When you were run off the road by a careless driver, you were wearing a helmet, a Kevlar jacket, and protective gloves and boots. While this gear probably saved your life, you still suffered a major knee injury. Although a knee injury is not nearly as traumatic as a head injury, knee injuries can be very painful and serious in their own way. This is because knee injuries can leave motorcyclists with the inability to ride their motorcycles, walk, work, or enjoy life as they knew it.
Some of the most common yet serious knee injuries motorcyclists suffer include:
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tear
- Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) tear
- Posterior Collateral Ligament (PCL) tear
- Meniscus tear
- Dislocated knee
- Ruptured tendon
- Knee fracture
Although most knee injuries can be repaired through surgery, it can still take six months to a year or more before an injured motorcyclist can return to doing the things he or she once did. Not only does an injured victim miss out on working and making a living during this time, but he or she may miss out on participating in hobbies, going on vacation, or being involved in once-in-a-lifetime events. Unfortunately, some injuries to the leg may result in amputation and disabling injuries that can change a person’s life forever. Because knee injuries can have a huge impact on one’s life, victims of motorcycle crashes should learn how to get the maximum possible compensation when dealing with the insurance company.
You can learn more by requesting a free copy of our report, 10 Tips to Get the Maximum Compensation After a Maryland Accident.