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Hip Fracture and Hip Injury Attorney in Lancaster PA With More Than 100 Years of Combined Litigation Experience

If you or someone you know has suffered hip injuries or hip fractures due to an accident at work, on the road or on commercial or private property—call Georgelis, Larsen & Sabatino Injury Law Firm, P.C. right away for a FREE CASE EVALUATION.

Hip injuries and fractures are a common result of a car, truck, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. These types of injuries are considered one of the most painful a person can suffer, and often require extensive surgery that can leave a victim dealing with a lifetime of agony and limitations to their daily activity.

Pennsylvania law states you have the right to receive fair compensation from the at-fault party who caused your injury. Our experienced personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys have the experience it takes to conduct a full investigation of your accident claim. We will exhaust every option to ensure you have what you need to restore your pre-accident condition—both physically and monetarily.

We will help you recover compensation for:

  • Emergency Medical Bills
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of Current and Future Wages
  • Medical Equipment
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Physical Therapy
  • Ongoing Medical Treatment
  • And MUCH MORE!


Most Common Types of Hip Injuries

The hip is the largest ball-and-socket joint in the body and is vulnerable to injury due to its structure. While we often think of senior citizens being most prone to hip problems, many young people are left dealing with the pain from hip injuries after an accident.

Hip fractures

Hip fractures are most common in people over the age of 65 because their bones weaken, making them vulnerable to breaks.  However, young people with healthy bones deal with hip fractures every day due to trauma from an accident. Symptoms of a fractured or broken hip include:

  • Severe Pain in the Hip or Groin Area
  • Inability to Place Weight on The Leg Attached to the Hip
  • Stiffness, Swelling, and Bruising of the Hip and Surrounding Area
  • Inability to Move Immediately Following a Fall
  • Leg Attached to the Hip Turns Outwards

There is little to no treatment for a fractured hip. Most often, treatment consists of surgery, rehabilitation, and medication. You should seek medical attention immediately if you have experienced even the smallest trauma and are experiencing any of these symptoms.


Bursae are fluid-filled sacs between the joint and the soft tissues and are designed to reduce friction. These sacs can become inflamed and cause severe hip pain known as bursitis. Bursitis is often the result of repetitive minor trauma to the area or due to a major injury. Age, along with repetitive motion of the hip can also be factors leading to bursitis. Symptoms include:

  • Pain, Mostly after Long Periods of Inactivity or Repetitive Activity
  • Stiffness
  • Achy Feeling
  • Inability to Move Due to the Severity of the Pain

Medication, physical therapy, injections, and, at times, surgery are all treatment options for bursitis.


A dislocation of the hip happens when the ball found at the top of the femur slips out of its socket. This causes extreme pain and an inability to move the leg. Hip dislocations require a lot of force—perhaps from a major fall or a motor vehicle accident.  Symptoms include:

  • Severe Pain
  • Leg Attached to Injured Hip May be Shorter than Healthy Leg
  • Let May be in an Abnormal Position

Treatment for hip dislocation involves going to the emergency room for X-rays and a diagnosis. If it is determined you are suffering from a hip dislocation, doctors will administer medication to treat your pain and relax your muscles, and then slip the head of the femur back into its socket.

Labral Tear

A labral tear is when the cartilage surrounding the bony edge of the socket in the pelvis becomes damaged. This type of injury can be caused when the joint is suddenly twisted. This can happen in an accident or a fall and can also result from a hip that is repeatedly stressed. Symptoms include:

  • Pain in the Front of the Groin
  • Clicking Sensation in the Hip
  • Stiffness
  • Limited Range of Motion in the Hip

Often, labral tears can be treated with anti-inflammatory drugs and physical therapy, although there are times when surgery is needed.

When Suffering from Hip Injures after an Accident, Call Lancaster’s #1 Personal Injury and Accident Firm, Right Away!

Georgelis, Larsen & Sabatino Injury Law Firm, P.C. has been voted the best injury and accident law firm in Lancaster County for the last 10 years as part of Lancaster County Magazine’s annual “Best of Lancaster County” survey. Our experienced, skillful and relentless personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys will fight to ensure you get every penny you deserve.

Filing a claim is not an easy path to navigate alone. One mistake can cost you big time. Before you talk to the insurance company and before you sign a thing, Call Georgelis First at 1-800-HURT-NOW for a FREE CASE EVALUTATION. We will walk alongside you, ensuring nothing is missed and achieve maximum compensation for you. We never collect a fee until we win money for you!


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