Causes of Hip Injuries
The hip is a very important joint, where the bone in your thigh, the femur, meets your pelvis. This ball-in-socket joint offers a wide range of motion. Without a properly functioning hip, you would have a difficult time walking or moving your leg.
Hip injuries can be minor or severe. Strains, dislocations, and fractures can occur in the hip. In some populations, like the elderly, hip injuries can become life-threatening. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that over 300,000 older adults spend time in the hospital each year due to a hip fracture. Some common causes of hip injuries include:
- Sports-related injuries
- Motor vehicle accidents
Some hip injuries, such as those due to arthritis or osteoporosis are unavoidable. However, if your injury occurred in a car accident, slip and fall, or another type of accident, it may have been out of your control. Schultz & Myers, LLC wants to help you recover compensation for your injury. If you would like to discuss your case with our team, call 314-444-4444 for a free consultation.
Symptoms of Hip Injuries
Some common symptoms of hip injuries are:
- Visual deformity
- Loss of movement or inability to bear weight
- Pain or tenderness
- Open wound
- Signs of infection
Hip Pain Treatment and Recovery
Only a medical professional will be able to properly diagnose and treat your injury. You may need to see a specialist depending on the severity of your injury. Some hip injuries are minor and will resolve themselves naturally with the assistance of rest and measures taken to help control swelling. More serious injuries could require surgery, such as a hip replacement. Therapy can be necessary for those who experience more severe hip injuries. All of this can dramatically impact your life. Severe hip injuries and their treatment can be extremely costly. If you or your loved one suffered a hip injury due to another party’s negligence, you could recover compensation.
How Our Hip Injury Lawyers in St. Louis Can Help
Every case involving a hip injury is unique. It is therefore important to discuss your situation with attorneys who can help determine if compensation may be available for you or your loved ones. Compensation could come in the form of lost wages or income as a result of your inability to work due to injury. You could also receive reimbursement for the medical bills, past and present, associated with your hip injury. Compensation for pain and suffering may also be available. The St. Louis hip injury lawyers from Schultz & Myers, LLC can help you understand the complex legal process.
We can help gather evidence, build your case, and determine a value for your injuries and losses. In addition to building a robust case, we will also manage communication with other involved parties to ensure that you do not say anything that might jeopardize your case.
We can also ensure that all your paperwork is correct and any legal actions are filed on time.
Contact Schultz & Myers, LLC Today for Help
If a hip injury has impacted your life or the life of a loved one, there is help available. If you want to learn more about your legal options during this difficult time, you can call our team to see how the car accident lawyers in St. Louis can help you: 314-444-4444. Schultz & Myers, LLC handles hip injury cases and can answer any questions you might have about the legal process. Call 314-444-4444 for a free consultation with a member of our team. We recover no attorney’s fees unless you win your case.