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: