PERSONAL INJURY

New Jersey Hand, Arm, Leg, and Foot Injury Lawyer

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Have you recently suffered a hand, foot, arm, or leg injury due to another’s negligent actions or inactions? If so, you may be struggling as a result of pain and lack of mobility, worrying about expensive medical bills and lost wages, and wondering where to turn for help. Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman is here to provide you with legal guidance and support.

Depending on the circumstances of your injuries, you could be owed significant compensation. Our firm can help you to pursue the maximum amount you’re owed. Contact us today to discuss the details of your case with a New Jersey personal injury lawyer during a free, no-risk initial consultation.

Why Choose Our Law Firm for Your Hand, Arm, Leg, or Foot Injury Case?

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The aftermath of a sudden injury to an extremity can be painful, overwhelming, and quite literally life-changing. During a challenging time such as this, you need someone looking out for your interests and fighting to get you what you deserve. You need the team at Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman.

Since 1929, our injury lawyers have worked hard to provide effective legal services to our fellow New Jerseyans. Our success has earned us a reputation for outstanding client service and for achieving favorable results for our clients. We’ve secured hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of thousands of clients, which is only part of the reason why four out of five of our clients are referred to us by friends, family members, co-workers, and fellow attorneys.

The other primary reason our law firm thrives on referrals from satisfied former clients and attorneys who respect our approach is that our firm is large enough to invest considerable resources into every case, yet small enough to provide the personalized services that our clients deserve. If you’ve recently been injured and may have grounds upon which to file legal action, we’re prepared to fight for the best outcome on your behalf, and – while no attorney can guarantee the results of a case – we know how to win. Going to court means playing hardball. If you want results, you need to be well-represented.

From our clients

I would recommend Richard Isolde to my family and friends, and he was accommodating in handling our case. He was always available by text, phone calls, and email. Most significantly, he helped us get what we deserved. Richard Isolde is always there for his clients and does whatever he can to get the job done.

FD

Richard Isolde worked very hard on my case, making the impossible possible.
He was able to get the full amount up to the policy limit and then get punitive damages in addition. I understand that is a rare accomplishment. I am grateful for that and I congratulate him. Your firm was recommended to me by a friend and I will pay it forward by recommending him as well as PRA.

ML

I used Mr. (SQ) Lee for a personal injury matter and could not have been any more pleased with his services. He understood my injury and helped me every step of the way. He was courteous and kind and I always felt better after speaking with him. His assistant, Sherrill, was also wonderful and together they made a great team! I would absolutely recommend them, and the firm, to anyone.

BF

Common Types of Accidental Hand and Foot Injuries

Hands and feet are complex and intricate structures made of bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscle groups. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take much to damage them. Some of the most common types of hand and foot injuries from accidents include:

Carpal tunnel syndrome

The median nerve is responsible for sensation and motor function in the fingers. When this nerve becomes compressed through repetitive motion strain or trauma, it can result in a condition referred to as carpal tunnel syndrome. This condition is primarily characterized by tingling in the fingers and pain when grasping.

Cubital tunnel syndrome

Similar to carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome occurs when the ulnar nerve is compressed or damaged. Cubital tunnel syndrome is commonly caused by repetitive strain with vibrating tools and repeated or acute trauma to the elbow.

Carpometacarpal injury

The carpometacarpal joints connect the wrist to the hand. When these joints suffer chronic inflammation, repetitive strain, or acute trauma, the cartilage can wear down, resulting in pain, swelling, and stiffness in the fingers.

Tendonitis

Tendonitis occurs when the tendons in the hands or feet are damaged by overuse or acute trauma, which can result in pain, flushed skin, and weakness.

Strains

Hand and foot strains can occur when the muscles in the hand or foot are chronically overstretched or suffer trauma from violent stretching or twisting. Over time, muscle fibers may knit back together, but strains can be quite painful in the meantime.

Sprains

A hand or foot sprain occurs when the ligaments are damaged by chronic or acute trauma. In severe cases, ligaments can even become torn or ripped out of place and may require surgical intervention.

Dislocations

Dislocation injuries can occur when violent forces push bones out of place. Hand and foot dislocations are typically very painful.

Fractures

Hand and foot bones are protected only by thin layers of skin and muscle tissue. As a result, these fragile structures are extremely susceptible to fractures when the hands or feet become struck, crushed, or are unnaturally twisted.

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Common Types of Accidental Arm and Leg Injuries

The arms and legs are also highly vulnerable to injury due to traffic collisions, slip-and-falls, and other accidents. Common types of arm and leg injuries from accidents include:

Soft tissue injuries

Soft tissue injuries such as sprains, strains, and tears can be extremely painful and effectively debilitating when they affect the arms and legs. Common causes of soft tissue injuries in the arms and legs include overexertion, repetitive trauma, and acute trauma from falls, collisions, and other violent incidents.

Dislocations and fractures

Arm and leg bones can break or become dislocated in many different ways. Simple fractures and minor dislocations are generally relatively straightforward to treat, but compound fractures and crushing injuries often require emergency medical attention and surgical intervention.

