Orthopedic Injuries in North Carolina

Durham Personal Injury Lawyers

Orthopedic injuries affect your joints, muscles, and nerves, and have wide-ranging effects on your daily life. These effects can last a few days or a lifetime. If you have suffered an orthopedic injury because of someone else’s negligence, you need an attorney who can tap into an extensive network of medical experts to support your claim.

Types of Orthopedic Injuries & Their Causes

Orthopedic damage can range from a minor muscle strain to degenerative joint conditions. Your compensation in a personal injury claim for an orthopedic injury will depend in part on the type of injury you suffered.

Orthopedic injuries include:

  • Sprains and strains — Hyperextending muscles results in severe pain and limited mobility. While these injuries tend to heal, they often affect your ability to work.
  • Fractures —Sudden impacts from tractor-trailer and car accidents, can result in broken bones and stress fractures. These often require surgery, take weeks to heal, hinder your mobility and can sometimes result in permanent impairment or disability.
  • Joint damage and nerve pressure — Pain in your joints limits your mobility, especially in the ankle or wrist, as in carpal tunnel syndrome. Ultrasound, laser therapies or surgery may be required to reduce inflammation.
  • Spinal damage — Motor vehicle collisions can cause damage to your back or spinal cord, leaving you in chronic pain or even paralyzed.

An Injured Spine Can Be Devastating

Car accidents, workplace injuries or even a simple slip and fall can result in serious back injuries such as a herniated spinal disc. When you suffer from a herniated disc, your entire back hurts. The North Carolina personal injury lawyers at Twiggs Strickland & Rabenau understand how serious this sort of injury can be.

The discs in your spinal cord serve as cushions between your vertebrae. A spinal disc herniation is a tear in part of a disc, which allows some of the disc to bulge out. Any trauma to the back can injure a disc, particularly in automobile, truck, motorcycle and bicycle accidents. Once a disc is compromised, you may feel pain from compression of the spinal nerves and suffer limited function of your back.

Joint & Muscle Pain Can Be Permanent

Damage to joints, bones, and muscles can severely limit your work and your life. Tasks that once were easy can become impossible. Chronic pain harms your attitude, relationships, and ability to work.

Symptoms of orthopedic trauma may not become apparent for days. When you do notice them, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible. Not only will this improve your prognosis, but it also makes it easier to determine the cause of your injury.

Call Our Dedicated Attorneys When You Are in Serious Pain

Orthopedic injuries from tractor-trailer and car accidents can leave you disabled and in constant pain. If someone else’s negligence caused your disability, pain and suffering, you deserve to be compensated. Our Durham injury lawyers at Twiggs, Strickland & Rabenau work to recover the compensation to which you are entitled under the law.

Call us at (919) 701-8132 or contact us online to set up an appointment for a consultation. You pay us nothing unless you receive compensation.