If you’ve suffered a knee injury, you know how debilitating and painful knee injuries can be. In addition to the pain, the time away from work, medical expenses, and other costs can result in great monetary loss. If your knee trauma was caused someone else’s negligence, then the harm becomes even more devastating. You should not have to suffer the consequences of an accident that you did not cause.
At Patterson Dahlberg, we have helped clients recover compensation for knee injuries they sustained in accidents that were not their fault. If you have been injured in an accident due to no fault of your own, we have a Rochester personal injury attorney available to help you file your claim and move forward with your life.
Common types of knee injuries include:
- Patella fracture
- Tendon and ligament tears
- ACL and PCL injuries
- MCL and Meniscus tears
Knee Injury Accidents
Among the more common causes of knee injuries are motor vehicle accidents and slip and fall accidents. Knee injuries can also occur on the job, meaning a workers’ compensation claim must be filed.
Knee trauma can be devastating and can require hospitalization, surgery, and physical therapy to recover. Some knee injuries may never fully heal, leaving you unable to walk properly, unable to participate in daily activities—such as housekeeping or caring for children—or even unable to fully return to work.
Insurance companies may try to downplay your injury or blame it on a preexisting condition, in an attempt to pay you as little as possible. That’s why it’s vital that if you feel your injury is severe you seek medical attention as soon as possible and request tests to confirm a diagnosis.
Knee Injury Lawsuits
Many people feel that a knee injury is not severe enough to go to court over, which is why more people do not file personal injury lawsuits in knee injury cases. Your knee injury most likely resulted in medical bills, time away from work, and other expenses. If you have experienced a monetary loss, it is your right to fight for that money back to pay for the related expenses.
Upon acceptance of your case, we will immediately begin work on determining the cause of the accident, who was responsible, and what effect it has had on you. It is important that the other party and/or the court is aware of the emotional, physical, and financial impact that the accident has had.
We will attempt to reach a knee injury settlement first. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, then we can move forward to a trial where a jury can decide if there is liability and how much the monetary award should be.
Knee Injury Lawyer
Your Rochester knee injury attorney fights for your well-being. When you are injured, lack of finances can cause stress, which can impair healing. To ensure you heal as fully as possible, we take care of all of the legal work and technicalities. We communicate with you throughout the process so you always know what is happening. We present you with all your legal options and discuss the risks and benefits of each, so you can make an educated decision about what is best for you.
If you have suffered a knee injury or any personal injury in an accident that was not your fault that has interfered with your quality of life or has caused mounting expenses, you may be entitled to compensation. Monetary compensation can cover medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses related to your knee accident. To learn more about your rights and options, call Patterson Dahlberg Injury Lawyers at 507-424-3000 or toll free at 877-288-9122 to schedule a free consultation.