Joint Injuries and Dislocations in Car Accidents
Joint injuries and dislocations suffered in car accidents are not just minor injuries that heal quickly. Some of these dislocations can have long-lasting symptoms, depending on the victim as well as the kind of injury sustained. Surgery to repair muscles, ligaments or tendons may be necessary, as well as other costly treatments. When a negligent party involved in a car accident causes a victim’s joint injury or dislocation, he or she can potentially be held liable. The Miami car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon help victims pursue the compensation they need to cope with the costs of their recovery. We offer seasoned legal guidance to clients across South Florida, including in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. If you, your child, or a loved one, has sustained an injury in a motor vehicle collision you believe was caused by another person’s careless or reckless actions, you may be entitled to damages. Contact our office to discuss your options with a knowledgeable attorney and set up a free consultation regarding your potential legal claims.Serious Joint Injuries and Dislocations in Car Accidents
Due to the impact of a collision, many different body parts can experience dislocation or other joint injuries. Joint dislocations occur when bones stay stationary without a braking, but pop out of a socket, leading to them moving around freely. Most common in car accidents are shoulder or finger dislocations. However, when elbows, knees, or hips dislocate, more serious complications can result, and may include:
- When a nerve is severed, or blood flow to surrounding muscle or tissue is compromised, mobility can be lost permanently.
- Limbs affected by a dislocation can sustain temporary immobility as well as significant pain.
- If a bone is dislocated, muscles and tendons can experience hyperextension, and when stretched too much, there may be tears to muscles, ligaments, or tendons.
- Once a joint has been injured, the potential for future exacerbation in the same area increases. Even small injuries can lead to a subsequent dislocation.
- Early arthritis can occur when a joint is dislocated.
Treatments for joint injuries and dislocations vary. Many times, a bone just needs to be set back into place, and pain needs to be treated. This can still involve weeks of recovery while the injury heals. Depending on the type of work a victim does, a joint injury can be very interruptive to his or her life.Holding Negligent Motorists Accountable
Most car accidents are due to one or more motorists’ careless actions, such as excessive speeding, aggressive maneuvers, or texting while driving. To prevail on a personal injury claim and recover the damages associated with your joint or dislocation injury, you must prove another party was negligent. Negligence exists when a party breaches a duty of reasonable care owed to a victim, causing his or her injuries, and resulting in damages. For example, a driver who is following another too closely and causes a rear-end collision may be found negligent. Once liability is established, victims may receive compensation for past and future medical costs, past and future medical expenses, damages for time missed from work, as well as any damages related to lost ability to do a job as they once did.Car Accident Lawyers Serving Miami Residents
When you suffer a joint injury or dislocation in a car accident, your injuries are not only painful, but can also be costly to treat, especially if there are any complications or if they are accompanied by other injuries. Seeking to hold negligent parties responsible for your harm is important so that you have the financial assistance you need during your recovery. Robert Dixon and the attorneys at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon help car accident victims with claims arising from another’s negligence. If you have been involved in a collision, and want to find out more about your legal rights and options, please call our office today at (877) 499-4878 or contact us online to schedule a free, no obligation consultation to learn more about our services and how we can help. We represent clients in areas including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach.