Post-Traumatic Arthritis Lawyer in Dallas

Attorney Doug Goyen Call (972) 599 4100 if you need a post-traumatic arthritis lawyer. We will get started on your case right away. If you need a car crash attorney, the Law Office of Doug Goyen can help. We offer experienced, aggressive, and powerful representation. In auto accident personal injury claims, our results are proven, dependable, and consistent in obtaining the full value of the settlement for our clients.

Since 1997, Attorney Goyen has been representing residents of the Dallas area in auto accident injury cases. Doug Goyen Law Office has handled thousands of car accident injury cases and obtained settlements totaling millions of dollars for their clients.

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A car accident can, in fact, cause arthritis. A car accident injury can cause cartilage to gradually wear away, causing bones to rub together. Although this isn’t the type of arthritis that most people think of, because it occurs as a result of trauma rather than gradually over time, the diagnosis is still considered arthritis.

A car accident injury is a type of injury that can result in post-traumatic arthritis. As a result of a sudden jolt, your knees or ankles could be crushed, your wrist sprained, a hand broken, or your back strained. Even a minor incident can eventually lead to arthritis.

Auto accident in intersection Traditionally, arthritis has been thought of as an inflammation of the joints that develops gradually over time. Because of their frequent overuse, the hips, knees, and ankles are the most commonly affected by arthritis. The connective tissue between two bones that allows for smooth motion and movement is known as joint cartilage.

The absence of cartilage causes excruciating pain. Following an injury, such as a broken bone, the joint or cartilage may be disrupted, resulting in arthritic pain.

Post-traumatic arthritis (PTA) is a common complication of joint trauma. Inflammatory events in the immediate aftermath of injury, such as increased inflammatory cytokine release, can predispose to the development of osteoarthritis or inflammatory arthritis. PTA treatment is a difficult issue to manage.

PTA occurs as a result of an acute direct trauma to the joints. PTA accounts for about 12% of all osteoarthritis cases, and patients with chronic inflammatory arthritis may also have a history of physical trauma. Swelling, synovial effusion, pain, and occasionally intra-articular bleeding are symptoms. PTA usually resolves on its own, but symptoms that persist after 6 months may be considered pathological and referred to as chronic PTA.

If you an auto accident has caused arthritis you should call a post-traumatic arthritis lawyer to pursue damages in your case.

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The term “arthritis” refers to joint inflammation. The most common cause is the deterioration of joint surface cartilage (osteoarthritis). Post-traumatic arthritis is a common type of osteoarthritis that occurs as a result of a physical injury to a joint of any kind.

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Post-traumatic arthritis is caused by the wear and tear of a joint that has been injured in some way. The injury could have occurred as a result of sports, a car accident, a fall, a military injury, or any other source of physical trauma. Such injuries can harm the cartilage and/or bone, altering the mechanics of the joint and causing it to wear out faster. Continued injury and excess body weight hasten the wearing-out process.


Post-traumatic arthritis accounts for approximately 12% of hip, knee, and ankle osteoarthritis cases in the United States. It can also cause problems with the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Joint pain is the most common symptom of post-traumatic arthritis. The pain appears gradually, beginning months or years after a joint injury. Resting the joint relieves pain in the early stages. However, as the pain worsens, you may experience constant pain.

Other symptoms of post-traumatic arthritis include:

  • Fluid accumulation around the joint
  • In the joint, there is a grinding, creaking, or crunching sensation.
  • Stiffness of the joints
  • Swelling of joints
  • The joint has a limited range of motion.

Seeing a specialist and beginning treatment as soon as symptoms appear can help slow the progression of the disease.

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If your treating doctor can identify trauma-induced arthritis early on (prior to the statute of limitations – and before you settle your injury case), you may be able to receive compensation for the arthritis caused by the car accident (or by some other trauma caused by negligence).

On a regular basis, our personal injury attorney at the Law Office of Doug Goyen represents people who have suffered injuries in accidents. Our post-traumatic arthritis lawyer is well-versed in the medicine and procedures involved in these injuries, and they are always concerned with the long-term consequences of these injuries. We have successfully recovered damages for clients who have suffered injuries such as:

If you have arthritis as a result of an accident, please contact our attorneys to discuss your legal options. We always handle cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we never charge a fee unless the client recovers.

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If you or someone you know requires the assistance of a post-traumatic arthritis lawyer in Dallas for an auto accident case, call (972) 599 4100 for a free consultation and strategy session with a injury lawyer about your case. A summary of your case, identification of the legal issues involved in your case, and identification of those legal issues that will help maximize your recovery in your case are all part of the strategy session. We will email you a copy of this strategy session for your records.


You will not be charged unless and until we win! If we work on your case, we charge a contingency fee, which means we don’t get paid if we don’t win. We are compensated based on how well we serve you – our interest is the same as yours. Call us at (972) 599 4100 or use our website’s contact form.

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You want a great lawyer who keeps you informed on whats going on speaks with you personally and gets the job done call Doug Goyen. He is excellent & very professional you wont go wrong choosing him!! Thanks again for all your help Mr. Goyen! Socorro V.
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Very professional job handling my accident claim. I had some ER bills, and some visits to my ortho after (and various other bills that kept coming in). I was afraid I was going to get stuck owing money, but Doug Goyen took care of the case and had everything paid, including compensating me for the injury. Great lawyer IMO. I felt like my case was taken care of very well. Thx!! Bernard M.
Doug is a great attorney. He took care of my auto accident claim promptly, and answered any questions I had. I also had one of my hospital bills go into collections for non-payment. I was able to contact Doug a year after the accident, and received a copy of the check the hospital claimed they didn’t receive. I highly recommend this guy. David J.
The Law Office of Doug Goyen helped me recovery every bit I was owed on my claim. Very happy I used them. They knew what they were doing, and kept me informed. I felt taken care of the whole way. You wont go wrong using them. Arthur H.
Mr. Goyen helped me take on my own insurance company, the great and mighty Allstate. My prior firm basically dumped me, with a permanent injury because the case didn’t meet their financial guidelines for a settlement. I was a bicycle rider hit by a car driver at an intersection, and Allstate was the company on BOTH SIDES OF THE CLAIM. My own insurance company tried to throw me under the bus to limit their payout! Without Mr. Goyen’s help, I would have been left with NOTHING! I had thousands of dollars in unpaid medical bills, unable to receive treatment to correct the issue. He was unafraid and helped me get the best settlement I could … I am tremendously thankful! Pamala M.