When It is More Than Just Knee Pain
A car accident and slip and fall can lead to all sorts of injuries – some minor and others more serious. Often times an injury from a New York accident can cause immense pain and keep you from participating in daily activities, such as working, driving and playing recreational sports. Knee injuries fall into this category and can significantly disrupt your life.
If you are experiencing knee pain following an accident, it may be because you ruptured a ligament or tore cartilage. A ruptured ligament or tendon may require surgery to repair the injury. The recovery time for such an injury is long, especially when surgery and physical therapy are needed.
There are different kinds of knee injury, including ligament injury, tendinitis, meniscus injury, dislocated kneecap, hyper-extended knee and ACL injury. The symptoms you will experience will depend on the type of knee injury you sustained. Some of the symptoms commonly include:
- Knee pain
- Inability to bear weight on the affected knee
- Popping sound
- Difficulty walking
- Obvious deformity in the knee
Once you sustain a knee injury, your odds of suffering similar injuries in the future go up. Knee injuries may cause you to not be able to work, while at the same time, your medical bills keep piling up.
If you have suffered from a knee injury caused by a car accident, slip and fall or other unfortunate event, you may be entitled to compensation. When an accident is caused by another person’s carelessness, you can hold that person accountable and may be able to recover damages, such as pain and suffering, lost income, medical expenses, mental anguish and other costs associated with your injuries.
For more information, contact a Staten Island accident attorney at The Law Offices of Frank J. Dito, Jr., at 718-701-2776 or 800-310-5520. We represent cases in New York.