Why Should I Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer?
Between affecting your ability to walk and accumulating medical expenses, severe orthopedic injuries can be life changing. Plus, these types of claims can take a long time to settle, and the legal process following an accident can be confusing and overwhelming. Therefore, hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer who has your best interests in mind is vital.
Whether your injuries are the result of a pedestrian accident, car accident, motorcycle accident, slip and fall, or various other accidents, it is important to seek help from an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Why Choose De Rose’s Team Of Orthopedic Injury Lawyers?
With 40 years of combined experience, De Rose Lawyers will guide you through the complex legal, medical, and insurance issues, allowing you to focus on your rehabilitation and recovery. Our personal injury team at De Rose Lawyers will help you navigate the legal process to make sure you are fairly compensated.
Orthopedic Injuries FAQs
What Injuries Classify As Orthopedic Injuries?
Orthopedic injuries are any injuries that affect your muscles, joints, and nerves. These injuries often include injuries to your tendons, muscles, ligaments, cartilage, or bone fractures. In serious orthopedic injuries, the bone can become displaced and cause painful damage to your surrounding tissue or nerves.
Many orthopedic injuries can result from fractures, sprains, muscle strains, spinal damage, and even nerve damage. While many broken bones will heal quickly without much issue, some can lead to permanent damage or pain, such as chronic pain or issues with your mobility.
Common causes of orthopedic injuries are car accidents, slip and falls, physical assaults and fights, or sports injuries.
What Additional Health Issues Do People Suffering From Orthopedic Injuries Experience?
As stated above, many orthopedic injuries can heal without lasting effects or pain. However, in more serious cases, many people will continue to experience chronic pain or loss of mobility because of their orthopedic injuries. Therefore, these types of injuries can have serious, long-lasting consequences on a person’s quality of life.
The pain that accompanies orthopedic injuries can be sudden and severe (acute) or it may be long-lasting (chronic). Additionally, you may experience localized pain in one area of your body, or you may experience pain in your entire body. Each orthopedic injury is unique, and therefore the pain you experience may differ from others.
There are many different types of orthopedic pain, which include bone pain, joint pain, muscle pain, or tendon and ligament pain.
This means the pain you feel varies, and may include:
- Bone pain
- Stiffness and/or inflammation
- Muscle spasms or cramps
- Muscle pain
- And more
How Long Do You Have To Pursue An Orthopedic Injury Claim?
It’s important to meet with a lawyer as soon as you’re able to when all of the details of your accident and injury are fresh. You have up to two years from the time of your injury to pursue legal action.
If the injury happened to someone under the age of 18, then the two-year time limit doesn’t begin until the child turns 18.
However, some exceptions to the law are in the cases of slip and falls. If your injuries are the result of a slip and fall on public property, you only have 10 days to provide written notice to the municipality where you were injured. If the fall happened on private property, then you have 60 days to provide notice.
What Is The Average Payout For Orthopedic Injuries?
Wondering what is the average payout for orthopedic injuries? This is a difficult question to answer without knowing the specifics relating to your individual orthopedic injury. Ultimately, the compensation you receive for your orthopedic injury will be based on the severity of your injuries, the quality of evidence you produce, and details relating to who was at fault. In order to give you a better idea of De Rose Lawyers’ track record, view our success stories here.
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