The hip is the most common broken bone injury to require hospitalization in the United States Approximately 300,000 Americans are hospitalized each year for a fractured hip (which is the same as a broken hip). Hip fractures in the elderly are most often caused by a fall, while in younger patients with stronger bones more common causes of a broken hip include high-energy injuries such as car accidents.
Treatment often involves a combination of surgery, rehabilitation, and medication. For the most severe cases, hip replacement surgery may be necessary. Recovering from a hip fracture can be long and have a serious economic toll in medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Is it possible to get compensated for a broken or fractured hip?
If your injury is due to any type of accident, including a slip and fall, vehicle accident, or assault, you may be entitled to compensation. Insurance companies often minimize these injuries, and push for quick settlement. Don't let that happen to you! If you or someone you know has a hip fracture due to an accident, contact our office at 516-222-4000 for a free case evaluation. We'll thoroughly discuss your case, let you know what to expect from the legal process and answer any questions you have. Our experienced lawyers will give you the personalized attention your case needs and help you get the full compensation you deserve.