Hip Injuries: A Serious and Debilitating Injury After an Accident

Paramedics rushing a patient away from an ambulance.Serious accidents take place on our roads every day, causing serious injuries to those involved. When you think of the most serious types of injuries on our roads, you might think about aspects such as brain injuries, broken bones, organ damage, and more. But, did you know that hip injuries are another type of serious injury that can cause debilitating issues for the rest of an individual’s life?

Hip injuries are so incredibly serious at times that they can greatly impact every aspect of your life. This is because a person’s hips are responsible for helping a person move around, successfully rotate themselves, and even stabilizes our entire upper bodies! If you receive a serious hip injury, all of these mentioned aspects could be forever changed and you could be impacted on a permanent level.

Types of Hip Injuries

Hip injuries are not just limited. There are many different types of hip injuries, some of which are minor and temporary while others are severe and permanent. Let’s take a look at a few.

Fracture: Fractures are typically something that you hear associated with the elderly, but they can also take place due to a serious accident. No matter what the age, a hip fracture could be extremely debilitating and keep you from many aspects of your life such as work and social relationships. You might require future care such as surgery and physical therapy that can take a long time to recover from. 

Dislocation: Dislocations can happen to anybody when strong force strikes a person’s leg such as in an accident. If the ball joint slips, it could prevent your leg from moving normally. You could even experience nerve damage, which can cause permanent damage and odd sensations that are difficult to handle.

Bursitis: Bursitis is a very painful disorder that happens when the joints in a person’s hip becomes inflamed or swollen. You could cause constant pain because of this condition. Most of the time, bursitis is not caused by an accident but can become aggravated due to one. 

Labral Tear: Labral tears happen when damage occurs to the cartilage surrounding the pelvis socket. These injuries can occur in the blink of an eye after a fall or when you experience severe trauma in the midst of an accident.

Moving Forward with an Injury Claim 

If you have been involved in a serious accident that leads to hip injuries, you have the option to move forward with a personal injury claim. The most minor hip injuries can still lead to lasting pain and keep you from going back to work for quite some time. If you receive a more serious hip injury, the reality is that you could be experiencing therapy that will last the rest of your life or surgery after surgery. This means that you might not be able to handle the medical bills on your own.

At Katz Kantor Stonestreet & Buckner, we care about your right to recover for any type of injury. Our dedicated personal injury attorneys have helped a variety of car accident victims as they make their strides toward compensation for a variety of aspects. It is imperative that you seek the help of an experienced attorney during this difficult time. Please contact us at (304) 713-2014 for more information.


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