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Knee Injury from Car Accident in New York or Staten Island

Frank J. Dito, Jr.
Car accident, personal injury and workers’ compensation attorney serving Staten Island and Brooklyn New York.

A knee injury from a car accident normally occurs when the exterior of the knee hits some interior part of the car during impact. Usually the impact between the knee and a certain part of the inside of the car is a quick and violent strike causing an injury to the knee.  Common causes for a knee injury from a car accident include if the knee has a sudden and hard impact with the dashboard, door, window or, in some roll over accidents, the roof.  A car accident knee injury may occur from impact alone or may occur because of a severe twisting or a hyperextension of the leg which may result in an injury to the knee. 

Common knee injuries from a car accident are:

Normally knee injuries caused by a car accident are considered a soft tissue knee injury. Soft tissue knee injuries from car accidents, depending on the severity, can cause permanent knee problems, may require surgery and also may require intense physical therapy. 
 
Compensation for a Knee Injury from a Car Accident
 
If you were considered to not be at fault in the car accident which caused your knee injury speaking to a personal injury lawyer regarding compensation for your ACL tear, PCL tear, meniscus tear, or MCL tear may be beneficial for you. If the other party was found at fault you may be able to seek compensation from the negligent party to help with the pain and disability from the knee injury.

Those injured in a car Accident in New York may contact our Staten Island injury law firm for more information on knee injury compensation amounts and the process to start a claim or lawsuit against the other driver's insurance company. The amount of compensation will rest upon the severity of your injury and how it will have an effect on you. For a free consultation with Frank J. Dito Jr. Staten Island knee injury lawyer call 718-701-2776 or fill out our online contact form