Orthopedic Injuries in North Carolina
Durham Personal Injury Lawyers
Orthopedic injuries affect your joints, muscles, and nerves, and have wide-ranging
effects on your daily life. These effects can last a few days or a lifetime.
If you have suffered an orthopedic injury because of someone else’s
negligence, you need an attorney who can tap into an extensive network
of medical experts to support your claim.
Types of Orthopedic Injuries & Their Causes
Orthopedic damage can range from a minor muscle strain to degenerative
joint conditions. Your compensation in a personal injury claim for an
orthopedic injury will depend in part on the type of injury you suffered.
Orthopedic injuries include:
Sprains and strains — Hyperextending muscles results in severe pain and limited mobility. While
these injuries tend to heal, they often affect your ability to work.
Fractures —Sudden impacts from
car accidents, can result in broken bones and stress fractures. These often require
surgery, take weeks to heal, hinder your mobility and can sometimes result
in permanent impairment or disability.
Joint damage and nerve pressure — Pain in your joints limits your mobility, especially in the ankle or wrist,
as in carpal tunnel syndrome. Ultrasound, laser therapies or surgery may
be required to reduce inflammation.
Spinal damage — Motor vehicle collisions can cause damage to your back or spinal cord,
leaving you in chronic pain or even paralyzed.
An Injured Spine Can Be Devastating
Car accidents, workplace injuries or even a simple slip and fall can result
in serious back injuries such as a herniated spinal disc. When you suffer
from a herniated disc, your entire back hurts. The
North Carolina personal injury lawyers at Twiggs Strickland & Rabenau understand how serious this sort of
injury can be.
The discs in your spinal cord serve as cushions between your vertebrae.
A spinal disc herniation is a tear in part of a disc, which allows some
of the disc to bulge out. Any trauma to the back can injure a disc, particularly
in automobile, truck, motorcycle and bicycle accidents. Once a disc is
compromised, you may feel pain from compression of the spinal nerves and
suffer limited function of your back.
Joint & Muscle Pain Can Be Permanent
Damage to joints, bones, and muscles can severely limit your work and your
life. Tasks that once were easy can become impossible. Chronic pain harms
your attitude, relationships, and ability to work.
Symptoms of orthopedic trauma may not become apparent for days. When you
do notice them, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible.
Not only will this improve your prognosis, but it also makes it easier
to determine the cause of your injury.
Call Our Dedicated Attorneys When You Are in Serious Pain
Orthopedic injuries from tractor-trailer and car accidents can leave you
disabled and in constant pain. If someone else’s negligence caused
your disability, pain and suffering, you deserve to be compensated. Our
Durham injury lawyers at Twiggs, Strickland & Rabenau work to recover
the compensation to which you are entitled under the law.
Call us at (919) 701-8132 or
contact us online to set up an appointment for a
consultation. You pay us nothing unless you receive compensation.