Experiencing hand and wrist pain after a car accident is common. You may suffer from bone fractures, torn ligaments, dislocated joints, or another hand or wrist injury. These injuries may occur as a result of:
- Contact with another object (e.g., hitting the dashboard)
- Being thrown from the vehicle
- Getting caught under the steering wheel
When you suffer from hand and wrist injuries in a car accident, a lawyer from our team at Dolman Law Group can offer a free consultation. Our lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis to help you seek compensation through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.
Why Is Your Hand or Wrist Hurting?
Your hand and wrist are comprised of a complex network of nerves, nerve endings, and small bones that suffer when you injure your hand in a car accident. These types of injuries may be painful and require medical treatment.
Depending on the severity of your injury, you may need surgery to repair the damaged tissue and bone. You may also need physical therapy to regain full use of your hand and wrist.
Seek medical attention immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms after a car accident:
- Pain or tenderness in your hand or wrist
- Swelling around your hand or wrist
- Painful movement of your fingers
- Swelling or bruising around your hand or wrist that does not go away
- Swelling or bruising around your elbow or shoulder
- Numbness or tingling in your hands or wrists
What Causes Wrist and Hand Pain Following a Car Accident?
Many things can cause wrist and hand pain after a car accident, including:
- Strains or sprains of ligaments
- Bone fractures
- Sprained tendons
- Torn muscles and tendons
- Compression of nerves
Who Is Liable for Your Hand and Wrist Injuries?
The person or entity responsible for causing the car accident may be held liable for paying your medical bills and lost wages. The liable party may be another driver, a mechanic who failed to perform proper maintenance on a vehicle, or even a municipality that did not properly maintain the roads. In some cases, multiple parties may be at fault for your injuries.
To determine liability, we must first establish whether the party who caused your injuries acted reasonably and responsibly. To do so, we must consider weather conditions, road conditions, speed limits, traffic patterns, and more.
In addition to determining whether someone else’s actions were reasonable, we must also determine whether they had a duty to protect you from harm. If a defendant did not have a responsibility to protect you, they may not be held liable for your injuries.
What Are Your Financial Options After a Car Accident?
After a car accident, you may be able to pursue one or more options to recover damages for your injuries. You may be entitled to compensatory damages for costs such as:
- Hospital expenses
- Primary care visits
- Physical therapy
- Mental health counseling
- Lost income during recovery
- Reduced capacity for income because of a disability
- Personal property damage
You can consult with a Dolman Law Group attorney about your case immediately after a car accident. Your lawyer can explain the various options available to you and help you decide which course makes sense based on your situation.
Dolman Law Group Can Help You Seek Compensation for Your Hand and Wrist Injuries
Our attorneys at Dolman Law Group will work hard to help you seek the compensation you deserve. We understand how frustrating it can be to deal with insurance companies. Our goal is to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries. Here’s how we can help:
- Investigate the accident scene and collect evidence
- Get footage from traffic cameras
- Interview witnesses and experts
- Review police and medical reports
- Handle communication with the insurance company
- Calculate your estimated damages
- Negotiate a settlement
- Represent your case in court
You should not wait to seek legal help after an accident. The statute of limitations changes depending on where you live. In Florida, the time limit to file a personal injury lawsuit is four years, per Florida Statutes § 95.11. Your lawyer can help you understand the deadlines that apply to your case and help you file on time.
When car accidents cause severe injury or death, victims often must deal with complex insurance claims and medical expenses. But you don’t have to deal with this alone. Our team is here to help you, giving you a voice. Stop paying for someone else’s mistakes, and let us help you fight for the money you deserve.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, contact Dolman Law Group today to speak with a member of our team and learn how a personal injury attorney can help you.