A joint is an area of the body where two bones are attached for the purpose of providing motion. A joint usually consists of fibrous connective tissue and cartilage. Joints are grouped according to their motion: a ball and socket joint or a hinge joint. Examples of joints are the knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle. Knee and shoulder injuries are the most common joint personal injuries.
When a person is involved in a motor vehicle accident, trip and fall, construction accident, or other type of accident they can sustain injuries to a joint. Persons who sustain a personal injury to the knee can damage or tear the meniscus or cruciate ligament. Persons who sustain a personal injury to the shoulder may tear the labrum or rotator cuff. When these areas are injured the victim usually will require surgery. If you have suffered a joint injury in an accident, contact an attorney who can seek compensation on your behalf for any hospital or medical expenses you have in incurred as a result of the accident.
At Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., we provide high quality representation to those victimized in accidents, and we are immediately available to serve you in your case. If you or a loved one has sustained an injury to the knees, ankles, elbows, wrists and/or shoulders you may be entitled to compensatory damages and medical expenses. Please contact us for an initial consultation at no cost to you. An experienced lawyer is available to assist you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact a New York City injury attorney from our firm today!