Joint injuries can be among the most painful injuries you endure and they can take years to treat. If you suffer a joint injury as a result of someone's wrongful or negligent actions, an Atlanta, Georgia Accident Attorney at Van Sant Law, LLC can help you take legal action. Give us a call or contact us online today to learn how we can help you get monetary damages available under Georgia law.
Joints refer to the physical connection in your body where two bones meet. There are more than 230 moveable and semi-moveable joints in your body, including joints at the shoulders, hips and knees.
Unfortunately, these joints can be damaged as a result of force, impact or overexertion. When this occurs, you can suffer serious pain and discomfort and you may need physical therapy, surgery, pain medications and other medical treatment.
Joint injuries can develop over time due to putting strain on the joints or they can occur suddenly as a result of an accident. Some of the most common causes of joint injuries include:
- Overuse at work.
- Overexertion at work.
- Sporting injuries
- Slip and falls
- Car accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Medical malpractice
In many cases, joint injuries affect the hips, shoulders and knees. However, any of the hundreds of joints in your body could be harmed as a result of impact or overuse.
Types of Joint Injuries
Those who suffer joint injuries will be affected in different ways depending upon the type and extent of the damage done to the joint. Some of the most common types of joint injuries that you may experience include:
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Ligament injuries
- Labrum, supraspinatus or tendon tears
- Separation of AC joints
- ACL or PCL injuries
- Cartilage and meniscus tears
- Knee or shoulder sprains
When you suffer these or other joint injuries, you may require surgical correction to treat the injuries you have endured. You may also need ongoing physical therapy. It can take years to recover from a joint injury and you will endure pain and limited mobility during the entire recovery period.
If someone else was responsible for causing you to experience this injury and the resulting suffering, that person or entity needs to be held accountable. The person who caused your joint injury can be required to pay for all medical costs including future costs that you expect to incur after the case has settled or gone to court.
The person responsible for causing your joint injury can also be required to compensate you for lost wages if your joint injury prevents you from working or limits your ability to work. Finally, compensation for pain and suffering and emotional distress resulting from your joint injury is also appropriate under Georgia's personal injury laws.
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