Knee injuries are unfortunately common in car accidents. What’s more, the pain level with these types of injuries often varies from mild to severe. This can lead to quite a bit of pain and discomfort. If you’re experiencing knee pain as a result of a car accident, you may be wondering what the average settlement for knee pain after a car accident is.
However, there is no ‘average’ settlement amount for knee pain. This is because all accidents are different, with different sets of circumstances and different degrees of pain. Knowing the average settlement doesn’t necessarily benefit you, as the compensation depends on the specificity of your case.
What Are the Common Types of Knee Injuries?
Knee injuries impact different parts of the legs, such as the ligaments, tendons, or bursae (fluid-filled sacs) around your knee joints. They also affect the bones, cartilage, and ligaments in the surrounding area. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most common knee injuries.
An ACL injury is a tear or sprain that affects the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The ACL is among the four ligaments that connect the shinbone to the thighbone. ACL injuries are common in athletes, as they happen with sudden changes in direction, such as sprints, sudden stops, twists, and lateral movements. A hard impact from another vehicle can have the same result on your ligaments.
The meniscus is the cartilage between the shinbone and the thighbone. The meniscus has shock-absorbing properties, meant to protect your knee from impact. Meniscus tears are quite common knee injuries, and they often occur as a result of forcefully twisting or rotating the knee. The strong impact of a car accident can suddenly twist your leg, twisting the knee in turn and tearing the meniscus.
Patellar tendinitis is an injury to the patellar tendon that runs to the shinbone through the kneecap. The pain may be mild at first and then worsens over time if untreated.
What Is the Average Knee Injury Settlement?
Determining the average settlement for a knee injury is difficult because it depends on several factors. You can, however, use previous case results to compare similar cases.
You can also talk to a car accident or personal injury lawyer and ask them what their opinion is. Our personal injury lawyer will be happy to answer your questions and provide any legal assistance you might require.
Knee injury settlements can range anywhere from thousands to millions. Nonetheless, this is all dependent on various factors, such as circumstances, treatment options, and degrees of injury.
Previous case results show the various settlements some of our clients received. However, these are not a guarantee, prediction, or warranty of the outcome of your settlement.
What Determines the Outcome of Your Settlement?
Several factors determine the outcome of your injuries and the settlement, including the nature, extent, and duration of your injuries. What’s more, the knee injury can either be a direct result of the accident, or it could be from a preexisting condition that worsened after the accident. The more painful the injury and the longer its consequences last, the more compensation you are likely to get.
For example, broken or fractured knee injuries often have larger settlements than softer injuries, such as a sprain. Injuries requiring x-rays, MRI scans, or similar treatments may also have higher settlements as they require more specialized treatments. Injuries that last longer and require physical therapy or chiropractors also hold more weight. A personal injury lawyer can help negotiate a fair settlement for you, depending on your case’s detail and state’s laws.
Accurately estimating damages is hard, especially if you don’t have the proper knowledge. However, a lawyer can help you gather evidence and determine fair compensation for your injuries.
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How an Attorney Can Help You with Your Knee Injury Case
With so many uncertainties surrounding knee injury settlements, you can get a Dolman Law Group attorney to represent your case. We can review your case and help you determine a fair settlement for your knee injury. Our attorneys are also ready to negotiate your settlement for you, if needed, ensuring you get compensated for your pain. Call us today for a case consultation!