Average Hip Injury Settlement
This article attempts to explain the factors that influence the amount that broken hip injury victims can recover in a broken hip injury settlement.
A broken hip can be a painful injury that can take significant time to heal. The unfortunate reality is that broken hip injuries are more common than you might think.
So, what do you do if you have broken a hip due to a personal injury incident?
The silver lining is that there are things you can do to help streamline your recovery. After your broken hip injury, contact an attorney as soon as practicable. Doing so is one of the first steps toward receiving valuable compensation that will allow you to recover from your injuries.
If you have suffered a broken hip injury due to the negligence of wrongful actions of another, contact the injury attorneys at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk today. Feel free to browse our website and read more about broken hip injury settlements and what you could recover.
Wondering What The Average Compensation For a Hip Injury Is?
The average compensation for a hip injury is different so an average settlement amount is difficult to determine. According to the hip injury settlement examples listed on this page, the typical Florida hip injury settlement is anywhere from $455,000 to $1,269,936. Settlements depend greatly on the unique circumstances of each case, so the amount for hip injury settlements in Florida varies greatly.
Recent Examples Of Average Hip Injury Settlements
$455,000 Dog Bite / Fractures / 2021
Our client was walking her dog. Another dog was on a leash and its owner allowed the dog to lunge at and approach the client who became entangled with the leash. The client fell and suffered a fractured hip and femur resulting in surgery. A demand was made, and the defendant’s insurance company merely offered $55,000 to settle the case. A suit was filed and the defendant’s insurance company increased their offer to $105,000 to settle the case. That offer was rejected. The case progressed through litigation and settled for a total of $455,000.
$1,000,000 / Motorcycle Accident / Fractures / Sarasota County, Florida
This tragic accident occurred at the intersection of 10th Street and Cocoanut Ave. in Sarasota, Florida. Our client, a 56-year-old caretaker, and the carpenter was proceeding north on Cocoanut Ave. on his motorcycle when the defendant, who was southbound on Cocoanut Ave., violated our client’s right of way by turning left directly into his path. In the violent collision that followed, our client was ejected from his motorcycle and landed on the pavement in the intersection.
It was immediately obvious that our client had suffered serious injuries, and he was rushed to the emergency room at Sarasota Memorial Hospital where he was admitted. It was determined that he had sustained a compound fracture to both bones in his forearm as well as fractures to the hip, knee, and foot. Multiple surgeries were performed to repair the fractures. In addition to the fractures, our client also suffered a nerve injury in his arm and shoulder injuries which also required surgery.
The insurance company for the defendant driver initially attempted to claim that our client was partially responsible for the accident. Their first offer was only $115,000.00, an amount that didn’t even pay our client’s medical bills, let alone compensate him for his lost wages and pain and suffering damages. Therefore, in order to get our client properly compensated, we filed a lawsuit on his behalf and aggressively prosecuted the case. We attended multiple traffic court hearings and after the court was made aware of the facts we had discovered in our case, the judge found that the defendant was guilty of failure to yield right of way. Thereafter, we took the defendant’s deposition and were able to firmly establish that the accident was entirely his fault.
After the defendant’s insurance company hired new lawyers, the case proceeded to mediation. At that settlement conference, we were able to convince the insurance company to pay the defendant’s $1,000,000.00 policy limit to our client. This was a terrific result for our client, and he was very pleased with the outcome. We have represented victims of motorcycle accidents for over 30 years, and we hold drivers responsible when their carelessness causes injury to riders.
$1,269,936 / (Jury Verdict) Motorcycle Accident / Fractures / Citrus County, Florida
Our client was on his motorcycle approaching a large car carrier truck which had negligently parked in the road without any warnings. As a result, he ended up going up the ramp of the car carrier and was ejected from the motorcycle. Our client sustained injuries, including a broken hip, leg, and other fractures. The jury’s verdict, in this case, was reduced by the amount of fault our client was found to have contributed to causing the accident.
