Our knee injury lawyers frequently represent clients who have suffered a serious injury to the knee from a Michigan car accident. These serious injuries are both painful and disabling. Many of these injuries are life altering for both the accident victim and the supporting family.
Types of Knee Injuries
The knee joint is made up of ligaments, tendons or fluid-filled sacs (bursa) that surround the knee joint as well as the bones, cartilage and ligaments that form the joint itself. Although there are some knee conditions that develop over the years due to usage and the aging process, severe knee pains that occur suddenly are typically the result of trauma or injury. Common knee injuries suffered in an auto accident in Michigan include:
- · Torn ACL Injury (anterior cruciate ligament)
- · Torn MCL Injury (medial cruciate ligament)
- · Torn Meniscus
- · Patella Tendon Injury
- · Fractured Patella
- · Dislocated Knee Capp
Treatment for these injuries can often reduce pain and help increase activity, but many times the accident victim is unable to return to work at or all or misses substantial time from work after a knee surgery. There is also often a need for assistance around the home during the period of recovery and assistance with activities of daily living.
Claims and Benefits for a Knee Injury
Under Michigan law, a car accident victim who suffers a knee injury in an auto accident in Michigan is entitled to several types of insurance benefits. The first claim is for Michigan no-fault insurance benefits, otherwise known as First Party or PIP benefits. These include payment of medical bills, lost wages, attendant care services, replacement and household services, and other benefits. They also include the cost of cognitive rehabilitation and training. These benefits can be substantial and many of them last for the lifetime of the injury victim.
Best Michigan Lawyers for Knee Injury Cases
It is essential that the knee injury victim choose a top-rated accident lawyer to represent them in their claims. The attorney must have specialized knowledge of the medical issues involving knee injuries and as well as thorough understanding of the Michigan laws that can be utilized to obtain the best possible compensation for the injury, as well as battling the insurance company to pay all benefits due and owing under the No-Fault insurance laws (link to no-fault insurance practice page).
Our Michigan lawyers have obtained significant knee injury settlements. For more information after a knee injury in a Michigan car accident, call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced knee injury attorneys.