Fighting For The Full Compensation For Knee & Leg Injuries
A knee or leg injury may not seem like a serious matter, but it can actually have lifelong consequences. A severe injust in a leg or knee can have lasting consequences on many unexpected areas of your life, including working capabilities, lifestyle needs, and other memorable moments in life. When even a small injury can impact your ability to work, what kind of home you can live in, and what hobbies you enjoy, you need to be sure you are getting the most from your injury compensation.
Here at Jacobs Danforth LLC, we know what is at stake after a knee or leg injury, and we know how to help pursue a fair and maximized compensation for the damages. You may not think that your injury is very severe, but there may be more on the line than you may expect.
Common Causes And Consequences
Car accidents – especially those involving a frontal impact – are a common cause of trauma to the lower extremities. In most personal vehicles, both rear and front-seat occupants are seated in a fairly restricted area – often only inches away from the nearest hard surface. On impact, the body continues to move forward even as the vehicle comes to an abrupt stop. While seat belts significantly reduce the risk of death or serious injury, they do not always prevent the impact of the body with structures inside the vehicle.
For example, it’s quite common for drivers (and passengers) to strike their knees on a dashboard causing injury to the patella or the posterior collateral ligament (the PCL). Some orthopedic surgeons refer to this injury as “dashboard knee.” The knee twisting that can also occur in side-impact collisions may result in an MCL or meniscal tear – injuries that may not be initially diagnosed at the emergency room. Many knee injuries are not discovered by standard X-ray examination and require an MRI or examination by an orthopedic specialist to accurately diagnose.
In addition to fractures, lower extremity injuries can include injuries to tendons, ligaments, cartilage and muscles. Internal knee joint injuries may require surgical intervention to treat symptoms of pain and instability and to prevent or minimize degenerative changes that can result in further damage to the structures within the knee. Healthy knee cartilage is essential to the function of a normal knee, and injury that results in damage or degenerative changes to this cartilage can lead to future problems such as the pain and immobility of arthritis.
Knee And Leg Injury Lawyers You Can Trust
If you have injured your knee or leg in an accident, contact us to discuss your injury and your case. We need to know you and how your injury has affected your life so that we can get you the fair compensation you deserve. Every person is different and every case deserves individual attention. At Jacobs Law LLC, we are committed to communication with our clients. Just like medical treatment of your joint injury may require an orthopedic specialist, navigating the legal aspects of your personal injury claim is best left to lawyers who are highly experienced with handling insurance companies.
Call Jacobs Law LLC, today at 317-520-9283 or contact us online to learn more about how our Indianapolis knee and leg injury attorneys can help you. Call now and schedule a free consultation with our legal team. We take cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not have to pay us anything unless we win compensation for you.