Los Angeles Hand, Wrist, And Arm Injury Attorney
Injury to the hand, wrist or arm can arise from a specific incident, such as a car accident, or develop over time with repetitive use. Some of the more common causes of hand, wrist, and arm injuries include repetitive job duties, car accidents, dog bites, assault, pedestrian accidents, slip and fall accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and construction site accidents.
If you suffered a serious hand, wrist or arm injury in an accident caused through no fault of your own or while on the job, you may be entitled to compensation for doctor visits, surgeries, physical therapy, lost income due to the inability to work, and mental anguish. The knowledgeable hand, wrist, and arm injury lawyers in San Diego at the Mitchell Law Corporation can help you identify the negligent or careless party responsible for your injury and make sure they are made to pay for the harm they have caused you.
Hand, Wrist, and Arm Injury Types
The human hand consists of 27 bones and a number of veins, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, arteries, and cartilage. A variety of injuries can result when the hand is subjected to trauma, such as lacerations, bone fractures, soft tissue injuries, infection, burns, fingernail injuries, amputation, and dislocations.
Wrist injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome
The wrist is made up of eight small bones called carpals, which support a tube that runs through the wrist. The tube that runs through the wrist is called the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel has nerves and tendons inside of it and a ligament on top of it that keeps it in place. When the carpal tunnel is overused or traumatized, it can swell or thicken and cause nerve compression. Doctors commonly refer to wrist nerve compression as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).
Carpal tunnel symptoms typically start gradually and may include numbness in the palm of the hand or fingers. Itching, tingling and burning sensations are also common carpal tunnel symptoms. As symptoms worsen, an individual may experience decreased grip strength, constant tingling, and the inability to feel hot or cold by touch. Additional causes of wrist pain include sprains, strains, broken bones, cuts, contusions, and tendinitis.
The human arm is a complex system of nerves, bones blood vessels, tendons, connective tissue, and muscles. Trauma to the arm or overuse of the arm can result in one or more serious injuries, such as bone fractures, tendinitis, bursitis, sprains, bruises, deep wounds, skin injuries, nerve damage, and amputation.
What to Do after Being Injured
If you were seriously injured in an accident or suffered an injury on the job, it is imperative you:
- Have a physician examine you and document your injuries.
- Write down what you can remember about the accident, including the date, time, and location of the accident. Also, write down how your injury has affected your way of life. For example, if you are unable to drive as a result of your injury, make a note of that.
- Get a copy of the police report and/or incident report.
- Do not speak to an insurance agent without speaking to a lawyer first.
- Contact an ethical and caring hand, wrist, and arm injury attorney in Los Angeles as soon as possible.
Free Case Review
Victims suffering from a serious hand, wrist or arm injury may not know how to begin the legal process or who to contact. When you contact an experienced hand, wrist, and arm injury attorney in Los Angeles at the Mitchell Law Corporation, you can feel confident that your case will be handled professionally. For many years, we have helped victims obtain large financial settlements for various damages. Call our firm today to schedule a free case review and we can determine your eligibility to file a personal injury claim. During a free case review, we can also tell you how our aggressive legal approach can be put to work for you.
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You can reach a member of our caring staff by calling (619) 702-6518 in the San Diego area or (310) 442-9380 in the Los Angeles area. There is no better time to call. Waiting to call our office could result in you being denied the ability to file a claim and ultimately, result in you being denied the opportunity to recover a settlement. We look forward to speaking with you and putting you on the path towards a brighter future.