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Value of a Hip Injury in New York

Understanding the value of your hip injury claim is crucial in ensure that all of your losses are covered. Hip injuries can have a significant impact on your physical well-being, emotional state, and financial stability. Evaluating the value of a hip injury in New York requires a comprehensive assessment of various factors, including the severity of the injury, required medical treatment, impact on daily life, potential loss of income, and more. Our experienced team of attorneys is well-versed in New York personal injury law and will meticulously analyze the details of your case to determine the maximum compensation you may be entitled to. We are dedicated to advocating for your rights and ensuring that you receive fair compensation for your pain, suffering, medical expenses, and other damages. Contact an experienced New York personal injury lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates to schedule a consultation and let us guide you through the process of pursuing the justice and compensation you deserve for your hip injury.

Examples of Hip Injury Verdicts in New York

The following cases are examples of verdicts related to hip injuries. These two examples reflect the significant impact that a hip injury can have on a victim’s life. The average damage award was $8,250,000.

Case: Reinoso v. N.Y.C. Transit Auth., 2019 N.Y. Slip Op. 31665 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2019)
Accident Type: Bus accident
Verdict: $10,500,000
Case Summary: Plaintiff sustained personal injuries as a result of an accident that occurred while she was disembarking from a New York City Transit Authority bus on February 12, 2013. As the plaintiff exited the bus down the wheelchair ramp behind her patient who was in a wheelchair, without warning the bus operator activated the ramp/platform, causing it to lift back into the bus and propelling plaintiff onto the sidewalk. As a result, the plaintiff suffered several serious injuries, including to her hip. She suffered a partial tear to her gluteus-medius muscle as well as trochanteric bursitis. A later MRI revealed that the partial tear had progressed into a full-thickness tear and she had developed traumatic arthritis in her left hip. A doctor testified that the plaintiff would likely require hip replacement surgery.

Case: Njinga v. Alexiades, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 32268 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2020)
Accident Type: Medical malpractice
Verdict: $6,000,000 for past and future pain and suffering
Case Summary: The defendant doctor failed to secure the plaintiff’s informed consent before performing hip replacement surgery which was unnecessary. As a result of the surgery, the plaintiff

Types of Accidents that Lead to Hip Injuries in New York

Hip injuries can occur in various types of accidents, each with its own set of circumstances and legal implications. Some common accidents that may result in hip injuries include:

Slip and Fall Accidents: Slip and fall accidents are a leading cause of hip injuries. These accidents can happen on uneven or slippery surfaces, poorly maintained premises, or due to hazardous conditions such as wet floors, icy sidewalks, or unmarked obstacles. When the negligence of property owners, managers, or maintenance personnel contributes to a slip and fall accident resulting in a hip injury, you may be entitled to compensation.

Motor Vehicle Accidents: Car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents can all lead to hip injuries. The impact of a collision, whether it involves another vehicle or a stationary object, can cause severe trauma to the hip joint. In such cases, determining liability and pursuing a claim against the at-fault party or their insurance company is crucial to recover damages for your hip injury.

Workplace Accidents: Certain occupations, such as construction or manual labor, pose a higher risk of hip injuries. These injuries can occur due to falls from heights, machinery accidents, or lifting heavy objects. If your hip injury is a result of a workplace accident, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits, in addition to any potential third-party liability claims. Discuss with an experienced New York personal injury lawyer the impact worker’s compensation might have on your ability to pursue a personal injury claim.

Factors in Determining the Value of a Hip Injury

When determining the value of a hip injury, several factors come into play. While each case is unique, one of the most important factors that significantly influences the evaluation of a hip injury's worth is its impact on victim’s daily life. This is because it reflects the true extent of the injury's consequences on an individual's overall well-being and quality of life.

Firstly, the impact on daily life provides a comprehensive evaluation of the functional limitations caused by the hip injury. It takes into account how the injury affects an individual's ability to perform routine tasks, engage in activities, and maintain independence. Factors such as mobility restrictions, chronic pain, and the need for assistive devices directly influence an individual's capability to carry out essential activities of daily living.

Secondly, the impact on daily life encompasses the emotional and psychological toll of a hip injury. Chronic pain, loss of mobility, and limitations on participation in enjoyable activities can lead to emotional distress, reduced self-esteem, and a diminished quality of life. Recognizing and addressing these intangible losses is essential in providing appropriate compensation that takes into account the full range of the injury's impact.

Additionally, the impact on daily life includes the practical implications of the hip injury. This includes the ability to work and earn a livelihood. If the injury hinders or prevents an individual from performing their job duties, it can lead to financial hardships and a disruption of their career trajectory. By considering the impact on work and income, the compensation sought aims to address the financial losses incurred due to the injury.

Lastly, assessing the impact on daily life acknowledges the long-term consequences of a hip injury. This includes considering the prognosis for recovery, the potential need for ongoing medical treatment or future surgeries, and the potential for permanent disability. By accounting for these long-term effects, the compensation awarded can provide for future medical care, rehabilitation, and necessary support to mitigate the long-term challenges resulting from the hip injury.

Even though the impact on a victim’s life is one of the most important factors, it is not the only factor. Contact an experience personal injury attorney in New York to discuss relevant factors and to make an assessment of how each factor my impact the value of your claim.

Contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates

At Stephen Bilkis & Associates, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that a hip injury can have on your life. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to fighting for your rights and ensuring that you receive fair compensation for your hip injury. We have extensive experience handling cases involving slip and fall accidents, motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, and other incidents leading to hip injuries. Over the years, our skilled personal injury attorneys serving New York and of counsel have secured over $1 billion in compensation for clients who were seriously injured in accidents. We are here to provide you with the legal support, guidance, and advocacy you need to obtain the compensation you deserve. Trust in our expertise and commitment to fighting for justice on your behalf. Contact at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW (1-800-696-9529) to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Staten Island, Suffolk County, and Westchester County.

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