If you or a loved one is suffering a knee injury because of an accident that wasn’t your fault, then you could be entitled to compensation. Some common causes for a knee injury could be a slip and fall accident or car accident, and while it may not initially seem too dramatic, it could cause a dramatic decline in your quality of life.
At The Law Place, our Tampa personal injury lawyers understand how debilitating knee injuries can be. We are committed to fighting for compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. Contact us at any time of day on (813) 544-4444 to arrange a free case evaluation in Tampa, FL.
The Law Place Personal Injury Lawyers Are Here to Help
At The Law Place, we have over 75 years of combined experience in personal injury claims in Florida, including car accident cases and knee injuries. When your injury is a result of a slip and fall or a reckless driver, usually, a third party is liable. If that is the case, then The Law Place law firm is here for you. We have a wealth of experience to help you achieve the justice you deserve. You can contact us for a free consultation in Tampa, FL.
Knee Injuries in Florida
The knee is a sophisticated system of bones that take on a lot of tasks in daily life; they are integral for walking and driving. Severe trauma to the knee could require physical therapy, surgery, and a lengthy recovery period. Your knee is susceptible to injury, especially in slip and fall accidents and car accidents, and can often be the result of someone’s negligence. When you consider what a massive impact this could have on your life, it is only right that you seek help from a lawyer.
Seek Medical Attention
It is critical that following an injury to your knee, you seek medical attention as soon as possible. However, minor you believe it could be, a medical professional will be able to tell you if there is evidence of a tear, fracture, sprain, or dislocation. You may also have damaged your tendons, ligaments, meniscus, or cartilage, which can take a long time to heal, if ever. However, many traumas can be treated successfully without surgery. Early diagnosis and the correct treatment can substantially increase the chances of a complete recovery.
Furthermore, the sooner you receive medical treatment, the better, as your attorney will be better able to prove that your injury was a result of the accident. In fact, according to Florida Statute 627.736, if you do not seek medical attention within 14 days of the accident, then you could be left unable to claim.
For most knee injuries, rehabilitative physical therapy is required for a full recovery. A physical therapist will advise exercises which will improve the joint motion and prevent stiffness, aiding the healing process. However, physical therapy can be expensive. Your attorney will be able to fight for you to receive compensation to cover this necessary treatment.
It is vital that you do not try to rush the recovery for your trauma, by rushing your recovery, you are putting yourself at a greater risk for future complications. That means you may have to miss work or limit your usual activities. Your lawyer will also help you to argue for compensation for lost wages, help with things you are left unable to do, such as clean your house and even loss of enjoyment. If you were an avid runner, for example, you deserve compensation for the loss of quality to your life.
Car Accident Cases
If your knee injury was a result of a car accident in Tampa, then you should seek compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. If the accident was minor, then under Florida’s no-fault law and the requirements of your Personal Injury Protection (PIP), you can claim damages from your own car insurance company. However, if your damages exceed the limits of your policy, then you may need to claim from the other driver.
However, remember that insurance companies are big business, and their main goal is profit. Therefore, they will do all they can to devalue your claim. By having a lawyer on your side, you will ensure that you are not taken advantage of.
When you hire The Law Place, you will have a committed attorney on your side, making sure that you get what you deserve. And don’t worry, unless we win, you will not have to pay any fees. So, contact us today for a free case evaluation.
Knee injuries can happen suddenly and can be detrimental to your way of life. The likelihood is that your injury was caused by an automobile accident or a slip and fall, in which case a third party could be liable. You should not have to cope with substantial bills or lost wages for an accident that was not your fault.
If you are considering claiming compensation, then you should consider representation from a reputable lawyer. Not only will this take a lot of pressure and stress away from you, but studies show that you will be more likely to end up with a settlement, and that settlement is likely to be more.
At the very least, call The Law Place to schedule a free consultation on (813) 544-4444. You have no obligation to continue, and the sooner you receive legal advice, the better, as we will be better able to gather evidence and assist you in your case.