What You Need to Know About Knee Injuries from a Car Accident

A car accident victim can suffer different types of knee injuries, from simple cuts and burns to severe ligament and soft tissue injuries. Some soft tissue injuries may be more complicated than others and may require long-term treatment.

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If you suffer a knee injury as a result of another person’s negligent driving, contact a Charlotte personal injury lawyer to learn about your legal rights.

A car accident victim can suffer different types of knee injuries, from simple cuts and burns to severe ligament and soft tissue injuries.

A car accident victim can suffer different types of knee injuries, from simple cuts and burns to severe ligament and soft tissue injuries. Some soft tissue injuries may be more complicated than others and may require long-term treatment.

Common Types of Knee Injuries

Car accident victims often suffer knee injuries due to sudden external force on the knee. Here is a look at some common types of knee injuries car accident victims suffer.

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury: This type of injury occurs when you fall from a height and hurt your knees. You may hear a loud popping sound. Depending on the severity of the injury, the doctor may recommend an immediate surgery.

Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury: Commonly known as dashboard knee, this type of injury occurs when the driver or the passenger hits the dashboard of the car. Common symptoms include pain and swelling. The injury affects the ligament connecting the tibia (shinbone) to the femur (thighbone).

Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury: Like a PCL injury, a MCL injury occurs when the knee hits a solid object inside the car. The medial collateral ligament also connects the tibia to the femur.

Meniscus injury: This type of injury hurts the discs that help prevent friction between the knee bones. These discs provide cushioning and stability to the knee while walking. Common symptoms of this injury include swelling, severe pain, instability, and locking in the knee.

Possible Outcomes of a Knee Injury

The consequences of a knee injury vary depending on the severity of the injury, your age, and current physical condition. Some injuries heal with time after an initial medical treatment. However, some injuries may trigger long-term consequences. A doctor is the best person to suggest to you the best treatment option for your case.

Doctors usually use a conservative treatment method called RICE for minor knee injuries. RICE stands for Rest, Ice, (gentle) Compression, and Elevation. If this conservative treatment method fails, a doctor may recommend physical therapy for some weeks or months. If the injury is more serious, a doctor may suggest a surgical treatment option. Recovery time depends on the severity of the injury. For example, minor injuries may go away within a few days, while serious injuries may take weeks, months, or years to recover completely.

Although monetary compensation cannot undo the scars of an accident injury, it can help you and your family with the financial burdens of being involved in such a catastrophic car accident. At The Law Office of Grady Jessup, we can help you understand what your legal options and rights are. We charge no legal fees unless and until we obtain the monetary compensation you need and deserve.

Call a Charlotte Knee Injury Lawyer

The Law Office of Grady Jessup understands knee injury cases and have years of specialized experience. If you have suffered a knee injury, you will need compensation for medical costs, therapy, pain, suffering, lost opportunities, psychological trauma, and the long term changes you will experience from a knee injury. We will hold the negligent party responsible. We take everything into account and will work to ensure you obtain the level of compensation that you need and deserve. When you call The Law Office of Grady Jessup, you get a professional, friendly lawyer that will listen to your case. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident resulting in a knee injury, give The Law Offices of Grady Jessup a call today. We offer free consultations. We will review your case and seek to understand everything that happened. You don’t need to forge ahead alone; we will fight your legal battles so you can focus on recovering.

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