Have you suffered a knee injury in a car accident in Mission Viejo or Irvine? Knee injuries are actually quite common in a car accident due to the nature of the forces associated with a crash and the obstructions contained within a vehicle. Dashboard knee is becoming a more frequently used term and relates to a patella injury or a broken knee cap resulting from contact with a dashboard or steering column during an accident. Dashboard knee is very similar to the types of injury one would see in sports such as a torn ACL, MCL or PCL or other soft tissue damage. Unfortunately, these injuries often involve a challenging recovery and a significantly increased potential for arthritis and other long term effects.
A knee injury in a car accident in Mission Viejo or anywhere in Orange County or LA may result in anything from bruising and swelling to damage to the kneecap or patella as well as the cruciate ligaments and collateral ligaments of the knee. You may not realize the extent of the injury to your knee after a car accident, and this is one of the many reasons why it is important to receive a thorough examination after any car accident. While a broken knee cap may be seen on an x-ray, damage to the soft tissues of the knee including the ligaments and tendons may require an MRI.
Recovery from a knee injury can take several weeks to several months. You may be required to miss work and incur additional expenses for long term care such as rehab and physical therapy. The experienced injury attorneys at the Law Firm of Rivers J Morrell have helped those who have suffered a knee injury in a car accident in Mission Viejo or throughout Southern California for more than 40 years. We work to ensure you receive full and fair compensation for all of your past, present and future medical expenses, lost wages and compensation for enduring your injuries and the challenges of recovery.
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