A knee injury from a car crash can occur when the knee bends the wrong way. However, the overwhelming majority of knee injuries from car accidents occur because of direct impact or trauma to the knee.
Sometimes this occurs because the knee slammed into the steering wheel or the dashboard. Most knee injuries occur because of intrusion when the impact on the car crushes a part of the vehicle inward toward the knee. The most common intrusion impacts that cause knee injuries include:
- Head-on collisions
- T-bone accidents
- Side collisions into stationary objects
Common Types of Car Accident Knee Injuries We Can Help You Sue for
Trauma from a car accident can cause injury to any of the knee’s components. Prompt medical attention is advised. The following are the most common knee injuries, for which we can help you file a claim:
- Knee fracture
- Patella injury
- Knee dislocation
- Torn cartilage
- Knee sprain
- Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
- Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury
Treatment for a knee injury after an auto accident will usually depend on the type of knee injury a person has. Serious injuries will require immediate casting, splinting, or even surgery. Minor injuries are treated with conservative care that includes rest, ice, compression, and elevation.
You May Qualify to Seek Compensation for Your Injuries
If you have suffered a knee injury or other injuries after a car accident that have impaired your mobility or affected your quality of life, you could pursue compensation from the liable party who caused your accident. You can file an injury claim or lawsuit to recover compensation for your injuries, property damage, and losses.
Severe knee injuries usually result in high medical bills and ongoing rehabilitation long after a car accident is over. You should be compensated for the time and money required to restore your health and well-being, as well as the pain and suffering you endured.
Do You Need to Hire a Lawyer after a Car Accident?
Whether you need to hire an auto accident lawyer after a car crash will depend on whether you are injured, the severity of your injuries, and the type of other damages you experienced. If you are not sure if you will need a lawyer, then you can call us to learn more about our services.
Contact the Attorneys at Distasio Law Firm Today
A Distasio Law Firm attorney who handles personal injury cases may be able to help you determine your next steps. For a free consultation to discuss your possible legal case, give our team a call.