Can Car Accidents Cause Arthritis?

Arthritis is a tricky condition to deal with because there are countless factors and forces that can cause someone to develop it. The painful autoimmune disorder causes discomfort in the joints, and it can stem from genetics, fatigue, and even acute injuries like car accidents in some cases. If you were recently in a car accident and you are beginning to experience symptoms of post-traumatic arthritis or your pre-existing arthritis has worsened following an accident, you could be entitled to compensation for medical bills, time away from work, and your pain and suffering.

Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Arthritis:

  • Persistent Joint Pain
  • Swollen Joints
  • Fluid Buildup in Joints
  • Declining Tolerance for Physical Activity
  • Contact The Barnes Firm

    Fields marked with an * are required

The Barnes Firm Helping You Get Answers

toy cars simulating an accident where on is flipped on its side

Can Car Accidents Really Cause Arthritis?

They certainly can — traumatic injuries can cause individuals to develop cases of post-traumatic arthritis. This may seem confusing because arthritis is technically an auto-immune disease, but structural damage is often a contributing factor as well. Depending on your genetics and medical history, several different factors can contribute to joint discomfort — but if a car accident caused by someone else is causing arthritis-related pain, you must file a personal injury claim.

Why Would a Car Accident Cause Arthritis?

When a severe injury is sustained from a traumatic event such as a car accident, the mechanics of certain body parts can become out of whack. In many unfortunate cases, irregular body movements cause increased deterioration of bone and cartilage, which means a serious automobile accident can ultimately manifest into arthritis post-traumatic arthritis. With the help of our superb legal team here at The Barnes Firm, you can file a personal injury claim and obtain just compensation for both the pain and the costs associated with your case.

3d rendered illustration of two cars in a head on collision
injury attorney meeting client in office

Can I File an Accident Claim Based on Arthritis?

Absolutely. You will need to prove in a court of law that your arthritis was either caused or worsened by the car accident in question, but fear not — our elite attorneys are here to help you with that. Filing a personal injury claim with the help of a lawyer is the first step you must take in order to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and your suffering. Before filing a claim, we must ensure that you have enough supporting evidence to build a strong case.

How to Prove That a Car Accident Caused Arthritis

If you suspect that your arthritis was caused or worsened by a car accident that was the fault of another driver, you should strongly consider seeing a doctor to assess your injuries. A doctor can provide you with medical documents that prove the origin of your arthritis. If your doctor’s findings fail to link your arthritis-related pain to the accident, you can seek a second opinion with another doctor. It’s advantageous to have an experienced personal injury lawyer by your side while navigating this complex process.

Lady Justice figure with scales highlighted

Contact Us Today for Help Filing Personal Injury Claims

Victims of personal injury can call The Barnes Firm any time, 24/7, to consult with one of our experienced attorneys. You can maximize your potential payout on a personal injury claim by enlisting the help of lawyers who have decades of experience handling such legal cases. Our proven track record of success speaks for itself.

Call today for a free legal consultation.