Orthopedic injuries can be life-altering and profoundly impactful. These injuries, involving bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, nerves and muscles, are central to our everyday mobility and functionality. When compromised due to another’s negligence, the consequences are far-reaching, often devastating, and can be permanent and worsen over time.
Such injuries, which can vary from simple fractures, complex fractures, to severe spinal cord damage, not only bring intense pain but also necessitate prolonged recovery and costly medical interventions. Such injuries often result in multiple surgeries, infections, chronic pain, and mobility issues. In turn, these severely impact the quality of life, mental health, and can lead to prolonged anxiety and depression.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reports that millions are affected by these injuries annually, confronting challenges like significant medical expenses, extended absences from work, and the physical and emotional strain of rehabilitation.
Whether the cause is a careless driver, a slip on a neglected wet floor, or insufficient safety precautions at a job site, victims of orthopedic injuries have rights that demand justice and compensation.
Your orthopedic injury attorney must understand the full extent of the nature of your injury, and how it will impact your life. For example, a complex fracture that leads to chronic pain, physical impairment, repeat surgeries and arthritis in your later years is an extremely serious injury.
Your San Diego orthopedic injury lawyer must work to get full justice for you because you will only have one opportunity to get justice. In other words, you cannot go back to a jury or an insurance company in 10 years if your injuries get worse and you settled too cheap! You get one shot at justice – don’t gamble with an unqualified lawyer.
For over 20 years, Attorney Pajman Jassim and Attorney Parisima Jassim have been unwavering advocates for San Diego’s orthopedic injury victims. Our practice is rooted in a steadfast dedication to our clients, bolstered by a reputation for honesty, guidance, and unparalleled expertise. We tirelessly challenge those who turn their back on safety, ensuring our clients receive fair compensation and, in the process, advocating for a safer community for all.
What Is an Orthopedic Injury?
An orthopedic injury refers to a wide range of issues in the musculoskeletal system, such as bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and tendons. These types of injuries are typically the result of an accident or physical trauma. If you suffered an orthopedic injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may have legal options to recover compensation for present and future losses.
The following are common examples of orthopedic injuries resulting from an accident:
- Simple fractures, non-displaced and displaced fractures
- Comminuted fractures
- Meniscus tear
- Carpal tunnel
- Rotator cuff injury
- Plantar fasciitis
- Traumatic brain injury
- ACL tear
- Ankle fractures (bimalleolar, trimalleolar)
- Vertebral fractures
- Spine injuries
- Knee injuries
It is essential that victims of orthopedic injuries seek medical care right away, as only a medical professional can accurately diagnose and care for these types of injuries.
If you have sustained any of the injuries listed above due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness, do not jeopardize your one chance at full justice by handling the legal process on your own or with an unqualified attorney.
At Jassim Law, we handle all aspects of your personal injury claim. If you do not have medical or health insurance, or do not have adequate insurance, we can help you get quality medical care. After all, the most important thing is for you to heal as much as possible. Our San Diego orthopedic injury attorneys are proud of their ability to help clients get the treatment they deserve.
Types of Accidents That Lead to Orthopedic Injuries
Orthopedic injuries can stem from various types of accidents, including the following:
At Jassim Law, we protect you from the insurance company’s unfair tactics following an accident, as they may attempt to offer lowball settlements, delay, or deny claims to protect their own best interests.
We know how important your one chance at full and fair compensation is for your present and future well-being, so we handle all aspects of your accident claim.
What Damages Can You Recover With the Help of the Orthopedic Injury Lawyers at Jassim Law?
When you have suffered an orthopedic injury in an accident, one of the primary types of economic damages you may recover is medical expenses. These types of damages cover the costs associated with diagnoses, treatment, and rehabilitation of your injuries, including the following:
- Doctor’s visits: All the expenses related to doctor’s appointments, consultations, and examinations.
- Hospitalization: Costs for stays in hospitals or clinics, including surgery.
- Medications: Expenses for prescription medications and medical supplies.
- Physical therapy: The costs for rehabilitation for physical therapy and rehabilitation sessions that aim to help you regain mobility and functionality.
- Diagnostic testing: The costs of X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, and other tests to assess the severity of your orthopedic injury.
- Assistive devices: If you require mobility aids like crutches, wheelchairs, or orthopedic devices, these expenses may be recovered.
- Future medical expenses: Projections for ongoing medical care or future surgeries related to your orthopedic injury.
Another essential aspect of economic damages you may be eligible to recover is compensation for lost wages. When you are unable to work due to your orthopedic injury, you can seek the following:
- Lost income: Calculations based on your regular wages or salary, which you could not earn due to your injury.
- Diminished earning capacity: If your injury results in long-term or permanent impairment, you may be entitled to compensation for your reduced earning potential.
Orthopedic injuries can cause not only economic losses, but also non-economic losses. Often, the non-economic losses are the most profound because they directly impact your life on a daily basis, and may continue for the remainder of your life.
Non-economic losses may include:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Physical Impairment; loss of mobility
- Anxiety and grief
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Non-economic damages are subjective and may be more challenging to quantify, however, at Jassim Law, we are highly skilled at identifying and proving these profound losses.
While insurance companies attempt to minimize your harms and anchor them to artificially low medical bills and health insurance contracted rates, we know that the losses you suffered extend far behind medical bills.
Speak With the Experienced Orthopedic Injury Lawyers at Jassim Law
Suffering an orthopedic injury in an accident is a challenging experience that can have a profound, long-term impact on your life. At Jassim Law, we fight to obtain the full and fair compensation you deserve, because we understand this is your one chance at full justice.
Attorney Pajman Jassim is devoted to our San Diego clients and is prepared to do whatever it takes to obtain a successful outcome. With a proven record of success and a reputation for protecting clients and our communities, you can rest assured we are by your side every step of the legal process.
Schedule a free consultation with our legal team today to understand your legal options at (619) 554-0624 or complete our contact form. We know you are injured and offer video, Zoom, and telephone consultations.