Plafond Fracture

A fracture that occurs to the lower end of the long bone that runs below the knee and above the ankle (tibia). Plafond fractures are commonly caused by high-energy trauma such as motor vehicle accidents or falls. Symptoms include: severe pain, swelling, bruising, tenderness, and an inability to bear weight.

Potential Settlement Value

In 2005, the Court in Nicoll v The Owners of Strata Plan 1611 et al, 2005 BCSC 770 awarded the injured person $100,000 for injuries that included a plafond fracture.

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*Disclaimer: These illustrations should not be relied on as medically accurate. Always consult your healthcare
practitioner to better understand your injuries. In determining the potential settlement value of pain and
suffering awards, many factors need to be considered. The awards given as examples are specific to a particular
set of facts. Always consult your legal representative for a more accurate assessment of your specific case.