Fractured Wrist Injury Lawsuits
A wrist injury is a defined as a type of injury that results in damage to the area that connect the bones of the forearm to the carpal bones in the hand.
In an auto accident, some of the first bones and ligaments to be injured are those in the wrist due to most drivers' instinct to grip the wheel more tightly while bracing for impact.
The sudden jolt produced in a crash often results in strained muscles and ligaments, which can also cause the lower radius and ulna bones to break or splinter. The resulting injuries often take many months to recover from and during that time, most injury victims have very limited use of the hand and arm connected to the injured wrist.
Did you injure your wrist after being involved in an auto accident that was caused by another driver?
At the law offices of Gordon & Doner, our attorneys understand the difficulties that injury victims often face after an accident and have detailed knowledge of Florida's traffic laws to help build a solid argument for your compensation claim.
Learn more about your legal options by contacting Gordon & Doner today for your FREE case evaluation by calling 1-855-722-2552, or alternatively, contact us online by filling out the free case evaluation form on the right.
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Anatomy of a Joint: What can be Injured?
The wrist is made up of two bones from the forearm known as the radius and ulna, and eight smaller bones commonly referred to as carpals. These bones support a tube that travels through the wrist, known as the carpal tunnel. This holds the tendons and nerves and is held in place by a ligament.
Common Types of Wrist Injuries from a Car Accident
The wrist is an extremely complex structure in the body. When it is damaged it requires the attention of a medical professional. These injuries can be difficult to heal. In some cases they may require a number of different surgeries and therapies to get the join back to full range of motion. Hand and wrist specialists are trained to deal with the following types of injuries:
Sprains and Strains
A sprain happens when the ligaments surrounding the wrist are injured. A sprain is also classified as a Grade 1 injury and is often caused by the stretching or tearing of ligaments. This is a very common form of injury that typically occurs after the wrist is forcefully bent.
The common symptoms associated with wrist sprains include pain, swelling, discoloration, and bruising. A physician will advise a patient to perform RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) and MEAT (Movement, Exercise, Analgesics, Treatment) treatments for a sprained wrist. A splint or cast may be used to immobilize the body part.
When a ligament is partially torn it is classified as a Grade 2 injury. This will often result in the loss of function in the wrist or hand. However, with a Grade 3 injury, the wrist ligaments are completely torn. This is usually associated with a wrist fracture. Typically, those who suffer from a torn wrist ligament will experience extreme pain and swelling.
An MRI will often be required to determine the exact damage of the wrist. In most Grade 3 injuries surgery will be required to correct the injury. Following surgery this individual will typically be put in a cast or splint to immobilize the injury. They will also need to meet with an occupational therapist to regain full range of motion and functionality.
The scaphoid is the smallest bone in the wrist, which means it can fracture very easily. These types of breaks are common in auto accidents due to the pressure applied from the steering wheel. Scaphoid fractures are difficult to pinpoint due to their size. Many times this injury is not visible. It's advisable to visit a medical professional following an automobile accident because of this.
Scaphoid fractures can usually be treated by splinting the wrist for a couple of weeks. Following these weeks a medical professional will determine if a cast is required. The scaphoid will usually heal within six months.
Can Your Attorneys Help To Recover Compensation for my Injury?
Possibly. Wrist pain after a car accident can interfere with your daily life for years to come and take months—and even years—to fully recover from. When a crash happens because of someone else’s negligence, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries.
At the law offices of Gordon & Doner, our lawyers will aggressively represent your injury claim and work to get you the maximum amount of compensation.
No injury is too small to seek monetary damages for your pain and suffering. Don't delay. Contact our firm by filling out the FREE case evaluation form on the right or by calling us at 1-855-722-2552 and get the justice that you deserve.
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