The knee is the largest, and perhaps the most complicated, joint in the body. A significant knee injury can result in difficulties with working and can drastically reduce the ability to participate in hobbies such as running, hiking, gardening, and playing sports. Knee injuries are frequently the result of slip-and-falls, car collisions, and accidents involving pedestrians, bicyclers, and motorcyclists. Often times, however, the insurance company will argue that the condition was pre-existing. Litigation is sometimes necessary to obtain a full financial recovery.
Because of their prevalence among athletes, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are among the well-known knee injuries. There are three major ligaments that might also be torn in the knee, the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), medial cruciate ligament (MCL), and lateral cruciate ligament (LCL). Quadriceps tears in thigh are also sometimes the result of a third-party’s negligence. Tears frequently require reconstructive surgery and a lengthy recovery period. Even after surgery, your activities may be limited. You may be restricted in your work activities, for example.
Other common injuries include broken bones, including the femur (thigh bone), patella (knee cap), and tibia and fibula (lower leg). Sometimes broken bones heal by themselves with little medical intervention, other times rods or other metal equipment may need to be surgically inserted.
If you have suffered a serious knee injury as a result of a third-party’s negligence, you have the right to hold them responsible for your harms and losses. That includes financial losses such as medical expenses and lost wages and harms such as pain and suffering, permanent scarring, and disability.
Maginnis Law represents injured North Carolinians throughout the state, including folks with significant knee and leg injuries. When the insurance company falsely claims your knee injury is pre-existing, we will help you prove otherwise. For personal injury cases, we offer a contingency fee arrangement. You only pay attorneys’ fees if we make a financial recovery for you. We also offer free case evaluations and consultations. To speak with one of our attorneys today, visit our contact page.