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Sprain/Strain Injury Lawyer

Sprains and strains are common injuries. They may occur through

  • Car accidents
  • Falls at work
  • Premise liability accidents, like tripping over an uneven sidewalk

While common, many people fail to realize an injury has occurred, and thus minimize the severity of their injury.

A sprain is a ligament injury. Ligaments are the tissues that connect two or more bones at the joint. During a sprain, these muscles tear or stretch. Symptoms of a sprain typically include:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Not being able to put weight on/use a certain joint

A strain, on the other hand, is an injury to a muscle or tendon. Tendons are the bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones. Like a sprain, a strain occurs when a muscle or tendon is stretches or tears. The symptoms are:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Swelling
  • Cramping
  • Trouble moving the muscle

Oftentimes, a sprain or strain will heal with some rest, and mild painkillers can help with the pain. However, this does not mean that you should overlook your injuries, especially if they are the result of an accident. Sprains and strains can have lasting effects. Like a piece of torn paper, it is hard to put ligaments or tendons back together after an accident. If you are injured, it is important to see a doctor. If you are seeking compensation after an accident, you may also wish to speak with a personal injury attorney.

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Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes (formerly Perenich & Carroll) was founded in 1955. We are exclusively invested in helping personal injury victims— and their loved ones — win compensation and find justice. We approach every case with passion, experience, and dedication, and strive to provide the answers you need, when you need them.

If you are seeking help after a sprain or strain, please contact us. We’ll see you through.