A dislocated joint is painful and can have lasting effects. If a dislocated joint is severe, it might require surgery. If your dislocated joint in a car crash that was caused by a negligent driver, you should consult with a personal injury attorney.
You can recover compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim against the liable party. Personal injury claims allow you to recoup compensation for all your damages and losses.
The Dislocation of a Joint Could Have Lasting Effects
A dislocated joint can lead to mounting medical bills and result in extensive time away from work. You might require future medical care and future time off work, so be sure your future losses are also considered in your claim. You want to ensure you can receive compensation to take care of your long-term damages. You might miss weeks or even months of work.
You need to maintain documentation to support your claim, such as medical bills, medical records, photos of injuries and damages, a copy of the accident report, witness statements, proof of missed work and lost wages, receipts for medical devices, a journal detailing your restrictions and limitations, and written estimates for vehicle repairs.
Determining the Other Driver’s Liability for the Crash That Caused a Dislocated Joint
To have a successful personal injury claim, you will need to prove that the other driver acted careless or negligent and that is what caused the crash. There are four elements of negligence. The first element is to show that the other party owes others a duty.
That duty is to drive safely and adhere to traffic laws. The second element is proving that element was breached and led to the third element – causing a crash. Then the fourth element is to show that damages resulted from that crash.
The accident report and witness statements can help prove negligence. After negligence has been proven, then you have established a successful personal injury claim.
You can recover past and future losses from the dislocated joint and other damages from the crash. Your attorney will help you gather up documentation to support your claim and prove your losses.
Consult With a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you had a dislocated joint because of a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you should talk with an accident injury attorney from your area. A lawyer can negotiate with the insurance company and help get a settlement.
If a settlement cannot be agreed upon, your personal injury attorney will represent you in court. There is a strict statute of limitations for pursuing claims, so if you wait too long you will not be able to be compensated for your losses.
Personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, so you have nothing to worry about and nothing to lose. Your lawyer will not be paid until you are compensated. Complete our Free Case Evaluation Form on this page today, so you can get your claim reviewed by an attorney in your area.