Joint injuries can range from mild sprains to serious debilitating injury to tendons, nerves, bone and other tissues of the joint.
Symptoms of Joint Injuries
Some common symptoms of joint injuries include:
- Joint tenderness
- Inability to move joint
Causes of Joint Injuries
Like broken bones, joint injuries are frequently the result of another party’s negligence. For example, if a person is rear-ended in a car accident by another driver the resulting whiplash may damage not only the cervical vertebra in the neck, but also the temporomandibular joint and shoulders. Or if a fragile, elderly person slips and breaks a hip joint in a supermarket because a wet floor was not properly marked, the injury could have far-reaching consequences for someone of that age.
Joint Injury Lawsuits
Serious joint injuries can take long periods of time to heal and can often require extensive physical therapy or surgery. If that injury results from another person’s negligence, the injured party may be able to file a claim for compensation. If you or a loved one is suffering from a joint injury as a result of negligence contact an attorney today to learn more about your legal rights!
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