Broken Hips And Pelvis
Many people do not realize just how vital our hips and pelvis are to performing basic daily tasks. When someone receives an injury to their hip bones, pelvis, or both, the consequences can become significant. If you have suffered a hip or pelvis injury after a car accident, it is essential to not delay in seeking medical treatment. In the shock of a car accident or other type of accident, it can be tempting to put off treatment or assume your hip or pelvis will heal on its own. Nonetheless, hip and pelvis injuries, even minor ones, can result in osteoporosis. Osteoporosis, in turn, can become so severe that conducting daily tasks becomes difficult.
If you have experienced a hip or pelvis injury, you should seek the legal help of a Brampton personal injury lawyers. With over 60 years of experience practicing Canadian personal injury law, our lawyers have represented Canadians from every walk of life. We provide all potential clients with a free initial consultation. We work with our clients on a contingency basis. If we do not win or settle your hip or pelvis injury claim, you do not have to pay us. Do not hesitate, fill out our case evaluation form today.
Common Causes of Hip and Pelvis Injuries
- High impact sports injuries
- Slip and fall accidents
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Falls from height
- Stress-fractures from jogging or doing a repetitive activity
Common Hip and Pelvis Injury Symptoms
- Numbness or tingling in the legs or groin
- Difficulty standing or walking
- Difficulty urinating
- Abdominal pain
- Tingling or numbness in the legs or groin
Common Hip Injuries Resulting from Motor Vehicle Accidents in Canada
Car accidents are a leading cause of hip and pelvis injuries. The force upon one’s body in a car accident can cause bone fractures, dislocation, and strains. If you’ve been in a motor vehicle accident, you should watch for signs and symptoms of injury. After the shock and adrenaline wear off, many car accident victims begin to feel increasing pain and discomfort.
When the force from an accident pushes the knee into the car dashboard in a car accident, the hip can become dislocated. Many times people feel their hip pop out of its place. Frequently, extreme pain sets in when the hip becomes dislocated. Sometimes, emergency treatment is necessary because a person with hip dislocation may not be able to stand or walk. Other times, a fracture occurs along with a hip dislocation.
A Hip or Pelvis Fracture
The forceful impact caused by a collision can cause the hip joint to become fractured. Hip joints are located at the top of the femur. The pelvic acetabular acts as a socket for the femur. When accidents cause hip fractures, the patient may require surgery to secure the bones in place. Sometimes, surgeons use screws to compress, fixate, or reduce a hip fracture. Other times, medical doctors will recommend non-surgical treatment such as physical therapy, pain medication, and modification of activities.
The pelvis is a group of bones arranged in a butterfly shape at the base of the spine. The pelvis consists of the ilium, ischium, and pubis bones held together by tough ligaments that form a girdle. Pelvis fractures are somewhat uncommon. They often happen as a result of high-speed accidents or falls from great heights. Sometimes, if a patient already has osteoporosis that weakens the bone, a slight slip and fall can cause a pelvic fracture. When a pelvis or hip fracture happens, the kidneys, bladder, genitals, or intestines may become damaged. A computed tomography (CT) scan can usually detect whether the pelvis or hip bones suffered a fracture.
Hip Implant Injuries
Replacing a natural hip bone with an artificial hip can help significantly with mobility. Sometimes, an artificial hip itself causes its significant personal injury. Health Canada reports that 12 out of 33 of its manufacturers have recalled their artificial hip implants. Defective hip implants cause the following symptoms:
- Swelling around the hip joint
- A limp or a favoring of one leg over the other leg
- Difficulty in rising from a reclined or seated position
- Reluctance to move due to the extreme pain
- Muscle and tissue damage
- Blood poisoning
- Cracking or crunching noises in the hip
If you are suffering from pain due to an artificial hip, time is of the essence. The experienced hip implant injury lawyers at Preszler Injury Lawyers will help you determine whether you have a product liability claim. Many people successfully bring artificial hip injury claims under Canadian law. If you do have a valid claim, we can help you assert your rights and receive compensation.
Contact a Brampton Hip and Pelvis Lawyer Today
If you have suffered a hip or pelvis injury, please do not delay in seeking treatment from a medical specialist. At Preszler Injury Lawyers, our lawyers work to provide comprehensive assistance for their clients. If you are still in shock from your accident and unsure of how to proceed, we can recommend medical providers who will conduct a comprehensive exam.
Was your hip or pelvis injury the result of an accident? Did another person or business’s negligence caused your injuries? If so, you may have a legitimate personal injury claim. You must select experienced lawyers who will advocate effectively on your behalf. Preszler Injury Lawyers has forcefully advocated for our clients in Brampton and the surrounding area.
Time Is of The Essence, Set Up Your Initial Appointment Today
We understand the difficulties our clients face after suffering an injury. That is why we keep our clients as our number one priority. We quickly respond to letters, emails, and phone calls. Our lawyers gladly answer any questions transparently. Our goal is to focus on advocating for your compensation so you can focus on recovering from your hip or pelvis injury.
It is essential to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. In Ontario, potential claimants must generally file a personal injury claim within two years of the date of the accident, subject to discoverability, or they may lose the ability to bring the suit. To schedule your free Brampton, Ontario, legal consultation, contact us today.