At Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC, we represent individuals who have suffered serious injures due to another person or business’s negligence. When we take on your serious injury case, we first ensure you receive the best medical care available. Your health and safety are our top priority. Then, through an in-depth investigation into the accident, we gather evidence to establish who is liable for injuries and the amount of compensation you deserve.
We are proud to be fierce advocates for our clients and to pursue the maximum compensation possible through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. If you wish to pursue compensation for a knee injury you suffered at work, in a crash, or because of a slip and fall, do not hesitate to contact us at (404) 419-6674 or through our online contact form and schedule a free initial consultation with a knee injury lawyer.
We Accept All Types of Accident Claims Involving Knee Injuries
Our Atlanta serious injury lawyers at Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC handle knee injury claims arising from:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Other Motor Vehicle Accident
- Work Accidents
- Slip and Falls
- Dangerous Property Accidents
- Defective Products
- Elder Abuse or Neglect
- Medical Malpractice
Symptoms of a Knee Injury
If you feel knee pain after a car accident or other type of accident, it is important to look for other signs of a serious knee injury. Some of the most common signs of a knee injury include:
- Discoloration: The skin around the knee may look red, purple, or blue if the area is bruised and there is an underlying injury. If the injury becomes infected, your skin may take on a yellow or green hue.
- Skin Temperature: When you have a knee injury, the skin around the area may feel warmer or cooler than normal and compared to skin elsewhere on your body.
- Swelling: A common reaction to a knee injury is for the area to swell.
- Reduced Mobility: You may find it difficult or painful to move your knee, or you may find your range of motion is limited.
- Reduced Strength and Stability: You may find your knee is weaker than normal, and in turn, cannot support your weight consistently.
- Pain: Because of a knee injury, you may feel constant full or sharp pain. Or, you may feel more severe pain when you try to move your knee or walk on it.
- Pop or Crunch Sounds: You may hear or feel a pop when you sustain a knee injury. You also may continue to hear or feel popping or crunching when you move your knee.
If you are experiencing symptoms of a knee injury after a work-related accident, auto accident, fall on someone else’s property, or any other type of incident, we highly recommend you seek medical attention as soon as possible. If you are diagnosed with a knee injury, your best next step is to call a knee injury lawyer at Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC.
Common Knee Injuries
At Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC, we are here to help you pursue compensation for a knee injury you sustain because of another person’s carelessness, recklessness, or intentional misconduct. Whether you suffered the knee injury at work, in a car crash or fall, or during any other type of incident, give us a call.
Some of the most common knee injury claims we handle involve:
- Fractures: One of the more common knee injuries from a car accident is a fracture of the bones in or around the knee. We often handle cases involving fracture patella—a broken kneecap.
- Dislocation: A knee injury from a slip and fall or other accident could be a dislocation. Three bones meet in the knee—the femur (thighbone), tibia (shinbone), and patella (kneecap). In a dislocation injury, the bones shift out of place. This can be extremely painful and cause instability in the joint and leg.
- ACL Tear: You may suffer a full or partial tear of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament, which runs diagonally over the front of the knee and stabilizes the joint. ACL injuries are graded on a scale of one through three. A grade one injury is the most minor. A grade three injury is a complete tear.
- MCL Tear: Instead of a well-known ACL tear, you may be diagnosed with a full or partial tear of the Medial Collateral Ligament. This is a band of tissue that runs down the inside of the knee. This ligament stops from the knee from flexing inward. This can be a one, two, or three grade injury.
- PCL Tear: After a serious accident, you may be diagnosed with a full or partial tear of the posterior cruciate ligament. The PCL connects the femur and tibia and runs diagonally down the back of the knee. It prevents your knee from bending backward too far. This injury is far less common because the PCL is larger and stronger than the ACL. However, it can be torn.
- Meniscus Tear: Within the knee joint are menisci, which are two wedges of cartilage between the femur and tibia. These pieces of cartilage can tear suddenly during a traumatic event
No matter the type of serious knee injury you suffer, if another party is at fault, you should call a knee injury lawyer as soon as you can. You need to discuss pursuing compensation through an insurance claim and/or personal injury lawsuit.
Treating a Serious Knee Injury
The knee is a complex joint and treating an injury can involve several steps. In many circumstances, physicians will try to avoid surgery. Your doctor may recommend you rest and keep your knee elevated and immobilized for a period of time. You may be required to wear a cast or brace for weeks or months. If your job requires you to be up on your feet, you may have to take time off, which can lead to losing income.
You also may need to use compression, ice, and anti-inflammatory medication to treat the injury. Depending on the severity of the injury and your level of pain, your doctor may recommend one or more injections, including corticosteroids, hyaluronic acid, or platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
Surgery may be necessary. In some circumstances, physicians can use arthroscopic surgery. In this process, the doctors only make a few small incisions and use a fiberoptic camera and long tools to make repairs. However, a minimally invasive surgery option is not always available, and a doctor may need to make a much longer incision, which will leave a scar.
In the most severe cases, you may need a partial or total knee replacement. In this process, part or all of your bones and/or cartilage are replaced with parts made of metals, plastics, and polymers. If you suffer an injury so sever you need a full or partial replacement, we recommend you call to discuss filing a knee replacement lawsuit.
Whether or not you go through surgery for a knee injury, your doctor may recommend weeks or months of physical therapy. This can be crucial to regaining full strength and mobility in your knee and leg.
Pursing Compensation for a Knee Injury
If you believe your knee injury is the result of another person’s negligence, we recommend you contact a knee injury lawyer at Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC. We can help you pursue a settlement for a torn meniscus, torn ACL, fracture, or any other injury that required medical care. If a settlement is unavailable, we are not afraid of taking your claim to court.
Whether through a personal injury lawsuit or an insurance claim, we will fight for you to receive compensation for your:
- Past, current, and future medical costs
- Lost wages
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
- Permanent physical disability
- Reduced earning capacity due to physical limitations
- Reduced quality of life
Let Our Atlanta Knee Injury Lawyers Help You
Our attorneys at Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC are here to help you after an accident causes you to suffer a serious injury. We are here to fight for you to receive the maximum compensation for your physical, psychological, and financial injuries. To talk wish us about how we can help, submit your information through our online contact form or call (404) 419-6674. We offer free consultations.