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Orthopedic injuries are among the most common injuries in vehicle accidents and other types of accidents and are a leading cause of mortality, morbidity, hospitalization, and economic burden. Most orthopedic trauma injuries are preventable and are due to carelessness and negligence.

Men between 24-44 from rural areas are at the highest risk of injury. Falls and motorcycle accidents are common causes of injury.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Cincinnati Catastrophic Injury lawyer and Ohio product liability attorney accepting orthopedic trauma cases nationwide. Mr. Lyon is well versed in the science and medicine underlying orthopedic trauma lawsuits.

Orthopedic Trauma Definition

Orthopedic trauma involves damage to the musculoskeletal system that includes fractures and injuries to the soft tissues. Bones, tendons, joints, and muscles are designed to work together as a system. Injury to a part of the system can disrupt the function of that aspect of the body.

Accepting cases on contingency fees, Mr. Lyon works with design engineers, biomechanical engineers, accident reconstruction experts and treating physicians to investigate and determine the root cause of the accident.

Mr. Lyon is a passionate advocate with success in a variety of orthopedic trauma cases.

Orthopedic Trauma Injuries

  • Cervical Fractures
  • Compression Fracture
  • Axial Burst Fracture
  • Flexion/ Distraction Fracture
  • Talus (Talar) Fracture
  • Heel Fracture
  • Rib Fracture
  • LisFranc (Mid Foot) Fracture
  • Transverse Fracture
  • Dislocated Hip
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Pelvis Fracture
  • Acetabular Fracture
  • Greenstick Fracture
  • Comminuted Fracture
  • Teardrop Fracture
  • Post Traumatic Deformity
  • Non-Union Fractures
  • Geriatric Fracture


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Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.

The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.


The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.

Common Causes of Orthopedic Injuries

Each year one in four children suffer an injury that requires orthopedic medical attention. There are significant mechanical and physiological differences between the bone structure of adults and children and the types of common fractures are different as a result.

For example, the periosteum of a child’s bone is thicker leading to less open fracture. Moreover, a child’s long bones are less dense and more porous leading to more bowing and flexibility and less tendency to fracture when subjected to stress. The most common types of orthopedic injuries suffered by children include:

  • Elbow (Supracondylar) Fracture
  • Hip Injury: Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
  • Knee Injury: ACL Tear
  • Leg Injury (Toddler Fracture)
  • Distal Forearm
  • Femur Shaft
  • Facial
  • Skull
  • Hand

 Questions to Ask Your Lawyer

  1. What evidence should I preserve ?
  2. How long with my case take ?
  3. What is the jury pool like in the accident venue ?
  4. How much experience do you have in orthopedic trauma lawsuits ?
  5. What experts are needed to meet my burden of proof ?
  6. Is a life care plan necessary ?
  7. What amount of the recovery is paid back to health insurance ?
  8. How expensive will the case be to litigate ?
  9. Is early settlement to contain case costs an good option ?
  10. How does my case compare to other similar cases ?

Orthopedic Trauma Settlements

The settlement value will depend on a number of variables. No personal injury is exactly the same and each case will require an evaluation of the following variables.  As the evidence is developed, some aspects may become stronger and some weaker, and the case must be evaluated each step of the way. The following a list of variables that must be considered in every orthopedic trauma case:

  • The venue where the trial will occur
  • The Judge
  • Whether any issues exist that could result in a Motion for Summary Judgment being granted and the chance of such a motion being granted
  • The existence of pre-existing conditions that limited the quality of life
  • The credibility of the plaintiff
  • The credibility of the defendant
  • Whether the independent treating physician is supportive of the case
  • Whether other events may have caused or contributed to the injury
  • The amount of subrogation
  • The expenses to take the case to trial
  • The chance of success at trial
  • The verdict range with a successful verdict
  • Whether a settlement will adequately care for the Plaintiff in the future
  • Whether the Plaintiff has suffered a permanent injury
  • Whether damages caps apply
  • Whether settlement will fairly compensate the Plaintiff while reducing the risk and cost of additional litigation.
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Why are these cases important?

Rightful compensation for plaintiffs can recover sizable settlements and can help pay for mounting medical expenses and other damages that may include long-term disability, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and lost wages. During some of the toughest times in a family’s life, The Lyon Firm can be of assistance.


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Many of my clients come to me in the hardest moments of their lives. They’ve suffered catastrophic injury, they’ve lost a family member, their business has suffered a catastrophic loss that they may not be able to overcome.

It’s a fear of the future and uncertainty that has driven them to come to a lawyer and to ask, ‘What available legal rights are there?’ in order to add some security for their future. The Lyon Firm takes the lead and guides clients through the process of filing catastrophic injury lawsuits.