Orthopedic Injuries

Waukegan, Niles and St. Charles Personal Injury Lawyers for Orthopedic Injury Victims

If you or a family member has suffered an orthopedic injury in a motor vehicle or slip and fall accident, or while playing sports, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses from the at-fault party. Since establishing our legal practice, the Makarone Law Firm’s personal injury lawyers have handled cases for clients living in Waukegan, Niles and St. Charles.

What are Orthopedic Injuries?

Orthopedic injuries typically impact and cause damage to the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, muscles, nerves, and supporting tissues such as ligaments and tendons). The damage can range from a minor sprain or strain to a degenerative joint condition that resulted from an orthopedic injury. Injuries to these parts of the musculoskeletal system can have adverse, long-lasting or permanent effects on your ability to perform your favorite activities or daily tasks including working at your job.

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At the Makarone Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers understand the consequences of orthopedic injuries in Waukegan, Niles and St. Charles. For example, these injuries usually require immediate medical care and treatment. Otherwise, you could develop any of the following long-term problems:

  • Arthritis
  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Permanent ligament damage
  • Tendonitis

Unfortunately, compensation for these long-term issues is often denied by the insurance companies because they feel attributed to your accident and the injuries you originally suffered, hence the need for a Makarone Injury Lawyer personal injury lawyer and their legal expertise.

Do You have a Valid Personal Injury Claim?

As was mentioned above, an orthopedic injury affects the musculoskeletal system and can have long-term consequences, even if surgical intervention was required to repair the damage that was done. Our personal injury lawyers are familiar with the different types of orthopedic injuries including:

  •     Broken bones / fractures – Sudden impacts in vehicle accidents can cause broken bones and stress fractures, often requiring surgery and a lengthy recovery period.
  • Joint damage and pressure on the nerves – Joint pain hinders your mobility, especially when it’s located in the ankles or wrists.
  •     Spinal damage  – Spinal damage typically occurs in motor vehicle accidents and can have catastrophic consequences such as a lifetime of chronic pain or being partially or totally paralyzed.
  •     Sprains and strains – While the hyperextension of muscles can have painful results and limit your mobility, they tend to heal quickly, but you may be temporarily unable to work.

No matter what type of orthopedic injury you’ve suffered, if you feel your injuries were caused by the careless or negligent actions of another person, call the Makarone Law Firm and speak with a personal injury lawyer in Waukegan, Niles and St. Charles today. We are here to assist you with your requirements.