Slip and Fall Broken Hip Settlement
Here’s how much we were able to recover for one of our clients in this example of a slip and fall broken hip settlement below. Florida slip and fall accident circumstances aren’t always the same and settlements depend greatly on the unique circumstances of each case.
$850,000 / Premises Liability / Pasco Co., Florida
Our 49-year-old client was injured when she sat on a fitting room bench at a department store. The bench collapsed, and Plaintiff fell to the ground. As a result of this incident, Plaintiff suffered multiple injuries to her hip and back. We settled her premise liability case for $850,000.
Read more of our case settlement results.
Slip and Falls — A Common Cause of Broken Hip Injuries
We’ve all heard about “slip and fall” injuries. In fact, you’ve probably seen personal injury law firm advertisements advising of the dangers of slip and fall accidents.
The truth of the matter is that Florida slip and fall accidents remain a leading cause of broken hip injuries each year. In fact, approximately 1.6 million hip fractures occur worldwide each year, and roughly 90% of hip fractures are a result of falls.
Examples of situations in which slip and fall accidents might occur and lead to a broken hip include:
- An unmarked elevation change in a department store;
- An unmopped floor in a grocery store aisle;
- An icy sidewalk leading to the entrance of your neighbor’s house; or
- A nursing home in which attendants fail to adequately assist patients in moving around.
If you or a loved one has suffered a broken hip in a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Don’t wait—contact our team today to see how we can help.
What Factors Will Affect My Broken Hip Injury Settlement?
The short answer is, it depends. Nevertheless, there are certain factors that injury attorneys will look at to help determine what you may be able to recover. Some of these factors include:
- The extent and severity of your injuries;
- Whether you were partially at fault in causing the accident;
- The availability of evidence and witnesses;
- The context in which your injury occurred; and
- Whether either party carries insurance that would cover your broken hip.
Again, no two cases are the same. The factors that exist and what you are able to prove will play a huge role in determining the potential value of your settlement. If you have any questions about what your case might be worth, contact an attorney today to discuss your case in more detail.
What Compensation Can Injury Victims Recover in Broken Hip Injury Settlements?
If you break a hip in an accident, odds are you will incur expenses as you work toward your recovery. Further, depending on the extent and severity of your injuries, you may have to spend time away from work to receive treatment and heal.
Fortunately, however, you may be entitled to monetary compensation to help you with these costs. This compensation is what is referred to as your legal “damages.”
In a broken hip injury settlement, damages for which you might be entitled to recover include compensation for:
- Ambulance costs,
- Emergency surgery expenses,
- Hospital bills,
- Future doctor’s visits,
- Prescription medication,
- Lost wages,
- Loss in earning capacity,
- Pain and suffering,
- Emotional distress, and
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
So while a broken hip injury can be painful, and the path toward recovery can be emotional and draining, the good news is that you don’t have to front the cost on your own. There are ways to hold the at-fault party responsible for your injuries and get the compensation you need and deserve.
Why It’s Important to Hire a Florida Personal Injury Attorney Near You After a Broken Hip Injury
A personal injury attorney can be a fantastic asset to your broken hip injury case. The benefits of having an experienced attorney in your corner cannot be overstated.
An attorney can help you assess your case, gather crucial evidence and information to support your claims, and determine the value of your damages. In short, an attorney can help you fight for your rights and work toward maximizing your recovery.
Don’t settle for less than what you are owed. Contact an injury attorney today to discuss your options and see how you can move forward.
How We Will Help With Your Nearby Florida Case
Abrahamson & Uiterwyk is an experienced personal injury law firm well-equipped to handle your broken hip injury settlement. We have been helping injury victims throughout Florida for over 30 years, and we hope we can do the same for you.
Our team of attorneys will fight aggressively for your rights and do everything we can to help you get the compensation you need to recover. Contact us today to get started, set up your free case review, and see what our firm can do for you.
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