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Value of an Amputated Toe

A recent Jury Verdict Research analysis of jury verdicts over the last 10 years found that the overall median award for the amputation of one toe is $119,008. The median award for foot nerve damage or tarsal tunnel syndrome accident cases was $143,265. Underscoring the difficulties of the healing process in the complex structures that are our feet, the median award for foot injuries generally is $98,583.

The median for foot injuries generally makes sense to me. I’m stunned that the average verdict for an amputated toe is as low as it is. You have to remember that unless this is a lawnmower case, it is likely that the plaintiff suffered other injuries as well. In any event, I certainly think I value my 10 toes more than American juries.

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  • Shannon

    I was involved in an accident where my foot was broken. I recovered and USAA insurance which is the at fault drivers insurance company is offering me a settlement of 200k, is that a good settlement or should I try to sue for more?

    Shannon

  • Erin

    I recently almost completely sliced off my pinky toe at a McDonald’s because of a faulty door. Their insurance company never got in touch with us so we are getting a lawyer. About how much is my case worth?

  • Ron Miller

    Erin, it is hard to know without reviewing all of your medical records and knowing how strong your case is for them with respect to the door.