Knee injuries are some of the most common injuries sustained in slip, trip, and falls. According to the American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons, about 10.4 million people visit the doctor’s office for treatment of knee related injuries each year. The knee is a vulnerable part of the body in the event of a slip and fall, as it will often bear the brunt of the fall. Moreover, it is a complex joint with several components that are susceptible to damage in the event of a fall. If you have sustained a knee injury in the event of a fall, you could find yourself needing surgery, in considerable pain and unable to meet work obligations.
At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, our Atlanta personal injury lawyers have assisted a number of clients suffering from knee injuries. Our firm assist clients with knee injuries sustained in slip and falls, car accidents, and more. We understand the devastating impact a knee injury can have on your work and personal life. As such, we fight to see that our injured clients obtain full compensation from the party responsible for the accident.
Common Knee Injuries
Your knee consists of several bone, ligament and soft tissue components, any of which can be injured in a slip and fall. If have been injured in a slip and fall, a knee injury might not always be readily apparent. Be on the alert for knee pain and swelling, which is often a sign of a knee injury. The following is a look at some of the most common knee injuries, among others:
Several bones can become fractured in a slip and fall in and around the knee. The patella is the most commonly broken bone around the knee, while the femur and tibia could also become fractured. Many knee fractures will be sustained in slip, trip and falls involving some height, but a severe slip and fall from normal elevation can also inflict these injuries.
A dislocation happens when the bones within the knee are out of place. The femur and tibia are commonly pushed out of place in a slip and fall. Dislocations can require surgery in some instances.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
Painful tears of the ACL within the knee often happen to sports players, but can also occur in a slip and fall. Accident victims who tear their ACL should be entitled to compensation from the person or party responsible.
Contact Montlick and Associates and Put Our Law Firm’s Over 39 Years of Legal Experience
Slip and fall accidents can result in serious and debilitating injuries. Such victims need the help of a zealous firm to fight for the compensation they deserve. The Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, assist accident victims in Georgia and in the Southeast. Our firm has over 39 years of experience that we will bring to your case. The sooner you act after your accident, the greater your chances of reaching the best possible outcome. As such, it is important that you seek the assistance of a licensed lawyer as soon as possible. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.