When a Pedestrian is Hit by a Car in an Albuquerque Car Accident, A Fractured Hip is a Common Injury and Very Serious Potentially Devastating
A lot of people fear getting hit with a car, and for good reason. A pedestrian is not protected with airbags, a seatbelt, side curtains, or in a steel shell of a car to protect them. Many times a pedestrian may not even see the car coming which can result in even worse injuries, particularly to the neck or back. Fractured bones are very common, no matter what age the victim is. A common bone which is fractured in an Albuquerque car accident hitting a pedestrian is the pelvis or hip. This is because the hip is at the level his is commonly first impacted by the car, thus it is an area of trauma. But the hip and pelvis is also an area of the body which is usually thrown to the ground and absorbs the impact of falling. As a result, this very strong and sturdy bone become injured and breaks.
If you or a loved one have been injured after being hit by a car in an Albuquerque car accident, call the experienced Albuquerque car accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. by dialing (505) 883-5000. We offer a FREE case evaluation for all injured in New Mexico accidents, and we can help protect your rights to compensation. We understand how painful the injuries for a fracture hip can be, and we know what is reasonable compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, future medical expenses, and we can calculate your lost earnings and income. Learn how we can help you today by calling our experienced team today.
Fractured Hip After Being Hit by a Car
A fractured hip is a very serious type of fracture. This type of injury is no joke, no matter how old the victim is. For young children, a fractured hip and lead to a life-long complication with the child’s legs. It can lead to early arthritis and limit a child’s athletic ability. It can even damage growth plates slowly a child’s development or permanent cause imbalances.
For an elderly victim, unfortunately a fractured hip can be the beginning of the end. This type of injury can greatly impact an elderly victim’s life and mobility, and greatly effect a victim’s emotional well-being. Infections from surgeries to repair the damage are common, and if a hip replacement is required, it can seriously cause life-threatening complications.
But for all patients, a fractured hip can result in very complicated surgeries. This can be surgery with painful hardware being installed which includes rods, pins, screws, and plates. This type of surgery is invasive, painful, and may result in future surgeries to adjust what was done. It will also cause very large scars and injuries. For very bad fractured hips, a partial or total hip replacement may be required. It goes without saying that this is a very bad injury which can be a life-long problem.
Liability in Albuquerque Car Accidents After Being Hit by a Car
Drivers owe a duty of care to use reasonable care in the use and operation of their motor vehicle. This includes a duty to see what there is to be seen. This does not just include other motor vehicles, but also pedestrians in and around the roadway. Even if a pedestrian is cutting out into the street between two cars, drivers must guard against this if a reasonable driver would have. That is, a driver must prevent hitting a pedestrian in a car accident.
When a driver fails to exercise reasonable care, and such failure causes personal injuries, the driver can be liable for all personal injuries caused by the car accident. This includes not only past medical expenses, such as the emergency room bill and the surgery to repair, but also future medical expenses such as future surgeries which may need to be completed. If the victim of a car accident is killed, the defendant may be liable for lost wages, income, and consortium to an entire family.
Hit by a Car and Fractured Your Hip? Get Represented TODAY!
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the experienced New Mexico car accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. today by dialing (505) 883-5000 You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.