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Whether from a car crash, construction accident, motorcycle wreck, or a slip and fall accident, hip injuries can be debilitating in numerous ways. In addition to the physical pain and mounting medical expenses that hip injuries can cause, hip injuries often lead to long-term and permanent complications. The long-term complications can range from issues surrounding walking and balance, to intermittent or persistent pain, to having a higher risk for future injury, to even being at risk for needing a hip replacement or second hip replacement in the future. Often, obtaining appropriate compensation for these issues can be difficult and challenging, especially when trying to resolve these claims without counsel.
At Brian G. Miller Co., L.P.A., our Columbus hip injury lawyers in Columbus, Ohio provide legal representation to those who have suffered significant hip injuries as a result of the negligence of others.
Trauma related hip injuries can range in type and severity of injury. Some of the most common trauma related hip injuries include:
Due to the extensive length of time some hip injuries take to heal, there are a number of potential complications during recovery. Some of the more common ones include:
Depending upon the severity of the injury, those who suffer hip injuries in personal injury matters may be limited by the law in the amount of compensation that they can recover. Ohio law holds that if an injury is not catastrophic, juries may only award non-economic damages in an amount that is either $250,000.00 or three times the economic losses, whichever is greater. Non-economic damages are those losses that are non-financial in nature, which include items such as pain and suffering, loss of ability to perform normal activities, permanency, or deformity.
Contrarily, juries are not limited in the amount of compensation they may provide for injuries that are proven to be catastrophic. Ohio Revised Code 2315.18 defines catastrophic injuries to include the following characteristics:
Determining whether damage caps apply to a particular case can be challenging and tough to understand. However, making such a determination is crucial for understanding the appropriate value for a settlement and how to proceed in negotiating with an insurance company or defendant. Our Columbus hip injury attorneys are experienced in litigating catastrophic injury claims and have the knowledge, skill, and ability to ensure that you are making a full legal recovery for all of your losses.
Our law firm has a proven record of success at trial. Our Columbus personal injury attorneys have a proven record of success, courtroom experience, and a background in trial. Our firm’s trial success includes the honor of obtaining the highest verdict in the history of Union County, Ohio ($34.3 Million) in 2017. In addition, our firm has years of experience litigating for our injured clients and ensuring that they receive maximum compensation for their losses, which include those clients’ medical expenses, lost wages, future earning capacity, and non-economic damages.
Our law firm is client focused. Most important to us are the perspectives of our clients; we would encourage you to review our testimonial page to see what past clients have to say. In addition, our firm received the Martindale-Hubbell “Client Champion” award in 2019, which is an award that recognizes those attorneys who excel at service as affirmed by their clients. We also carry a manageable case load, which allows us an ability to pay careful attention to the details of each case and to be available to discuss and work closely with our clients in achieving favorable results.
Call (614) 221-4035 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your potential personal injury claims with one of our serious personal injury attorneys in Columbus Ohio.