Pittsburgh Car Accident Lawyers – Knee or Meniscal Injury
The Romanow Difference helps clients recover financial compensation
The knee is also one of the most commonly injured parts of the human body following a car accident. Our car accident lawyers have handled hundreds of knee injury cases and obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars in recoveries for injured clients in Pittsburgh and across western Pennsylvania.
At Romanow Law Group, we know that recovering financial compensation after a car accident can be complicated. Negligent drivers deny responsibility and insurance companies try to pay you as little as possible. If you suffered a knee injury in a car accident, we fight to help you recover the maximum compensation possible.
Our Pittsburgh knee injury lawyers understand the impact of car accidents on your health
The human knee is comprised of two pieces of cartilage shaped like a “C” and which act like a cushion between your shinbone and your thighbone. Each cartilage is called a “meniscus” in the singular, and both are called the “menisci.” The blunt force of a car accident can often cause the knee to collide with the lower part of the steering wheel or other interior of the car.
Some of the most common knee injuries in a car accident include:
- Torn meniscus. A torn meniscus causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the affected knee. A torn meniscus can be identified during a physical exam when the orthopedic doctor moves the knee and leg into different positions or examines the injured patient further by observing the patient walking or squatting. In addition, medical imaging such as x-rays and MRIs will identify a torn meniscus. Sometimes, surgery is necessary to repair this injury.
- Dislocated patella. When blunt force trauma damages the knee, it can push the kneecap or “patella” out of line. Physiotherapy, including kneecap taping and exercise, may repair this damage.
- Tendon rupture. The knee is held together by many soft tissues. A tear may need arthroscopic surgery, aka keyhole surgery, to repair.
- Torn ligament. If an entire joint needs to be repaired or replaced, open surgery may be necessary.
Conservative treatment is often the first line of therapy, consisting of rest, ice, and medications, such as anti-inflammatories to relieve the pain of a torn meniscus and give the body time to heal at its own pace. In severe cases, the injury might require surgical repair.
What’s the average knee injury car accident compensation in Pittsburgh?
There’s no single answer to this question. Depending on circumstances, a car accident victim’s knee injury could require a lot more or a lot less than the average payout. If you want to know how much your Pittsburgh area car accident knee injury is worth, contact the Romanow Law Group for a free claim estimate. At no cost to you, we can tell you how much your claim may be worth and help you decide what to do next.
In general, though, the size of a Pennsylvania car accident settlement is determined, in part, by injury type and severity, as well as fault, available insurance and assets, and your lawyer’s negotiating skills. On average, the more painful, life-altering, and treatment-intensive an injury is, the more damages a car accident victim is entitled to collect.
Knee injuries after car accidents are known to be complicated and may require multiple surgeries over the course of a lifetime to repair. If you suffered a knee injury in a car accident, it is critical that you collect the maximum compensation you deserve. Accepting a lowball settlement means the money could run out before you are healed.
Here are just some, but not all, of the losses considered in car accident knee injury settlements and other compensation:
- Current medical expenses.
- Future surgeries and medical treatment.
- Physical therapy.
- Lost wages.
- Diminished earning potential.
- Pain and suffering.
- Emotional distress.
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
Most knee injury car accident claims settle for anywhere from tens of thousands of dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars. If there were injuries in addition to knee damage, the payout would be bigger.
Did you suffer a knee injury after a Pittsburgh car accident? Don’t settle for less
Romanow Law Group’s car accident lawyers have won hundreds of cases for clients with a torn meniscus following a car crash. Our attorneys are well-versed in the science and law regarding these types of injuries and know that every torn meniscus carries future complications.
Our lawyers advocate on your behalf to get you compensation for these future complications, and to win your case by getting you the maximum amount of money allowed under law for your pain and suffering, loss of earning capacity, loss of income, and other loss of enjoyment of life. Insurance adjusters have one goal – to pay you as little as possible.
Strong cases that get results
Our legal team investigates your car accident. We gather evidence, review accident reports and medical records, interview witnesses and if needed, consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists. We build strong cases that insurance companies must take seriously.
Insurance companies know that we have the experience, legal knowledge, resources and dedication to fight back against their attempts to limit compensation. They know we are willing and prepared to fight for clients in court. That reputation helps us get results for our clients through negotiated settlements. Our law firm has recovered millions of dollars in damages for injured accident victims and the families of fatal accident victims.
Getting the right legal representation for car accident injuries, including knee injuries, is the best course of action you can take for your case and your future. Call 1-844-GET-MORE or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with an experienced car accident lawyer at Romanow Law Group.