The average settlement for hip pain after a car accident can be difficult to pinpoint because every personal injury case is different. The amount of compensation you can recover depends on the severity of your injury, the cost of your medical treatment, and several other factors unique to you.
However, the Insurance Information Institute (III) reports that the average car accident bodily injury liability claim was around $20,000 in 2020. An attorney with our law firm can review your losses and seek compensation for hip pain and other damages. We will fight to secure fair compensation.
What Damages Can You Seek for Hip Pain Caused By a Car Accident?
According to MedlinePlus, common hip injuries include sprains, dislocations, and fractures. If you or your loved one suffered a hip injury due to a negligent driver or another liable party, you can recover compensation for necessary medical treatment and other damages. A hip pain car accident settlement may include:
- Current and future medical bills. You can seek compensation for your current medical expenses and expected future treatment, including surgeries, hospitalizations, physical therapy, prescription medications, mobility aids, medical devices, and nursing services.
- Pain and suffering. You can pursue awards for hip pain and how your injury reduces your quality of life. Pain and suffering damages may include loss of mobility, depression, stress, anxiety, loss of the ability to participate in hobbies and activities you once enjoyed, and loss of enjoyment of life.
- Lost income. If you missed work due to hip pain, we can recover your lost wages, benefits, and earnings. We can also seek awards for the loss of your earning capacity if you suffered a permanent or disabling injury that prevents you from returning to work.
- Personal property damages. We can secure awards to pay for fixing or replacing your damaged vehicle or other personal property. We can also seek compensation for miscellaneous accident-related expenses, such as household services, rental car fees, and medical travel costs.
How Long do You Have to Pursue a Settlement?
Getting started on your car accident insurance claim as soon as possible is a good idea. Acting quickly allows you to preserve evidence and consult with witnesses while your crash is still fresh in their minds. Additionally, waiting too long could lead to the insurance company claiming your hip pain did not result from your collision.
You also want to ensure you leave ample time to build your claim and pursue a settlement before your state’s statute of limitations expires. If you do not file your insurance claim or lawsuit before these legally-mandated deadlines, you may have no option for recovering your car accident losses. An attorney with our firm can tell you more about the laws where you live and help you take action before it’s too late.
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What Factors Can Affect Your Car Accident Settlement?
In general, the more severe your hip pain and the more it interferes with your life and ability to earn a living, the higher your compensation will be. However, many factors can influence your settlement for hip pain after a car accident, including:
- Your age
- Your medical expenses and ongoing care needs
- What damage your own insurance will cover (i.e., your personal injury protection (PIP), medical coverage, or comprehensive/collision coverage)
- How long your injury prevents you from working
- Your wages at the time of your accident
- The value of your vehicle and property damages
- The extent of your hip pain and its effect on your emotional and mental health
A lawyer with our firm can help you calculate your damages using bills, receipts, and other proof of expenditures. We can also work with vocational experts, economists, and doctors to understand your injury’s full physical and financial consequences.
It may also help with your pain and suffering claim if you keep a daily record of your pain levels and how you notice your injury affecting your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Will Hiring a Car Accident Lawyer Increase Your Hip Pain Car Accident Settlement?
Working with a lawyer does not guarantee a better case resolution. However, hiring an attorney can signal to the insurance company that you mean business and will not be pressured into accepting a hasty, lowball settlement that is less than you deserve.
Furthermore, working with an attorney can take the legal burden off your shoulders, allowing you to focus on healing from your car accident injury. A lawyer with our firm can:
- Prepare and file your insurance claims or lawsuit
- Prove liability for your accident
- Identify your losses and aggressively pursue fair compensation for your hip pain and other damages
- Collect evidence, including medical records, police reports, and surveillance or dashcam footage
- Communicate with insurance agents, opposing counsel, and other involved parties on your behalf
- Handle paperwork, deadlines, and “red tape”
- File a lawsuit and represent you in civil court if necessary
Additionally, we can represent you on contingency, meaning our services cost nothing upfront or out of pocket.
Contact Morris Bart, LLC
The Morris Bart law firm can advocate for you if you or your loved one suffered injuries in a car accident. Contact us today for a free consultation and learn more about how our attorneys can fight for an advantageous settlement for your hip pain and other losses.
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