Houston Orthopedic Injury Lawyers
Being injured in an accident can result in a number of different injuries. In the best case scenario, minor injuries such as cuts and bruises will be all that result from a car accident, defective product, or other dangerous situations. However, accidents of this nature are often more serious in degree, some of them being life-altering injuries. Among the most physically painful and debilitating of these are orthopedic injuries. Orthopedic injuries are those to the musculoskeletal system that affect a victim’s mobility—either by making movement painful or inhibiting it altogether. Orthopedic injuries cover a broad range of specific injuries, from minor ankle sprains to spine damage and tetraplegia (known as quadriplegia).
The Types of Orthopedic Injury
Most orthopedic injuries are categorized into three types:
- Acute injuries are the result of sudden and traumatic events such as spraining your ankle or breaking your back.
- Chronic recurring injuries are when a chronic condition or acute injury makes your tissue more susceptible to damage. For example, they could be the result of weakened ankle ligaments, which cause you to sprain your ankle multiple times a year.
- Chronic overuse injuries are caused by repeated, low-force impact to a joint, muscle, or bone—common to anyone who makes repetitive, demanding movements. These small injuries accumulate over time, leading to chronic pain and inhibited mobility.
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Orthopedic injuries require advanced therapies, electrical stimulation, laser therapy, ultrasounds, and exercise. These are not easy, comfortable, or cheap to overcome. Additionally, the cost extends beyond medical expenses. These can cost you lost wages, constant pain and suffering, and even force you to find a new line of work. That’s where the Houston injury lawyers at Arnold & Itkin can help you. Regardless of the cause, getting medical care is what matters most in the aftermath of an accident. When we take on cases, we ensure that our clients get the best medical care while we develop their case and fight for monetary compensation. Our team has won billions for our clients, but we’ve also set them up for appointments with the best doctors in their field so they recover more effectively. Our role is to protect your future in every way possible.
We’ve helped people obtain compensation for a wide variety of orthopedic injuries, including:
- Broken Bones
- Skull Fractures
- Closed Head Injuries
- Fractured Vertebrae
- Herniated / Bulging Discs
- Ruptured Vertebrae
Have You Suffered from a Sprain or Strain?
A sprain or strain is an orthopedic injury that can occur anywhere in your body that has ligaments, muscles, or tendons. A sprain is a stretching or tearing of ligaments (ligaments are tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect one bone to another). A strain is a stretching or tearing of a muscle or tendon (tendons are fibrous cords that connect muscles to bones). These injuries are incredibly painful and may occur in a number of different, everyday scenarios. While sprains and strains might sound like minor injuries, they, like any other kind of injury, occur in varying degrees and can become permanent or long-lasting debilitations. A severe sprain can put you out of work, force you to undergo serious or expensive surgery, cause demobilization in older victims and extenuating, lifelong disabilities in younger victims. For these reasons, those suffering these injuries at the hands of others through no fault of their own deserve compensation for the negative and derailing consequences of their injuries.
Common Causes of Sprains
Sprains occur when you overextend or tear a ligament at the same time as you stress a joint. Common causes of sprains include falls and trips.
These incidents could be the fault of another party in situations such as:
- Unmarked, slippery or uneven surfaces
- Areas lacking necessary guard or hand rails
- Motor vehicle accident at fault of another driver
Because strains can be caused by chronic injury, they are usually the result of prolonged, repetitive movements in a muscle or muscles; these injuries are often evident in athletes or individuals with jobs involving physical challenges.
Common Causes of Sprains
Acute strains happen when a muscle or tendon stretches unusually far or too quickly. Slipping, running, jumping, throwing, and lifting heavy objects can all result in acute tears. These could be the fault of your employer if sustained at work for the following reasons:
- Failure to provide proper training in handling equipment
- Poor or insufficient supervision
- Negligent or reckless co-workers
- Lack of necessary equipment to accomplish tasks
Symptoms of Sprains & Strains
- Muscle spasms
- Limited mobility in the affected joint or muscle
- For sprains, a "popping" sound at the time of the injury
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No matter what type of injury you are currently suffering from, if it was sustained in an accident that was caused through the negligent or reckless behaviors of another, then you should not wait to contact Arnold & Itkin. We are dedicated to serving the needs of injury victims throughout the state and across the country. At all times throughout the legal process, you can rely on an associate from our firm for help. We are ready to put our skills and experience to work for you, so do not hesitate to call today to discuss your case. Our services are offered on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won't pay a dime unless we win for you. Our success is your success, so we happily take on all the risk for your case.
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