Knee injuries can be the source of other health complications that will cost you dearly in the long term. Whether your knee injury requires non-surgical or surgical intervention, you will most likely have to accumulate medical costs for your treatment. Knee injuries that exceed a certain treatment cost, may allow you to seek damages from the liable party responsible for the injuries.
A Bradenton knee injury lawyer can help you get compensated from your insurer, the liable party, or both. A personal injury lawyer can ensure that your knee injury is properly assessed which will help determine the current and future costs that you will incur for medical treatment. The lawyer can then use this information to help you fight for the settlement you ought to receive for your damages.
Knee Injuries from Auto Accidents
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 250,000 individuals suffer anterior cruciate ligament injury in the country. This is one of the most common types of knee injuries sustained in auto accidents. Vehicular accidents lead to various types of knee injuries such as:
- Posterior cruciate ligament injury
- Meniscus and tendon injuries
All these injuries require medical attention immediately after they occur. If you have sustained a knee injury in an auto accident, make sure you keep medical records of your treatment and billing. Your insurance company is responsible for compensating you after sustaining a knee injury in an auto accident.
If the knee injury exceeds the limits covered by personal injury protection, you can get compensated through a claim against the liable party. The liable parties that you may pursue if you have sustained knee injuries in an auto accident are;
- Driver of the vehicle
- Owner of the vehicle
- Automobile manufacturer
- Company operating the vehicle at the time of the accident
The Florida Department of Transportation found that there were at least 341,000 auto accidents in the state of Florida in 2020. If you have suffered a knee injury due to an auto accident, contact a personal injury lawyer. A lawyer will help you determine the true value of your claim and protect your interests throughout the claims process with your insurance provider. We will also ensure that you can pursue damages in court or through negotiations with the liable party's insurer.
Why Seek Damages for a Knee Injury?
A knee injury may seem like a minor issue if the event causing the injury could have resulted in more catastrophic injuries but that should not stop you from seeking damages. The main reason to seek compensation is to protect yourself and your family from incurring high medical bills.
Severe knee injuries that may require replacement could cost up to $50,000 in Florida. This is money you and your family may not have at hand. Knee injuries take time to heal and you may need non-medical approaches such as physical therapy and rehabilitation. All these services are not free and your health insurance may not cover them.
You should also seek damages because you may be out of work for a significant amount of time. The income you lose could negatively impair your standard of living and, if you are the main provider, that of your family's as well. Rushing back to work after a knee injury is also not advisable. If your line of work is physically demanding, the knee injury could get worse, limiting your mobility and permanently affecting your performance at work.
A Bradenton knee injury lawyer can help you to recover enough damages for you to focus on making a fast recovery. A lawyer will help you understand how you can recover damages from your insurance company, but keep in mind they only cover the damages in line with the terms of your policy limit. A knee injury lawyer can help you hold the liable party accountable.
Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims
There is a time restriction of four years from the date of the accident to recover damages in a personal injury claim. This time limit means that you have to start thinking about making a claim immediately after the accident that caused your injury occurred. Based on the facts of the case, some take longer than others.
For instance, if the liable party does not admit fault, you will have to take time to gather evidence to prove negligence. A person with no legal experience may have difficulty collecting the evidence needed in time for their claim but a personal injury lawyer will know what to look for and how to handle the liable party's insurer.
If the insurance company denies your claim, you still have to file your claim within the statute of limitations. A knee injury lawyer can help you negotiate with insurance adjusters within a much shorter period. This is why you need to reach out to a car accident lawyer as soon as possible after the event causing your knee injury.
Contingency Fee Policy
The cost of hiring a lawyer is one of the main reasons why injured parties take on insurance companies without legal representation. The Dolman Law Group has implemented a contingency fee policy which allows you to consult and work with a personal injury lawyer with no upfront fees or costs. The contingency fee works as an incentive for us to help you get compensated.
Contact a Bradenton Knee Injury Lawyer Today
A Bradenton knee injury lawyer can help you to determine how much your injuries will cost, both now and in the future. These are damages that we can help you pursue against the liable party's insurer. Contact the Dolman Law Group today for a free consultation.
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Bradenton, FL 34207
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