1800-Injured is the easiest way for personal injury victims to get connected with an attorney who is ready and prepared to take their case. If you have been involved in an accident, medical malpractice situation, assault, premise liabilities, or any other incident where you have been injured as a result of another party’s actions or negligence, then you may be able to seek damages in the form of a personal injury lawsuit.
Tendon injuries are a common issue that comes about in personal injury lawsuits, whether they are isolated or if they are only a part of a larger collection of injuries as a result of an accident. Whatever the cause of your tendon injury, and whether it is the only injury or just one of many that you have sustained, you may have options to seek damages from the at-fault party with the help of a personal injury attorney.
Read more below about tendon injuries, and how they may be factored into a personal injury lawsuit with the help of the attorney you work with after 1800-Injured connects you to the right professional for your job.
What Is a Tendon?
Tendons are the connective tissues that attach your muscles to your bones and are very flexible since they are constantly in motion as the muscles are used. They are present all over the body, and in any situation where a muscle is pulled or stretched away from the bone, the tendon is at risk of injury. Some tendon injuries can be simple strains and pulls that require physical therapy, but more serious tendon injuries can require extensive surgery and may even permanently impact your ability to use that muscle or muscle-group the same way you were able to before your injury.
Tendons are not to be confused with ligaments, which connect one bone to another. Ligaments are much less flexible than tendons, but ligament injuries can be just as damaging as a tendon injury.
Causes of Tendon Injuries
There are many different ways that tendons can be injured, from sports injuries to car accidents, and more. However, there are some common situations that result in personal injury lawsuits and settlements.
Car accidents are extremely common in personal injury lawsuits, and for good reason — car accidents are extremely common in the United States, and in most cases is the fault of one of the drivers involved, not both.
After a car accident, you can expect that the other driver’s insurance company will make you a settlement offer to account for any property damage, as well as some economic factors such as medical bills and possibly even short- or long-term disability. This amount does not cover the full amount that you are entitled to, and will exclude non-economic factors such as your pain and suffering. Before accepting a settlement offer from an insurance company, it is very important that you work with an attorney to ensure that you are negotiating for all of the money that is rightfully owed to you.
Slip and Fall
A slip and fall injury is another common cause of a personal injury lawsuit since the person sustained injuries on someone else’s property where they should have expected to be kept reasonably safe from hazardous situations. This could be things like improperly-signed wet floors, icy conditions, broken stairs, loose handrails, or other things that put visitors at risk.
Determining who is responsible for hazardous conditions can sometimes be confusing, and without the help of an attorney it may ultimately seem that there is nobody that can be found liable, but this is rarely, if ever, the case. With the right lawyer, you will be able to determine fault, prove the damages, and make a clear argument for the compensation you deserve.
Medical malpractice cases can come from a variety of situations, and no two are alike. In some cases, a tendon can be injured or improperly operated on because of a medical mixup, or some other situation where the medical professional failed their duty of responsibility to their patient. Medical malpractice cases can sometimes be less clear-cut than something like a drunk-driving accident or a premise liability case, but are extremely important to pursue.
During your initial evaluation, you will be able to talk about your situation and get a better understanding of your options and rights. You will be able to connect with an attorney who is experienced with medical malpractice suits and will bring their history of success to your case.
Compensation For Tendon Injuries
Since tendon injuries may or may not be one aspect of a larger injury, and because no two injuries are alike, there is no simple formula that determines the amount of compensation that a victim is owed. However, there are two different categories that personal injury lawsuits are generally divided into, which can be helpful as a way to understand how you and your attorney will calculate the final amount you are seeking:
Economic damages are intended to pay a victim (or their insurance company) back for expenses that have gone out in order to cover costs of the injury. This includes things like medical bills and recovery costs, and also includes lost wages, disability, as well as services required to accommodate the injury. These damages are the easiest to calculate since it generally requires simply compiling the invoices, income statements, receipts, and anything else that proves actual money spent related to the injury.
Non-economic damages are more complex than economic damages because they address the non-economic impacts that an injury has on a victim’s life. This includes things like pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, depression, and more. Tendon injuries are unlikely to ever fully heal, which means that the victim may not be able to pursue the hobbies and activities they once could — a good attorney will be sure to seek compensation for things like this.
Because these issues do not come with an actual price tag, determining a fair amount is a bit more complicated, but your attorney will be able to come to a fair amount and make their argument to the judge and jury. Just because there is no set price for these impacts does not mean that they are less important.
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