Call (972) 599 4100 if you need a post-traumatic arthritis lawyer. We will get started on your case right away. If you need a Dallas car accident lawyer, the Law Office of Doug Goyen can help. We offer experienced, aggressive, and powerful representation. In auto accident personal injury claims, our results are proven, dependable, and consistent in obtaining the full value of the settlement for our clients.
Since 1997, Attorney Goyen has been representing residents of the Dallas area in auto accident injury cases. Doug Goyen Law Office has handled thousands of car accident injury cases and obtained settlements totaling millions of dollars for their clients.
DO YOU NEED A POST-TRAUMATIC ARTHRITIS LAWYER?
A car accident can, in fact, cause arthritis. A car accident injury can cause cartilage to gradually wear away, causing bones to rub together. Although this isn’t the type of arthritis that most people think of, because it occurs as a result of trauma rather than gradually over time, the diagnosis is still considered arthritis.
A car accident injury is a type of injury that can result in post-traumatic arthritis. As a result of a sudden jolt, your knees or ankles could be crushed, your wrist sprained, a hand broken, or your back strained. Even a minor incident can eventually lead to arthritis.
Traditionally, arthritis has been thought of as an inflammation of the joints that develops gradually over time. Because of their frequent overuse, the hips, knees, and ankles are the most commonly affected by arthritis. The connective tissue between two bones that allows for smooth motion and movement is known as joint cartilage.
The absence of cartilage causes excruciating pain. Following an injury, such as a broken bone, the joint or cartilage may be disrupted, resulting in arthritic pain.
Post-traumatic arthritis (PTA) is a common complication of joint trauma. Inflammatory events in the immediate aftermath of injury, such as increased inflammatory cytokine release, can predispose to the development of osteoarthritis or inflammatory arthritis. PTA treatment is a difficult issue to manage.
PTA occurs as a result of an acute direct trauma to the joints. PTA accounts for about 12% of all osteoarthritis cases, and patients with chronic inflammatory arthritis may also have a history of physical trauma. Swelling, synovial effusion, pain, and occasionally intra-articular bleeding are symptoms. PTA usually resolves on its own, but symptoms that persist after 6 months may be considered pathological and referred to as chronic PTA.
If you an auto accident has caused arthritis you should call a post-traumatic arthritis lawyer to pursue damages in your case.
WHAT IS POST-TRAUMATIC ARTHRITIS?
The term “arthritis” refers to joint inflammation. The most common cause is the deterioration of joint surface cartilage (osteoarthritis). Post-traumatic arthritis is a common type of osteoarthritis that occurs as a result of a physical injury to a joint of any kind.
CAUSES OF POST-TRAUMATIC ARTHRITIS
Post-traumatic arthritis is caused by the wear and tear of a joint that has been injured in some way. The injury could have occurred as a result of sports, a car accident, a fall, a military injury, or any other source of physical trauma. Such injuries can harm the cartilage and/or bone, altering the mechanics of the joint and causing it to wear out faster. Continued injury and excess body weight hasten the wearing-out process.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF POST-TRAUMATIC ARTHRITIS
Post-traumatic arthritis accounts for approximately 12% of hip, knee, and ankle osteoarthritis cases in the United States. It can also cause problems with the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Joint pain is the most common symptom of post-traumatic arthritis. The pain appears gradually, beginning months or years after a joint injury. Resting the joint relieves pain in the early stages. However, as the pain worsens, you may experience constant pain.
Other symptoms of post-traumatic arthritis include:
Fluid accumulation around the joint
In the joint, there is a grinding, creaking, or crunching sensation.
Stiffness of the joints
Swelling of joints
The joint has a limited range of motion.
Seeing a specialist and beginning treatment as soon as symptoms appear can help slow the progression of the disease.
WHAT COMPENSATION CAN BE RECEIVED FOR ARTHRITIS CAUSED BY AN ACCIDENT?
If your treating doctor can identify trauma-induced arthritis early on (prior to the statute of limitations – and before you settle your injury case), you may be able to receive compensation for the arthritis caused by the car accident (or by some other trauma caused by negligence).
On a regular basis, our Dallas personal injury lawyer at the Law Office of Doug Goyen represents people who have suffered injuries in accidents. Our post-traumatic arthritis lawyer is well-versed in the medicine and procedures involved in these injuries, and they are always concerned with the long-term consequences of these injuries. We have successfully recovered damages for clients who have suffered injuries such as:
Past and future medical bills
Past and future lost earnings
Past and future loss of household services
Past and future pain and suffering
Past and future mental anguish
Past and future physical impairment
Past and future disfigurement
If you have arthritis as a result of an accident, please contact our attorneys to discuss your legal options. We always handle cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we never charge a fee unless the client recovers.
If you or someone you know requires the assistance of a post-traumatic arthritis lawyer in Dallas for an auto accident case, call (972) 599 4100 for a free consultation and strategy session with a Dallas personal injury lawyer about your case. A summary of your case, identification of the legal issues involved in your case, and identification of those legal issues that will help maximize your recovery in your case are all part of the strategy session. We will email you a copy of this strategy session for your records.
WHAT WE CHARGE – CONTINGENCY FEE
You will not be charged unless and until we win! If we work on your case, we charge a contingency fee, which means we don’t get paid if we don’t win. We are compensated based on how well we serve you – our interest is the same as yours. Call us at (972) 599 4100 or use our website’s contact form.