Did you suffer a knee injury in a slip and fall accident? Injuries to a knee and elbow are common in falls and can cause serious fractures and tears. Have you had to miss work, or are you facing a stack of medical bills because of your injury? If so, you might be entitled to significant compensation.
Owners and managers have a duty to make sure their property is as safe as possible for those on their premises. When they fail to maintain their property in safe condition, it can lead to slip and fall accidents that result in knee injuries and other joint injuries.
At Kendall Law Firm, we understand the pain, stress and disruption that a serious knee injury can cause. A knee injury attorney is here to help you seek full compensation for your medical bills and loss of income, if your slip and fall injury was caused by someone else’s carelessness or disregard for safety. Our law firm can handle all the details of your claim, so you can focus on recovery from your injuries.
With three offices across central Virginia and extensive legal experience, attorney David Kendall and the team at Kendall Law Firm has the resources and experience to handle your knee injury accident claim. As demonstrated by our positive reviews from past clients, we have a proven track record of achieving successful case results and serving clients with the compassion and personalized attention they deserve.
If you are suffering from a knee injury and you suspect someone else’s negligence caused the injury, contact Kendall Law Firm today to speak to a slip and fall lawyer and to understand your legal options. The initial consultation is free, and we won’t charge you any legal fee unless we secure compensation for you. To get started, schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with a knee injury attorney by calling us today at (866) 590-9773 or contacting us online.
Three bones form the knee joint. It’s the largest joint in the body, and it’s easily injured. Knee injuries can cause chronic pain and mobility issues that get worse over time. If someone doesn’t get proper medical treatment after a slip and fall accident, he or she may develop problems later and not know the root cause. Some of the most common knee injuries include:
While this injury can sometimes heal on its own with physical therapy, victims often need surgery to repair a meniscus tear. With surgery, the doctor might need to remove cartilage, which can lead to permanent joint weakness.
Some common causes of slip and fall accidents that result in knee injuries include:
There are numerous situations that could lead to a slip and fall accident and different types of knee injuries. A knee injury attorney can review your accident in detail and help you determine whether you have a valid claim and who should be held at fault in your accident.
If you or a loved one is suffering from a knee injury after a slip and fall accident, it’s critical to see a medical professional. They can evaluate your injuries, recommend the proper treatment, and help prevent your injury from causing long-term issues.
While some injuries are visible, many types of knee injuries such as meniscus tears are less obvious and can get worse without proper treatment. Some common signs that you might be suffering from a knee injury include:
Even if you’re only experiencing subtle pain, your knee injury may be more serious than you realize.
Some of the most common short-term treatments your physician might recommend for knee injuries follow the acronym R.I.C.E.:
Your doctor might also prescribe injections or anti-inflammatory medicine to relieve the pain. The doctor may recommend that you do special exercises to support the knee and prevent further injuries. More serious injuries might require extensive physical therapy, invasive surgery, or knee replacement.
Victims with severe knee injuries might face significant outcomes, such as:
When knee injuries are severe, it can take years for victims to recover. Some victims never recover fully. Even minor injuries can disrupt the victim’s life for many weeks or months.
Depending on the severity of your injury, you might have to avoid walking, playing sports, or doing other activities that put pressure on your knee. If you have a physically demanding job that requires that you stay on your feet, you may be unable to work while you are recovering from a knee injury. Some of the most severe injuries require surgery, and some victims have to wear a brace or do physical therapy for the rest of their lives.
Many different issues can lead to slip and fall accidents. Many different parties may be liable for your injuries, such as the owner of a restaurant you were visiting or the manager of an apartment complex with negligent conditions.
To file a slip and fall injury lawsuit, you’ll need to prove that someone else had a duty to provide a safe environment, their failure to fulfill their responsibility resulted in your accident, and you suffered specific injuries because of the slip and fall accident.
Under Virginia law, victims can only claim compensation for slip and fall injuries if they were on the property legally when the accident occurred and only if they did nothing to contribute to the accident.
In Virginia, if the property owner can prove that a victim was partly responsible for an accident, then the victim cannot recover compensation for his or her injuries. If you did something like tripping while you were talking on your phone, then the defendant might try to claim you were partially at fault because you weren’t paying attention to where you were walking. It’s important for accident victims to have the representation of a skilled slip and fall accident lawyer who is familiar with insurance company tactics and can push back against an insurer’s attempt to shift the blame.
A skilled attorney can investigate your accident and help you build a strong case to prove that someone else was responsible for your injuries. Your attorney can also help protect your rights by speaking with the insurance company on your behalf.
Compensation in knee injury settlements typically covers damages, such as:
How much money you can expect to get in a knee injury lawsuit or settlement will depend on the specific facts of your case and your ability to prove that another person or party was responsible for your injuries.
Don’t wait to get the help you need after your slip and fall injury. Contact Kendall Law Firm today to discuss your legal options with a knowledgeable knee injury lawyer. Our full-service personal injury law firm can file a claim on your behalf, negotiate with insurers, and fight for your rights.
Contact us today at (866) 590-9773 or contact us online to set up your free, no-obligation consultation.