Chicago, Illinois Auto Accident Attorneys
Representing Clients Suffering from Knee Injuries Following an Auto Accident
Knee injuries are a common auto accident injury. Knee injuries often occur when the passenger’s knees come in contact with an internal component of the car, such as the dashboard, door, window, or roof. Knee injuries are especially common in rear-end collisions or rollover accidents.
The Chicago auto accident injury attorneys at Ankin Law focus on representing the victims of auto accidents, including those who have suffered knee injuries, head injuries, back injuries, and spinal cord injuries. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact our office at (800) 442-6546 to learn more about how we can help you recover for your knee injury or other auto accident injuries.
ACL Knee Injuries
The most common type of knee injury suffered in an auto accident involves damage to the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL. A torn ACL is a common injury to athletes, as well as auto accident victims. Torn ACL injuries that occur in an auto accident usually result due to an extreme twisting of the knee joint. The pain associated with the knee injury varies depending on whether the ACL was torn or ruptured.
Knee injuries, such as torn ACLs, can result in significant medical expenses and lost wages, since individuals are usually unable to walk for a significant period of time. Moreover, surgery is often required to repair the damaged ACL, which can result in a lengthy recovery process during which the patient may not be able to work.
MCL and LCL Knee Injuries
Another common knee injury suffered in car accidents is damage to the medial collateral ligament (MCL) or lateral collateral ligament (LCL). Injuries to the MCL or LCL are less common than injuries to the ACL, but these ligaments are more sensitive than the ACL if they suffer a direct blow during the auto accident. The MCL is positioned on the inner part of the knee outside the knee joint. The symptoms and recovery process for injuries to the MCL or LCL are similar to the symptoms and recovery process for ACL injuries.
Free Consultation with a Skilled Auto Accident Attorney
If you have suffered a knee injury or other auto accident injury, it is important to obtain prompt medical attention to treat your injuries. It is also important to maintain comprehensive medical documentation, such as medical records and medical bills, and documentation regarding the impact of your injuries on your ability to work or other aspects of your life in the event that you choose to proceed with a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent driver.
The skilled Chicago knee injury attorneys at Ankin Law understand the importance of comprehensive documentation regarding the circumstances of the auto accident and any resulting injuries. If you have been in an auto accident and suffered a knee injury or other injury as a result, do not hesitate to contact the experienced Chicago auto accident injury attorneys at (800) 442-6546 to learn more about your legal rights and remedies. We will listen to your concerns and advise you on the full range of legal issues implicated by your auto accident.