Common Car Accident Knee Injuries
Car accidents can result in serious injuries. One of the most common car accident injuries is a knee injury. A knee injury generally occurs in a car accident when the exterior part of the knee hits some interior part of the car during the collision. The impact between the knee and the car is often a quick and violent blow that can result in serious injuries.
Your knees can get injured in a car accident in different ways. Regardless of what type of knee injury you suffered in a collision that was not your fault, you need to immediately consult with an attorney. An experienced Los Angeles knee accident attorney can help you get the compensation you need for your injuries.
Torn Tendon Knee Injuries
Common knee injuries from a car accident include a torn or injured ACL, PCL, Meniscus, and/or MCL. These ligaments are responsible for stability, movement and strength in the knee. When damaged, the strength, range of motion, and stability of your knee may be significantly compromised.
And depending on the severity of the knee injury, you may experience permanent knee problems, require surgical procedures, and need intense physical therapy. In some cases, victims may never fully recover.
Dashboard Knee Injury
Another type of car accident knee injury is commonly referred to as a dashboard knee injury. This is a specific injury to the leg that occurs when your knee crashes into the dashboard of a car during a head-on collision. The part of the knee that is generally injured in this type of accident is the patella.
The patella is a free-floating bone that is attached to the quadriceps proximally and to the tibia distally. The patella’s purpose is to protect part of the articular surface of the knee joint. Even the slightest pressure on the kneecap can break it. If a kneecap is fractured in a car accident, you will have immediate pain and swelling. You need to see a doctor as soon as possible.
Compensation for Car Accident Knee Injuries
Regardless of what type of knee injury you have suffered in a car accident, it can significantly impact all aspects of your life. As such, it is very important to hire an aggressive Los Angeles car accident attorney to help you get the full compensation you need to continue with your everyday life. Common types of compensation available may include:
- Past and future medical bills
- Loss of income
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
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