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Hip Fracture Car Accident Settlement: Sample Settlements and Verdicts

The high speeds and large sizes of motor vehicles hurrying down Chicago roads and highways leaves personal injury victims with serious injuries after accidents happen.

Hips are frequently broken, dislocated, lacerated, and otherwise injured in these events. That can cause extraordinary pain right after they occur as well as long-term medical implications.

If you hurt your hip in a Chicago motor vehicle accident, speak to the car accident lawyers of our firm today. The auto accident attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers help victims of auto wrecks understand every settlement amount and recovery option is possible for them. This can help cover costs for medical treatment, missed work, and property damage.

If you have questions about your case, schedule a free consultation today. The following pages review this topic at greater length.

Chicago Auto Accident Hip Injuries

Hips are not often the first part of the body harmed in an automobile accident around Chicago. Yet, when they are, they can cause substantial pain and demand exorbitant bills for medical treatment (surgery; rehabilitation; prescription; etc.).

The damage can be short-lasting or long-lasting, but they are also normally hard to spot too so it is important to speak to a doctor about your hip after the Illinois car crash.

Here is how hips are most often injured in Chicago automobile collisions:

  • Fracture
  • Dislocation
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Strain

Your car accident hip injuries and related personal injuries may take different forms than these but these are just the most common.

Talk to the group of car accident lawyers at our law firm to see if you have a personal injury claim for your hip damage. The personal injury case may be able to make up for the costs, harm, and burden of the hip injury.

Treatment for Hip Damage After a Chicago Car Crash

Hip injuries manifest in all different kinds of ways and can be impacted by the unique circumstances of the auto accident; victim’s personal medical background; and a whole host of other factors.

Due to this fact and the general nature of hip damage, treatment can vary from person to person. Personal injury victims need to consult with their physician to determine an individual course of care to best treat the problem.

At home, people can do a number of things to alleviate pain and suffering from their hip injury after a motor vehicle accident. Here are some of the best at-home remedies: rest; heat and ice; stretch and exercise; over-the-counter medication.

If the damage is more advanced, doctors might need to recommend surgery, prescribe medications, or even refer the person to a physical therapy specialist.

Our team of medical experts and personal injury attorneys can help you determine what financial compensation might be available to make up for these items. Call us today to craft the best path to relief and recovery for you!

Facts About Hip Injury Settlements in Illinois MVA Accidents

  • Settlement payouts for hip damage can range between tens of thousands of dollars and hundreds of thousands of dollars.
  • The most common hip injuries from car accidents are fractures, dislocation, and tears.
  • The areas of the hip most prone to damage from Illinois auto wrecks are, in order, the ilium, ischium, and pubis.
  • Surgery for hip damage and related personal injuries after a Chicago car crash can be as much as $30,000.
  • Rehab and recovery for these injuries can take you away from work (and paychecks) for as long as one to two months.

Chicago Car Accident Hip Injuries With Highest Settlement

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3 Biggest Factors Affecting Settlement in Hip Injury Claims and Chicago MVA Lawsuits

“What is my car accident case worth?” This is on the tip of the tongue of every personal injury victim of a motor vehicle crash in the Chicagoland area, especially those with serious injuries like hip damage.

No experienced car accident lawyer can give you a precise number because judges and juries are fickle and your settlement payout will be unique. However, these three factors may influence settlements and verdicts the most.

  1. Medical Expenses.
  2. Lost income and property damages.
  3. Long-term suffering, disability, and changed life circumstances.

To be clear, positive answers to these issues will not dictate successful or large recovery. That is why you should talk to one of the car accident attorneys of our law firm.

Yet, they will probably keep you in the running for what you desire in terms of financial compensation so it is important to consider and estimate them early on in your claims process.

Hip Injury Awards and Settlement Payouts in Illinois

$2,050,000 Settlement; Jo Davies, Illinois; 2020:

An elderly couple were driving on the highway (Route 2) in Northwest Illinois when they were suddenly T-boned. The instigator was a truck driver hauling a trailer and pickup. The trucker had blown through a stop sign and slammed into the pair’s motor vehicle. The husband broke his hip, patella, and ribs.

He also sustained a concussion and mental trauma. The man needed medical treatment and counsel topping $300,000. The woman also suffered a concussion, cuts, and other personal injuries. Her medical bills were $25,000. Since the large truck driver was working at the time of the crash, the pair brought suit against the truck driver and truck company as well.

The two defendants did not want to pursue this matter in court and sought to negotiate this car accident case with the plaintiffs’ counsel in private settlement to bring about a quicker end to the dispute. In the end, they were able to settle for $2,050,000.

$1,375,000 Settlement; Chicago, Illinois; 2005:

A motorist lost control of his motor vehicle on the Edens Expressway and crashed into the plaintiff’s automobile. The plaintiff was forty-two at the time of the accident. He suffered a traumatic brain injury, memory loss, a dislocated hip, and damaged knee. Medical bills for the related treatment were $90,000. He also claimed $25,000 in lost wages. His claim sought damages from the other motorist for negligence.

Not long after it was filed, the insurance company, Allstate, took over and directly negotiated a settlement with him for a reported $1.375 million of financial compensation for his economic damages and non-economic damages.

$440,000 Settlement; LaSalle, Illinois; 2003:

A family riding through a snowstorm were hit head-on by a large truck on a late, winter night. One of the little girls, just eleven years old, was paralyzed below the waist.

The other girl, nine years old, broke her hip and sustained a concussion among other personal injuries. Their combined medical expenses were hundreds of thousands of dollars. Their subsequent personal injury lawsuit targeted the driver and the driver’s insurance policy.

The two were able to recover $440,000 collectively in financial compensation and their parents' claims against the same defendants were still outstanding at the time of these outcomes.

$63,000 Settlement; Lake County, Illinois; 2016:

A mother and daughter swerved to get away from another motor vehicle that had crossed the median and was heading right for them. They went right into a ditch though. The mother injured her hip and back. She needed injections and other medical treatment worth $25,000.

Her daughter sprained her back and neck. She also injured her elbow. The younger woman’s medical bills were nearly $10,000. Together they brought a car accident case against the driver that forced them off the road. They settled with his insurance company, American Family, for $63,000. $47,000 was for the mother’s harms and the rest was apportioned for the daughter’s pain and suffering.

Talk to Our Chicago Car Accident Lawyers About Your Hip Injuries

If you damage your hip in an automobile accident, you may feel overwhelmed with the pain, expense, and disruption of the incident. You are not alone. Our experienced group of Chicago personal injury lawyers, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, can be by your side through the whole personal injury claims process.

Talk to a member of our law firm today. We work on contingency so that you do not have to worry about paying us for anything until we get the financial compensation package that you deserve and need in Illinois. Find out what you can get right now!

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