Negligent drivers account for far too many auto accidents on the road each year. We see far too many victims in our offices who were harmed during accidents that could have easily been prevented if only someone had shown respect for other drivers on the road. We’ve seen many distracted driving cases where someone is playing on their phone while driving a car. We’ve seen drunk drivers get behind the wheel and cause horrific injuries to our clients, only to turn around and try to fight a lawsuit. We don’t know why people who drive negligently and injure others attempt to shirk responsibility. All we know is that they DO. And that’s why we fight all that much harder when someone tries to get out of rightfully paying our clients the money they are owed.
Hip injuries are a common occurrence in bad auto accidents. In some instances, the injury is so severe that someone needs a full hip replacement just to resume even a semblance of a normal life. For someone who suffers a hip injury during an auto accident is more than likely never going to have a normal life again. Although replacement surgery is usually successful in the sense that it restores motion and reduces pain, it is limited and doesn’t give someone a new set of natural hips that work exactly as the originals did. What this means is that the chronic nature of hip problems arising from car accidents often leaves lifelong pain and medical bills. Lost wages can be expected, too, depending on the number of surgeries needed and days out of work because of pain.
Like other orthopedic injuries related to car accidents, these devastating injuries take a lifelong toll on our clients. Insurance companies don’t account for the long-term nature of these injuries and often offer a pitifully low settlement offer. Don’t be tempted to take it! This settlement may seem like a Godsend in light of mounting medical bills but what it is is an attempt by the insurance company to give you too little money that will quickly run out as your medical bills mount up. Hip injuries especially are notorious for mounting medical bills over the years. Never try to solve a permanent problem with a temporary solution offered by the insurance company. Their goal is to save money by offering you a low settlement. Our job is to protect you from that scenario but we can’t do that unless you call us.
Our attorneys have decades of combined experience dealing with hip injuries from auto accidents. If a negligent driver caused your injuries, we can recover millions of dollars worth of damage for you. We don’t hesitate to hire the best experts to testify on your behalf as well. These experts will explain the nature of your hip injury and why it will require a lifetime of medical visits and surgeries. There’s no quick fix for a chronic hip problem. Even a replacement is going to require future surgeries. A single surgery can be a quarter of a million dollars, and that’s before you even figure in the follow up medical visits. Don’t think a settlement offer by the insurance company is going to be enough to cover a lifetime of medical expenses and lost wages. It’s our job to make sure that you don’t make the mistake that so many other people make. When they quickly find out that the settlement offer isn’t sufficient, it’s too late for us to do anything. So call us before you sign a single thing handed to you by an insurance claims agent.
If you’re suffering from a hip injury due to an auto accident, please call or write to us today. We’ll set up a consultation with our lawyers so that they can review the facts of your case and help you make quick, smart decisions about how to proceed next. We’ll fight for you from day one, always there to answer your questions when you have them, no matter what time of day or night it is. We look forward to helping you seek justice in your case, and believe us, we’re going to win your case and help you live a better life.