Shoulder separations

Acromioclavicular (AC) separations, or shoulder separations, occur when the shoulder blade physically separates from the collarbone. Shoulder separations commonly affect athletes participating in high-impact sports, workers with physically demanding jobs, and fall victims.

Rotator cuff injuries

The rotator cuff is a complex network of tendons that provides stability and flexibility to the shoulder. The rotator cuff can sustain trauma or tears due to repetitive motion strain or traumatic accidents.

Hip, knee, and ankle injuries

The intricate structures of the joints in the lower extremities make them prone to injuries in accidents. Recovery can require surgery and other treatments, as well as extensive rehabilitation therapy.

Accidents Causing Hand, Arm, Leg, and Foot Injuries

Here are some of the most common types of accidents and other traumatic incidents that lead to hand, arm, leg, and foot injuries:

Overexertion and repetitive strain

Performing the same motions over and over again can lead to cumulative trauma over time, even if the repetitive motion in question is not particularly strenuous. Similarly, performing strenuous activities without proper safety equipment or techniques can result in acute overexertion injuries to the hands or arms.

Slips, trips, and falls

Many slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall victims sustain serious injuries when they stretch out their arms and hands to brace themselves for impact. Injuries can also occur when victims crumple to one side and land directly on top of an arm or hand. In addition, legs and feet are susceptible to injuries in falls from twisting, overextension, and other abnormal movements.

Motor vehicle wrecks

Traffic collisions are among the most common causes of hand, arm, leg, and foot injuries. The violent energy transfer upon impact can result in fractures, crushing injuries, and even traumatic amputations.

Recreational accidents

Athletes who engage in certain sports, such as basketball, football, skateboarding, or skiing, frequently sustain hand, arm, leg, and foot injuries.

Acts of violence

Tragically, some broken arms and legs may result from an assault, domestic violence, or child abuse.

Treatments and Expenses Related to Hand, Arm, Leg, and Foot Injuries

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Some hand, arm, leg, and foot injuries require involved treatments and expenses, including:   

  • Prescription medications, such as anti-inflammatories or steroidal injections
  • Durable medical equipment, such as braces, casts, or slings
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation to restore strength and range of motion
  • Surgical treatments to repair internal injuries or replace damaged structures
  • At-home healthcare, housekeeping, shopping, or transportation services
  • Home or vehicle accessibility modifications for long-term disabilities

If your injury was the result of someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation for those expenses and other losses, including:

  • Past and future medical costs for the treatment of your hand, arm, leg, or foot injury
  • Incidental costs, such as travel expenses to and from medical appointments
  • Lost wages from any time you’ve missed work due to your hand, arm, leg, or foot injury
  • Projected losses in your lifetime earning capacity, if you have become disabled
  • The intangible losses relating to your pain, suffering, and lost quality of life

Do You Have Grounds to File a Legal Claim for a Hand, Arm, Leg, and Foot Injury?

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Many hand, arm, leg, and foot injuries require extensive and costly medical services. However, you may be able to pursue compensation for these costs by filing a personal injury case if the following elements apply to your situation:

  • Another party had a legal duty to avoid causing you harm, such as a motorist who had a responsibility to avoid causing an accident, a shop manager who had a duty to keep their premises safe, or a nursing home which had a duty to provide you or your loved one with proper care.
  • The other party was negligent, reckless, or behaved in an intentionally harmful way, such as a motorist who ran a red light, a shop manager who failed to mop up a spill, or a nursing home aide who failed to lock a bedrail in place.
  • The other party’s conduct was a direct contributing factor to the cause(s) of your hand, arm, leg, or foot injury
  • You suffered real, measurable losses as a result of the hand, arm, leg, or foot injury, such as pain and suffering or medical expenses

Keep in mind that New Jersey has a strict two-year time limit when it comes to filing personal injury lawsuits. Consequently, time is of the essence, and it’s important to connect with a knowledgeable and experienced injury attorney as soon as you can.

How Our NJ Hand, Arm, Leg, and Foot Injury Lawyers Can Help You Seek Full Compensation

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At Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman, our New Jersey hand, arm, leg, and foot injury lawyers can help you seek the compensation you deserve by:

  • Conducting an independent investigation into the incident
  • Communicating with third parties and other attorneys on your behalf
  • Obtaining medical records, accident reports, and other useful evidence
  • Interviewing eyewitnesses and retaining experts for valuable testimony
  • Managing important documents and deadlines on your behalf
  • Filing insurance claims to demand the compensation you are owed
  • Taking your case to court, if the insurance company refuses to pay just compensation.

How much does it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer?

At Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman, we do not charge you any fees upfront to start work on your personal injury case. We will review your case for free, with no obligation to you. If we believe you have a claim for compensation, we will do all the legal legwork with no out-of-pocket cost to you. When we recover compensation for you, our fee then comes as a percentage of that. If we don’t win, you don’t pay us. It’s that simple.

Talk to Us Today for a Free Review of Your Hand, Arm, Leg, or Foot Injury Case

The team at Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman is prepared to do what it takes to pursue fair compensation on your behalf. Contact us today for a free consultation to learn more about your legal options and about our approach to client representation. We look forward to speaking with you.

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