Elbow injuries can occur in motor vehicle accidents when drivers or passengers hit the steering wheel, dashboard, door, or back of the seat. These injuries can also happen in construction accidents, sports, and as a result of a repetitive work injury.
No matter the cause, painful and lasting joint injuries can occur. If you or a loved one has suffered an elbow injury caused by someone else’s negligence, contact Flickinger, Sutterfield, & Boulton in Provo, UT. With more than 50 combined years of experience, we know how to effectively handle personal injury cases involving elbow injuries.
The elbow is a particularly vulnerable joint. It is not protected by fat or muscle, and if it takes a hard hit, it can break or fracture. Even if the elbow does not fracture in an accident, it can become swollen and cause extreme pain.
If your elbow breaks, fractures, swells, or causes you any pain at all, you owe it to yourself to contact our team of qualified personal injury attorneys. We know that these injuries can be very serious and treat your case with the seriousness it deserves. We work diligently to secure maximum compensation on your behalf.
One of the most common elbow injuries in auto accidents involves the radius bone, which extends from the thumb side of the wrist to the outer elbow. The radial head (at the top of the radius bone) and elbow are attached and can be jammed during an accident.
This can lead to muscle spasm in the surrounding tissues. The tight muscle will then tug on its tendon, resulting in lateral epicondylitis, or “tennis elbow,” as it is more commonly known. A similar syndrome called medial epicondylitis, or “golfer’s elbow,” can occur on the inside of the elbow.
The outcome of elbow injuries in car accidents vary. In some cases, injuries are relatively minor; some injuries will respond well to anti-inflammatories, gentle stretching, and ice.
More severe injuries, however, can require costly surgeries and induce serious pain over an extended period of time. No matter the circumstances of your injury, you need an experienced joint injury lawyer on your side to ensure you get a fair recovery or settlement for your injury.
Treatment of elbow injuries can require costly medical expenses, and you may hesitate to seek the care you need for fear of the cost, regardless if you are taking a risk by delaying treatment. At Flickinger, Sutterfield & Boulton we help you get the care you need without the stress of a big bill.
Our team of compassionate joint injury attorneys understand what you are going through and fight to help you regain control over your medical expenses and your life. Find out how we can help you by speaking with one of our expert attorneys.
Just email us or call (801) 753-1616. There is no obligation, and we do not collect fees unless we obtain a recovery or settlement. Let us provide you the effective representation you deserve.