Sprains From Car Accidents
A sprain may not sound like much of an injury until it happens to you. The pain can be severe, and the time for healing may take weeks or months. Sprains can immobilize you, resulting in lost work time and limited action. When you get a sprain in a car accident that was someone else’s fault, you may be eligible for compensation for the cost of the treatment as well as for the pain and anguish accompanying the sprain.
Why You Need A Lawyer That Specializes in Car Accidents
A collision is a violent act that affects your body, your mind, and your overall well-being. Once you file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company, they will do whatever they can to keep from paying you the compensation you should receive. Their interest is in protecting their bottom line, not in making sure you’re okay.
While you may not want to get lawyers involved, you may find yourself exhausted and overworked because you’re being pressured and inundated with requests for interviews and paperwork. You need a lawyer who will fight for you, protect your rights, take the load of speaking with the insurance company off your shoulders, and look out for your best interests.
Chris Hudson Law Group specializes in standing up to insurance companies to get compensation for injured accident victims.
Why You Need Chris Hudson Law Group
Chris Hudson Law Group has spent the past 16 years battling insurance companies and their lawyers for clients like you. We know the ways insurance companies operate, and we know how to overcome their tactics and how to pursue the appropriate compensation for you. We know what you’re going through, and we want to help ease the load from your shoulders, allowing you to focus on healing while we do all the hard work.
We will deal with the insurance company’s document requests and work to negotiate a settlement on your behalf. We will be in communication with you throughout the process and will not make a decision without your approval. This is our commitment to you and to your well-being. We want what is best for you.
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What Is a Sprain?
According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, a sprain is “ a sudden or violent twist or wrench of a joint with stretching or tearing of ligaments.” The violence involved in a car accident can easily cause the twisting or jamming of a joint so as to damage the ligaments that attach the bones at the joints in your body.
The Specialty Orthopaedics website indicates there are three types of sprains:
- Inversion sprain – This is a result of a twist or turning in of the joint.
- Eversion sprain – This is turning or twisting the joint out.
- High ankle sprain – This results from landing wrong and pushing the ankle up.
There are degrees of sprain as well.
- First-degree – The mildest form of a sprain with minimal damage. It can be treated at home. The treatment usually requires keeping the joint still and using ice to reduce the swelling and pain.
- Second-degree – Here, one or more ligaments are damaged and may require additional treatment to heal. The signs are swelling and severe pain. Treatment may require more extensive medical care than a first-degree sprain.
- Third-degree – This is when a ligament is torn. The symptoms are swelling, bruising, and an inability to bear weight on the joint. The joint may need to be immobilized with a cast or splint and, in extreme cases, may require surgery. It can take 6-12 weeks to heal fully.
Types of Sprains That Occur in Car Accidents
When you were involved in your accident, you may have experienced a sprain in any one or more of these joints:
- Ankle – This happens when the foot is twisted during the collision. The sprain can be an inversion, eversion, or a high sprain, depending on where the ankle was located at the time of the collision. People have a tendency to tense and brace for impact, which can result in the ankle being jammed hard against the floorboard, resulting in a high-impact sprain.
- Knee – The knee can be twisted in the collision or compressed due to tensing up.
- Hip – The violence that happens to the body in a car accident can affect our hip joints. An injury to the ligaments that affect the hip joint can lead to a sprain that can take weeks to heal.
- Elbow – The elbow may twist during the collision, damaging the ligaments and resulting in a sprain that can be slight or severe, depending on the damage.
- Wrist – Wrist sprains will occur during an auto accident when a person is holding on to something like the steering wheel, which is violently wrenched at the time of impact.
- Jaw – Although rare, the jaw can be strained as a result of trauma. A jaw strain can greatly affect the way you eat and speak. Treatment can require keeping the jaw as still as possible and may take weeks to heal.
Call a Car Accident Lawyer From Chris Hudson Law Group Today
Chris Hudson Law Group is a law firm that cares about our clients. We see you as a person who has been wronged. We know you only want what is fairly owed you and that you want to get back to a place where you were before someone else caused the accident that has turned your world upside down.
Your first consultation with one of our car accident lawyers is free. We’ll use this consultation to hear your story and advise you on what steps you can take to bring closure and fair compensation for your injuries. Our team is committed to you and looks forward to hearing from you soon.