At Gerson & Schwartz P.A., our veteran accident attorneys often handle claims involving tendon injuries. In some cases, these tendon injuries are minor accompanying injuries to more serious harm. In others, they are one of the serious injuries that requires extensive medical attention. Whatever your circumstances, we are here to represent you in an insurance claim or personal injury litigation. When your injuries are the result of another person’s careless, reckless, or intentional conduct, our Miami tendon injuries lawyers are here to fight for you to receive the maximum compensation possible.
To learn more about your rights to compensation after suffering a tendon injury, contact us through our online form or call (877) 475-2905 to schedule a free consultation.What are Tendons?
Tendons are fibrous connective tissue, similar to ligaments. However, while ligaments stabilize joints by attaching from bone to bone, tendons attach muscle to bone. Ligaments are tough and have very little stretch to them. Tendons will give more than ligaments since the muscle pulls and contracts. Tendons are also there to absorb some of the impact your muscles take when you move. Tendons are located all throughout the body. The largest tendon is the Achilles, which attaches the calf muscle to your heel bone.
Tendons are an essential element of your body and like muscles, ligaments, and bones, they can be injured. When you suffer a tendon injury, you should speak to a doctor regarding the grade of the injury and necessary care. If another person was at fault, you should then contact a tendon injuries lawyer in Miami to discuss your right to pursue compensation.Types of Tendon Injuries
If you are involved in an accident, such as a traffic accident, slip and fall, or cruise ship accident, or if you are the victim of a crime, you may experience a tendon injury, such as:
If your tendon is stretched beyond its intended movement or is partially or fully torn, this is known as a strain. Symptoms of a strain include pain, cramping, muscle spasms, bruising, and swelling in the affected area.
Other tendon injures include tendinitis, which is inflammation of a tendon, and tendinosis, which are small tears in the tendon due to overuse. These injuries typically occur from repetitive motions and use, such as in athletes or workers. They are less common in accidents. When you are in a crash or another type of serious accident, you are more likely to suffer a strain.Treating a Tendon Strain or Tear
For mild-to-moderate tendon strains, physicians recommend a “RICES” protocol:
You are going to need to not use the affected area for a period of time. The worse the strain, the longer it will take to heal. Also, you may need to see a physical therapist to learn appropriate exercises to maintain or improve your range of motion and strength as you heal.
If you do not experience any improvement in a day or two after the injury, or the symptoms get worse, go to the doctor right away. The strain may be more serious than you or another doctor initially realized. It could also be accompanied by another injury.
Tendon tears do not usually need surgery. It depends entirely on the type of tear. Partial tears and non-retracted full tears can heal with non-invasive treatments. In recent years, physicians have developed stem cell therapies to treat tendon injuries. Only complete retracted tears (imagine a broken rubber band snapping back) of tendons typically require surgery to repair.Pursuing Compensation for a Tendon Injury
When you are suffering from an injury that you believe was another person’s fault, you should speak with one of our tendon injuries attorneys in Miami. Whether you suffered only a serious tendon injury, or your tendon injury is one of many injuries, we are here to pursue compensation through an insurance claim or litigation.
After negligence-related accidents, you may have the right to seek compensation for your:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income and reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Physical limitations (disability)
- Loss of normal life
We will carefully analyze the evidence available in your case and determine the value of your damages. With proof of the at-fault party’s negligence and of your injuries, we will seek to negotiate a settlement with the other party’s insurance company. The insurance company may make an offer that is less than what your claim is worth. When this happens, we will recommend turning down the offer and providing a counter offer. This will be the start of negotiations. Most personal injury claims are resolved through negotiating an insurance settlement.
However, when we are unable to reach a settlement agreement, we may recommend pursuing your damages at trial. At Gerson & Schwartz P.A., our personal injury lawyers are highly experience litigators. We are fully prepared to go to court for your claim and to seek a ruling in your favor.Contact Our Miami Tendon Injuries Attorneys Today
After suffering a tendon injury because of someone else’s careless, reckless, or intentional conduct, call Gerson & Schwartz P.A. discuss pursuing a financial recovery. You can reach us through our online form or call (305) 371-6000 to schedule a free consultation.