When we think of what happens to the body during a
West Palm Beach car accident, we picture the head slamming forward and back causing traumatic brain
injury, neck injury and spinal cord injury. However, the lower body is
also affected by the force of a car crash. In many cases, the impact of
the crash sends the victim sliding forward and under the steering wheel,
slamming his or her knees on the dash board. In other accidents, the knee
is ben or twisted in an unnatural way. Often car crashes cause serious
damage to the cartilage and bones that create the knee joint. In fact,
car accidents are one of the most common causes of knee injuries.
West Palm Beach car crash knee injuries can range from minor tears and
bruises to dislocations, fractures and ruptures.
Common knee injuries include:
1. ACL Tear - The ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, is the ligament
that holds the knee in place. ACL tears may be painless at first, but
over time they can cause significant pain and disability.
2. PCL Tear - The PCL, or posterior cruciate ligament, is the ligament
in back of the knee that keeps the knee stable. Damage to the PCL can
result in severe pain, instability of the knee, and trouble walking.
3. Torn Meniscus - The meniscus is the cartilage in the knee joint that
pads and prevents friction between the leg bones. If this is damaged,
the knee may stick or "pop".
4. MCL Tear - The MCL, medial collateral ligament, keeps the knee flexible.
If it is torn, the accident victim may have difficulty walking and performing
every day activities.
Knee injuries are painful and often require long recovery times. West
Palm Beach car accident victims with knee injuries may be unable to work
for an extended period of time. If you have sustained a knee injury in
a Florida car crash, you may be concerned about how to pay your medical
bills and other expenses.
West Palm Beach auto accident lawyer Craig Goldenfarb helps victims of South Florida car accidents to get the
compensation they are entitled to. If you have sustained a knee injury
in a Florida car crash, you may be eligible for compensation for your
hospital and doctor's bills, physical therapy, rehabilitation, medication,
lost income and lost earning capacity, pain and suffering and diminished
quality of life.
To learn how you can recover the money you are entitled to,
contact the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. at (561) 600-5605. When you call, request a copy of our free book: "What the Insurance Companies Don't Want You to Know". This book was written by West Palm Beach auto accident lawyer Craig
Goldenfarb and explains common tricks that insurance companies use to
minimize accident injury settlements.