South Carolina Knee and Shoulder Injuries Attorneys
Some injuries are impossible to work around. Whenever a complex joint is damaged, it is painful and inhibiting. This is especially true of knees and shoulders, two joints that we use endlessly throughout the day.
If you’ve suffered one of these injuries, you know how difficult they can make your life. You likely can’t do tasks that once seemed second-nature. You likely face costly medical bills for treatment or ongoing care. You might be unable to do your job. If your knee or shoulder injury was someone else’s fault, you shouldn’t have to pay for their mistakes.
The Louthian Law Firm helps injured people get the payment they deserve. We investigate your case to determine who was at fault, and we fight for your compensation. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with our firm.
When a Knee or Shoulder Injury Can Lead to a Legal Claim
Any type of accident can cause serious damage to major joints. A legal claim can be filed when someone other than the injured person is at fault for an injury. However, if a worker suffers a knee or shoulder injury, the worker should be eligible for workers’ compensation regardless of who was at fault.
Here are a few common examples of situations in which an injured person might be entitled to compensation for a knee and shoulder injury…
- A crash-related knee or shoulder injury caused by a bad driver
- A workplace knee or shoulder injury caused by unsafe work conditions or faulty equipment
- A slip and fall-related knee or shoulder injury caused by unsafe property conditions
- A knee or shoulder injury that is caused or made worse by negligent medical care.
While these are general examples, an injured person should know that regardless of the situation, if someone else’s negligence led to your injury, then you should consider all your legal options.
Common Knee Injury Problems
The knee is a complex joint with several components, each susceptible to damage that can greatly restrict our movement and cause a great deal of pain. Some of the most common examples of serious knee injuries include:
- ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries
- Posterior cruciate ligament injuries
- Meniscal or tendon tears
A knee injury affects our ability to walk, stand, sit down, do our job, play with our children and perform so many other basic functions. Few injuries rival the debilitating effects of a serious knee injury. If your injury was caused by someone’s careless or reckless behavior, you deserve to be compensated for the challenges you’re living with.
Contact the Columbia knee and shoulder injury attorney Bert Louthian to learn more about your legal options.
Common Shoulder Injury Problems
Every time you pick something up, open a door, pull something, push something or even brush your teeth, you’re using your shoulder joint. We rarely consider how important this delicate but vital joint is in our daily lives until it is severely injured. Some of the most common shoulder injuries include:
- Fractures of scapula, clavicle or humerus
- Soft-tissue damage to tendons, ligaments and muscles making up the shoulder.
A shoulder injury is caused by extreme force to the joint or from sudden, explosive pulling that damages the many complex parts of the shoulder. If you’ve suffered a shoulder injury at work, in a vehicle accident or in any other situation where someone caused you harm, you might have legal options available to seek compensation for the damages you’ve suffered.
The Louthian Law Firm is here to help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Seeking Damages in Knee and Shoulder Cases
A complex joint injury is painful, costly and debilitating. Not only does this type of injury impact our ability to do our job, it also affects our ability to do the most basic everyday tasks. Joint injuries require lengthy and expensive medical treatment.
A legal claim is your chance to seek payment for the many costs, or damages, of your knee or shoulder injury. Damages in a legal claim include:
- Medical expenses
- Missed time at work
- Lost future income
- Any property damage in an accident
- Pain, suffering and diminished quality of life.
Your claim should demand payment for all the costs you face. That includes not just the financial consequences of an injury, but also the non-economic consequences, such as suffering, emotional harm and the inability to perform routine tasks.
The Louthian Law Firm Can Help
We have decades of experience fighting for our clients. Our firm knows the importance of understanding all the challenges an injury has caused, and we make sure our clients get payment that reflects all of those challenges.
If you’ve suffered a joint injury and want to learn more about filing a personal injury claim, we offer free consultations so you can meet our team and tell us the details of your case. Contact the Louthian Law Firm today to schedule a free case evaluation.