The short answer is, yes. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, the injuries can take days to show symptoms, and in some cases may even get worse as time passes, especially if necessary treatment options are overlooked.

Common hip injuries that occur in auto accidents are fractures, dislocations, and sprains/strains. While sprains and strains are often minor enough that they’ll heal on their own with time, a fractured or dislocated hip will definitely require medical attention. The hip is a very large, very important part of the body, and any pain you may have there after an accident should be taken very seriously.