Car Accident-Related Knee Injuries and Securing Monetary Damages
A wide range of injuries are possible when individuals are involved in traffic accidents, and knee dislocations are one injury that can have a significant impact on a person’s life. Depending on the extent of the harm, a lot of medical care could be required.
To discuss what knee injuries you are recovering from and how you may be able to access financial compensation to cover injury-related costs, reach out and discuss your situation with a Delray Beach personal injury attorney.
Tears, Fractures, and Dislocations
Knee dislocations and injuries resulting from car accidents can have long-lasting physical, emotional, and financial effects. Seeking immediate medical attention, following the prescribed treatment plan, and documenting all related expenses are crucial steps towards recovery. This is true if you have experienced any of the following.
- Ligament tears. Severe trauma to the knee can lead to ligament tears, such as the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or medial collateral ligament (MCL). Often ligament tear injuries are a result of sudden twists or impacts during the collision.
- Accident force can cause fractures in the bones around the knee, including the patella (kneecap), tibia (shinbone), or femur (thighbone). When fractures are complex, surgery could be necessary.
- Knee dislocations occur when the bones of the knee joint shift from its normal position. Damage to ligaments, blood vessels, and nerves often accompany dislocations and immediate medical attention is essential for recovery.
Often recovering from a car accident-related knee injury requires specialized care. From your first interaction with the healthcare system, a medical professional can take the time to evaluate the extent of the damage and recommend appropriate diagnostic tests, such as X-rays or MRIs. Then, you and your doctor will have an understanding of the full scope of the injury.
Next steps after diagnosis will depend on the severity of the injury, but may involve physical therapy appointments, pain management techniques, multiple prescription medications, and surgery. Adhering to the recommended treatment plan is of vital importance, both for optimal physical recovery and to fortify your personal injury claim.
Keep Detailed Records to Secure Monetary Damages
A record of all medical appointments, treatments, and expenses related to a knee injury is valuable when pursuing a personal injury recovery. When you connect with an attorney, they can gather more evidence to support your claim as well.
With all documentation in place, your Delray Beach personal injury attorney will review the details of the accident and identify potential sources of liability, such as negligent drivers or other responsible parties. From there, your lawyer will negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, advocate for your rights, and fight for maximum monetary damages to cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future rehabilitation costs.
Is it time for you to discuss your knee injury with an attorney? With over 30 years of experience, the skilled lawyers at Earnhart Law in Delray Beach can guide you to a full and fair settlement. Call 561-265-2220 or contact us online to book your no-cost consultation.