Injury to the sacroiliac joint in a Louisville car accident is quite common. The sacroiliac joint basically links the lower back to the pelvis. While there isn’t a lot of flexibility in this joint, the sacroiliac joint is important as it actually bears a lot of weight when we stand or sit. One of the primary functions of the sacroiliac joint is to prevent the transfer of force from our legs (walking, running, etc.) from transferring into the spine resulting in injury.
The forces associated with a Louisville car accident – especially a side-impact collision – can result in damage to this important juncture in the body. A sacroiliac joint injury not only impacts the ability to walk or move, it can result in extremely painful nerve damage. This results in extremely painful radiation which is transmitted through the hips and down into the legs.
Injury to the sacroiliac joint in a Louisville car accident may not be immediately evident after impact. This is why it is so important to have a thorough medical examination within 24 to 48 hours of any motor vehicle accident. Injury to this important joint results in numbness and tingling in the legs, aches and flashes of pain through the groin and into the legs, as well as pain or aching in the lower back, even when you are seated or lying down.
While the actual medical expenses associated with a sacroiliac injury can be quite low, the impact of these injuries on the life of the patient can be quite severe. Insurance adjusters often attempt to get injury victims to accept far less than their case is actually worth, using the low medical bills as an excuse to make a low offer.
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington, PLLC (HLH) have served Louisville and all of Kentucky since 1924. We aggressively represent our clients to ensure they receive full and fair compensation for their injuries which reflects not only past, present and future medical expenses, but lost wages and consideration for all of the pain and suffering associated with an injury to the sacroiliac joint.
If you are injured in a car accident contact HLH or call (866) 583-9701 for a free consultation to learn more about your rights and how we can achieve the best possible outcome in your case.