If you suffered from a broken hip injury in a car accident, you are entitled to receive compensation for your injuries from the at fault driver. If another driver is responsible for your hip injury, the best way to ensure that you get as much compensation as possible is to document everything, and be seen by a doctor right after the accident. They will begin the examination process to confirm you have a serious hip injury from a car accident.

Once the paper trail has started on your hip injury, it is more likely you will get fair compensation for your car accident.

A broken hip settlement can have many different outcomes regarding dollar amounts, because factors such as injury severity and liability vary from case to case. Variables to consider while figuring how much the injury settlement is worth are:

  • Medical expenses: The compensation you recieve in a hip injury settlement is directly tied to how much your medical bills end up costing. If your broken hip is bad enough that it requires surgery and months of physical therapy, the settlement amount for your car accident hip injury will probably be high, since these are expensive processes. On the other side, a hairline fracture of the hip joint may only require a few weeks of rest and ice. This broken hip injury would incur a lot less medical expenses, and as a result the hip injury settlement will be a lot smaller.
  • Wages lost: For many people, work involves standing, walking and driving – all activities that are extremely difficult and painful to do with a broken hip. Even sitting at a desk for long periods of time can put undue stress and pressure on a broken hip, making it very difficult for most people to work as normal while recovering from a broken hip after a car accident. Depending on how much a person earns and how much work they miss, the amount of lost income/wages will factor heavily in any broken hip car accident settlement negotiations.
  • Pain and suffering/loss of quality of life: Since the hip is required for most daily activities, it’s fair to say that any broken hip settlements will have some element of pain & suffering involved in the final settlement amount. Depending on how much you have to stop doing, and for how mong, you could see your car accident settlement amount multiplied by 3, 4, or even 5 times what you normally would have received.
  • Property damages: Not directly ties to the hip injury, but usually if one car hits another with enouigh force to break a person’s hip, there will be significant damage to the vehicle as well. How much damage, how expensive a car, and how long you’ll need a rental/replacement vehicle will all have an impact on the car accident compensation you get.

Some real examples of settlements for a broken hip in an auto accident include:

  • $1,000,000 broken hip settlement. In addition to the hip injury, there were multiple other fractures and injuries requiring surgery.
  • $465,000 hip injury settlement for a fractured hip requiring surgery.
  • $842,801 fractured hip settlement involving fractured hip, pelvis and arm requiring surgery.
  • $275,000- fractured hip and pelvis requiring total hip replacement surgery.
  • $1,200,000- broken hip and internal bleeding requiring total hip replacement surgery.
  • $450,000- fractured hip and knee aggravation requiring hip surgery.
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