Charleston WV Personal Injury Attorney – Strains and Sprains
Tears in ligaments, muscles, or tendons are no joke, and even minor tears can present some serious complications later on. Although strains and sprains, among other orthopedic injuries, are not as serious as a spinal injury, these injuries can cause intense pain and make it difficult to work. And if your injuries were caused by an individual (or company, entity, etc) who was acting negligent, you shouldn’t have to suffer the financial damages, such as medical costs and loss of income from work.
Whether you were in a car accident, workplace accident, or other type of accident, and you suffered strains and sprains, you need to contact the leading Charleston WV personal injury attorney, Charles M. Love. At the Love Law Firm, we are dedicated to putting your interests first and seeking justice for the injuries you shouldn’t have incurred. For a free, no-obligation consultation with attorney Charles M. Love, call our downtown Charleston WV law firm today at (304) 344-5683.
What are Strains and Sprains?
Some injuries are obvious right away, such as broken arms or punctured organs. Sprains and strains in soft tissue ligaments are more difficult to see and don’t often show up on X-rays. Common causes of these injuries include slips and falls, missteps, and trips, as well as traumatic injuries from car accidents, for instance. Chronic injuries can also be the result of prolonged, repetitive movements in muscles. The symptoms of these injuries depend on the severity of the injury, though some common symptoms of a strain or a sprain include:
- Muscle spasms
- Limited mobility
- A “popping” sound at the time of the injury (only in cases of sprains)
Additionally, when some people experience an orthopedic injury, they mistake it for a minor injury that might get better with a little ice and rest. Fact is, many people who’ve suffered a serious strains or sprains experience major, extended disruptions in their lives, including limited mobility and difficulties at work.
West Virginia Personal Injury Law
Strains and sprains might not be as serious as a debilitating, severe traumatic injury, but these injuries often involve expensive medical visits, physical rehab, missed work, and even long-term difficulties at work. Furthermore, radiology exams such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs can be expensive.
For this reason, if your injury was caused by the negligence of another person, you shouldn’t have to bear the financial weight of these expenses alone. In West Virginia, we have a “comparative fault” rule, which means that the plaintiff (the injured individual) can be partly responsible depending on his/her level of negligence. As such, if you’re presenting a personal injury lawsuit for $10,000, and you were 10% at-fault for the accident, then the maximum settlement would be $9,000.
Contact Charleston WV Attorney Charles M. Love
Personal injury cases are complex affairs, and you and your attorney need to prove that the other individual was negligent, that his/her negligence caused the accident, and that the accident resulted in your injuries. Fortunately, Charleston WV attorney Charles Love boasts years of experience in personal injury cases. We emphasize personal, one-on-one communication so that we can put your interests the forefront of our litigation strategy, and we’ll always do everything under West Virginia law with the goal of achieving a fair and reasonable settlement for your injuries. Call our downtown Charleston WV law office today by calling (304) 344-5683. Free consultations are available.