If you were involved in an accident that left you with an orthopedic injury, you might be entitled to financial compensation for your pain and suffering and debt-free medical care. Orthopedic injuries can later be complex, as they refer to a broad range of problems associated with one’s bones, ligaments, nerves, muscles, joints, and tendons–the accouterments of the musculoskeletal system. It is paramount to call an orthopedic injury lawyer (after you have sought emergency medical services) to ensure your rights. An attorney can also help protect and ensure the next critical steps are taken that will enable you to receive the highest possible compensation for your pain, suffering, and losses.
How Serious are Orthopedic Injuries
Orthopedic injuries tend to be very serious, as often traumatic damage is done to the joints, nerves, bones, and other components of the musculoskeletal system. Usually, orthopedic injury lawyers have clients who require surgery. For instance, joint replacement, arthroscopy, excision and decompression, and spinal fusion are some procedures that someone with damages from this classification may have to endure.
In some cases, victims will need years to recover with extensive physical therapy, and in other instances, people will never fully recover, while for others, it is a life-long process. An orthopedic injury lawyer can also research your accident and gather all the right evidence, statements, and expert witnesses. An attorney can also build a case aimed at leaving you with the best medical care, free from bills, and with the highest possible compensation for your lost wages, pain, psychological trauma, and any other damages that may range from implications in your personal life to damaged property.
Examples of Injuries a Jacoby and Meyers Orthopedic Injury Lawyer Works With
When you partner with any one of our orthopedic injury lawyers at Jacoby and Meyers, you will have a veteran personal injury attorney at your side. Our attorneys have also helped victims receive justice, medical care and financial compensation for these injuries, and more:
- Joint fractures
- ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tears
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Spinal injuries, including those that require fusions
- Hip replacement
- Slipped discs
- Herniated discs
- Overuse injuries
- A shoulder dislocation (with or without nerve damage)
- Sports hernias
- Rotator cuff tear
- Meniscus tears
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tennis elbow
These are only a few of the issues our orthopedic injury lawyers encounter, but there are many more. Unfortunately, many people don’t even know their rights and because they don’t think to research various orthopedic injury lawyers, they are left with devastating medical bills and no compensation.
Here are two common orthopedic injury examples that would likely entitle the injured person to compensation:
A 17-year-old boy pitches for his high school baseball team. He can register 101 MPH with his fastball, throws a mean curve ball, and is extremely accurate. But ignoring advice from the team doctor, the coach overuses the athlete and as a result, he tears his rotator cuff. Not only is he in pain and will require surgery, but MLB scouts quickly lose interest. An orthopedic injury lawyer could collect the medical reports, analyze the prognosis, interview the scouts, and build a case that would not only give the boy and his family compensation for medical bills and suffering but also for the negligence that destroyed a promising career in professional sports.
For years, a worker who spends all day standing on a concrete floor has requested that her employer provide her with an orthopedic padded mat. One day she goes to a doctor due to agonizing pain in her feet and is diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. She then cannot work for the next six months and faces lost wages and medical bills. She also suffers from severe depression due to her inability to hike with the family every weekend. Under the right circumstances, an orthopedic attorney can ensure she gets the highest compensation possible and helps her get her life back on track.
What are Some Common Causes of Orthopedic Injuries?
A wide variety of accidents and negligent practices can cause orthopedic injuries. These include:
- Sports injuries
- Slip and falls
- Premises liability injuries
- Workplace injuries
- Medical errors during a procedure or diagnosis
- Auto Accident
- Scooter accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Bike accident
- Industrial accident
- Assault/gunshot or stabbing
- Product imperfections
- Landlord negligence (a broken step on the stairs, etc)
Really, any type of accident that occurs due to negligence and has enough force to cause an orthopedic injury can likely entitle a victim to some form of compensation.
Call Our Orthopedic Injury Lawyers at Jacoby and Meyers
Indeed, our priority is to help you regain as much of your health as possible, ensure your wellness, and build a case that results in the highest compensation possible. You can also call Jacoby and Meyers today for a free consultation with our expert team of orthopedic injury lawyers, and get an educated understanding of your legal rights and the kind of settlement you are entitled to.