New Jersey Hip Injury Injury Attorney

A recovering patient suffering from a major hip injury

At Nagel Rice LLP, our New Jersey personal injury attorneys spend their days fighting for the rights of those who have been harmed by the negligence of others. Among our most seriously injured clients are those who have suffered hip injuries. If you have suffered a hip injury in a traffic accident, a fall, or some other accident for which someone else was at fault, contact our skilled hip injury attorneys now. Once we determine that you have a viable claim, we will get to work on building a case to win you the compensation you deserve.

Different Types of Hip Injury

There are multiple ways a hip can be injured. Unfortunately, all of them are painful, interfere with mobility, and are difficult to repair. As a result of a car or pedestrian accident, a fall, a blunt force trauma, or a surgical error, a hip may be:

  • Fractured either at the hip socket (acetabular), the pelvis, or elsewhere
  • Subluxated, dislocated, or sprained
  • Separated by trauma in its 3 ligaments (iliofemoral, pubofemoral, ischiofemoral) 

How the Negligence of Others May be Responsible for Your Hip Injury in New Jersey

While a certain number of hip injuries are due simply to missteps or bad luck, a great many involve the negligence or recklessness of another party, including: 

1. Traffic Accidents caused by another driver’s:

  • Speeding
  • Drug or alcohol impairment
  • Weaving, tailgating, racing
  • Failure to signal or to stop at a red light or stop sign
  • Aggressive driving 

2. Slip and Falls on Another’s Property (Premises Liability), such as:

  • Broken steps leading to a neighbor’s door
  • An unmarked spill on a supermarket floor 
  • Unrepaired playground equipment
  • Poorly stacked items that fell on you in a store
  • Uncleared debris on a public thoroughfare
  • Uncleared/unsanded ice at the library entrance
  • Unsupervised public swimming pools or sports events

3. Construction Accidents resulting from:

  • Falling debris 
  • Mishandled heavy machinery, vehicles, or equipment
  • Unmarked holes or obstacles
  • Exposed wires or cables
  • Fires or explosions

4. Defective Vehicles or Devices (Product Liability), like

  • Cars
  • Lawnmowers
  • Gym equipment
  • Bicycles, scooters, skateboards
  • Ladders
  • Hip Implants

5. Medical Malpractice which may involve any of the following after hip surgery:

  • Dislocation of the Hip Joint
  • Chronic Pain
  • Nerve Injury
  • Infection
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Vascular Injury
  • Leg Length Discrepancy
  • Osteolysis (bone loss at the hip)
  • Compartment Syndrome (dangerous pressure in the muscles)

Hip injuries are most often serious and incapacitating, and may, especially in older individuals, result in permanent disability. If your hip injury was someone else’s fault, you are entitled to recover damages to cover your medical costs, your lost income, your pain and anguish, and all other related expenses. Our hip injury attorneys will assist you in doing just that.

How A Lawyer From Nagel Rice Can Help

Because it is almost always difficult to persuade insurance companies to part with funds that are rightfully yours, you need the services our strong hip injury attorneys can provide. We have the negotiation skills and litigation experience to make sure that you are treated fairly and receive every dollar you deserve. We will investigate your case fully by:

  • Examining all police reports, medical records, and surveillance videos
  • Handling all communications with opposing attorneys and insurance adjusters
  • Investigating the defendant’s history of any similar negligence or misconduct
  • Interviewing witnesses 
  • Identifying all responsible parties
  • Consulting with experts in pertinent fields who can bolster your case 

Nagel Rice has a well-earned reputation for winning cases. Over our decades in practice, we have brought our clients over $1 billion in settlements and verdicts and we remain dedicated to bringing you maximum compensation. Call us today for a free consultation and remember — you will not owe us anything until we recover damages.

Damages Our Hip Injury Attorney Will Fight to Recover

At Nagel Rice, we are well aware of the long-term problems and complications associated with hip injuries, and of how life-altering such injuries can be. We have empathy for your plight and will provide you with personal concern as well as excellent legal representation.

No two hip injury cases are identical. Variables in your age, the nature of your hip injury, your type of employment, your general health, and your familial responsibilities will all make a difference in how we approach your case. No matter what, however, we will fight aggressively to win you both economic and non-economic compensation for all you have been through.

Economic Compensation will reimburse you for actual costs related to your accident, including:

  • Medical, rehabilitative, and pharmaceutical expenses
  • Property damage
  • Lost income (present and future)
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Long-term care
  • Alterations to make your home accessible
  • Replacement costs for services you can no longer perform

Non-Economic Compensation, on the other hand, is will cover intangibles, such as:

  • Physical pain 
  • Emotional suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Permanent disability
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

In cases in which the defendant’s misconduct has been especially egregious, we may be able to persuade the court to award punitive damages in addition to compensatory ones.

Punitive Damages are designed to serve a dual purpose: [1] punish the defendant for behavior that is particularly heinous and [2] deter others from engaging in similar misconduct.

Contact Our Experienced Hip Injury Attorney Today

Suffering a severe injury is overwhelming, not only for you but for those you love. Its repercussions affect you not only physically and emotionally, but financially as well. Contact us now to give yourself and your family the best chance of stabilizing your present situation and securing your future.