Knee injuries can occur in a number of different scenarios including auto or motorcycle accidents, or slip and fall cases. Forces involved during an accident do not have to be significant to create a knee injury and can vary based upon the position of the person inside a vehicle or how a motorcyclist’s or pedestrian’s knee moves during the course of an accident.
The types of problems associated with knee injuries are numerous and can require medical procedures which are arthroscopic or open in nature. These types of injuries can include bone damage, cartilage damage, meniscus tears, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears or fraying, posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tears or fraying, medial collateral ligament (MCL) tears or fraying, lateral collateral ligament (LCL) tears or fraying, patella injuries, damage to the articular surface cartilage of the knee and other knee-related injuries.
Any of these injuries can lead to knee surgery and potential post-traumatic arthritis which may then lead to total knee replacement surgery. In addition, significant medical bills and lost wages are usually associated with the initial injury even before any of the costs incurred from joint replacement surgery.
Any of these procedures can easily cost tens of thousands of dollars and possibly over one hundred thousand dollars when lost wages and the cost of rehabilitation are taken into account. None of this includes pain and suffering or other human damages a victim of negligence suffers.
If you or someone you know has received a knee injury due to an auto or motorcycle accident, slip and fall, or other type of accident, please call Christopher Ligori & Associates at 813-223-2929 for a free consultation.