A Michigan auto accident that resulted in a fractured knee cap to the victim recently settled for $215,000. The case was filed in the Grand Traverse County Circuit Court. The insurance company for the negligent driver paid the settlement. The victim required surgery to repair the serious injuries to his knee.
Knee injuries are a common occurrence in car accident and motorcycle accidents. In car accidents, the injury often comes from the knee hitting the steering wheel or the area under the dashboard. In accidents with a side impact, there is often a crush injury to the knee. The damages in knee injury cases can be significant as they cause disability, significant pain, and often prevent the accident victim from returning to pre-accident activities, including sports and other activities that require extensive walking and standing.