Rhode Island Personal Injury Attorneys: Traumatic Knee Injuries
October 26th, 2018
Our legs are connected to other systems of our body, leg injuries can impact your ability to move, walk, work, and carry out everyday tasks. Whether it is from sports, old age, or even a car accident – a knee injury can affect a person’s daily life.
Different Types of Knee Injuries
Leg injuries rank one of the most common motor vehicle accident injuries in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Some car accident victims even suffer injuries that face the
m with permanent damages, from chronic pain, difficulty moving, or even confinement to a wheelchair. What type of knee injuries can possibly cause permanent damage?
- Meniscus Tear: The meniscus is the cartilage in the knee joint. If a force or pressure twists or rotates the knee, it can lead to a tear in the meniscus. The risk of this injury is higher as someone gets older due to the constant wear and tear on your knees.
- Knee Fractures: Direct force from a car crash is a common cause of a fractured patella. The patella, or kneecap, protects your knee joint. When this is fractured, it could be near impossible to walk.
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury: More commonly known as the ACL, this is one of the most common ligaments injured in the knee. ACL injuries happen when there is a direct blow to the knee. For example, if there is a direct collision with the knee during an accident, such as an object or vehicle part making contact with the leg, the ACL could be damaged.
Permanent Disability Caused by Car Accidents
Social lives, careers, physical and emotional health are impacted tremendously as a result of traumatic knee injuries. Getting into a car accident is tough enough, but suffering through a personal injury that result in a permanent disability is something no one would want to experience.
Whether the personal injuries are minor or severe, contacting a personal injury attorney who can help you is extremely important. At the Bottaro Law Firm, we are here to help you every step of the way.
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