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Broken Hips from Slip and Fall Accidents


Published in slip and fall accidents on October 28, 2019.

Slip and fall accidents do not sound like very serious accidents. The fact is, however, that slip and fall accidents happen frequently and are very dangerous. The impact from a fall can be immense, and suffering a broken hip is not uncommon (especially in falls to the side). A broken hip is an extremely painful injury that is slow to heal, and that can lead to debilitating complications. If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property – as a result of their negligence – contact an experienced Macon slip and fall attorney today.

Slip and Falls 

Slip and falls are often the result of businesses, stores, or restaurants that fail to keep their walkways and aisles safe for their customers. Common causes include:

  1. Parking lots and outdoor walkways made slippery by accumulating snow, ice, and/or sleet
  2. Uneven, cracked, buckled, or otherwise worn outdoor walking surfaces
  3. Entryways made slippery by tracked-in debris and/or slush
  4. Uneven, cracked, buckled, bunched, frayed, or otherwise worn floor coverings
  5. Poorly lit, poorly constructed, and/or poorly tended staircases

Slip and fall accidents are dangerous accidents that should never be discounted as a result of embarrassment. If someone else’s negligence causes you to be injured, the matter is too important to ignore. 

Hip Fractures

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) relays that more than 95 percent of all hip fractures are the result of falls. Further, the Mayo Clinic informs that a broken hip is a serious injury that can lead to life-threatening complications. Such injuries nearly always require surgery and extensive physical therapy. Additionally, a broken hip can significantly decrease your future independence. 

Your Injury

If someone else’s negligence has caused you to suffer a broken hip, you have been through significant trauma and have a long, difficult journey ahead of you – a journey that requires considerable resources. Damages associated with a broken hip typically include:

  1. Medical expenses – emergency transportation and care; surgery and aftercare; care from doctors and specialists; extensive physical therapy; adaptive physical devices; and prescription medications 
  2. Lost wages, diminished earning capacity, and/or altered career trajectory
  3. Pain and suffering 

A broken hip can significantly reduce your mobility now and into the future. In fact, the overall physical, emotional, and financial consequences of a broken hip can be difficult to overcome.

If You’ve Broken a Hip in a Slip and Fall, Consult with an Experienced Macon Slip and Fall Attorney Today

Broken hips are extremely common to slip and fall accidents, and these injuries are not only exceedingly painful but can also lead to long-term complications. If you have broken a hip in a slip and fall accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, the dedicated legal team at Nelson & Smith Attorneys at Law in Macon is on your side. Our experienced slip and fall attorneys are committed to helping you obtain the compensation you need to make your fullest recovery. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at (478) 746-1468 today.