Fractures to Joints
With our many years of experience representing injured and disabled people, we understand that a joint injury can change your life forever. Joint injuries can cause chronic pain, swelling, inflammation and fatigue. Some can even leave you permanently disabled.
For example, if a fracture extends into a weight-bearing joint, such as a knee or ankle, arthritis may develop. The likely consequences of the arthritis must be considered when quantifying a person’s economic losses.
Joint injuries can leave you permanently unable to work or perform routine chores around the home. Injuries to the hips, legs, ankles and feet can affect your ability to stand, walk and climb stairs. A shoulder injury can make it impossible to lift objects above shoulder level. Injuries to the wrists and hands can prevent you from doing computer keyboarding or other skilled work with your hands.
The long-term impact of fractures can be financially devastating. Experience in this area is necessary when obtaining a fair settlement. We understand the importance of looking beyond your present situation and considering how your injuries may impact your abilities in the future. We seek compensation for the full extent of your damages, including loss of income-earning capacity, cost of future care, loss of the ability to perform housekeeping and home maintenance, and other damages.