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If you have been injured in a car accident, get an attorney! I personally recommend Andrew Traub of the Traub Law Office. Here's why; Andrew ended up getting me 7x times the policy payout! A few years ago, I was injured in a car accident, but was unaware just how bad I was injured until about 7 days later. The other drivers insurance gave me an estimate $3,000 lower than my cars worth for starters (I know this because I ended up filing through my personal insurance company). Second, the other drivers insurance canceled my rental insurance the DAY my car was officially totaled. I was not happy about my dealings with this insurance company and it was apparent these people did not give two you know whats about me, and were trying to save a buck. Fast forward about a month later, I was still injured and not getting better, meanwhile not able to participate in my regular activities like I once did. After speaking with a chiropractor friend, he recommend I hire Andrew Traub for representation, as it appeared a long recovery was ahead. Long story short, I had some sort of spinal hyperextension and hyperflexion "whiplash". This injury is way more than a pain in the neck! I had no idea just how much getting rear ended could affect so many things on my body for so long. Andrew was great, guiding me through the process and handling the details, so that I could recover. After about 2 years of physical therapy and lots of CBD oil (this supplement is great for this injury) Andrew started the process of getting me a settlement. Again, I can not stress enough, don't try and deal with these insurance companies on your own, hire Andrew Traub.

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Knee injuries can be debilitating.  When you cannot walk properly, you may put more weight on your other leg resulting in a poor compensation mechanism.  The uneven load balancing puts you at a risk of fall and further injuring yourself.  Many people find it difficult to drive and just get around when they have suffered a knee injury.

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Although knee pain can occur from everyday wear and tear or over use, the most common cause of knee pain is injury.  An injury can be caused by sports, a work related injury, a slip and fall injury, or a car accident.

Sudden injuries may be caused by a direct hit to the knee from a car dashboard, or from twisting, bending or falling in just the wrong way.

Structure of the Knee

The knee is comprised of ligaments and discs in addition to the bones of the knee.

The Anterior Cruciate Ligaments and Posterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL and PCL) are found inside your knee joint and form an X kind of like a pretzel.  These ligaments control the back and forth motion in the knee as well as offering stabilization of the knee.

The upper and lower bones of the knee are separated by the menisci which is cartilage that acts as a shock absorber between the bones.  The menisci, which is plural for meniscus, protects the knee joint surface.  The menisci absorb shock from daily activities such as walking and running.

The types of knee injuries are overuse injuries, sprains and strains, ligament tears in the ACL or PCL, fractures, and kneecap dislocation more common in 13-18 year old girls.

Types of Knee Injuries

A sprain or strain is an injury to the ligaments and tendons that connect and support the kneecap. The tendons can either twist or pull, hyper-extend or even go beyond their intended radius depending on the force that a collision occurs between vehicles.

A fracture of the kneecap can occur in the lower portion of the femur or upper part of the tibia or fibula.  These types of serious injuries are most commonly caused by abnormal force such as falling on the knee or a severe twisting motion or when the knee hits an object very hard like the car in a car accident.

Another common type of knee injury that one can get is the tear of the meniscus. The meniscus is said to be a disk-like mass that has cartilage and soft tissues located behind the knee. When an accident occurs, the force created due to the impact can tear or rapture one’s menisci. A slight tear has got a moderate discomfort and pain, unlike a rapture which is very much painful.

Knee Injury Treatment

The treatments for serious knee injuries involve everything from ice and rest to the more invasive treatments such as surgery.  The type of treatment is determined by the location, type, and severity of the injury.

When should you seek treatment and call the doctor?  If you can not put weight or straighten the knee, severe pain, increased swelling within 30 minutes of an injury, or if the swelling and pain do not improve in 2 days of home first aide and medical treatment.

If you are experiencing numbness or tingling or cannot move the knee normally because of weakness, then you should seek medical attention immediately.

Knee Injuries Lawyers

If you suffered a knee injury in a car crash or slip and fall, call our injury attorneys to see whether you may have a claim.

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