Knee and Leg Injuries
Major Causes of Serious Leg Injury
Auto Accidents are the number one cause of femur fractures, according to OrthoInfo, a website managed by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Another common leg fracture that’s often the result of accidents are tibia (shinbone) fractures. Broken leg injuries may also be caused by motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, or falls from heights. Sometimes tripping and falling on a cracked sidewalk is enough to cause a broken leg.
The good news in the case of a broken leg is that most people do recover successfully. However, the road to recovery is likely to be quite expensive, as well as painful and inconvenient. Emergency medical treatment, surgery, therapy, and durable medical equipment needed while the fracture heals can all add up to many thousands of dollars — in addition to income lost due to time off work.
Knee injuries also may result from many different types of accidents, and also may involve extensive medical care needs as well as time off work. Common knee injuries caused by blows to the knee include medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries, posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries, and torn cartilage. Any serious knee injury may result in severe pain and immobility. Surgical repair may be recommended in some cases. In other cases, long periods of imposed rest may render an accident victim temporarily disabled, especially in the case of a manual laborer who will be unable to work as usual.
Let Us Help You Get to a Better Place
If your leg or knee injury was the result of an accident, you should talk to an attorney as soon as possible for the best financial outcome — just as you consult with a doctor to promote healing and physical recovery. Was another motorist, a subcontractor at a construction site, a property owner, or a product manufacturer responsible for your leg or knee injury? RGLZ has helped thousands of clients in our nearly 50 years of practice.
We represent clients throughout New York in personal injury claims. All personal injury cases involving knee and leg injuries are handled on a contingency fee basis. You will pay no fees to us unless we recover compensation for you. To schedule a free consultation with a Suffolk County personal injury lawyer at RGLZ, contact us today. We’ll help you get to a better place.