What you don't know about knee injuries

Oftentimes, knee injuries can occur in an automobile accident and not really show the full extent of the damage until well after the fact. It is in these instances that you should seek the legal counsel of a seasoned attorney. The right lawyer can get help medical experts in building your case.

Act now to protect your knees in the future

Knee injuries can have long-term consequences for the victim. The knee is a particularly complex part of the body, and in some cases post traumatic arthritis will develop long after the original injury. In these cases it is crucial to include the risk of this arthritis in the original claim. With the help of an experienced legal team, you may be able to seek compensation for the following:

  • Ongoing physical therapy
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering

Common types of knee damage

Car accident can result in any number of traumas to one or both knees. While the injuries are often complex, some of the more common types of injuries include:

  • Post traumatic arthritis
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Knee replacement
  • Meniscus tear surgery
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) damages
  • Reflex sympathetic disorder (RSD)
  • Loose patella
  • Other knee injuries requiring extensive treatments or arthroscopy surgery

The big killer: Torn ACLs

You may have heard about one of your favorite athletes suffering from this injury, but it's also one of the most common knee injuries suffered during an auto accident: tearing the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Torn ACLs accounts for more than two-thirds of knee injuries. In a car crash, the ACL is usually torn during an intense twisting of the knee joint.

Beyond getting torn, an ACL can also rupture. This injury will render you basically unable to walk at all.

Regardless of whether it is torn or ruptured, ACL injuries sustained in auto accidents usually leave patients unable to use their leg for some time. Many patients require surgery, but at the very least an ACL injury requires a long period of time for the victim to recuperate. This may result in lost wages and a decreased quality of life. We will fight to make sure you are compensated for these injustices.

Is a bruise just a bruise?

NO! Things are not always as they seem. Looks can be deceiving. Do not judge a bruise by its color!

While you may see some discoloration in your knee area associated with some pain you are experiencing, it is not wise to assume this bruise will fade and heal like the ones you used to get on the playground. Damages sustained in auto accidents often reveal themselves to be much mores serious than they initially appear.

Take pictures of any bruises and be sure to see a medical professional immediately. A little discoloration could have a severe injury lurking beneath it that will require surgery down the line. Do not let it go unattended or undocumented.

Contact us

Do not wait for that discomfort in your knee to go away. It may not. In fact it could get worse over time. If you are having knee pains that you believe are related to an automobile accident, contact us immediately. We can help you get the justice you deserve.

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