Long Beach Hip Injury Attorneys
Beautiful Long Beach, California, is a world-class city known for its beaches and attractions, such as the Aquarium of the Pacific and the Queen Mary. An abundance of opportunities, things to do, and the enviable Southern California weather have drawn nearly half a million people to live here. However, due to the density of its population and the hustle and bustle of modern life, Long Beach residents experience more than their fair share of accidents. When you or a loved one becomes the victim of someone else’s negligence in Long Beach, you deserve justice.
For over 20 years, The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV has been dedicated to helping accident victims in Long Beach get the resources they need to recover. Founding attorney Joseph Low has earned a reputation for legal excellence, and our firm has a perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo, a leading independent rating agency for lawyers.
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident, call a Long Beach orthopedic injury lawyer at (562) 901-0840 to learn more today.
A joint is a place in your body where two bones meet. Your hips are ball-and-socket joints connecting the hip to the femur, which is the largest bone in your body. A hip socket is a sophisticated mechanism that includes muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. Your hips make walking possible by supporting your upper body and permitting your legs to perform a wide range of motion.
A hip injury is a trauma sustained to the hip joint that causes pain and limits mobility. Hip injuries range in severity from causing mild discomfort to completely immobilizing the patient. This includes sprains, strains, muscle tears, fractures, and dislocation. Patients become more susceptible to hip injuries as they grow older, and women are more likely to suffer a hip injury than men.
Symptoms of a hip injury include:
- Pain in the groin, thigh, buttocks, hip joint, and lower back
- Unable to walk
- Reduced range of motion
- A feeling of warmth
- Inability to get up from a fall
- Unable to put weight on leg
- One leg is shorter than the other
- The leg is turned outward
Patients who suffer a hip injury often lose their ability to move around freely, or they may require a mobility aid, such as a walker. This reduced mobility can damage a patient’s self-esteem and sense of independence. A hip injury also makes it more difficult to get enough exercise. When a patient becomes physically disabled due to a hip injury, it leads to additional medical problems.
There are many types of medical complications that can be caused by a hip injury, such as:
- Nerve damage
- Bone death
- Blood clots
- Urinary tract infections
If you have suffered a slip-and-fall accident, an automobile crash, or any event that causes hip pain, call 911 right away to get the necessary emergency treatment. Your doctor will use diagnosed imaging technology such as an X-ray or MRI to find out if your hip is fractured. A fractured hip frequently requires surgery and a long period of convalescence.
Other treatments for hip injuries include:
- Physical therapy
The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV can investigate your accident to find out what caused your injury by examining medical records, reviewing police reports, interviewing witnesses, and collecting physical evidence and surveillance video. We will use this information to build a strong personal injury case on your behalf.
When our investigation is complete, The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV will file a claim or lawsuit against anyone who committed an act of negligence that contributed to your injuries, which may include:
- Careless and intoxicated divers
- Property management companies
- Trucking and delivery companies that hire drivers with unsafe records
- Supermarkets that fail to warn customers about spills and slippery surfaces
- Property owners who fail to remove trip-and-fall hazards that they should have known about
A hip injury can dramatically impact your quality of life. Victims of accidents that cause hip injuries may be unable to get out of bed, and they will often require a lifetime of medical treatment and assisted living care.
A personal injury claim for a hip injury will include these types of damages:
- All medical bills
- Chronic pain and suffering
- Time missed from work
- Medical devices
- Reduced quality of life
- In-home nursing care
- Reduced earning potential
- Wrongful death
At The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV, we get justice for people injured by the careless actions of others. Our experienced Long Beach legal team will spring into action, pursuing every opportunity to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Contact us at (562) 901-0840 to schedule your free consultation today.