The knee is the biggest joint in your body, and, due to its complexity, it is highly vulnerable to injury, particularly in a car accident. Sustaining knee injuries from car accidents can prevent you from walking or going to work. If you have suffered a knee injury because of another person’s negligence, you have a right to pursue compensation for your injuries. Our Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer from Ponton Law can get you through the legal process and assist you in getting the compensation you deserve.
Common injuries sustained in car accidents
Different types of knee injuries can be sustained in an auto accident. While some might be minor injuries, others can be severe. They include:
- Knee sprain: Knee sprains occur when ligaments get overstretched. They are short-term injuries that heal with rest.
- Torn cartilage: The knee joint has two types of cartilage, namely the articular lining and the meniscus. Both of them can be damaged during a car crash and cause painful injuries in your knee.
- Knee dislocation: This happens when the bones that form the knee get pulled or pushed out of place. That can disrupt the supply of blood and cause amputation.
- Patella injury: The patella is the spherical bone that glides on top of your knee. Kneecap injuries include fractures, displacement, and bruising. Complex patella injuries might require surgery.
- Knee fracture: Knee fractures occur when any of the bones that makes up your knee break. The injuries are a crack in the bone or a total break that puts bones out of place. More severe injuries might require surgery.
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury: This ligament helps in strength, movement, stability, and holding bones of the knee joint in place. Severe ACL injuries might require surgery.
- Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury: This is the strongest ligament in your knee. It allows the knee to bend and holds bones in the knee together. PCL injuries can range from minor to severe injuries that require surgical treatment.
- Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury: This ligament is also responsible for movement. A car accident can damage the ligament and make you unable to walk and suffer from pain.
Who will be held liable for the accident?
In Atlanta, the plaintiff has the role of proving that the offender breached an obligation of care, and that breach caused the accident and that the accident caused him or her injuries and other damages.
If the at-fault driver has an auto insurance cover, you can file claims against the insurance carrier to assist you in covering the damages you and your family have suffered. Even when the at-fault party does not have auto insurance coverage, or his or her policy does not fully cover your damages, liability is still obtainable.
Atlanta law enables car accident victims to pursue personal injury claims to get compensation for the full magnitude of their property damage and injuries from the at-fault party.
Take action by contacting Ponton Law.
If you have sustained a serious knee injury from an auto accident due to another person’s negligence, contact our experienced and highly qualified Atlanta car accident attorneys at Ponton Law today by phone or by filling our online appointment form.