A knee injury can affect your life for a long period of time. It can result in the need for surgery, followed by a long period of recuperation. In some cases, it can result in impairment. If you have suffered a knee injury in an accident, you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to learn about your rights.
At Cavanagh Law Group, our lawyers are strong advocates for the injured in Chicago and throughout Illinois. We work tirelessly to help our clients get the compensation and medical resources they need to recover from serious injuries that are caused by the negligence of another party.
Contact us today for a free case evaluation if you have suffered a knee injury in an accident. We want to help you get the medical care and compensation you deserve.
Types of Knee Injuries
Serious knee injuries can occur in car wrecks, slip-and-falls, and other types of accidents when the knee suffers a direct blow. This can result in damage to one of the four ligaments that maintain the knee joint such as:
- Medial collateral ligament (MCL) tear;
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear;
- Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) rupture; and
- Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tear.
A sudden twisting of the knee can also cause tears in the meniscus pads that absorb shock at the knee joint.
While some knee injuries heal with rest, others require surgery and may result in an extended period of disability. It's important not to accept any insurance company offer until you know how the knee injury will affect you. Otherwise, you may not recover enough compensation to meet your future needs.
Contact Our Cook County Personal Injury Attorneys
For more information about how to protect your rights after an accident, contact our Chicago knee injury attorneys at 312-425-1900 or by e-mail.