Torn Tendons and Ligaments Due to a Car Crash
A severe car crash can cause extensive physical damage to you and your loved ones who were in the car at the time of the incident. Joints, which help the body move, are particularly susceptible to serious injury when a car accident happens. This also means that tendons and ligaments found in your joints can be severely damaged in a car crash, due to over-extension and stretching. These types of injuries are not only painful, but they can also drastically impair your ability to move.
The lawyers at The Benton Law Firm are ready to help you if you have experienced damaged or torn tendons or ligaments after a car crash. You may be entitled to compensation to help you recover from this disastrous event. Contact us today at (214) 777-7777 for a free consultation about your case.
Why You Need a Lawyer
In the event of a car crash that another driver caused, you may be facing expensive medical bills and long-term treatment to get the help you need to recover from this event. It is essential that you receive the care that you need to return to your life without the stress of financial expenses getting in the way of recovery.
Compensation after a car crash can help relieve the financial burden you are facing, so that you can focus on your well-being and self-care. In order to receive the greatest possible compensation after a crash, you need a lawyer who understand the complexities of personal injury law.
A lawyer with expertise in tendon and ligament injuries understands how to best present the evidence in your case, and has access to additional resources, such as expert witnesses, who will strengthen your case in court. A skilled lawyer will make the legal process easier on you and your loved ones so you can focus on your self-care and healing.
Why Choose Us?
The Benton Law Firm has a proven track record of winning personal injury cases for our clients in the Dallas area. One of our attorneys, Jeff Benton, has received recognition for his superb legal work from D Magazine in 2018. In 2019, he was recognized as the best personal injury lawyer in Dallas.
Our level of expertise is what you need in order to receive the greatest amount of compensation possible after your injury. The Benton Law Firm also has a proven dedication to our clients. We are available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This allows us to ensure that your questions are answered, and that you feel confident in the work that we are doing to help you win your case.
Understanding Tendons and Ligaments
Tendons and ligaments, which are essential parts of your anatomy, are commonly known as connective tissue. These structures connect different parts of your body together, and they allow you to move your body parts at a joint. Tendons and ligaments perform different functions in the body, but both are an essential part of your ability to move.
Tendons connect a bone to the muscles surrounding it. One of the more commonly-discussed tendons is the Achilles tendon, which connects your foot to your calf. However, tendons are found in joints throughout the body, and they are responsible for allowing you to stretch and move at the point of your joints. They are also essential for absorbing impact at the joint when you move.
On the other hand, ligaments connect one bone to another. This tissue does not have as much stretch as tendons because they ensure your joints are stable and do not over-extend and potentially cause damage.
One of the most well-known ligaments is the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), which is a ligament that extends from the bone in your thigh to the bone in your shin. This ligament passes over the bone of the knee and helps to keep the knee in place during leg movements. Just as with tendons, ligaments can be found throughout your body and are necessary for safe and controlled joint movements.
Symptoms of Tendon or Ligament Injuries
In a serious car crash, it is possible for your tendons or ligaments to sustain serious injuries, due to the extreme force of one car impacting another. This force can cause your connective tissue to overextend, leaving damage that is known as a sprain, for ligaments, or a strain, for tendons.
In both a strain and a sprain, the excessive stretching of your connective tissue causes the tissue to tear. However, there is a range of damage that these kinds of injuries can result in.
Mild tearing can cause pain without affecting the stability of the joint. On the other hand, you may also experience a partial tear, in which a part of the tissue has completely separated, or a total tear, in which the tissue is no longer connected at all.
In both of these scenarios, you may experience limited to no mobility and stability in the joint. Partial and total tears of ligaments and tendons typically requires much more extensive medical intervention.
In order to understand whether you may have sustained serious damage to the ligaments or tendons in your body, it is important to recognize some of the most common symptoms, including:
- Intense pain
- Rapid and severe swelling
- Significant bruising
- A burning sensation
- Difficulty or inability to move the damaged area
- Problems lifting or moving items
- Noticeable changes in shape
The results of a tendon or ligament injury can be debilitating and have long-lasting consequences, preventing you from performing daily tasks or enjoyable activities. Additionally, these types of injuries may not heal without medical intervention, such as physical therapy or surgery. This can add a tremendous financial burden to the pain and frustration you are experiencing.
If you have experienced serious damage to your tendons or ligaments as a result of a car accident, you need the expertise of the lawyers at The Benton Law Firm. We have years of experience helping the victims of car accidents receive the compensation they deserve. We are ready to fight for you. Contact us today at (214) 777-7777, so we can discuss your case in a free consultation.