Maryland Knee Injury Lawyers
Knee Injury Attorneys
Thousands of Maryland residents suffer knee injuries every year. Whether they are from auto accidents, slip and fall, sports injuries, or the demands of work, these types of trauma can happen without warning and lead to pain and suffering. A knee injury can also prevent you from being able to work or even complete daily tasks.
Countless victims of knee injuries are hurt through no fault of their own, but rather the dangerous actions of another. If this happened to you, you have the right to hold that person or organization responsible for your injury and the costs that have come from it.
Contact the Maryland knee injury lawyers at Alpert Schreyer, LLC today and schedule a no-cost consultation with our legal team that will help you better understand your injury, rights, and routes to recovery.
What are the Types of Knee Injuries?
The knee is made up of bones, cartilage, meniscus, ligaments, and tendons. As such, there are numerous injuries that can be suffered.
- Fractures to the patella, femur, or tibia
- Partial or complete dislocation of the femur, tibia, or patella
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries
- Posterior Cruciate Ligament injuries
- Collateral Ligament injuries
- Meniscal tears
- Tendon tears
Only an in-depth medical diagnosis will be able to determine the exact types of injury and the extent of your damage.
What Causes a Meniscus Tear?
The most common form of knee injury is a meniscus tear. This frequently results from the knee being forcefully twisted or rotated, especially if a person’s full bodyweight is placed on the knee. This force can tear one or both of the menisci, a C-shaped piece of cartilage that cushions between shinbone and thighbone, which are in each knee.
These pieces of fibrocartilage are often injured during sports, physical exertion, or traumatic accidents that both bend and twist the knee. These incidents can lead to minor tears, with slight pain and swelling for 2-3 weeks, moderate tears, with pain, stiffness, and swelling that may recur, or severe tears that move the torn meniscus into the joint, leading to severe pain, stiffness, swelling, and locking of the knee.
What are the Symptoms of a Torn Meniscus?
A torn meniscus can result in several different symptoms, depending on the severity of the injury. These include:
- Knee swelling
- Knee stiffness
- Popping sensations
- Pain while turning or twisting the knee
- Wobbly feeling within the knee
- Difficulty or inability to straighten the knee
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is best to undergo a medical examination, which will determine the nature of the injury, the severity of the damage, and the correct method of recovery.
How Can I Heal from My Torn Meniscus?
Every meniscus tear will require its own types of rehabilitation, depending on the severity of the injury and your daily life demands. Minor meniscus tears can heal naturally as long as you rest and move the knee as little as possible. Your doctor may prescribe specific activities to do or avoid, as well as medication to reduce pain and swelling in the knee.
Moderate or severe tears may require more serious methods of treatment. Surgery may be required to reattach, trim, repair, or transplant the meniscus in order to have the injury heal. These procedures require a longer recovery time and you may need to undergo physical therapy in order to restore strength, movement, and flexibility to your knee.
Do I Need an Attorney?
Pursuing compensation from the person that hurt you and his or her insurance provider is no easy task. Even the most obvious injuries will be met with rebuttals and accusations from insurance agents who want to lose as little money as possible. On your end, collecting evidence and crafting it into a convincing case is filled with far more pitfalls and complications than you may expect. Contacting an experienced attorney will help you get your case into shape and succeed.
The experienced Maryland accident attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC provide no-cost consultations to those who call 1 (844)-MDCRASH or 1 (844) 632-7274 and skilled legal representation to injured victims in need of compensation. With our decades of success both in and out of the courtroom, we are able to help you succeed in your claim and recover to the best of your abilities.