One way that negligence leads to wrist injuries is through falls on an outstretched hand, sometimes called FOOSH. These can happen in slip and fall or trip and fall accidents. Other causes include car accidents, motorcycle accidents, other crashes, and other types of falls.
Other injuries that can affect the function of your wrist include:
Fractures often require surgery or another form of stabilization, casting, and/or physical therapy. Common wrist fractures include:
Depending on its severity, location, and other factors, ligament damage could require surgery. Most of these injuries occur when the wrist bends beyond its normal range of motion, such as during a fall with your hand outstretched. Possible ligament injuries include:
How we identify who is liable will depend on the type of accident. For example:
Property owners and lessees (those who lease private or commercial property) have a duty of care to protect invited guests, customers, and others on the property. When they allow a fall hazard to occur and fail to remedy it, someone could slip or trip and suffer injuries. The property owner or occupier responsible for maintenance of the property is generally liable.
You must have strong evidence to support your personal injury claim to recover compensation for your accident-related expenses and losses. The team at KJT Law Group handles cases like these by investigating what happened and building strong support for our client’s claim. This can allow us to show the insurer’s policyholder is liable and recover compensation for:
If the insurer will not pay a fair amount to our client, or there are other reasons why a lawsuit may be necessary, we can file a suit in a Los Angeles County civil court.