Q: I suffered knee damage in a car accident that wasn’t my fault. How much is a case like this worth?
Your case’s value will depend on the type of injury, your recovery, and the extent of your losses. A knee injury—depending on the location and specific type of knee injury—can be a serious injury that deserves full compensation. Common knee injuries include tears of the ACL, MCL, PCL and meniscus. Additionally, a knee fracture or knee cap damage could occur in a car accident.
With some knee injuries, surgery is often necessary to repair the damage followed by months of physical therapy. Sometimes when people have arthroscopic knee surgery to repair torn ligaments, they often have another knee surgery in the future. If surgery is necessary to correct the damage to your knee, you will most likely not be able to return to work while you rest and heal. As a result, you may miss out on wages and benefits.
While determining the value of your case may sound simple, it is one of the most complicated parts of a personal injury claim. This is because you need think through all of your losses and be thorough in determining all the costs associated with your knee injury. For example, you may have missed out on taking a vacation because of your injury and you should get compensated for those losses as well.
Typically, you will want to collect money for your hospital expenses, surgical costs, medical bills, physical therapy, future medical care, lost income, future lost income, mental and emotional trauma, and any other out-of-pocket expenses related to the accident and your injury. Our attorneys can help you determine the value of your injury. Contact us today.