Leg or Knee Injury from Car Accident
Serious leg or knee injury can be crippling. Whether you have a mild or a severe leg or knee injury from a car accident, you deserve fair compensation.
It is often that injuries to the lower limbs of our bodies occur during vehicle accidents. The only injury that happens more often than lower limb injuries is head injuries.
However, the most common reason for disability resulting from car accidents is due to injuries to the knees, ankles, or feet.
Some more severe knee and ankle surgeries require surgery, therapy, or long recovery periods. You may even be necessary to use crutches or a wheelchair to remain mobile.
With an injury that makes you not able to take care of your home, family, or pets as well as bills piling up, how will you manage?
Your financial state depends on you being able to create a sufficient insurance claim that cannot be disputed. You must know how to build a firm claim to get the compensation you deserve for your suffering.
Leg and Knee Injuries
The most common leg and knee injuries result from front-end collisions that cause your feet or legs to become smashed under the engine or the passenger compartments.
Side-impact can also cause leg injuries from the car digging into your leg or smashing them.
These same risks also apply to motorcyclists that get hit by cars. Some common injuries include:
Types of Knee Injuries from Car Accidents
Knee injuries in vehicular accidents occur when the legs are twisted or succumbed to blunt force trauma. There are also soft-tissue injuries such as bruising, strains, or sprains that are painful but quick to heal.
Other serious knee injuries include:
Signs and Symptoms to be Aware of
While some injuries to your lower limbs will be obvious immediately, others may not be immediately apparent. Shock from the accident can veil your pain and cause you to overlook some injuries.
Some symptoms can appear within the days or weeks following an accident. Some signs and symptoms to watch out for include:
The Power of Strong Evidence in an Insurance Claim
Don’t be a victim to the car accident; you deserve compensation for your pain and suffering, so fight for it.
If you reside in a state that functions under the no-fault insurance policy, you must initially file a claim with your insurance. Through this process, you will get your personal injury protection coverage. This coverage provides payment for medical bills, lost wages, or any other monetary expenses connected to your injury.
If you are not in a no-fault state, you can fight for compensation from the driver who caused the accident.
In this case, file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance. They will then negotiate with you to get compensation for your injuries and any costs that correlated to them, such as medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses, and more.
However, you first need to convince them that the other driver was at fault for the accident and that the accident was the cause of your injuries. To do this, you need strong evidence.
If you don’t have the energy to fight for compensation, speak to a personal injury attorney who will file the claim for you as well as work with the claim adjuster.
No-fault insurance covers your injury costs as long as you prove your injuries were from the accident. Other types of insurance policies require you to prove the other driver was at fault.
To prove this, you must gather the necessary evidence to prove to the insurance company that their client was the negligent driver.
The Best Forms of Evidence
To find good evidence, you must first begin at the scene of the accident itself. Immediately after you are involved in a car accident, you should call 911 to get assistance. The dispatcher will ask for information regarding your location, your injuries, and the dangers of the scene.
When they arrive with the paramedics, you must allow them to examine you and assess your injuries. If you don’t do so, the insurance company will claim that the injuries are not from the accident.
If an ambulance does not transport you to the hospital from the scene of the accident, make sure to visit either urgent care or your primary care physician soon after the crash. Inform the medical professionals that your injuries were from a car accident so that they are on your medical records.
Do not move around the scene to gather evidence if you have suffered from injuries of the lower limbs. These actions can cause further injury. If there is someone there to help you gather evidence, ask them to get:
Get the Most out of Your Insurance Claim
If you heal quickly from your injuries or they weren’t that severe, to begin with, it may be easy to negotiate with the insurance company on your own. You may receive fair compensation this way. You will receive compensation for any medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses, or lost wages as well as extra for pain and suffering.
However, when you have a more serious or even debilitating injury, it is hard to receive fair compensation without the help of a professional attorney.
Insurance companies are infamous for offering compensation that is below fair to those who aren’t represented by an attorney. They know that they have neither the time nor energy to fight the offer.
There is too much time and money at stake for you to risk not getting fair compensation. An attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.
Don’t risk it; it is free to see what a good attorney can offer you and your situation.
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