Knee pain is a common affliction among Americans in today’s society. The way we sit and walk and the use of certain types of footwear can slowly deteriorate the ligaments in our knees. However, there are some knee injuries that are not a result of simple wear and tear. If you have been injured due to the negligence of another or while at work, you could be entitled to compensation that can help you cover your medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.Where Do Knee Injuries Happen?
Knee injuries can happen in many situations. However, there are times when we see it the most:
- Car Accidents: Even when someone is wearing a seatbelt, a collision sometimes results in a driver or passenger striking his or her knees against the dashboard.
- Work Injuries: Especially in construction site accidents, knees can sometimes be injured when under the extreme stress of physical labor. Whether it’s carrying heavy objects, climbing a ladder, or even having to navigate a construction site, knee injuries happen quite often
- Slip and Fall: When someone falls, knees often get twisted in ways that result in various types of knee injuries.
Knee injuries come in many forms. They include:
- Ligament tears, such as ACL, MCL, or PCL tears: these are injuries that sports fans are familiar with. These are injuries that affect the ligaments that hold the knee together
- Meniscus Tears: The meniscus is cartilage that acts as a shock-absorber in the knee. Meniscus injuries often require surgery.
- Patella and Knee Cap Injuries: Knee cap injuries can be quite severe, especially if a fracture is involved.
- Chondromalacia: This is a condition that affects the cartilage behind the kneecap. This bruising and inflammation behind the kneecap causes difficulty sitting down, standing up, and using stairs.
A meniscus tear or torn ACL is the most common injury we see among our clients. But any type of knee injury can affect an individual for the rest of his or her life. You may be unable to return to work, or at least to the job you were accustomed to performing. Even simple activities like working out, going on walks or playing with your children can be forever limited after a knee injury.Experienced Lawyers
Insurance companies are notorious for downplaying a victim’s injuries in an effort to cut a check that is less than fair. In order to make sure you are getting the compensation you deserve, you must retain an experienced attorney who will carefully defend your rights.
At Marcotte Law Firm, our lawyers have more than 150 years of combined experience representing a wide variety of individuals who have suffered knee injuries in cases involving:
- Auto accidents
- Premises liability, including slip-and-fall accidents, snow and ice accidents
- Worksite accidents
We understand the profound impact this can have on an individual both in the short and the long term. Our lawyers are dedicated to helping you meet your needs in the present while helping you plan for the brightest future possible.Contact Marcotte Law Firm to Schedule a Free Initial Consultation
To learn more about how our injury attorneys can help you obtain the best results possible, contact our firm for a free initial consultation by calling (978) 458-1229 or email us.