Broken Hip Injury Attorney in Wisconsin
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Hip fractures are commonly thought of as an older person’s injury, but anyone in a motor vehicle accident or a serious fall can have their hip broken. It’s a serious injury that usually requires surgery to repair the damage (or even replace the hip joint), followed by months of physical therapy.
If you’ve suffered a broken hip in an auto accident caused by someone else, you have every right to take legal action to ensure you are compensated for your injury. Even if you fell on a slippery sidewalk, don’t just assume it was your own clumsiness. Often, there are other parties who can be held at least partly responsible for your fall. Personal injury attorney Steve Caya and his associates look into every possibility to find those who can be held liable for your injury.
What is the average hip fracture settlement offer?
A broken hip or pelvis is always a serious injury, but the amount you’re able to collect in a hip injury claim can vary based on many factors – especially the quality of your attorney.
The best way to find out what your hip injury lawsuit could be worth it to discuss your case with an experienced hip injury lawyer. Steve Caya has won numerous six and seven-figure settlements for accident victims.
See hip injury settlement examples and get in touch with our law office to find out what your claim could be worth.
Contact Steve Caya now to set up a free consultation for your hip injury claim. We’re in Janesville, but we’ll come to you anywhere in Wisconsin.
How To File A Claim For A Broken Hip
Record & preserve evidence of your broken hip
Evidence is the most important aspect of determining liability. The other party’s insurance and legal team will do whatever they can to prove your fault.
Seek medical attention
Get medical treatment, even if you're not sure of the extent of your injury.
Hire a personal injury lawyer
The other party’s insurance team is going to fight to pay as little as they can. Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney like Steve Caya will help ensure no stone is left unturned to get you the settlement you deserve.
Document your expenses
Having a complete list of your financial losses due to your injury is the best way to help your attorney determine the settlement you deserve.
Do not talk to the other party’s insurance company
After your claim is filed, the other party’s insurance will begin an investigation to determine liability. It is in their best interest to put any percentage of fault they can on the victim. They will use everything they can from your conversations to do so. Leave any contact with them to your experienced attorney.
Negotiate a settlement
Though difficult in some cases, it is important to remain patient and allow your lawyer to negotiate the best possible settlement. Insurance companies will do what they can to get you to quickly accept their first offer, even more so if you are experiencing financial hardships and need that money quickly. Steve Caya and his experienced team will fight for every dollar you deserve.
Symptoms of a hip fracture:
- Inability to move right after a fall
- Severe hip or groin pain
- Pain when putting weight on the leg of your injured hip
- Swelling, bruising and stiffness in hip area
- Leg on side of broken hip is shorter than the other leg
- Leg on side of injured hip is shorter or turned outward
Experienced broken hip injury lawyer for Southeast Wisconsin
Attorney Steve Caya has over 30 years of experience as a personal injury attorney, and a long list of accolades from both industry peers and clients. He is known as an ethical attorney committed to making broken bone injury victims whole again. From his home base in Janesville, Attorney Steve Caya represents clients throughout southeast Wisconsin.
Common causes of broken hips
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Falling from ladder
- Sports injuries (especially skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, football)
Hip pain after a car accident can result from many different types of injuries. Your best course of action is getting a diagnosis from a doctor, then consulting a personal injury attorney to learn about your options for compensation.