Your joints are the most essential part of your ability to move. An injury to these sensitive areas can lead to a greater difficulty down the road. Injuries to feet, ankles, legs, shoulders, wrists, elbows, knees and hips can be extremely painful and debilitating.
A Las Vegas car accident could leave you with a variety of joint injuries.
Knee injuries can occur in car accidents when they bang against doors or other hard interior pieces such as windows, steering wheels, dashboards or center consoles. Hyperextension of the knee joint is a great possibility in motorcycle and bicycle accidents.
Shoulders are another joint we depend on for our jobs and most physical activities. If you suffer a shoulder injury in a car accident caused by someone else, you may need surgery and costly rehabilitation treatment to regain full strength and range of motion. Losing these essential functions could cost you even more, including your ability to work.
Suffering a dislocated hip means your upper leg bone, the femur, has popped out of the hip socket. This is not only painful, but could leave you with severe nerve damage and affect your ability to walk.
Elbow injuries often result in car accidents when drivers brace themselves for impact. These injuries are also common in slip and fall accidents.