Your knee is the largest joint in your body, so when it has been injured, it can have a significant effect on your mobility and lifestyle. Your knees ligaments and cartilage are the structures most commonly damaged. A knee injury can be the result of a car accident or a fall or personal assault.
Types of Knee Injuries
There are many possible knee injuries, but these are the most common:
- Ligament tears – the most common of these is the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), and the medial collateral ligament (MCL)
- Fractures – this can happen to the kneecap, the lower femur, or upper tibia or fibula. Knee fractures are most commonly caused by abnormal force, such as a falling on the knee, a severe twisting motion, severe force that bends the knee, or when the knee forcefully hits an object
- Sprains to the ligaments and tendons that connect and support the kneecap
- A tear in the meniscus (the rubbery cushions of the knee joint)
Knee Injuries Can Develop Over Time
Knee injuries are not always apparent right away and others progress with time, sometimes resulting in disability, so it is important to get medical and legal advice as soon as possible. If you have been diagnosed with a knee injury because of an accident, call the experienced legal team at Warnett Hallen – we can help.
Personal Injury Lawyers at Warnett Hallen LLP
At Warnett Hallen, our best rated car accident and injury lawyers can review your case and help you to assess all of your options, which may include filing a no-fault benefit claim with ICBC or other insurance companies. We offer support for your recovery not just legally but also throughout your recovery and your injury claim.
Our goal is to evaluate and work to determine the extent of physical and emotional injuries suffered in an accident, ensure the best treatment possible for recovery, and prepare a strong case for maximum compensation.
The Vancouver car accident lawyers at Warnett Hallen never defend ICBC or the insurance companies. We represent injured claimants only.
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