Knee Injuries from Car Accidents
Major injuries and concussions can result from auto accidents, knee injuries in particular can have serious effects on one’s well-being. Knees are responsible for one’s comfort and mobility as they are made up of several muscles, ligaments, bones, and cartilage. Therefore, it is important to receive proper treatment and medical attention for knee injuries.
Moreover, a knee injury in a car accident can be caused by many sudden actions. Severe twisting or hyper-extending of the leg (ligament damage), may cause an injury. In addition, the knees may also be crushed by the downward force of the dashboard of steering column (meniscus injuries). Also by the impact of the side door or window in a crash (kneecap injuries). Tears or strains to one of the major ligaments are most common. All in all, these injuries can result from different types of auto accidents including side, front or rear impacts or roll-overs.
Symptoms of knee injuries may range from subtle to acute:
- Redness and swelling
- A ripping or popping sensation
- Deformity or protruding bones from fractures
- Change in range of motion
Above all, injuries involving muscle tearing, bone fractures, damage to several ligaments or the separation of muscles from bones may call for surgery. If you have a knee injury resulting from a car accident, the assistance of the personal injury lawyers at Goidel & Siegel, LLP, can help you receive fair compensation for your pain and suffering.