Dealing With Car Accident Hip and Pelvis Trauma and Your Rights to Compensation

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How Our Washington Personal Injury Legal Team Can Help Your Road to Recovery After Suffering Hip and Pelvis Injuries

Hip and pelvic injuries are serious consequences of a collision that can change the course of your life. The debilitating pain and lengthy recovery are just one part of the equation. If you were hurt in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve to pursue a personal injury settlement that aptly covers your economic and non-economic damages. 

First, you need an experienced Washington car accident lawyer to handle your claim or lawsuit, as insurers will likely underestimate the value of your case and downplay your injuries. Rely on the team at Max Meyers Law to be your passionate advocate who delivers results. We have a proven track record of success, striving for the maximum possible recovery for our clients' catastrophic accident cases. 

Car Accident Hip and Pelvis Injuries Can Rob You of Vital Functions xray-of-hip-and-pelvis-injury

Your hips provide crucial balance and support for your upper body, bearing up to two-thirds of your body weight. As ball-and-socket joints, they’re also essential for lower body movement so you can extend, flex, and rotate your legs. Your pelvis is the connection point for the axial (upper body) and appendicular (lower body) skeletons, and some of the largest muscle groups are joined to it. 

Crash force impact in a car accident is severe, no matter the speed. The Montana Department of Transportation indicates that “At just 30 mph, a person not wearing a seat belt in a crash has the same experience as falling from a 3-story building or getting rammed by a 3.5–ton elephant.” Your pelvis and hips often absorb the brunt of this force in an accident, resulting in the following serious injuries: 

  • Fractures. Any break in the bone at or near the hip joint and pelvis complicates your ability to walk and leads to other significant medical issues, such as blood clots and an inability to stand. Older adults who have lost some of their bone density are even more susceptible to fractures and long-term mobility issues. 
  • Labral tears. You may suffer an injury to the cartilage, or labrum, which holds the ball-and-socket joint together. A labral tear can cause a reduced range of motion or the inability of the hip to support the rest of your body. A severe labral tear may require surgery to repair.
  • Nerve damage. Hip and pelvis injuries might also result in neuropathy or severe nerve damage. This disease often causes nerve malfunction and eventual disintegration, affecting your balance and ability to walk. 
  • Organ damage. Pelvis fractures and other complications can compromise the function of adjacent organs such as the bladder, genitals, intestines, and kidneys. 
  • Dislocation. In the hip, the femur—a long leg bone with a rounded tip—is the “ball”, and the acetabulum bone structure is the “socket”. Crash force can push the femur out of the socket. A physician might be able to reposition the femur while you’re under anesthesia, but if the dislocation has caused serious soft tissue injuries, you may need surgery.
  • Arthritis. Car accident hip and pelvis injury trauma damages bone structure, which then deteriorates more quickly, speeding up the onset of osteoarthritis. Severe arthritis may eventually necessitate a total hip replacement. In the meantime, your daily life functions and mobility are considerably impaired.

Max Meyers Law Can Help You Pursue Compensation for Your Car Crash Hip and Pelvic Injuries

The confusing aftermath of a vehicle accident makes it challenging to know what to do and when. Always remember to prioritize your health if you’re injured. Troubling hip and pelvic injuries rarely heal on their own. Even if you don’t require surgery, you need immediate medical care, dedicated follow-up treatment, a medication regimen, and possibly lengthy physical rehabilitation. There’s also the potential for mental and emotional pain and suffering. 

Experiencing all this because of another motorist’s negligence is unfair, but it doesn’t have to be unjust. If evidence proves someone else was to blame for your injuries, you’re legally entitled to proper financial compensation. However, you must first file a claim and deal with a skeptical insurance adjuster, and an insurer focused on minimizing any type of payout. 

Since 1977, Kirkland personal injury attorney Max Meyers and his team have served as the voice of the individuals in Washington State harmed physically or mentally by another person or entity's wrongdoing. We fight for the rights of people just like you, helping them recover restitution that enables a better physical, emotional, and financial recovery. 

Economic and non-economic damages from a hip or pelvic injury can be considerable, especially when they affect your quality of life, reduce your ability to work, and compromise your mobility. Max Meyers Law can assist you by figuring out the value of your claim and advocating for you to get every dollar you deserve. The insurance company might resist, but we have a track record of going to bat for our clients every step of the way. 

The damages you can receive in a personal injury claim depend on your individual circumstances and the losses and expenses you incurred. But our team evaluates: 

  • All medical expenses
  • Lost wages (or a reduction in your earnings capacity)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Embarrassment and humiliation
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Property damage

We also work diligently to investigate your case, gather critical information, and preserve valuable evidence to build a solid case—all within the critical timeline of Washington State’s personal injury statute of limitations, which is three years

Download our free book, Car Accident Secrets Unlocked, then call us for a complimentary assessment of your case.