Hips are load-bearing joints which affect nearly every movement. When you experience hip pain after a car accident, it’s important to seek medical attention right away. Auto collisions can cause the hip joints to fill with fluid, making it difficult to walk or perform daily functions without pain.
Fractures, bursitis, torn ligaments and tendons and dislocation are common causes of hip pain after car crashes. Read on to learn more about hip pain and treatment options. After you seek medical treatment, call the Law Offices of Tim Misny for help with your car accident case.
Common causes of post-car accident hip pain
- Fractures: Hip fractures occur when the bones are impacted, forcing other bones into the hip bones and socket. This can fracture your hip socket or other parts of the hip. These fractures are very painful, and may require invasive surgery. Recovery can take months, and patients will likely require physical therapy as they heal.
- Dislocation: Fortunately, dislocation can often be solved without surgery. It’s extremely painful in the short-term, but treatment and recovery are far less involved than a fracture.
- Bursitis: Bursae are tiny, fluid-filled sacs in the hips. When they become inflamed and irritated, they can cause significant pain with every movement. This is typically solved with medication, physical therapy, corticosteroid injections, mobility devices and surgery.
- Torn ligaments and tendons: Connective tissue surrounding the hips can tear when the joints and surrounding muscles are strained. The blunt force of a car accident can violently jolt limbs and joints. These injuries may require medical care and physical therapy.
Document your post-car accident hip pain
As you’re recovering from your car accident, be sure to document your hip pain. This can help your personal injury attorney prove the extent of your injuries, so you will receive appropriate compensation.
Keep a notebook as a “pain journal.” Document every doctor and physical therapy appointment, the medications you’re taking and your pain levels each day. If you have difficulty performing certain tasks or movements, make a note of that. The goal is to document how the car accident negatively impacted your life.
Depending on the severity of your injuries and the facts of your case, you may be entitled to compensation for past and future medical bills, including physical therapy, medication and mobility devices. Plaintiffs may also receive damages for pain and suffering, lost income, loss of enjoyment of life and more. The Law Offices of Tim Misny can review your case and explain your legal options when you reach out today.
Talk to an Ohio car accident attorney about your hip pain after a car accident
The Law Offices of Tim Misny can help you with your post-accident hip pain case. When you’re the victim of negligence or recklessness, I’ll Make Them Pay!® Call my office at 877-614-9524 so that I can evaluate your case right away.