A hip fracture is a serious injury that can result in long-term disability. After sustaining this type of injury, you will be forced to deal with significant medical expenses, missed time at work, and difficulty completing the daily activities of your life. In addition, you may find that you later require more surgery or other medical treatments.
At Salamati Law in LA, we have a long track record of successfully litigating catastrophic injury cases. Our Los Angeles hip fracture lawyers have been serving individuals in Southern California since 1995 and have secured multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.
Common causes of hip fractures
A hip fracture attorney can work with victims who’ve been injured in any type of accident. However, slip and fall accidents are among the most common causes. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that falling causes about 95% of all hip fractures reported in the U.S. A hip injury is more likely to occur if the person falls sideways rather than forward or backward.
Older women are more likely to sustain a broken hip due to the increased likelihood of osteoporosis. However, even if you have medical conditions that increase your likelihood of a fracture, you may still be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit– if someone else’s negligence caused the accident.
For example, if you slip and fall fall in a store, the owner might be held liable if the staff failed to clean up spills in a timely manner or put out warning signs. Even if you fall in your apartment building, it may have been caused by someone else’s negligence, such as if the property manager neglected to fix a loose floorboard.
Other common causes of hip fractures are as follows:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle crashes
- Pedestrian accidents
- Construction accidents
Even a dog bite incident can cause a hip fracture. For instance, an aggressive dog may knock a person to the ground or cause that person to trip and fall.
Should you consult a lawyer?
A hip fracture is a serious injury that can cause debilitating pain, lingering symptoms, and long-term disability. A pelvic fracture may also accompany it—with its own consequences. Because of these issues, it’s in your best interests to consult a Los Angeles catastrophic injury lawyer at Salamati Law– if you think there is a possibility that your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence.
We are experienced in handling slip and fall cases and other types of accident cases that involve hip fractures. It’s our mission to safeguard your legal rights and secure just compensation on your behalf. You shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s mistakes. Our legal representation is available on a contingency basis, which means you’ll never pay a legal fee unless we win your case.
Potential compensation for victims
If you move forward with a personal injury lawsuit, we will do everything possible to secure a substantial jury verdict or settlement on your behalf. The bulk of the compensation would be for economic damages. These are calculable losses, including the following:
In some hip fracture cases, the plaintiff may have also sustained losses due to property damage, such as a totaled car in a vehicular accident. Your lawyer can demand compensation for these losses, as well.
In addition, plaintiffs may be eligible to receive non-economic damages, which are more subjective. For example, you may receive damages for the physical pain and suffering you experienced. You might also be eligible for compensation for the following:
- Emotional distress: These damages can compensate you for the psychological effects of a serious injury.
- Loss of consortium: These damages pertain to the adverse consequences of an injury on your relationship with your spouse.
- Loss of enjoyment of life: An injury like this can prevent you from enjoying the activities you formerly participated in, such as exercise and hobbies.
Request a free consultation in Los Angeles today
A Los Angeles personal injury lawyer will vigorously fight for your rights. At Salamati Law, we have a wealth of experience in litigating complicated cases, including slip and fall cases that involve hip and pelvic fractures. Even if you aren’t sure yet whether you will file a lawsuit, we invite you to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation consultation at our law firm in Los Angeles. We’ll review your case and discuss your options for pursuing justice.