Virginia hip injury attorneys
We offer compassionate representation after a serious hip injury in Virginia
Hip injuries are common in car accidents and falls. Older adults who fell made 3 million visits to emergency rooms in the United States in a recent year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. And every year, more than 3,000 people over age 65 are hospitalized for a broken hip.
Whether caused by a car wreck or a fall, a hip fracture, dislocation, or other serious hip injury can change your life. If another person was to blame for your accident, you may have a legal case for compensation.
At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we’ve helped many of our neighbors recover after traumatic injuries that weren’t their fault. We want to do the same for you. Call us at (804) 413-6777 or toll-free at (855) 781-6777 to set up a completely free consultation if you sustained a hip injury in Virginia. We will sit down with you and let you know all your options without obligation.
What are the common types of hip injuries?
In our 70-plus years of combined experience, we’ve seen the following:
- Fractured hips: More than 95 percent of hip fractures are caused by falling, usually sideways, as confirmed by the CDC. Fractures of the socket and other parts of the hip can also occur in car accidents. A broken hip requires surgery or a hip replacement, and recovery can be long and painful.
- Dislocated hips: Dislocation occurs when the ball of the hip joint is pushed out of its socket. This takes quite a bit of force, so it can happen in a car collision or high-impact fall. A dislocated hip is a serious medical emergency that requires immediate treatment. When the hip is dislocated, it damages muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissue around it as well.
- Sprained hips: A sprain occurs when the ligaments around the hip are stretched or torn. Muscles and tendons may also be injured when the hip is sprained. It’s important to see a doctor for a sprained hip. You may be instructed to use crutches or a walker, rest and protect your hip, and avoid any activity that causes pain.
- Strained hip: a strain occurs when the muscles that support the hip are stretched or torn. This is a painful injury that may immobilize the patient. Treatment may include rest, surgery, or physical therapy.
- Bursitis of the hip: This condition occurs when tiny fluid-filled sacs in the hip called bursae become irritated and inflamed. Bursitis is a leading cause of hip-joint pain after a car accident, but bursitis can also result from a fall.
- Hip contusions: a hip contusion occurs when a broken blood vessel leaks into the nearby area, causing pain, swelling, and discoloration. A deeper bruise, known as a hip pointer, may result from a direct blow to the area. This is a common sports injury, especially for football players. Recovery from a hip contusion requires a period of rest and the avoidance of physical activity.
- Labral hip tears: The labrum is a ring of cartilage that can be found along the outside rim of the hip joint socket. It cushions the joint while helping to hold the ball at the top of the thighbone firmly in place. When the labrum is torn, it may cause pain in the hip or groin, a locking sensation, and a limited range of motion.
What are the consequences of a broken hip?
A fractured hip at any age is a severe injury that can have long-term consequences. It usually requires immobilization and surgical repair at the very least, and it may require a full or partial hip replacement. There’s no denying that a broken hip can be particularly dangerous for older adults. They may experience long-term mobility issues, decreased independence, loss of strength in muscles, bones, and joints, and even a shorter life expectancy.
What types of accidents cause hip injuries?
Besides car crashes, hip injuries may also be caused by:
- Slip and falls
- Sports injuries
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Nursing home neglect and abuse
What types of compensation are available if your hip injury was caused by someone else’s negligence?
If another person did something to cause your hip injury, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be able to request money for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Medical equipment
- Home healthcare
- Lost earnings
- Loss of future earning potential
What are the benefits of physical therapy after a hip injury?
Physical therapy can help treat several types of hip injuries. Several sessions may be required to rehabilitate your hip. Your attorney will calculate the cost of physical therapy and make sure it’s included in your claim.
Find an experienced, licensed therapist who ideally specializes in hips to assess your injuries and guide you through the proper exercises. It requires a highly trained professional to safely employ the following types of exercises:
Reach out to us for a free consultation and help
If a negligent property owner or another driver caused your hip injury, speak with an experienced Virginia personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to find out your options. Your best chance of recovering full compensation is to have a dedicated and effective legal advocate by your side.
At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we consider it our calling to help people who have been hurt. We have the knowledge, skills, and resources to help you recover your losses, including future expenses. We can negotiate skillfully with insurance companies on your behalf, and we will not hesitate to go to trial if it serves your best interests. As former U.S. Marines, we will take on the challenge of your case and serve you to the fullest extent. Call our Virginia hip injury lawyers today to schedule a free consultation and find out about our “Zero Fee Guarantee.” Call us at (804) 413-6777 or toll-free at (855) 781-6777.
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- Safety Education
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- Supporting Local Schools
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