Common Causes of Hip Pain after a Car AccidentTrusted Content
Legally reviewed by:Erik Abrahamson, J.D. June 25, 2014
Hip Pain After a Car Accident
If you or are loved one is suffer from hip pain after a car accident, you are likely concerned on what is causing the discomfort and how serious the injury might be.
Below, we examine some of the more common causes of experiencing hip discomfort after a collision, including hip dislocation, stress fractures and muscle strain.
If you were injured in a Florida auto accident, you should contact our injury firm today for a free consultation. You may be entitled to compensation.
Common Hip Injuries Resulting From an Auto Accident
Hip dislocation is one of the more common severe injuries associated with hip pain after a car accident. One common way that these accidents can take place is when the force of impact drives a victim’s knee into the dashboard, forcing the hip out of position.
Symptoms of hip dislocation include severe pain, reduced mobility, and an abnormal positioning of the hip.
A dislocated hip may require immediate emergency care in order to keep blood circulating throughout the leg and avoiding permanent injury.
The blunt force involved in serious car accidents can be enough to result in fractures to the hip bone. These injuries can be severely painful and result in considerable medical expenses with a lengthy recovery time.
Hip trauma can cause stretches or tears to the muscle fibers of the hip resulting in muscle strain. Muscle pain is the most common symptom of muscle strain, followed by swelling and weakness.
Suffering a serious hip injury can result in considerable pain and suffering, expensive medical bills, and lost income. If you’ve suffered this type of injury due to someone else’s negligence or irresponsibility, you may be eligible for financial compensation that can help with your recovery.
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