A New York leg injury lawyer may be able to help a victim of an accident that is caused by another. Because legs are so important to a person’s mobility, even a minor injury can impair one’s ability to carry on with daily activities.
Diseases can leave legs more vulnerable to injuries. Cancer that is located in an area of the leg may very well lead to a fracture. However, leg injuries more often occur as the result of accidents. In the workplace, a corrosive chemical may spill onto a victim’s leg, causing burns. Repetitive activities, such as jumping down from forklifts or trucks, can cause bone spurs or knee and ankle problems.
Common Causes of Leg Injuries
Outside the workplace, hazards are everywhere. An individual may suffer lacerations from gardening equipment, or a rock may shoot out from under a lawn mower. Dog bites generally involve the legs, particularly the 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 quite often result in leg injuries. In each case, a New York leg injury lawyer should be contacted in order to discuss one’s options.
Common leg injuries include:
- Fractures of a bone;
- Dislocation (which occurs when a bone slips out of a joint of becomes misaligned);
- Sprains, strains, and muscle injuries;
- Damage to cartilage (especially common in knee injuries, such as those suffered by joggers and sports enthusiasts);
- Damage to nerves;
- Bruises; and
Treatment for Leg Injuries
When a leg injury involves damage to a bone, generally a cast is applied and the cast often extends well beyond the immediate area of injury in order to provide stability and support. At times, traction and even surgery are required. It is not uncommon for a complete tibia or leg fracture to require pinning. Knee injuries sometimes require reconstructive surgery. In extreme leg injury cases, amputation may be necessary.
A leg injury can leave a victim immobilized and in terrible pain. When such an injury is the result of an accident caused by another person, it is very important that the victim seek the assistance of a New York leg injury lawyer.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a New York personal injury accident, the experienced personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options.
Please contact us at 1-800-WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5486) for a free and comprehensive 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 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.