About 10 million people visit the doctor, every year, due to chronic pain or an injury. Knee injuries are one of the most common reasons that people seek medical care and can inhibit their ability to stand, sit, walk, or sleep comfortably. Recovery could involve hospitalization, rehabilitation, in-home care, or extensive surgery.
After an injury, you may not be able to participate in your normal activities or be able to return to your job. However, you may be entitled to compensation if another party’s negligence directly caused the injury.
The Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorneys at El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers have years of experience representing injury victims, and they can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Common Causes of Knee Injuries
Some of the common causes of knee injuries include fatal accidents, such as trips and slips, falls from elevated heights, motorcycle accidents, and car accidents. Construction and railroad accidents are also common causes of knee injuries.
Types of Knee Injuries
A knee is an essential part of many movements and can be one of the most vulnerable parts of the body. Any accident involving significant force can cause fractures in the knee joint or kneecap as well as trauma to the soft tissues. The more common types of knee injuries include:
- Quadricep tendon tears
- Anterior cruciate ligament tears
- Medial cruciate ligament tears
- Posterior cruciate ligament tears
- Tendonitis or Fractured patella
- Torn meniscus
Knee injuries can also be the result of several traumatic injuries to the knee. Repetitive stress injuries can involve carrying or lifting heavy items and walking on uneven surfaces. A knee injury resulting from cumulative trauma can cause general or localized tingling, pain, or numbness as well as decreased range of motion that might prevent you from participating in daily activities.
Knee Replacement Surgery
The type of knee replacement procedure you may require depends on your injury. In a total knee replacement, the ends of the tibia and femur are removed and replaced with prosthetics. Current medical technology uses MRI machinery to obtain precise measurements for custom-made prosthetic devices. After the surgery, the patient is put into a CPM machine to place the knee joint in motion, which helps increase the joint’s range of motion while reducing potential swelling as well as the risk of blood clots.
Compensation for Knee Injuries
If you sustained a knee injury due to another person’s negligence, you might be entitled to compensation for:
- Lost wages and economic losses
- Arthroscopic knee surgeries
- Knee replacement surgery
- Pain medications
- Physical therapy
- Medical expenses you might need in the future.
- Compensation for pain and suffering
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney
A knee injury can change your life in an instance. The Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorneys at El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers are dedicated to helping you receive the compensation you deserve for your knee injuries.
With years of experience assisting victims of negligent acts, working with El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers will give you the peace of mind of knowing your rights are protected. Contact their Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorneys by phone at (888) 542-6021 to schedule a free consultation.