Hip injuries can be some of the most difficult injuries from which to recover. Hip injuries can be extremely painful, and the recovery time can be lengthy. Humans use hip bones and muscles to walk, sit, stand, and turn. Suffering from a hip fracture can be extremely challenging both physically and emotionally. The rehabilitation process for a hip injury can be painful, long, and expensive.
In severe cases, a victim may need to receive an artificial hip, a process that requires a significant healing process. While hip replacements help car accident victims recover their mobility, they can also come with a host of their own complications. Those without health insurance or with insufficient health insurance can face significant medical bills from the procedure and the rehabilitation process.
If you or your loved one have suffered from a hip injury, we can help. Our Charlotte personal injury attorneys focus on helping car accident victims recover compensation for their injuries. Our team is extremely experienced in negotiating with car insurance companies. We act assertively on behalf of our clients in an attempt to negotiate the best possible settlements on their behalf. When necessary, we fight assertively for clients in civil personal injury lawsuits. Contact our law firm today to discuss how we can help you fight for your rights.Common Types of Hip Injuries Caused by Car Accidents
Hip fractures can be caused by the significant force involved in auto accidents. Car accidents can cause serious injury, death, and severe hip injuries. Hip fractures can occur in drivers and passengers who have suffered injuries in motorcycle, truck, and car accidents. The force that occurs in a motor vehicle collision can easily cause hips to fracture. The common types of accidents can easily cause hip fractures:
- Collisions at intersections: A blindsided crash from the side of the car puts hips at risk of devastating injuries. Side impacts at intersections can cause hip dislocation or a fracture of the hip joint or long bones.
- Motorcycle accidents: Motorcycle drivers are at a higher risk of suffering catastrophic injuries. A biker's hips are particularly vulnerable to injuries if they come into contact with another vehicle or the ground. Motorcycle drivers who become thrown from a motorcycle could come into contact with road debris that could lacerate the hip area. The force of crashing into the concrete could pop the hip joint out of its socket or fracture the hip bones.
- Truck accidents: When large commercial semi-trucks collide with other drivers, the potential injuries can be devastating. Broken bones, lacerations, and internal injuries are all possible when a truck crushes an occupant beneath its weight. Victims of truck accidents often suffer from fractured or dislocated hips along with their other injuries.
- Rollover accidents: When motor vehicles roll over, their passengers and drivers are at risk of colliding with other vehicles and objects. Passengers may become thrown from their seats. They could injure their hips when they strike the back of the front seat or the steering wheel. Their hips may also become fractured when the vehicle collides with the ground after the impact.
- Bicycle and scooter crash: bicyclists and scooterists who are not wearing protective gear may be more likely to suffer injuries from car accidents. When a scooterist or bicyclist collides with a motor vehicle, the impact could cause the hip to become dislocated or fractured.
Hips are essential to walking, bicycling, and engaging in most recreational activities. Hips bear the weight of the upper body; they also allow humans to move their upper legs. Those who suffer hip injuries often suffer from limited mobility. Placing weight on damaged hip joints can cause excruciating pain as well as the following symptoms:
- Inability to place pressure on the affected leg for long periods.
- Shortening of one leg caused by a fractured or dislocated hip. When one leg is longer than the other, the victim may need to endure surgery to restore the legs to an equal length
- Damage to muscles, blood vessels, and nerves surrounding the hip bone.
- Severe pain after the injury and during the recovery and physical therapy.
If you or a loved one have suffered a hip injury in a car accident, you might be entitled to damages. You do not need to recover alone, especially if another person’s negligence caused your injuries. We offer our potential customers a free initial consultation. Contact our personal injury law firm to discuss how our attorneys can help you fight for your right to compensation today. Call us now at 704-370-2828 to speak with our lawyers to explore your legal options or fill out our contact form. Now taking cases throughout North Carolina with offices in Uptown Charlotte, Mooresville and our new location in Monroe.