Florida Car Accident Personal Injury Claims: Tendon Tears
Due to the sudden, tremendous force that occurs during a motor vehicle accident, a variety of injuries may occur. A common injury that many accident victims sustain in automobile wrecks is a tendon tear.
Tendon tears may occur in any part of the body, however, some tendons are more likely to be damaged in a car crash than others.
Rotator cuff tears
The rotator cuff is located in the shoulder. When rotator cuff tears occur, the victim’s range of motion is decreased and arthritis may eventually develop. Treating a rotator cuff tear can be challenging and painful. Treatment usually consists of physical therapy, steroid injections, or surgery.
Achilles tendon tears
The Achilles tendon is found above the heel. Its role is to connect the heel bone to the calf muscle. When it is torn or damaged, the accident victim may be unable to walk. Surgery is often required to treat an Achilles tendon tear.
Patellar tendon tears
The patellar tendon is in the kneecap. If it is torn, it may completely detach and leave the accident victim unable to straighten his or her leg. Ice, using a brace, medications, resting, and physical therapy have all been used to treat patellar tendon tears.
Your rights as an accident victim
If you have been injured in a Florida motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to compensation. If you have torn a tendon, both your current and future medical expenses may be covered. These injuries often take several months to heal. When you are injured through no fault of your own, Florida law allows you to obtain damages from an at-fault driver.
With the assistance of a Florida personal injury attorney, recovering the maximum amount of compensation available by law is much more likely.