Arthritis And Miami Car Accidents
Post-traumatic arthritis is possible after a Florida car accident. Essentially, this type of arthritis is not degenerative but was directly caused by the degradation of a joint due to a physical injury, such as those sustained in auto collisions. For this reason, a post-traumatic arthritis diagnosis could increase the value of your personal injury case and allow you to access the treatment you need to alleviate painful symptoms.
Talk to a Miami personal injury lawyer as soon as possible if you or someone you care about is healing from an accident injury involving cartilage or bones. It is possible the injured joint will not be able to heal back to the condition it was in before the accident occurred.
An insurance company representative could argue you are not eligible for compensation, or your damage recovery amount should be reduced, because the arthritis could have been present before the crash. You need an attorney advocating for your rights so you can secure the maximum damage recovery amount.
Symptoms of Arthritis and Lack of Cartilage
When a person receives an arthritis diagnosis and they were not involved in an injurious event, the arthritis is typically due to inflammation. Increasingly common as a person ages, degenerative arthritis is due to protein degrading and water in cartilage increasing.
Arthritis connected to a traumatic injury is different. In these situations an injury, such as a bone fracture sustained in a car accident, leads to a joint no longer being able to move smoothly. Bone might be rubbing bone, for instance. This is an example of post-traumatic arthritis and treatments should be covered as the injury is a result of the event.
Some of the symptoms you could experience with post-traumatic arthritis:
- Pain and swelling
- Joint has buildup of fluid
- Difficulty enjoying activities
Many who suffer from arthritis report no longer being able to enjoy activities they used to do daily because participating in the activities puts too much stress on their injured joints. A person may no longer be able to comfortably walk and use the stairs in their home. Or, they may have to quit a sport they loved.
Connect with a Compassionate Florida Attorney
Pain can be incredibly difficult to live with. After a Miami accident it is essential you connect with a healthcare professional to have your health assessed. If you are suffering from post-traumatic arthritis, your doctor can determine where the pain points are and how to manage any symptoms that are causing you discomfort.
If you believe your arthritis is directly related to an accident, not age, talk to a Miami personal injury lawyer about recovery options.
Is pain due to post-traumatic arthritis impacting your recovery? Talk to the legal team at Spencer Morgan Law about your bone or joint injury. After reviewing the facts of your case, your lawyer will let you know if you would benefit from legal representation. Qualified attorneys know how much claims are worth, and they have the skills to push back when an adjuster denies or reduces a settlement. Whether your injury is minor or severe, our attorneys will fight for your rights. Call 305-423-3800 to schedule a confidential consultation.