Injuries in the legs
A leg injury lawyer in New York may be able to help a victim of an accident that is caused by another. Because the legs are so important for a person’s mobility, even a minor injury can decrease the ability to continue with daily activities.
Diseases can leave the legs more vulnerable to injury. Cancer that is in an area of the leg can very well lead to a fracture. However, leg injuries occur as a result of accidents. In the workplace, a corrosive chemical could spill on the victim’s leg, causing burns. Repetitive activities, such as going under forklifts or trucks, can cause spurs or knee and ankle problems.
Common causes of leg injuries
Outside the workplace, dangers are everywhere. An individual may suffer lacerations from gardening equipment, or a rock could shoot out from under a lawnmower. Dog bites usually involve the legs, especially shins, knees and ankles. A victim may suffer a hip injury in a slip and fall accident at a grocery store. Automobile and motorcycle accidents very often result in leg injuries. In each case, a New York leg injury lawyer should be contacted in order to discuss one’s options.
The most common injuries of the legs include:
- The fractures of a bone;
- Dislocation (which occurs when a bone slips out of a joint becomes misaligned);
- Sprains, strains and muscle injuries;
- Damage to cartilage (especially common in knee injuries, such as those suffered by athletes and sports enthusiasts);
- Damage to nerves;
- Bruises; Y
Treatment for leg injuries
When a leg injury involves damage to a bone, a cast is usually placed and the cast often extends far beyond the immediate area of the injury in order to provide stability and support. Sometimes, traction and even surgery is required. It is not uncommon for a tibia or full leg fracture to require fixation. Knee injuries sometimes require reconstructive surgery. In extreme cases of leg injury, amputation may be necessary.
An injury to the leg can leave a victim immobilized and in terrible pain. When this type of injury is the result of an accident caused by another person, it is very important that the victim turn to the help of a New York leg injury lawyer.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a New York personal injury accident, experienced personal injury lawyers in Kenneth A. Wilhelm’s legal office can help you better understand your rights and legal options. Please contact us at 1-800-WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5486) for a free and complete consultation. We can also help with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 states of the United States, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.