5 Hip Injuries Slip and Fall Victims Often Suffer

If you suffered a slip and fall accident – perhaps at one of Las Vegas’ restaurant buffets, casinos, or hotels – you may feel embarrassed. Even though the accident was caused by the business’ negligence, you may not want to make a big deal out of it. Unfortunately, you could have also seriously injured your hip. Not only could this ruin your night out on the town, it could also cause you to experience stress and worries over your medical prognosis and how you will be able to pay your medical bills – especially sinceHenderson Personal Injury Lawyers Jones Wilson you probably wouldn’t be able to work for an extended period of time. However, you may be entitled to compensation for these expenses and more from the business or person who caused your fall.

Common Hip Injuries Caused by Slips, Falls, and Trips

A person’s hips often take the brunt of a slip, fall, or tripping accident. Common injuries a person could experience include:

Strains, sprains, and tears.

A number of ligaments, tendons, and muscles surround the hip and allow the hip bones to move. When a person slips and falls, these ligaments, tendons, and muscles can be stretched or strained in unnatural ways, causing the person to experience pain, swelling, and weakness in the hip area.


A ball and socket joint connects the hip to the femur. The hip can become dislocated when the top of the femur is out of alignment with the hip socket. The person can experience intense pain, difficulty or inability to walk, and loss of feeling in the foot and ankle if nerves were also damaged. Immediate medical treatment is required.


Bursitis is the swelling and inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs known as the bursae that cushion the hip joints. A person suffering from bursitis could feel pain or aching in the hip that can be aggravated by walking and other activities.

Bruised hip pointer.

When a fall causes a direct blow to the iliac crest – located in the pelvis – the bone or soft tissues can be injured. The hip pointer could be bruised, and the person may experience tenderness, swelling, muscle spasms, pain, and decreased range of motion.

Hip fracture.

Even a minor fall can cause a hip fracture, which is a break of the femur at the hip joint. The person can feel extreme pain, swelling, numbness, or tingling, and difficulty moving the hip and leg. Hip fractures usually require surgery and a lengthy rehabilitation process.

Have You Been Injured In A Henderson Slip and Fall Accident?

If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall you need to speak with an experienced slip and fall lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Henderson office directly at 702.405.6000 to schedule a free consultation with our slip and fall attorneys.

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