Personal Injury Cases and Hip Injuries: Common Injuries

May 17, 2018 — by Mark T. Flickinger, JD
Tags: Personal Injury

An X-ray of a hipAthletes and dancers are not the only ones who appreciate the true impact of a hip injury; no matter how active a lifestyle you lead, it is the type of injury that can affect your quality of life.

The team of highly-skilled personal injury attorneys at Flickinger, Sutterfield, & Boulton in Provo, UT understand how devastating joint injuries like these can be. That is why they fight diligently on the behalf of injury victims to secure maximum compensation for their injuries. If you are looking for experts in personal injury cases and hip injuries, look no further.

Types of Hip Injuries

The hip joint allows the legs to move in various directions and provides stability to the upper body. Since the hips are critical to your ability to stand, walk, and run, injuries to them can be devastating and debilitating.

Some common types of hip injuries include:

  • Fracture: Although most common among individuals 65 years of age and older, hip fractures can happen to anyone, especially victims of motor vehicle accidents.
  • Dislocation: When the ball atop the femur slips out of its socket, it causes severe pain and prevents you from moving your leg. A strong force is usually necessary for this injury to occur, as well.
  • Hip Pointer: A hip pointer happens when the muscles connecting to the top of the hip tear or bruise. This can be caused by a fall, sudden turn or twist, or blow to the hip.
  • Arthritis: Arthritis is the breakdown of hip tissues. This is often linked to age, however, it can also be caused by engaging in activities that put significant pressure on the hip joint.

An Overview of Personal Injury Cases Involving Hip Injuries

If you fracture, dislocate, or otherwise injure your hip on account of someone else’s negligence, you could receive compensation for your injuries.

If your hip injury requires surgery, chances are you will receive greater compensation than you would for a case that did not require surgery. This is because your medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and recovery time will be greater.

Whether or not you wind up with a permanent injury also plays a factor in the outcome, as does whether medical intervention and recurring treatment is necessary.

The Benefits of Having an Experienced Joint Injury Attorney On Your Side

Each injury and case are unique. Some injuries will take weeks to heal, others will take years or even decades, if at all. At Flickinger, Sutterfield & Boulton, we have more than half a century’s worth of combined experience fighting for victims in personal injury cases. We carefully assemble and review all of the facts and have the experience and know-how to help you secure a fair outcome.

Contact Our Team of Qualified Joint Injury Attorneys

Do not leave anything to chance. If you suffered a hip injury on account of another party’s negligence, you may be able to obtain compensation for your hardship. To find out more about our practice and how we can help, contact us online. You will only pay us if we make a recovery or settlement. Call today.