Weren’t So Serious

But no matter how minor you think your injury is, call us for a free consultation because we’ve got some serious money for clients with injuries that weren’t so serious.

How Much is a Scar on the Inside of a Lip Worth?

We got $25,000 for our client with this scar on the inside of his lip, and we got $16,000 for a client with a scar on the inside of her lip the size of the one in the purple circle.

this scar inside lip from motorcycle accident was worth $25,000 to settle

How Much is a Cut on an Ear Worth?

We got a $25,000 arbitration award for this cut on our client’s ear at a hair salon

this cut injury on an ear from scissors at hair salon was worth $25,000 at arbitration

How Much is a Scar on an Arm Worth?

We got $150,000 for this scar on our client’s arm

this scar on arm from motorcycle accident was settled for $150,000

How Much is a Broken Pinky Toe Worth?

We got a $25,0000 settlement for a broken 5th pinky toe.

How Much is a Thumb Ligament Tear Worth?

We got $100,000 for a torn thumb ligament.

How Much Is Your Injury Worth?

Every case is different, but you can get an idea of how we decide how much money we want to compensate you for your injury.

It’s often difficult for someone to know if their injury is serious. You can see some more of our New York accident verdicts and settlements, but you should always call us to find out.

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Phil Franckel is a well-known personal injury lawyer in New York since 1989. He is a Founding Partner of 1-800-HURT-911, LLP®, the Personal Injury Dream Team™, and a former Member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He has an Avvo Top 10  Rating, Avvo Client’s Choice Award with all 5-star reviews, Avvo Top Contributor Award, Multi-Million Dollar Trial Lawyers Award, and others. See Mr. Franckel’s bio for areas of expertise.

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Philip L. Franckel, Esq. is one of the HURT911® Dream Team™ Founding Partners at 1-800-HURT-911® New York; He has a 10 Avvo rating; Avvo Client’s Choice with all 5-star reviews; Avvo Top Contributor; and a former Member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

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