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Hip Injuries & Fall Accidents

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Your accident may be the result of factors beyond your control. You could be suffering because a store or place of business failed to remove a hazard or properly maintain premises. If you believe your accident and continued suffering is the result of the actions or negligence of another party, you could have legal options available to you.


Hip injuries can range in severity, with some even permanently affecting one’s mobility and physical capabilities. Even in a young victim, a hip injury can lead to serious long-term consequences. Some of the most common types of hip injuries suffered in fall-related accidents include:

  • Labral tear — This is damage done to the cartilage that surrounds the hip joint. This damage can lead to a clicking feeling, pain in the groin area and problems with range of motion.
  • Dislocation — This can happen when a fall causes the femur to move, sometimes completely out of socket. This is extremely painful, and it may require surgery to repair.
  • Bursitis — This happens when bursa in the hip area become inflamed, leading to pain after movement. The area may also feel warm to the touch.
  • Fracture — A fracture can occur when the force of a fall leads to damage to the bone in the hip area. In addition to extreme pain, it can also lead to surgery and limited movement.
  • Hip strain — A fall can lead to a strain in the ligaments, tendons and muscles in the hip area. These may not be severe injuries, but they can be painful and last for an extended period of time.

If you're hurt, it is possible that you could have grounds to pursue  a personal injury claim after a trip-and-fall or slip-and-fall. Call our offices for a free consulation of your case.  For over 50 years, we have been fighting to obtain justice and compensation for our clients.