A hip injury slip and fall lawyer in Indiana is the first person you should turn to after you have fallen in an accident. Most people assume that it was their own clumsiness that caused an accident, but if it was truly a dangerous condition on someone else's property, a premises liability case could help you recover compensation. Unfortunately, the hips are one of the most commonly damaged parts of the body during a slip and fall accident.
The hips are the widest part of a person's frame and often absorb most impact as you land. There are several different types of common hip injuries, all of which can sideline you and make it impossible for you to go to work. Strains, tears, and sprains may affect your hips because there are many different ligaments, tendons and muscles that surround your bones and allow for you to move.
The soft tissues ae designed to contract and stretch but unnatural excess movements such as that which occurs in a fall, could lead to a significant injury. A dislocated hip is another common side effect of a common slip and fall incident. A dislocated hip can cause extreme difficulty, inability to walk, or severe pain. If the hip joint is dislocated, it can also lead to a loss of feeling in the ankle or foot.
You could also suffer tears, sprains and strains in addition to a hip dislocation. Fractures are another common side effect of serious slip and fall accidents. The femur and pelvic bones of the hip are strong but can still be susceptible to fractures and these may occur due to the direct impact f the body with a hard surface, such as the ground, during a fall.
Treatments for your hip injury after a slip and fall accident need to be outlined by an experienced medical professional as soon as possible after the accident occurs. Certain injuries such as sprains, strains and minor fractures might heal on their own with rest, ice and medication. However, tears, fractures or dislocations may require advance surgery which carries the risk of infection and other side effects.
Any surgery on the hips will lead to weeks of recovery and rest time and may require physical therapy in advance as well. In all of these situations, it is critical for the person who has been hurt to discuss their options directly with a dedicated and experienced attorney. At Shaw Law, we make it our mission to understand your goals for recovering compensation so that you can craft a treatment plan directly in line with your needs.