Knee injuries are one of the most common reasons for doctor’s visits in the U.S. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), approximately 10.4 million people saw doctors for knee injuries in one recent year. The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine estimates that there were 6,664,324 U.S. knee injuries over a 10-year period, amounting to a rate of 2.9 knee injuries for every 1,000 people.
The knee is the largest and one of the most easily injured joints in the body. Many types of accidents can result in knee injuries, and serious knee injuries can be painful and disabling. These injuries frequently require extensive medical treatment, including surgeries, physical therapy and knee replacement in some cases.
If you have suffered a serious knee injury in an accident that was someone else’s fault, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your losses through a lawsuit or settlement. If you have been injured on the job, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits. If your knee injuries have left you totally disabled, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.
You should seek legal advice immediately – before you discuss the matter with an insurance adjuster and before you sign anything. Let the law offices of Kraft & Associates, P.C., advise you about your rights after an accident that caused a knee injury. We’re an established and professional law firm with friendly lawyers and staff who are easy to talk to. Please call us at (214) 999-9999 or contact us online.
The knee is composed of a number of important structures, all of which can be injured. Common symptoms of knee injuries include pain and swelling, instability, or a knee that “catches” or “locks up.”
The following are common knee injuries, as described by AAOS:
Knees are vulnerable to a variety of injuries, including disease, sports and all types of accidents. WebMD reports that injuries are the most common cause of knee problems. Some of the most common accidents that injure knees include:
If you have suffered serious knee injuries in any type of accident, it is important to consult with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney and actively pursue the maximum compensation you are entitled to receive.
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