Lawyers for Joint Injuries and Dislocations in Auto Accidents
Did you know that a car crash is one of the leading causes of joint injuries and dislocations? Crash injuries were the reason 2.5 million Americans received emergency room treatments in 2012, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). From these numbers, 200,000 individuals were subsequently hospitalized because their joint injuries resulted in complications. Treating a dislocated or injured joint after a car accident might be as simple as popping back the bones. However, it may also be a painful, extensive and expensive process, especially if the injury has affected a person’s ability to move since the joints are completely out of place. If you or your loved one suffered from a joint injury in Michigan due to a vehicular accident, The Clark Law Office could help collect what is due you from the concerned party. Any kind of car accident brings an inconvenience, but we can take the stress off your back and properly negotiate for the compensation you’re justly entitled to.
Physical Signs to Watch Out for After an Accident
Sometimes, the symptoms of a joint injury after a car accident may not be immediately evident if the pain has subsided. In the absence of pain, however, you should watch out for swelling and inflammation of the joints, muscle stiffness and weakness, difficulty in movements, and soreness. Some symptoms may be consistent or accelerate in waves, while some may be relieved if you shift position or take pain medication.
Most Common Joint Injuries in Car Accidents
Findings from various decade-long studies conducted by the Crash Injury Research (CIREN) team of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed that the shoulders and fingers are most prone to dislocation or joint injuries after an auto accident. However, these body parts below may also be vulnerable and may be of higher risks for complications:
Joint injuries and dislocations may not just lead to immobility or difficulty in movements. It could also cause damages to the nerves and blood vessels, which are essential to the body’s blood circulation. Joint injuries may also result in torn ligaments, muscles and tendons and may require more than one surgical repair. It may also raise a person’s risks for developing chronic body pains in the future, such as arthritis, bursitis, recurring sprains, migraines, numbness, and similar conditions.
Types of Treatments for Joint Injuries or Dislocations
Suffice to say, it’s possible for joint injuries and dislocation after an auto accident to develop as secondary injuries, more so if there is a lack of follow-up treatment. Understandably, the medical costs of succeeding treatments may take a toll on the injured finances. Hence, aside from getting medical attention after an accident, it would also be prudent to get in touch with our team of expert lawyers at The Clark Law Office. We can help you secure the best medical attention needed, as well as the right financial compensation for these treatments from the responsible party so that you can fully recover from your injuries.
As accidents differ from person to person, the treatment will also vary. Consequently, various specialists may be involved in your treatment process as you might need the services of surgeons, physical therapists, and operational therapists. Below are the likely procedures you might have to undergo to manage your pain and rehabilitate your body following an auto accident injury:
Medication – for minor injuries, a dose of prescription medication, spread over days or a couple of weeks, may be needed to manage the pain and swelling. Some medicines may be specialized and expensive.
Immobilization – this is an immediate treatment, where the injured could be set up with a splint, a bandage or a cast to prevent the injury from worsening. The cost may vary depending on the materials and techniques used.
Surgery – for major joint injuries, where there are damages to the nerves and blood vessels, this is a necessary procedure. It goes without saying that surgery can run up the medical bills.
Rehabilitation – this is a long-term treatment process and a vital follow up whether there was surgery or none. Without rehabilitation, you will may not be able to get your joints back to 100 percent and lose your ability to perform basic everyday tasks.
Are You Experiencing a Joint Injury After an Accident? We Can Help You!
The legal consequences of an injury following an auto accident must be given utmost attention. Hire a Lansing car accident lawyer from The Clark Law Office to help you claim what is due to you. Contact us at +1 (517) 347-6900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your next steps for making a claim for your joint injury.